My spools are Pit Bull,,that stay on,,,,,,,,,,,,The swing arm to the outside of spool is approx 1/2 inch clearance on either side,,. Ive put electrical tape on the spool forks to avoid scratches however if the bike is close to upright its less of an issue,,. The reason the forks are as long as they are is to give you latitude when aligning & lifting,. If they are short you risk slipping off the spool and possible knocking the bike over,,. I'm new to any rear stand and Ive found after a couple of uses its quite functional,,. I use my spare arm to the grab bar on the side stand side,,,,,,,, in case it does slip off the spool you can balance it back to the stand,,. Block the front wheel,,.
Handle takes a bit of getting used to as well,,.
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