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post #1 of 25 Old 05-31-2019, 12:27 PM Thread Starter
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T-Rex Racing Spool Adapters

https://www.t-rex-racing.com/2010-20...n55-11ffsa.htm

Anybody have these on their N1k's?

I'm having a really tough time finding the right spools to use on the N1k that works with my pitbull spool stand that does NOT make contact with my swing arm yet still keep the spools from hitting the OEM mufflers.

I'm currently using the Pitbull L-brackets and they work ok but not as quick and secure as real spools.
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post #2 of 25 Old 05-31-2019, 03:29 PM
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I don't have those but there are small spools that work fine with the stock mufflers. Does your stand not adjust to fit those? I just have the Harbor Freight cheapie stand and it works fine with the small spools. Just gotta be careful not to scrape the swingarm when using it.

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The Pitbull spool arms have very long "ears" so they extend quite a bit taller from the spool. These taller "ears" make slight contact on the swing arm with the spools I was using. These small ones I got from Cycle Gear.

My used 2012's swing arm came with some small, unknown brand spools installed by the previous owner. But the 2012's right swing arm is all scratched and the left has a few scratches, which tells me the PO also had issues with spool arms hitting the swing arm.

It's very difficult to find small spools that will work without trial and error $$$.

Kenors, do you have a picture of your bike on that spool stand? And do you know which spools you used?
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post #4 of 25 Old 06-01-2019, 09:09 PM
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I use the T-Rex racing lift front and rear and their small spools........they work fine on my 2014, but I can scrape the swingarm if I am careless.
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Here ya go. I don't remember the spools. They're pretty generic and black painted aluminum. I had them on my 2011 and transferred them to my '14 so it was a while ago I got them. They work fine with the stock exhaust and have a 1/2" spacer behind them (came with the spools) that puts them away from the swingarm a bit. One pic you can see where I scratched the swingarm.
The forks of the lift look a bit ratty. After I scratched the swingarm I plastidipped the forks and it didn't really last very well. I've since learned to be careful and had no issues.
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Kind of off topic, but I just got some woodcraft 8mm spools for my bike and they seem REALLY tight to thread on. Is 8mm correct for the 2016? I'm afraid that if they aren't I might really ruin the threads in the swingarm by forcing it, but my research so far has said 8mm is the right size.
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I can't remember the make of spoils I put on my '13 N1k, but I wasn't aware o the muffler impact issue until I nearly had it fall off my paddock stand as the weld had actually failed due to impact with the muffler. I eventually got the swingarm replaced under warranty as nowhere did it say remove spoils before riding - stupid idea. The way I got round it in the end was to replace the stock mufflers; not the cheapest option, but it works and looks a lot better!
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Kind of off topic, but I just got some woodcraft 8mm spools for my bike and they seem REALLY tight to thread on. Is 8mm correct for the 2016? I'm afraid that if they aren't I might really ruin the threads in the swingarm by forcing it, but my research so far has said 8mm is the right size.
You left out the part where the mechanic used "imperial screws" as a make do when changing a tire. Picture a spool, on each side, with incorrect threads that don't match up. At this point, you put the pressure on it from the ass end of a 500 lb motorcycle and wonder how/if there might be thread damage?
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Thank you Kenors. Yeah I already have a small scratch on my 2018 swing arm when I used my Pitbull spool arms. Learned the hard way for sure. After that incident I've since only used the L-shaped bracket.
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I bought these: https://www.amazon.com/Keiti-Additio.../dp/B0036G3JAS

Keiti mini spools. Very small and compact.
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