Re: Question about rear stands (duckphreak)
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by duckphreak »</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I have a 1999 750SS. Can I just buy any non-spool rear stand? I noticed some are like $60 on eBay and pitbulls are like $150.</TD></TR></TABLE>
I've owned or used darn near every stand out there, and my favorite is the Pitbull "convertable" rear stand. It allows you to use either spools or lift under the swingarm with the same stand. They also use readily sourced auto heater hose for the under swingarm pads so you can easily replace them.
I've not found another stand made to the standards and quality of Pitbulls, which are made right here in the US of A. Considering the value of the object you're lifting with the stand, it doesn't seem to be a good place to try to save $40 or $50.
Here's a tip on saving some $$ on Pitbull stands -- surf over to the WERA BBS and watch for someone (or post a "wanted" ad) who will sell you a new Pitbull stand at a discount using their Pitbull contingency bucks.