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Aug 5th 2020, 01:35 PM   #1
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  Jan 2016
  Northeast Olalla

  07 Guzzi
MT-07 rear stand advice

For you folks with FZ/MT-07's, what rear stand do you use to lift it up for tires, etc.?

I'm looking for stability and leverage.
Aug 5th 2020, 06:59 PM   #2
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  Jan 2016
  Seabeck

  '08 GSX1300R, '06 GSX-R 750, '16 KTM 690 Duke
Can't go wrong with a Pitbull.
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Aug 6th 2020, 07:36 AM   #3
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  Jan 2016
  SeaTac

Put on lift buttons, use a stand.
Aug 6th 2020, 09:46 AM   #4
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  Jan 2016
  Bot Hell, WA

  Honda RC51, BMW S1000RR, BMW R1200RT, Suzuki DR650SE
Quote:
Originally Posted by Parilla125
Put on lift buttons, use a stand.
Sorry, but "Lift Buttons"? Google that and you get images of elevator buttons.
What you are suggesting are normally here in the USA called "spools" or "swingarm spools".

Thanks for the chuckle this morning. I'm not even going to touch "stand".
Center stand, side stand, rear wheel stand, lift stand, stand by me?

I apologize again.
Aug 6th 2020, 10:41 AM   #5
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  Seabeck

  '08 GSX1300R, '06 GSX-R 750, '16 KTM 690 Duke
One of these with a set of swingarm spools. NOT axle spools. They're useless if you want to remove the rear wheel.

https://www.pit-bull.com/ss-rear-mot...tand-f0028-000

https://www.pit-bull.com/fully-adjus...nd-non-spooled

And if you get one of these there's almost nothing you can't do.

https://www.pit-bull.com/hybrid-dual...tand-f0100-200
Aug 6th 2020, 02:05 PM   #6
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  Feb 2016
  Bellingham, WA

  Yamaha FZ-07
I have a rear stand I picked up at Harbor Freight. It was cheap and I have had no problems with it on my FZ-07 for almost six years now.
Aug 6th 2020, 06:30 PM   #7
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  Jan 2016
  SeaTac

Glad I could entertain! Now I will go ride my ‘16 FZ-07.
Hope I don’t catch my closure ropes on my walking supports on my lift buttons while mounting or dismounting my gasoline motorized device that is supported by two circular vulcanized air chambers!

I have Pit Bull Stands I use, but also have a lightweight square aluminum ‘lift button’ (ha!) type stand I would be willing to part with if you are interested.
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Edited by Parilla125 on Aug 6th 2020 at 06:37 PM
Aug 7th 2020, 10:16 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Parilla125
Glad I could entertain! Now I will go ride my ‘16 FZ-07.
Hope I don’t catch my closure ropes on my walking supports on my lift buttons while mounting or dismounting my gasoline motorized device that is supported by two circular vulcanized air chambers!

I have Pit Bull Stands I use, but also have a lightweight square aluminum ‘lift button’ (ha!) type stand I would be willing to part with if you are interested.
Due to maintenance (on me, not the bikes) I'm out of commission for a couple of weeks, but maybe we can get together after that. I don't need anything super fancy, just stable upon lifting and plenty of leverage.
Aug 8th 2020, 07:42 AM   #9
bcj
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  Jan 2016
  teh rock

  K1200RS SV650
I got a PitBull forward handle spool stand for my SV.
Does what it says on the tin. I find it to be easier than a rear handle.
Hasn't been in the way for anything I've done with it yet.
I can lift the stand up with the handle and hang it in the rafters for storage.

I got a PitBull pin / triple lift for the front.
That one was used and I found it here on PNW.

The K12 has a handy centerstand.
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Edited by bcj on Aug 8th 2020 at 07:46 AM
Aug 10th 2020, 11:51 AM   #10
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Well, the jury has spoken and Pit Bull it is, but non-spooled because the MT-07 does not do spools. I went with the forward handle for ease of control of the bike while lifting, as I am a bit of a spaz.

Thanks for the advice.
Aug 10th 2020, 04:42 PM   #11
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Get you one of these bad boys and be done with it!

https://www.thevisorshop.com/en/Bike...d/m-19952.aspx

Also, the forward handle stands can tend to make removing the rear wheel challenging.
Aug 10th 2020, 04:50 PM   #12
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I was really surprised the FZ/MT-07 didn’t have spool bosses welded on or cast into the swing arm. Even checked the bottom of the swing arm in case it had holes for a bolt on plate.
I thought pretty much all bikes came with them these days.
When I offered the aluminum spool stand I had not tried to lift mine. That changed Saturday when I went to pick up the back end. What a surprise!
Aug 10th 2020, 05:04 PM   #13
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  Jan 2016
  NW Oregon

If they don't stay upright by themselves you've got too much air in the tires.
Aug 11th 2020, 07:49 AM   #14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Pavement Tested
Get you one of these bad boys and be done with it!

https://www.thevisorshop.com/en/Bike...d/m-19952.aspx

Also, the forward handle stands can tend to make removing the rear wheel challenging.
That's a nifty looking toy, but I'm gonna have to borrow your wallet.

As for rear wheel removal, it seems to me that if it is adjusted correctly it shouldn't be that big of an issue. I guess that time will tell.

Quote:
Originally Posted by WarpShatner7
If they don't stay upright by themselves you've got too much air in the tires.
Or the wrong season's air. I always try to change out the seasonal air when I renew the blinker fluid.
Aug 11th 2020, 10:59 AM   #15
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  Jan 2016
  NW Oregon

Quote:
Originally Posted by Texasl
Or the wrong season's air. I always try to change out the seasonal air when I renew the blinker fluid.

It's true, the reason tires slowly go flat is because the universe is expanding; the old air in your tires is from back when the universe was smaller.
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