Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Space Coast Florida
I got the Harbor freight stand, but mine didn't work well at all. I could live with the torn coating on the pads, but I think mine was somehow misaligned. Every time I used it to lift the bike the left pad would stay in place but the right one would slide forward. Also, when the bike was on the stand it didn't seem very secure. There was a fair amount movement whenever I worked on the bike. I have a Woodcraft rear stand and Pit Bull fork stand that I use on the other bike, but it has spools. I ended up putting the lifting pads from the Harbor freight stand onto an aluminum stand (also from Harbor Freight). It took quite a bit of modding to get it to work, but the end result is much less effort required to lift the bike, the rear wheel is only a couple inches off the ground, and it seems to support the bike more securely.
Having said all that, If I didn't already have the other aluminum stand I would have just replaced the Harbor Freight stand with one of the Trackside models from Cycle Gear.