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The SpaceSaver Stand
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UNIVERSAL REAR STANDS
For bikes with conventional dual sided swingarms.
STANDARD UNIVERSAL REAR STAND
Part Number:These stands will fit a huge range of bikes. They are adjustable for width, so will fit bikes from 125cc to 1200cc. They come standard with L shaped and forked lifting attachments, so they can be used with or without pick-up knobs attached to the swingarm.
They are now also adjustable for height - simply move the wheel axle bolts to a lower hole if you need the stand taller, or to a higher hole if you need it shorter. (Why have height adjustment? See below!)
If the bike has threaded holes or bosses for pick-up knobs, you should make use of them - it is easier to use the stand if you use the knobs. If there is no provision for knobs, there must be some flat area on the bottom of the swingarm for the L shaped attachments to work.
At first you will need someone to hold the bike upright while you become familiar with the stand and set the width and height correctly. Once familiar with it you should be able to use the stand single handed. The difficult part is holding the bike upright with one hand while you position the stand with the other hand. Once it starts to take the weight it gets easier. If you are a 6 stone weakling with a Hyabusa, you'd probably better have an assistant.
HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT - Why bother?
If you have tried to use a normal stand to lift a GSXR 1000 from 2005 on, you would have found it very difficult. That's because the stand is a lever, and the mechanical advantage of the stand's handle is lost because of the extreme angle it is forced into at the start of the lift - caused by the pick-up knobs being lower down under the swingarm. When you do finally get the bike onto the stand, it lifts it ridiculously high - way higher than it needs to. Other manufacturers either ignore the problem or try to get around it by making the handle of the stand longer. That's fine, except for the trip hazard of the handle, the space needed behind the bike, and the ungainly size of the stand - and then the lifting effort is still too difficult!
So, with our new Universal rear, you can change the axle position of the wheels, which changes the height. This means there is now no need for compromise - you can have the stand set just right for maximum mechanical advantage. If you are only lifting the tyre clear of the ground by 20 or 30mm, the effort needed on the handle is minimised and so the stand can be made more compact. We have also arranged the adjustment holes so that the geometry of the stand is not compromised. Whichever hole is used, it still goes over centre by the same amount.
You would be amazed at how easy it is to lift a bike when the stand
geometry is right - a child can do it!
SPACESAVER UNIVERSAL REAR STAND
Part Number:This stand sits on 3 swivelling dual wheel castors, which allows you to move the bike in any direction. Great for swivelling the bike around to park it sideways in the corner of the garage, or to help shuffle your bike collection around so you can get to the one in the middle.
The two front castors have brakes so you can lock the wheels.
Also, we have recently upgraded our design so that the Spacesaver is
now height adjustable like the Universal Rear, enabling it to easily lift
all suitable bikes.