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Hey guys,
Is the only advantage of the head lift stand that you can work on forks? (What work on forks is easy to do)?

Would the front head lift stand be more stable?

Also, does anyone know what size pins the MC22 needs for the head lift stand, and if the RVF400 has the hole which will allow a front head lift stand to be used?

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a head lift stand will let you drop the forks out and also the wheel but you can't do steering head bearings with them. I'd imagine they're a bit more stable as well, but I don't have one myself.
 

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Alex:

The head lift stand will do all the things Drew has stated above,
but keep in mind it must be used in conjunction with a
rear stand---you cannot just lift the front, or the
bike will tip over. When used with the rear stand,
the front stand is stable (though the stability is coming from
the rear stand mainly). My head lift stand came with 5 pins of
various diameters up to 18mm. The 18mm pin was not large
enough for the MC22 so I cut approximately 1 inch of pipe
off of the end of a peice of scrap pipe and slid it over the
18mm pin. The outside diameter of the cut-off peice is
24mm and, (when slid over the 18mm pin), fits perfectly
into the steering stem of the MC22. The RVF will have a
hole in the steering stem but I am not aware of its internal
diameter.
 

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When you mentioned scrap pipe, is it a PVC pipe? Also, how snug is the pipe over the 18mm pin?

psidey said:
Alex:

The head lift stand will do all the things Drew has stated above,
but keep in mind it must be used in conjunction with a
rear stand---you cannot just lift the front, or the
bike will tip over. When used with the rear stand,
the front stand is stable (though the stability is coming from
the rear stand mainly). My head lift stand came with 5 pins of
various diameters up to 18mm. The 18mm pin was not large
enough for the MC22 so I cut approximately 1 inch of pipe
off of the end of a peice of scrap pipe and slid it over the
18mm pin. The outside diameter of the cut-off peice is
24mm and, (when slid over the 18mm pin), fits perfectly
into the steering stem of the MC22. The RVF will have a
hole in the steering stem but I am not aware of its internal
diameter.
 

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Head lift stand > normal 'under the forks' front stand

Multiple useful uses include:

1/Removing front wheel with ease
2/ Removing forks with ease
3/ Cleaning rim with ease
4/ Bike looks boss playa snr. executive compared to peasant front stand

Only difference is the head lift stand usually costs more $$.
 
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