Pit Bull Spooled Forward Handle Rear Stand
It will outlast both the ride and the rider.
This thing is so overbuilt, I am sure it will outlast both me and my ride. I like the forward facing handle -- I am at less risk of kicking it when walking around the bike, and after a few minutes of practice (this is my first motorcycle without a center stand), I can confidently lift my bike with ease. The adjustable width and height are very welcome. I wish, though, that the height adjusters can be locked by other means rather than tightening the retaining bolts -- because I am paranoid of the bolts letting go and the bike sliding, I end up over-tightening them. All in all, it is a confidence-inspiring piece of equipment. Revzilla shipped it in an oversized box with tons of wrapping material, and it arrived in perfect condition.
September 21, 2015
Easy to use, great build quality
I bought this stand because I had nothing to hold my bike from back(without taking pillion seat off) to deploy conventional rear stand. This one is easy to deploy since you only need to hold the hand bar and bring the bike to the upright position.
Note to Ducati 899 owners: You would have to adjust the height of the stand to maximum (maximum clearance) , otherwise the rear wheel will touch the bottom bar and you won't be able to deploy it properly.
August 17, 2015
This is an awesome stand
This is my second stand. I originally ordered the Pitbull SS Rear stand, but it wouldn't work on my Kawasaki Vulcan S. It would hit the fender and license plate, so I returned it.
I got this forward facing rear stand instead, and it works great! I actually prefer the forward handle, as there is less sticking out the back to trip on. Its a tad tricky to get it on the spool, as its a little tough to see the other side of the bike, but after a doing it a few times, it second nature.
This is very sturdy, and should last a long, long time.
August 10, 2015
Expensive, but convenient
I've had this stand for a few months now, using it on my 2005 Suzuki SV650. It takes a little getting figuring out and getting used to, but is really useful once you know how to work it. For instance, on the SV, you need to put the kick-stand up to slide the rear stand into place, then look over the bike to the right side to make sure the spools line up with the stand. Kinda awkward to do the first couple times, but now I can do it in seconds. As always with Pitbull, they're really well built, and sturdy. 4 stars just because they are pretty pricey.
August 10, 2015
Great with a S1000R
This works good on a table lift. Also, lets you lift your bike by yourself because you are standing beside it not behind. Another good little side issue is the cross bar between the dolly wheels is just the right height to hold the rear tire up some when installing and removing the wheel.
August 10, 2015
Excellent product, works great for extended swingarms!
I purchased this stand with the intent of saving floor space by not having the handle extend beyond the rear tire. While helping a friend change a rear tire, we quickly discovered that a normal rear-stand will not work on his bike due to the extended swingarm. So we tried my new forward handle stand and it worked great! Thanks Pitbull and Revzilla!
August 10, 2015
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