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Old 11-29-2012, 05:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just bought a trackside rear stand from cycle gear. when I tried it out, I noticed that when the stand is placed under the lower frame, the stand is almost in an up-right positon, making it impossible to have the leverage to lift the bike. I checked some youtube videos and they all demonstrate with sport bikes which the lower frame arm (swing arm?) is higher which the handle of the rear stand is at a 45 degree angle, making it easier to lift the bike up.

are there other stand that is specifically made for cruisers?
BTW, i have a 2006 shadow vlx

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Old 11-29-2012, 08:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If it's the same Trackside rear Stand I bought from cycle gear, then God protect you. What a frightening experience. Slowly slipped while raised because of the angle of the VLX frame. When I tried to lower it and re-adjust, it was hard to control (and I'm a big guy) and came down hard. Got it under again and it eventually slipped out of place and when I tried to lower it, it spit out the stand and the bike dropped down a few inches.

Returned it and have been using two car jacks, one on each side of the frame. LOVE how stable and easy that is.
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks Bowie. When I tried it, it's just impossible to get the bike up.
I'll return it and try the jacks.
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