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I am planning to install my Ohlins rear shock this weekend and had a quick question for those who have Pitbull stands. Will the front stand balance the bike if I use a floor jack to unload the rear suspension? Any tips or suggestions are apreciated.

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I am planning to install my Ohlins rear shock this weekend and had a quick question for those who have Pitbull stands. Will the front stand balance the bike if I use a floor jack to unload the rear suspension? Any tips or suggestions are apreciated.
Nope...

just get a threaded rod (you can get them at like lowes menards etc....)
and run it through the hole in the swingarm pivot then use jack stands to hold the bike up. thats what I've always done.
the front stand thing is a recipe for disaster.
use a front stand ONLY if you already have the bike up on the rear stand.

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Nope...

just get a threaded rod (you can get them at like lowes menards etc....)
and run it through the hole in the swingarm pivot then use jack stands to hold the bike up. thats what I've always done.
Thats what I was thinking of doing. Just checking before I try something easier and stupid. Never used the front stand only...the only stupid questions are the ones you should have asked. Thanks again.
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Where can I get a set?
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a set of jacks stands??? any local auto parts store, Sears, Home Depot, etc

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a set of jacks stands??? any local auto parts store, Sears, Home Depot, etc

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been meaning to ask , what is that silver-pipe-looking-thingy that the stands are holding the bike with???

simple as a piece of pipe???
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Need a little help... The install directions from Ohlins states to remove and install the shock from the top of the swing arm. The factory manual says to do it through the bottom of the swing arm. Doesn't appear to be enough clearance to get it out of the top and I don't know if the top of the Ohlins will fit up through the bottom. Any input would save me some time and frustration. Thanks.
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