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DL650A - 2012-2016 DL650A 2012-2016 (L2-L6)

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post #21 of 24 Old 08-13-2019, 10:20 AM
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I've had my pit bull stands for about 12 years now and they're great, I have front pins for four different bikes at the moment and I still need to pick one up for the DL.

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The pin for the DL is #8T, but I found that my older front stand would not roll back far enough around the wheel to allow the pin to line up properly. The customer service rep from Pitbull informed me the front stand was redesigned in 2012 to accomodate the 19" front wheel found on most adv bikes.

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post #22 of 24 Old 08-13-2019, 12:21 PM
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As others said, a centerstand is very handy. Once you have that, a jack under the engine will lift the front, or a heavy weight on the rear.
If you go with stands, Pitbull brand is very good for quality of build and materials. Others will work, but as with any tool, a high quality one will last decades while a cheap one will not stand up to constant use. According to a customer service rep, the front stand was redesigned in 2012 to accomodate the larger 19" wheel found on most adventure bikes, so be sure you get the right one.
Whatever you decide, be aware those original tires are at least 8 yrs old, and not trustworty for long trips or wet roads.

Not much to track stands really.
Pitbull commands a premium price so must be the best huh?

I paid less than half the Pitbull price for stands. Got a head lift front that works with the 19" wheel too.

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When I was a kid, I would roll my bicycle over onto it's handle bars and banana seat to work on it. Maybe I should try that with my DL650.
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post #24 of 24 Old 08-13-2019, 08:53 PM
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When I was a kid, I would roll my bicycle over onto it's handle bars and banana seat to work on it. Maybe I should try that with my DL650.
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