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    Quote Originally Posted by dbaldwin View Post
    The difference is the new one that T-rex gave me, was a single rubber coated post. It's looks like http://t-rex-racing.com/catalog.php?item=97 , but with only one rubber post. So They gave me
    1. The triple tree attachment,
    2. The double rubber post, and
    3. The single rubber post.

    That make 3. Thanks for playing, go back to watching internet porn now.
    I stand corrected then. That's why you're the engineer and I'm...retired early and happy

    There's porn on the internet? Isn't that illegal?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bjhughes View Post
    There's porn on the internet? Isn't that illegal?
    Some say this is the only reason there is internet?
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    Anyone see Darren this weekend?
    I was going to meet him at the track for my front stand but the weather permitted me from doing that.

    Tried to call him and never heard anything.
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    Darren gave me a ring. Any of you Dallas guys work in Fort Worth? Or plan to come to Fort Worth for anything?

    If so Let me know and maybe I can meet ya and get the stand. Darren will take it to the Dallas meeting if I say the word.

    If not I will see if anyone from Fort Worth is heading to Dallas.
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    Let me warn you about these stands.

    They look real strong but they WILL flex and slowly bend over time. They are JUNK, IMHO.

    Stick w/ a PitBull, Vortex, or Woodcraft if you want something that won't drop your bike and last a lifetime. I've got several Pitbull Stands and a Woodcraft that I have used for about 14 years. Well Woodcraft about 4 years. Never had an issue w/ ANY of them and PB has replaced the rubber pieces on my stands for FREE two times. These wore out to me using them over 14 years at countless races and track days and around the shop on countless bikes too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Road and Track View Post
    Let me warn you about these stands.

    They look real strong but they WILL flex and slowly bend over time. They are JUNK, IMHO.
    I have to call BS on that one. Have you ever owned them? Used them over long periods (years) of time? I have. Perfectly good product. Zero issues.

    I have also owned Pit Bull stands. I would not hesitate to buy and use either.

    "Flex and bend slowly over time"? It's good thick quality metal dude...WTF? It's not like stands have a bunch of moving parts that corrode or disintegrate over time.

    Sorry, but it just irritates me when people make comments based on heresay.
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    Ummm, yea. I HAVE USED THEM MANY TIMES.

    The steel is thin walled, the "hooks" for the spools suck. If you try and roll around the bike on them they flex and almost let the bike fall. They straight up suck. PERIOD
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    Quote Originally Posted by Road and Track View Post
    Ummm, yea. I HAVE USED THEM MANY TIMES.
    And who are you and why would I take that opinion seriously?

    "Used them many times"...Did you buy them? Like I said, I have bought and used both (T-Rex and Pit Bull) for many years. They are both very good. Not trying to call you out dude, but give me something tangible. You "think" they might not be as good as Pit Bull?

    What have you got? I'm just saying that they are as good as anything else out there, plus they are a Texas product/company. How about a little love for the locals? Supporting Pit Bull in Alabama does what for Texas business owners (like you?) ?
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    Pictures or it didn't happen?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wrx_02 View Post
    Pictures or it didn't happen?



    Gotta agree with Papa Ben... I've only had my T-Rex's a couple of years, but they get used plenty with the SV, ZX10R, and ZX14. Zero issues. I've had the Pit Bull lifts in the past and see no real difference aside for price. For my money the T-Rex's can't be beat.


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    I'm all about spending local but the T-rex sucks.

    I get many bikes around here that only use stands, no kickstands. The owners bring the stands w/ them. I've had TWO customers w/ T-Rex rear stands. One bike was stored here for about 6 months and was moved at least 2x a day. That stand over the months got more and more out of shape and would wobble and not want to roll if you decided to roll the bike on it. Had to tighten the screws holding the "hooks" on on many occasions too. The other bike was only here a few days but the stand behaved the same way. They are bolted together for some reason and the thinned walled steel tubing lets the bolts get loose over time. Sorry, but this is my experience w/ them and I DO NOT recommend them.

