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I was elated to come home from work to find that my new Sil Motor high mounts had been delivered after waiting three weeks. I went straight to the garage to put 'em on. Though instructions were not included, it was pretty clear to me that I had to remove the left rearset to install the included spacers. A few busted knuckles later and it was off. Sitting on the floor on the left side of my bike, I momentarily looked down to pick up a wrench from the floor -

NEXT THING I KNOW, MY MONSTER IS LYING ON TOP OF ME!!!

In my haste and excitement, I had failed to notice that one of the bolts holding the rearset on was also holding the kickstand in place. In hindsight, I'm amazed that the bike stayed upright for as long as it did. Thankfully, there was no Monster-to-concrete contact, and I was able to right it - of course, trying to bolt the rearset/stand back with one had while supporting the bike with the other hand was an experience in-and-of itself. I think I need to buy a real stand before attempting anything like that again. For those of you planning on installing new pipes, I highly recommend a second set of hands!
 

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Re: Had an interesting experience in the garage to

I guess thats a pretty nice thing to have on top of ya!! glad ya weren't hurt!
 

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Re: Had an interesting experience in the garage to

Note....... Buy a PitBull Stand soon ;)
 

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I had the exact same thing happen! First time removing the belly pan that mounts under the same bolt. As I was removing it I noticed the bike slowly creeping towards me...all the time thinking "they wouldn't mount the kickstand with the peg assembly"...yea, took a handle bar to the noggin to prove me wrong. A friend of mine kept trying to give me his spare rear wheel stand that I kept telling him I would probably not use much. Well since I finally took it 2 months ago, there is not a week that goes by I dont use it.

Like a garlic necklace and silver bullets, it'll keep the monsters off your back!

Take care
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for me experience is a good teacher . buy a pit bull rear stand like this with reversable mount works on Spooled or Non-Spooled Bikes by reversing the mount. if you sell your bike and buy a new one with spools you wont need a new stand .
 

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Re: Had an interesting experience in the garage to

LOL. Great story. All my garage experiences lately have been ... interesting.
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"NEXT THING I KNOW, MY MONSTER IS LYING ON TOP OF ME!!!"

did your monster try to take advantage of you?
 

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She tried to jump my bones! That nasty girl.
 
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