If you see the Ducati rear stand, it will say FG on it and it is absolutely beautiful, it has rubber padding on the part that touches the swing arm. Pit Bull stands are excellent stands but I find them a bit pricey. Just my 2 cents
Handy Industries is good for the price. Front & Rear stands for $99. I have sat on mine with the bike on the stand and had NO problems at all. They have worked like a charm for 3+ years now on my 2001 900SS without one incident. Quality is good.
Anderson stands are excellent. I have the Spacesaver Universal which allows me to move the bike around freely with the rear up. Great for working on the bike and parking in "impossible" spaces.
I have a Pit Bull also... they're very good but definitely overkill for most users.
if you can stand the four pound weight gain ducati makes a great stand you can take everywhere with you...added their centerstand to my monster...can service the chain or tires anywhere...and a nice option to the micky mouse side stand...
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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.
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