Pit Bull Spooled Forward Handle Rear Stand
A quality product for your cherished ride
This stand is solid-built and works well with my 2014 ZX-14r. I like being able to hold the left handlebar while lifting the rear. I feel I have more control over the balance of my bike during the process. My bike is new to me and still has the stock pipes on it, so from the angle from which I lift the bike, I have some difficulty seeing the rear spools, but after a few lifts it does become easier and I believe an aftermarket pipe would greatly improve being able to see the spools.
As far as specifics for a ZX14r, there is a small fairing that sits on the belly of the bike just in front of the rear wheel. Even with stand set up properly, I find it nearly impossible to connect with the opposite side spool without making slight contact with that piece of plastic. I removed mine so it is no longer a problem, but if you absolutely must have that piece there, just keep this in mind.
Overall, it is an innovative, well made product that to me has a distinct and very usable advantage over a standard rear-handled stand. I think for bigger bikes, this is the way to go. Money well spent.
July 21, 2015
Forward Handle Rear Spool Stand
I recently purchased a forward handle rear spool stand for my Triumph Street Triple R. This well made and adjustable stand feels safer to lift the bike with one person. It allows one person to position themselves next to the bike while at the same time to have good control over the lifting stand and to raise the bike. I do not recall seeing other manufacturers producing a similar stand.
July 20, 2015
Well made stand.
Overall I'm pleased with my Pit Bull stand. The effort to raise my 2014 Ninja 1000 is a bit higher than I was expecting. It has taken a bit of fiddling with to get it set up correctly but I'm definitely happy I purchased it. Quality/fit and finish of the stand is outstanding!
June 22, 2015
Make the investment
I exhausted the internet looking for that "miracle" buy on a lift for my '13 Versys 650. After reading tons of reviews I decided to drop the few extra dollars and buy the pitbull. I am glad that I did because having never used a lift before you want total confidence when you raising your bike up and then step away from it. This lift offers me that. I am sure that other brands lift okay too but you cant go wrong with a nearly all five star rating. A little steep in price but it is a one time investment. REVZILLA goes without saying......Top Notch and I buy from them frequently
June 1, 2015
Works great with my 2015 Norton 961
Had difficulty getting anyone to confirm this stand would work with my 2015 Norton, it arrived today and works perfectly, very well made and easy for one person to get the back wheel off the ground.
May 28, 2015
If you want the best, buy it.
If you're thinking that you want to pay less for a stand and accept okay build quality, then you should do it. If the best possible product with the best build quality is what you want, then you should buy this. As far as this specific forward handle stand is concerned, it fits my needs perfectly. I keep my bike in an 8'x12' shed and I can't spare the additional length required by the traditional stand with the handle at the rear of the bike. I love the extra stability afforded by lifting the stand from the side and being able to hold the bike by the seat or frame slider. I will be purchasing the front stand next.
May 26, 2015
Excellent for Tight Spaces
My bike is parked in front of one of my cars. This space is very tight, with just a few inches to spare if the front tire of the bike is against the wall of the garage.
I purchased this because it is a space-neutral solution. Setup was a cinch. I centered the spools on the cradles and used the lowest-height option for the stand.
A traditional rear stand rotates the bike backwards, which pulls it away from the wall by a few inches. Also, the stand handle will now impinge into the space behind the bike.
The forward handle stand pivots the bike forward and there are no parts that extend behind the bike. This is a space neutral product.
Impressed with the overall quality of the product. I had been borrowing a friend's rear stand (unknown brand) and this is head and shoulders above that in terms of build quality.
The only downsides I can think of is that I wish it cleared the kick stand when the kick stand is in the down position.
April 26, 2015
I like this much more than a normal rear stand
Stand quality is excellent as you would expect from Pit Bull. Very easy setup and works perfectly with my aprilia falco even with leaving the sidestand down. I really like being able to stand beside the bike and hold it upright while lining up the spools.
March 9, 2015