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So, my first tire change was this weekend (on the R6). I have a forward handle pit bull stand. I realized the stand cups for the spools cover the axle. Had to loosen off the stand, insert tire, then tighten off the stand. That's ridiculous. Anyone else have the issue? I suppose I can cut the cups, but then stability might be compromised.

Pit Bull is awesome, so this surprised me. Anyone have any other solutions?
 

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So, my first tire change was this weekend (on the R6). I have a forward handle pit bull stand. I realized the stand cups for the spools cover the axle. Had to loosen off the stand, insert tire, then tighten off the stand. That's ridiculous. Anyone else have the issue? I suppose I can cut the cups, but then stability might be compromised.

Pit Bull is awesome, so this surprised me. Anyone have any other solutions?
ya need to post a photo.. been using pit bull stand for 10 years and have no idea why you would have that issue.
 

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Another positive reason to use the headlift stands over the forklift.
Which has exactly jack shit to do with the OP's problem at hand. :bowroll
 

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Well, I feel a little better as I'm not the only one. :lmao

There is no easy solution, beyond what you already did, unless you want to either get a rear lift pit or new axle blocks w/ sliders.

The axle blocks are fairly common, I have r&g for example. Driven also makes a set that the STG was pimpin for some time as well.
 

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Odd...I've never seen that problem.
 

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Agree with Melka. Need pics. I suspect you may have it positioned wrong. Doing this for as long as I can remember and never seen you have to take bike off the stand to tighten anything.
 

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I reversed the cups, but it didn't matter. There's only one way it can be positioned, on the spools. I'll try to get a pic.; thanks for the responses.
 

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Well, I feel a little better as I'm not the only one. :lmao

There is no easy solution, beyond what you already did, unless you want to either get a rear lift pit or new axle blocks w/ sliders.

The axle blocks are fairly common, I have r&g for example. Driven also makes a set that the STG was pimpin for some time as well.
in this case, ya just need to space that nut out some as you point out .. i don't know what brand of adjusters those are, but they are not stock, and are likely causing the problem the OP has. With stock axle adjuster blocks, there should not be a problem.

not sure if this will help, but i reverse my axle. I want the axle to push in on the brake side.
 

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Now picture those pics w the stand directly in front of the axle. Stock chain and sprocket, only 1k on the bike. Didn't get home from work until late, I'll get a pick tonight.

Spoke to Pit Bull, and they'll take care of me. They always do; simply one of the best companies in MCs today. No reason to buy any other stands, ever, esp. the red direct copies, made in China.
 

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Now picture those pics w the stand directly in front of the axle. Stock chain and sprocket, only 1k on the bike. Didn't get home from work until late, I'll get a pick tonight.

Spoke to Pit Bull, and they'll take care of me. They always do; simply one of the best companies in MCs today. No reason to buy any other stands, ever, esp. the red direct copies, made in China.
Agree 100%!
 

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That's good to know. I'll have to shoot them an email. I love the forward handled rear stand, no issues if I wasn't changing a tire. I have a half dozen pitbull stands so I just used a rear handled one. I did have to adjust the plates up more on the forward handled one when I went to a 180/60 since the bar going under the tire didn't clear. It's nice to have adjustability and nice to know they stand behind their products.
 
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