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I have a full set of Pit Bull stands for maintenance as well as long term storage through the winter. I keep my bikes on front and rear stands to prevent flat spots on the tires, a recommendation I got from Michelin's website.

When I first put my Grom up on the rear stand, I notice immediately the the Grom was sliding backward on the stand like it was just going to fall off the back. My fix was to build a 2X4 "T" which works both with the rear only and with the front as well.

For use as a rear only, the block up front prevents the slide rearward when the front tire bumps into the block/chock.

When you lift the front as well, the block no longer prevents the slide, but the top of the "T" makes contact with the wheels on the front Pitbull preventing the same rearward slide.






Thought I would pass this info along for others to use whether they use Pitbull or other brands. I imagine this issue is not just with Pitbull stands. The last thing I want is to go to the garage and find my Grom on the floor beside the stands.

If you added rear spools such as the Yoshimura, you will not need the brace.

 

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thanks for the headsup
creative invention!
 

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using pitbulls for such a tiny bike? a bit overkill IMO
I use cinder blocks and little 2x4 blocks for the nsr :)

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this leaves my stands useable for other projects (have 7? bikes to move around the garage now)

i do LOVE the 2x4 solution to keeping stands planted :)
 

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pitbull stands last longer then bikes do, great investment

i have 3x sets of stands

99% of the time my bikes go up with the pitbull stands, they are just 150% more beefier/robust/heavier/solid vs all my other brands.
 

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So how you liking your CL-1010 tank bag??
Overall, pleased.

In order to make it work for me, I removed the carry handle by removing the stitching. With the handle removed, there was no evidence that there ever was a handle. I installed it with the missing carry handle side forward so the zippers face me. With the carry handle in place, it was too bunched up at the handlebar clamps. I chose not to mount it as you had shown because it made access too difficult by having the zippers up front at the clamps. This would be a perfect bag for the Grom if it came without the carry handle and the zippers allowed the bag to be mounted as you show but still have the bag open from the rider side.



This bike is small, and the handlebars hit the bag when turning sharply - something I was not expecting but not too big a deal, only when parking. A full bag will make this worse.


The bag is well built and will suit my needs. This little bag gives me a place to carry some things too bulky to fit in my jacket. I don't do back packs. If I need more room than this bag will provide, I take my Versys which has hard luggage.

The tank bag comfortably holds three 12 oz soda cans with a little more room to spare, but not much. I could easily carry home a 6" Subway sub and a bag of chips or anything of similar size.

Here are a few photos showing how I made it fit for my tastes.



 
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