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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-15-2016, 09:13 PM Thread Starter
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Opinion: Front & Rear Stand or Spider Stand

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Way back when I last rode spider stands didn't exist, but I noticed when looking for forsale ads that a lot of bikes come with spider stand.

Is a spider stand more versatile than a set of front and rear stands (given the single sided swing arm issue)?

I like working on my own bike (Brutale 750s) as much as possible, don't mind the extra cost of a spider stand (if there's benefit in it).

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I own front,rear and centre lift Australian made Anderson stands.But if I had my time over again I would purchase a Bursig stand.(One stand instead of three).I have seen the cheap Spider stand on Ebay and heard a few reviews about them,all positive but I would never forgive myself if the bike came crashing down all because I did not spend the extra money for quality.


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I`ve got a spiderstand and use it all the time, the ability to work on both ends of the bike at once and spin the bike in it`s own length is invaluable. I hear what you`re saying Mitchy and agree wholeheartedly, thus far I haven`t had any such issues but if I do you will hear my screams of anguish from up there.
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I`ve got a spiderstand and use it all the time, the ability to work on both ends of the bike at once and spin the bike in it`s own length is invaluable. I hear what you`re saying Mitchy and agree wholeheartedly, thus far I haven`t had any such issues but if I do you will hear my screams of anguish from up there.
Cus,your word is good enough for me.I know you would not use a stand that is unsafe.


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Thanks Mitchy, I don`t claim to be an engineer (just a carpenter) and am only recounting my own experience which has to date been positive with the spiderstand. For others reading this, draw your own conclusions , it`s quite likely that more expensive stands may have smoother actions or better features.
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Thanks guys, sounds like centre lift is the way to go, the hard decision is to whether pay and go through the hassle of importing a Bursig.

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Thanks guys, sounds like centre lift is the way to go, the hard decision is to whether pay and go through the hassle of importing a Bursig.
Other than price, what other hassle could there be Paul ?

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Other than price, what other hassle could there be Paul ?
IMS was the company that imported the stand, appears they don't do Bursig any more, and google reveals some aussies have been buying from USA, REVZILLA is out of stock, so too are some of the others, whilst ones that has them in stock has a freight cost of over $200US.

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Yeah shipping is always dear because it's heavy, I bought mine from Bursig direct although our currency was a bit stronger those days.

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I have one of the spider stands for my 1090 and its been pretty good. Easy to move around and feels really solid. It is a little tricky to set up if you don't have somewhere really flat to do it.

It is made out of some pretty heavy duty steel and uses a very large bolt to secure the adapter plate to the lift mechanism and it uses a smaller adjusting bolt for altering the angle of the bike. This is what I found a little tricky, as my patio area has a slight slope and you need to set it up just right or you will end up with one wheel on the ground and the other in the air.

Never had any fear of it breaking, although I did have some minor issues with it holding the bike at the correct angle (so that both wheels are in the air). Moving the bike over a paved area probably contributed to this. Anyway, all fixed with a few minutes using my welder, it ain't moving ever! If I ever get another bike it will take 5 minutes with a grinder to make it 'adjustable' again, plus I would need to buy an adapter for another bike anyway.
Probably seems fairly obvious but setting it up and using it on flat concrete would be the best way to go.
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