I recently purchased the ol' venom front/rear stand combo on amazon. I instead of the free spools/head pin set #1 combo(
), i got the one with the correct head pin set (the #2 set comes with the 27mm pin needed for the vulcan S).
Head pin set costs 25$, GOOD spools can be had for less than $20, and the spools in the set really didnt do it for me. They looked hella chintzy.
Now, i know the description seems a bit misleading, but all my research on the part numbers indicates the only difference between the one i bought and the one with the free spools is the head pin set / lack of spools. Part number for mine = SMI6010+SMI3020-U-P2-V09. part number for the free spool set = SMI6010+3020-U+SPL-003. I can find no difference in the dimensions of any part of the stands other than the headpin diameters, so i feel confident that im in the clear here.
NOW THAT IVE THOROUGHLY CONFUSED EVERYBODY, heres my issue.
After raising the rear end, which works great with over an inch clearance, the front head lift isnt high enough to pull the front wheel off the ground.
Am i doing something wrong? Do i need to be on a PERFECTLY FLAT AND LEVEL surface? I used my sidewalk which is maybe 1/2 inch higher under the rear than the front, but since the level is all relative, i cant see that being the real culprit. When i push the front end up with he headlift, i can watch the forks decompress, keeping the front tire in contact with the ground. Im thinking maybe a layer or two of plywood under the front stand would do the trick, but id like to ask here first. Who knows, it may be possible my fork travel is out of whack, but i'd like to refrain from using my Jump To Conclusions Mat just yet.
Any tips would be appreciated.