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Good afternoon. With the Covid-19 shut down regulations, Pitbull, according to Revzilla doesn’t have the swingarm stand available. Can anyone offer ideas for alternatives? I have store credit with Revzilla and they have Trackside avail and would like to ask your opinions? Will it even fit? I figured you all would know better than RZA customer service...which most of the time I find pleasant, no disrespect to that company. Thanks loads.
 

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So I finally got a response from Derek at RZA. In the name of future reference, Derek informed me no substitution available for the GT1000, it’s just the Pitbull.
 

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Before I got my Pitbull stand, I used a Harbor Freight stand for my GT. It was wide enough to work. I put some rubber pads on to prevent scratching, but otherwise it was fine.


 

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Have you tried Pitbull directly? I have the stand from Harbor Freight that I use on my Thruxton. I would recommend that you wait (if you can) for the Pitbull stand. It is definitely a much better stand. Like Slowdive said, if you do get it. Definitely use something underneath to prevent it from scratching the bottom of the tubes. It marred up the bottom of my Thruxton with the way it is designed.
 

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When I bought my GT in 2007, I ordered the Ducati stand from the dealership. I'm pretty sure you can't do that anymore but maybe watching the usual places, one might turn up. This one had always worked well for me, even on other bikes.
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Hey RKGT- I use the Trackside stand (from Cycle Gear/ Revzilla). It works. Is it the best? No, the Pitbull is probably better, but it works. It does fit under the GT1000 swingarm- believe I have the rubber pads out as wide as they can go. I also wrapped the little "ears" in electrical tape to help reduce the chance of them scratching the swingarm if you don't get it lined up perfectly. If you get it, don't try to stick it too far forward, towards the center of the bike (that's when I scratched mine), but keep it further toward the back, like right under the axle. Believe that's what the Pitbull instructions show too. Someone, correct me if I'm wrong on this advice..

I do like the pads on the Ducati stand NCGT1000 has. Nice side support for positioning and keeping the bike from sliding to either side.

This discussion reminds me that I was going to build a support rod that would slip in the through the rear axle (I think I recall 5/8' stock would work) that I could attach spools on the end, and use the spool side of the stand, rather than resting on the rubber pads. I even already purchased the spools to use. Hmm, Now you got me thinking of yet another project to get to... Agh ! 😯
 

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So I finally got a response from Derek at RZA. In the name of future reference, Derek informed me no substitution available for the GT1000, it’s just the Pitbull.
Were are you located I have one that has very light use thats just hanging on the wall
in my garage of course shipping would not be cost effective maybe someone near you
has one for sale?
 

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Thanks loads for the idea. I’m in central New York State. You’re in California? It would probably be every penny of $30 for shipping.
Jeff, NCGTand Metman have some direction for me.
 

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Have you tried Pitbull directly?

Hey moto thanks for the advice. It shows ‘unavailable’ on their site, no I haven’t actually contacted them w a call or email. Pitbull is really nice product, geez I’ve lost count on how many I’ve had over the years.
 
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