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11-20-2019 10:05 PM
Immtbiker
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Originally Posted by justcharlie View Post
Here's what I have, I like it.
This Woodcraft stand is the same price as the PB stand (not that you said it wasn't).
11-18-2019 03:05 PM
Volfy
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Originally Posted by Immtbiker View Post
But…according to their website description of their non-hybrid BMW forklift stand:

"NOTE: When using this stand without the aid of a rear stand, you will want to use this stand at its lowest level of height adjustment. This will allow the front stand to be adjusted lower than our pre-May 2018 Hybrid front stands which will prevent the center stand from coming off the ground when you lift the front of the motorcycle. On older stands, you had to use what we called "BMW Pivot Plates" which adjusted lower, but now the change is in the stand chassis itself".
In addition to the F0100-400, PB has a version (F0100-420) that adjusts even lower. Supposedly fits models like K1600B and R1200RT better: https://www.pit-bull.com/bmw-motorcy...tand-f0100-420

In reality, they'd all do the job. Even my old PB front stand (don't even know what model # that is) works fine on my K16GT. I bought it used as part of a front-rear set and had them for 8yrs, so who knows how long ago PB made them. Still work just fine and in great condition.

That said, if you don't already have a front stand and decide you want a PB, you might consider getting the F0100-420 for the most up-to-date adjustability.
11-18-2019 01:44 PM
justcharlie Here's what I have, I like it.

https://www.woodcraft-cfm.com/produc...nsor-clearance

And some video of it:


11-17-2019 04:37 PM
mlheck This is what I have.

F0100-400

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11-17-2019 02:18 PM
Immtbiker
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Originally Posted by TPadden View Post
But…according to their website description of their non-hybrid BMW forklift stand:

"NOTE: When using this stand without the aid of a rear stand, you will want to use this stand at its lowest level of height adjustment. This will allow the front stand to be adjusted lower than our pre-May 2018 Hybrid front stands which will prevent the center stand from coming off the ground when you lift the front of the motorcycle. On older stands, you had to use what we called "BMW Pivot Plates" which adjusted lower, but now the change is in the stand chassis itself".
11-17-2019 01:53 PM
Thomas
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Originally Posted by TPadden View Post


Excellent. Thank you.


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11-17-2019 01:40 PM
TPadden https://www.pit-bull.com/motorcycle-...tand-f0100-100

F0100-100
11-17-2019 12:56 PM
Thomas
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Originally Posted by mlheck View Post
I have the hybrid version of the Pitbull stand that Santa brought me last year. This allows you to adjust how much lift you get. In the lowest setting the back tire doesn't touch the ground.

Yes these are not cheap, but I tried the jack under the headers and didn't like it. This gives me a much more stable platform.

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Would you be able to give the exact model number of your stand ? Did a search on their website, did not find under “hybrid”. The adjustable feature to keep both wheels off the ground is what I am looking for.

TIA.


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11-17-2019 12:43 PM
mlheck I have the hybrid version of the Pitbull stand that Santa brought me last year. This allows you to adjust how much lift you get. In the lowest setting the back tire doesn't touch the ground.

Yes these are not cheap, but I tried the jack under the headers and didn't like it. This gives me a much more stable platform.

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11-15-2019 11:25 AM
justcharlie
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Originally Posted by Prince View Post
Somebody will have to splain why a PitBull is better than the cheap $40 units.

I bought the $40 unit off Amazon a couple of years ago. It works. Maybe the expensive ones do it better?
That'd be like splainin' why a $20 bottle of beer is better than a $5 six pack of beer. If you can't tell the difference, get the $5 six pack.

I got the Woodcraft stand because, well, I can tell the difference and I'm worth it. I have never regretted buying a higher quality tool. I have sometimes regretted buying a lower quality tool.
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