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    Pit Bull headstock lift stand on ABS bike (not!)

    moving up from an SV650 to the CB1000RA I decided to treat myself to a headstock lift stand, rather than continuing with the 'straps over a 2x4 A-frame gantry' method of freeing up the front end for wheel removal, fork maintenance, etc. I emailed Pit Bull (who make superb stands) and got info back to confirm the correct stand. Unfortunately, when the stand arrived, there is NO WAY it works! The underside of the headstock is completely 'cluttered' with brake 'plumbing'. There's no way whatsoever that a 'stem' is getting anywhere close to the headstock bore.

    check it out (the red object with the protruding 'adapter' is the business end of the Pit Bull stand):






    and here's a view of the underside of the headstock area in general - note the interference of the brake lines with any access to the underside of the headstock bore:






    so, my question is, how did this error take place? Pit Bull generally know their business. my quess is that it's because my bike is ABS equipped (as are all in Canada), whereas all the USA bikes are non-ABS... and therefore there might well be a difference in positioning of the brake line junction?

    could a couple of you who have non-ABS versions take a peek under your bikes and confirm my suspicions?

    (and if I've completely lost the plot, and there IS some way of getting the stand to engage the headstock bore, someone please correct me - I certainly don't see it!)

    thanks, cheers,
    Don
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    I have a standard USA version without ABS. There is only one brake line and the line runs clear of my front stand. I can use my generic front headstock stand without any issue. It's a very tight fit getting setup but it does fit. I use mine in conjunction with my Abba stand.

    Surely a European ABS owner has figured out a way around this? You might have to unbolt the lines?

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    Wow, this is good information for Canadian CB owners ( like me ) Pitbull stands were on my list of things to get, as I only have a rear stand for my current bike a SV650.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Broc View Post
    I have a standard USA version without ABS. There is only one brake line and the line runs clear of my front stand. I can use my generic front headstock stand without any issue. It's a very tight fit getting setup but it does fit.
    great info. any chance of a comparative photo, Broc? to compare with mine...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jampy00 View Post
    Wow, this is good information for Canadian CB owners ( like me ) Pitbull stands were on my list of things to get, as I only have a rear stand for my current bike a SV650.
    the Pit Bull rear stand is sweet... only issue is with the front!
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    Quote Originally Posted by doser View Post
    the Pit Bull rear stand is sweet... only issue is with the front!
    I have sliders to go on the rear so I can use the same stand I currently own. But still good to know, thanks !!

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    Sure, I can take a photo when I get home tonight. See the unused bolt hole directly in the center of the lower front fork support? That is where my brake line is mounted. Yours is mounted to the rear of the support and mine is mounted to the front.

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    thanks Broc. no issues there...
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    Quote Originally Posted by doser View Post
    thanks Broc. no issues there...
    Except for how dirty my bike is!

    Sure you just can't move the brake lines a tad? I can't believe no other ABS owners haven't piped up yet?
    Last edited by Broc; 01-30-2013 at 12:52 PM.

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