Well shiite!Tell em ta send ya the older pin.Mine works GREAT!It's plenty enough to hold the rear up safely."axel diameter on the older models not the same all the way through".Okay...just went out and slid the stand into the other side.It IS a slightly bit more open.But yer not puttin it IN that side.Not that it would matter I don't think?Maybe with the pipe on there,yeah.The main force is at the pin stop.That area and farther in fit fine.I use mine with the handle to the rear.Inserted into the chain side.
This is the one that came with it...11 3/4 total length.2 3/4 of that taken up by the pin housing.When my bike is up on the stand,I CAN wiggle it gently from side to side...Now I see why.BUT...that is a ZERO problem cause I'm not moving bike from side to side or anything.It's not like it's gonna fall over.The surface is on the inside top surface of the axle.So it's sitting correctly.I'm VERY careful when working with it on the stand ANYWAY.It aint gonna fall,'less I push it over.I do watch it when I spin the wheel however to lube and clean the sprocket and chain.It has been known to creep slightly.But it aint gonna slide off there or anything.They ned to send you the original pin for that stand.Regardless of 'why' they say they shouldn't.You're the customer.You already paid for it.I wouldn't accept that short one either.
Last edited by h2madness!; 04-25-2019 at 08:19 PM.