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post #1 of 13 Old 08-19-2017, 10:24 PM Thread Starter
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Is my front pitbull stand useless?

Finally got around to trying to lift the front of my 650, and this bike is so tall the pitbull front stand, which lifts from under the triple clamp, is not high enough to raise the wheel off the ground even when adjusted to maximum height.
One of my buddies suggested putting 2x4s under the wheels of the stand, but I thought that was kind of hokey.
I do have a center stand on the way, so then I can raise the front by putting weight on the rear, but I hate to think I can't use that nice expensive stand. Any ideas?

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post #2 of 13 Old 08-20-2017, 10:08 AM
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I bought a stand from SVRacing s few years ago that works fine on my 2011 DL650. I just checked and see he sells the pitbull brand stands that appear to work. I don't see the brand/model I purchased from him but do recall needing to use the most extended position. I do suspect pitbull have multiple models however. I do admit it was nice when I replaced the fork oil to be able to use one reecently.
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Thanks Rick. The tall stand in the picture looks to be the same one I have, anyway it is adjustable. I emailed Blair, maybe he has the solution.

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I also have one that works great on my 11. Do you have the right pin? There is a chart that tells you the number pin used on which bike.
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It seems I do not have the right pin. I've been communicating with Blair of Svracingparts and will be getting the correct pin soon.
Thanks for the replies.

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I also have one that works great on my 11. Do you have the right pin? There is a chart that tells you the number pin used on which bike.
I now have the correct pin for the 650 vstrom, #8t, but while it fits perfectly into the steering stem by itself, when installed in the stand I can't seem to get the correct angle to let the pin slide fully into the bottom triple. It appears that the large front wheel is preventing the stand from moving far enough under to get the angle of the pin to match the triple, and as a result the bike will lift, but with the pin only halfway in and at the wrong angle, so cant turn the steering.
Am I missing something obvious here?

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I now have the correct pin for the 650 vstrom, #8t, but while it fits perfectly into the steering stem by itself, when installed in the stand I can't seem to get the correct angle to let the pin slide fully into the bottom triple. It appears that the large front wheel is preventing the stand from moving far enough under to get the angle of the pin to match the triple, and as a result the bike will lift, but with the pin only halfway in and at the wrong angle, so cant turn the steering.
Am I missing something obvious here?

I've got the SV racing triple lift stand. It came with a long pin for the Strom.

I push the stand into the bike until the pin has got a straight shot at the triple clamp hole, lifting the lever a bit will clear the fender. Making sure that the pin is not pinching lines.

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Roll it back and forth. One hand one the pin and the other rolling and lifting until the pin seats. Then lift and lock down.
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Thanks, I'll give it a try.
Got the Suzuki option center stand too, and @ 80lbs on the back seat is enough to push down tbe back, raising the front. Also can use a small jack under the engine once it's on the c-stand, so there are options, but I'd still like to be able to use the pitbull.

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To update, according to the general manager of pitbull I had an old style stand. The ones made after 2012 can accommodate the larger front wheel.

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