    BTW - I have all these stands and more that are being used on some bikes around here. The ones over the years that sucked either I fixed or threw away.
    That PB front stand I have had since 1996 and some of the other PB's around here for nearly as long.

    If you like the TRex, fine. I'm just telling you my opinion on them. So there it is.

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    Hmmm...well maybe you had some older ones or something. Mine are every bit as thick as my old Pit Bulls (maybe even thicker tubing) and don't wobble or flex at all. They do still use bolts to go together, but they are fairly stout as well and no way those are coming loose.

    I guess we'll just have to agree to disagree. I would not hesitate to use either brand. T-Rex has treated me right, so I give them some business. They even custom turned a single-sided rear stand pin for a BMW I used to own...at no charge. Pit Bull just told me they didn't make a stand for that bike...and hung up.

    Whatever...
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    OK, and How about a $20 bet that they are actually made in China or an equally foreign country near China. Why else put in the bolts? Vortex I'd be willing to bet China too.
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    http://t-rex-racing.com/pages/about.php
    http://t-rex-racing.com/pages/warranty.php


    I have a regular Trackside rear stand right now. I have had it for 5 years and never had an issue with it. It holds the bike up fine even with someone sitting on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Road and Track View Post
    I'm all about spending local but the T-rex sucks.

    I get many bikes around here that only use stands, no kickstands. The owners bring the stands w/ them. I've had TWO customers w/ T-Rex rear stands. One bike was stored here for about 6 months and was moved at least 2x a day. That stand over the months got more and more out of shape and would wobble and not want to roll if you decided to roll the bike on it.
    I think they're fine for general home use purposes (which most of us use them for), and you can't beat the price. I did notice that the wheels look really cheap, like they came off a Fisher Price toy. They come with a 35 year warranty, so you can always get new ones, if they go bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dbaldwin View Post
    I think they're fine for general home use purposes (which most of us use them for), and you can't beat the price. I did notice that the wheels look really cheap, like they came off a Fisher Price toy. They come with a 35 year warranty, so you can always get new ones, if they go bad.

    Yeah Darren you still have my receipt right?
    Hope fully I can get Chris or my cousin to swing by your work for it. If not I will just drive by in like 2 weeks. Thanks again!
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    Does not say made in USA.
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    I know their location is in Dallas. Had a friend drop off his Bike cause they didn't have axle sliders for it. He dropped it off for like 2 days and they made them.

    Now I haven't been there but heard it is their shop with like a front desk. There is no Store front, and if you go by at lunch no one is there unless you make and appointment. I can only assume that they make them in house cause of the fast turn around and how the location is setup.
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    Here's my thought on it.

    It is a warehouse for all the product from China.
    I don't believe there is a way they can make that stuff for that price here in the states.

    Just my opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wrx_02 View Post
    Yeah Darren you still have my receipt right?
    Hope fully I can get Chris or my cousin to swing by your work for it. If not I will just drive by in like 2 weeks. Thanks again!
    Yep, I have your receipt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Road and Track View Post
    Here's my thought on it.

    It is a warehouse for all the product from China.
    I don't believe there is a way they can make that stuff for that price here in the states.

    Just my opinion.
    All the stands are in boxes in thier warehouse (no manufacturing there), so I would expect them to be from another country (China or Mexico).
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    I called the company. The guy I spoke with isn't sure where they are made, but it's definately not the USA or China. He did say that the newer stands have thicker tubing than older models. They are designed here and they can manufacture/repair stuff here, but the bulk is made to their specs overseas somewhere, but not China.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dbaldwin View Post
    All the stands are in boxes in thier warehouse (no manufacturing there), so I would expect them to be from another country (China or Mexico).
    Right...probably similar to how the pipe for Pit Bull stands is not made in America, but they put them together here.

    Honestly, who gives a darn? I'm happy with what I got for my money. That's a lot more than I can say for some of the stuff I buy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bjhughes View Post
    What have you got? I'm just saying that they are as good as anything else out there, plus they are a Texas product/company. How about a little love for the locals? Supporting Pit Bull in Alabama does what for Texas business owners (like you?) ?
    You care and so do I.
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    Group hug?
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