To keep this review short, I'll just say that you need to ditch the tie-downs, make your life a lot easier, and buy the Pit Bull trailer restraint system.
I was leaving for a trip and forgot to order the system. I called two days before I left. They rushed me the system for my new Honda Africa Twin. Shipping was fast. Installation was very easy. Using the system was the best part of all. The bike didn't budge for 500 miles of highway and back country mountain roads. I'm sold. If this will work for my big adventure bike, it will definitely work for smaller bikes. I'm going to order the pins for my other bikes.
What a great group of people to do business with. Straight-forward, honest, and professional. There's a reason that Pit Bull has such a great reputation: high quality products and awesome employees.
You simply cannot go wrong with Pit Bull motorcycle stands. The stands will outlast your bike when used properly. Not to mention all the awesome innovations with the accessory items. I'll never shop anywhere else for a motorcycle stand!
Worth every penny!: I previously owned a cheaper bike stand and I constantly worried my bike would tip over, it was flimsy and looked crooked. This bike stand is rock solid. The product is very sturdy and well built. It was very easy to put together once delivered and fit my FZ09 perfectly. I like this model cause it takes up less room and I can put my bike on it alone with no problems. I definitely recommend this product. Don't waste your money on another cheaper brand.
Great accessory to have anytime the wheels need to come off: This is one of those things that you don't know how great it is until you have it and you no longer need to worry about you axel rolling of the work bench or bike lift while your working on the wheels and tires or the forks.This axel holder is for axels that have at least a 1/2 inch diameter hole. If your axel doesn't have that then simply email customer service as they have other options available. George was great and the company takes care of its customers! Highly recommend, and the $6 is well worth it!
Best product on the market and Great company with exceptional customer experience: I've had my Pit Bull rear stand for a couple years now so when it came time to buy a front stand there was no doubt that I was adding another Pit Bull to the garage. This dual hybrid lift is great, not only is it strong and durable but it's very easy to use. The removable handle is a must! I may even have to upgrade my rear stand to have it as well, so I'm not tripping over the handle when the bike is on the stands for winter. I also want to recommend the axel holder just for the ease of use, the axel holder is a 1/2 inch in diameter so measure you axel to make sure it will work first. If it's not right email customer service and they will make it right, they respond very fast and take very good care of their customers, George in particular was great! Pit Bull is just one of those those few Great Companies out there!
Excellent Product: Needed a rear stand for my 2016 Kawasaki Versys 650LT and this was perfect. I tried the rear handle style but it wouldn't work for this bike. The handle would hit the extended rear fender and that wouldn't allow it to go forward far enough to catch the spools. Ordered this one from the dealer and it is the perfect fit. Well built and sturdy unlike the flimsy aluminum style I have seen used. Thanks for the great product.
Totally transforms loading the trailer!!!!: These trailer restraints are absolutely awesome for many reasons.
First, it simplifies loading and unloading the bikes, making it a quick process. Roll in, roll out.
Second, it frees up more room due to not needing tiedowns. No more crossing tiedown, wheelchocks, rear wheel tiedowns, etc. I might even go so far as to say you can now fit three bikes where two would fit before.
Thirdly, the bike is more stable than with tiedowns, AND the suspension is not compressed.
SV650 trailer restraint system: Yet again, we have multiple restraints, I opened my Pitbull products box and was met by outstanding quality. The coating all the way down to the tig welds bleeds precision. These are superior restraint systems for hauling race bikes of any nature because they are engineered to not load the suspension while transporting. We will never use another product to haul our bikes. Thank you and keep up the good work!
The evolution of bike transport: I used to be an ape, tying my bike down from every corner. Then I evolved to caveman, with chock and tie downs. Now Im like some super evolved alien who just rolls his bike into it's clamp and walks away like a boss. There is no better way to load/unload a bike. So awesome! I installed these in my toy hauler, love them!
durable: These are great stands. They work well and are extremely durable, I've been using mine for 15 years - heavy track usage. Also easy to convert between different bikes by changing the pin - so once you buy this stand you'll be set for whatever bike you're riding now as well as into the future. Next time at the track take a look at how many of the rider have pitbull stands - there's good reason for this!
durable: This will be the last stand you ever have to buy - I've been using mine for 15 years, heavy track use. There's a very good reason that you see so many of these at the track - they're both functional and indestructible!
Trailer Restraints are Excellent: The Pit Bull trailer restraints absolutely revolutionized the way I transport my motorcycles. As a race team owner and principal of Z2 Track Days, I regularly transport 4 to 6 bikes in my 22' trailer and the PB restraints makes everything extremely easy, compact and secure. I absolutely LOVE not having to deal with tie down straps any more. I also mounted the retainers to the wall of the trailer to keep everything nice and tidy. If you buy the trailer restraints, the retainers are a MUST!