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Lesson #383: Don't use a front stand without a rear stand

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    Lesson #383: Don't use a front stand without a rear stand


    I was out at sears point, CA for the weekend and had my f4i up on a pit bull front stand. I had the wheel off and was getting the front tire changed when suddenly a buddy ran up to me and told me my bike was down. whoops!!!

    Apparently you're not supposed to put a bike on a front stand without having it on a rear stand as well.

    That lesson cost me a footpeg, a clutch lever, and both mirrors (how did BOTH mirrors break off? i have no idea. i hate honda's flimsy mirrors)

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    Lesson #383: Don't use a front stand without a rear stand

    Doh, that sucks.

    fortunatley for me the place i bought my stands told me in advance.

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    Lesson #383: Don't use a front stand without a rear stand

    Originally posted by Mystery Squid
    You have great luck with bikes Elaine....
    Ha! That was actually a very, very minor incident compared to the other crap i've done this season but yeah that was surprising, the bike looked pretty stable when i left it.


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    Lesson #383: Don't use a front stand without a rear stand

    I won't comment on this except for saying....good luck in the future for everything bike related! hahaha!!!

    Hmm...just teasing you....I wouldn't have known eiher....

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    Lesson #383: Don't use a front stand without a rear stand

    the other lesson is to get frame sliders and would save you those parts.

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    Lesson #383: Don't use a front stand without a rear stand

    one mirror broke cuz the bike landed on it, the other mirror broke cuz some little kid ran into the bike, knocking it off the stand

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    Lesson #383: Don't use a front stand without a rear stand

    Originally posted by OreoGaborio
    one mirror broke cuz the bike landed on it, the other mirror broke cuz some little kid ran into the bike, knocking it off the stand


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    Lesson #383: Don't use a front stand without a rear stand

    Originally posted by Kham
    the other lesson is to get frame sliders and would save you those parts.
    Frame sliders prolly wouldn't have helped for those parts

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    Lesson #383: Don't use a front stand without a rear stand

    They should put warning stickers on those...


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    Lesson #383: Don't use a front stand without a rear stand

    Originally posted by Tarmac
    Frame sliders prolly wouldn't have helped for those parts
    safed my mirror. :

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    Lesson #383: Don't use a front stand without a rear stand

    Originally posted by OreoGaborio
    one mirror broke cuz the bike landed on it, the other mirror broke cuz some little kid ran into the bike, knocking it off the stand
    Oh, and i bet it was the same kid that V yelled at for tearing down the lost dog flyers

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    Lesson #383: Don't use a front stand without a rear stand

    Originally posted by Jankster
    They should put warning stickers on those...


    There's one on my Pitbull frontstand that says
    "WARNING- DO NOT USE WITHOUT REAR STAND!"

    Looks like Elaine got

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    Lesson #383: Don't use a front stand without a rear stand

    Originally posted by Kham
    the other lesson is to get frame sliders and would save you those parts.
    i have frame sliders!! i think they saved the plastics from the fall, cuz only the fender got scratched

    i really have to complain about Honda parts. They break too damn easily!! it's like the bike is made out of paper or something.

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    Lesson #383: Don't use a front stand without a rear stand

    Should have bought a Yamaha.

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    Lesson #383: Don't use a front stand without a rear stand

    Originally posted by bentbryan
    Should have bought a Yamaha.
    HA,HA Ditto That!
    I Hate working on Honda's!

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    Lesson #383: Don't use a front stand without a rear stand

    Originally posted by bentbryan
    There's one on my Pitbull frontstand that says
    "WARNING- DO NOT USE WITHOUT REAR STAND!"

    ahhh, so that's why you wouldn't let me put the bike on the front stand that day

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    Lesson #383: Don't use a front stand without a rear stand

    Sounds like a "Rookie" mistake.... You have been to some track days right? Did you see any bikes on front stands only.... nope? Now you know the reason.

    The stand lesson is an easy one to learn from and not to costly... not like hitting a turn too hot which can ring up mucho dinaro and maybe get ya fucked up...

    You should never feel stupid asking questions, especially if you are of the female gender, most males get off on helping out a lady.... me included...


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