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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-17-2006, 09:23 AM Thread Starter
 
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soo rear stands are dumb??

ok. i need to support the rear of my bike, so i can take it off..

but a rear stand holds the bike by the swingarm...which is what im trying to take off..????

soOoOoo what do i do?
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ok. i need to support the rear of my bike, so i can take it off..

but a rear stand holds the bike by the swingarm...which is what im trying to take off..????

soOoOoo what do i do?
A motorcycle jack is for your job in hand. A rear stand is for tire removing or upright storage. Or to be race cool in your garage.
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Agreed, it'll lift your bike from the engine underneath. I've seen them at Sam's Club for under $100.
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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-17-2006, 04:46 PM
 
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Sears has a good motorcycle jack for around $100.
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dood(s) ...as i said, I'm taking the engine out so if i supported it by the engine....hrmmm.

wut?
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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-17-2006, 08:13 PM Thread Starter
 
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wait wait wait. i might have been not thinking.

so i jack it up on the motor, remove the rear end, then undo the motor mounts and its already on the jack and i just lift the frame off!!!


High 5!
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Are you trying to remove the swing arm and the motor?

But you need a MC lift...

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I have lifted the bike with the MC lift with a front fork stand, a jack and some jack stands!




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Theres a hole in the bucket dear liza dear liza, theres a hole in the bucket dear liza theres a hole.
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Are you trying to remove the swing arm and the motor?

But you need a MC lift...

see thread

I have lifted the bike with the MC lift with a front fork stand, a jack and some jack stands!

yah i just using a good floor jack w/ a couple even 2x4 pieces and a front stand. seems to be workin just fine.

thx tho.

i was having a DUH day yesterday!
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Where there is a will, there is a way. I even have 1/2 I bolts in the rafter of the shop to strap thing from above.

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i used to use the strap method, when i still lived at my parents. there was a big steel I beam across the garage...i could hang a goldwing off of.

but in my place now theres only some 2x4's, which bend a good amount when i half hang on the straps. No WAY am i trusting that with my babies!

i went and looked at that craftsman bike stand today...dont know about all that. a little too big and bulky for me, plus i will never own a bike over 600 lbs...let alone the 1500 taht thing can lift.

I saw a smaller lift, same idea at my local bike shop for the same price, but seems a lot simpler and basic for my needs.

on the other hand theres full motorcycle lifts in the want ad for 500$ ....

so i dont know...floor jack for this time anyway.

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There actually floor joist here. 2X8's I think. One set is doubled. I just set the front under the double boards when it needs to be secured. I have a stem stand for both the Duc and the Gixxer but it doesn't work well when the tree needs to come off. I then use the straps and atv floor jack.

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929... what you have to remember is that those lifts at Sears aren't just for MC...they also are for ATV's and such.

I would suggest the alum one... it weights about 1/2 and gets in about 1/2-1" lower...




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