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Hey,
I picked up a DMP S-Spec Head Lift Stand and had a quick question.
Should the bike be 100% supported by the pin and the steering stem hole, or does the stand partially support the bike by the nose as well?
My stand seems to apply some pressure to the nose of my ZX10, under the headlights, about 1" back from the front of the nose. I think that my pin is too small.
 

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I don't think you want any weight supported by anything other than the pin.
 

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A 0.61" rod is just a fraction too small to fit in the hole, the closest metric size is 16mm (0.63").
Is a 16mm pin the correct size for a '05 ZX10R?
If so, I'm going to have a machine shop turn one of my larger pins down to 16mm.
 

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zeta xray said:
I don't think you want any weight supported by anything other than the pin.
:+1: you can potentially cause some major damage to plastics ram air duct etc :badteeth:
 

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I noticed the same problem with my PitBull stand...yes, the stand supports just under the headlights, if you don't get the pin all the way in...although I haven't had a problem when it isn't in perfectly and pushs up a bit on the headlights...my bike is always on an incline in my alley and that's the only way I can can use it...
 

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Older Guy said:
I noticed the same problem with my PitBull stand...yes, the stand supports just under the headlights, if you don't get the pin all the way in...although I haven't had a problem when it isn't in perfectly and pushs up a bit on the headlights...my bike is always on an incline in my alley and that's the only way I can can use it...
OG, don't know if this is your problem but I started a thread awhile back about the same issue but my bike is lowered. I can't find the thread right now but the skippy of it was there was a trick to doing it right as I called Pit-Bull. It seems I needed to put the top arm in first with pin and then the lower raising lift and clamp together with the hitch pins. It worked, now I don't hit the front end and am lowered 3/4" in the front(which by the way is the limit, as I can almost touch) Give it a try or call Pit, maybe they can explain it better, but bottom line no need to do it in the alley :badteeth:
 

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OG, don't know if this is your problem but I started a thread awhile back about the same issue but my bike is lowered. I can't find the thread right now but the skippy of it was there was a trick to doing it right as I called Pit-Bull. It seems I needed to put the top arm in first with pin and then the lower raising lift and clamp together with the hitch pins. It worked, now I don't hit the front end and am lowered 3/4" in the front(which by the way is the limit, as I can almost touch) Give it a try or call Pit, maybe they can explain it better, but bottom line no need to do it in the alley :badteeth:
Thanks...I'll call them...it would work better if the pin were a bit tapered so that it can slide in when the bike is on an incline...I think the problem is just that it is too hard to get the pin all the way in...
 

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grego10r said:
igot same stand and it came whit 6 pins
Mine came with 5 pins, but two of them are exactly the same size so essentially I got 4 pins.
Rather than mess with calling them and waiting on a replacement I'm just going to have a local machine shop turn one of my larger pins down to 16mm.
Right after I noticed it was putting pressure on the nose I quit using the stand, that air intake is fragile enough without adding additional force on it.
Can anyone put some calipers to their pin and tell me exactly what size I should turn it down to? I'm guessing that 0.06299" (16mm) is correct, but would like some verification.
 

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hey ill see if I can get some pics of mine tomorrow. I have a front stand pitt bull. it is pin #2. this gives it about a inch or 2 between the bar and the nose.
 

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If you're touching the bottom of the nose you probably don't have the pin in all the way to it's shoulder. My Pit Bull will rub my 12Rs nose if it's not completely in there. When it's properly installed there's over an 1" between the stand and nose. A small amount at the neck makes a huge impact at the nose.
 

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Do you have calipers to measure the diameter of the #2 pin where it goes into the steering stem hole?
My PitBull pin for the ZX-10R measures .620", so is probably 5/8" diameter. Doesn't equate to anything metric really. Approx. 15.6mm. :dontknow:
 

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I've had no issues with my pitbulls as long as the pin is seated all the way.
 
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