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post #1 of 17 Old 12-29-2014, 08:11 AM Thread Starter
 
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I need to pick your brains about a front fork lift. I was going to get this Venom front fork lift from KapscoMoto Venom Motorcycle Front Fork Wheel Lift Stand Paddock Stands But I noticed that the 2014 VStrom 650 front down tubes are not the same height from the ground. The left side is 5/8" lower because of the axle locking bolt. Will that make a difference when lifting the bike? Has anyone had problems lifting their VStrom's because of this? Or am I making a big deal out of 5/8"? Another question I have is: will these front Fork Paddock lift stand attachments work in the Venom rear spool lift stand? (Which I already have) Fork Paddock Lift Stand Attachments for Front Motorcycle Lift Stands Has anyone tried that combo? I hope this is the correct forum to ask these questions. Thanks guys
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The front stand works (I have both). I don't believe the rear stand can be modified to work on the front - besides, it is not safe to lift the front using the fork lift stand without having the rear stand in place first, or, putting the bike on the center stand first.
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I need to pick your brains about a front fork lift. I was going to get this Venom front fork lift from KapscoMoto Venom Motorcycle Front Fork Wheel Lift Stand Paddock Stands But I noticed that the 2014 VStrom 650 front down tubes are not the same height from the ground. The left side is 5/8" lower because of the axle locking bolt. Will that make a difference when lifting the bike? Has anyone had problems lifting their VStrom's because of this? Or am I making a big deal out of 5/8"? Another question I have is: will these front Fork Paddock lift stand attachments work in the Venom rear spool lift stand? (Which I already have) Fork Paddock Lift Stand Attachments for Front Motorcycle Lift Stands Has anyone tried that combo? I hope this is the correct forum to ask these questions. Thanks guys


A triple tree lift is more useful for the front. That way you can take the forks off if need be. More secure also.

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I looked at the triple tree lift but there is a brake line right in front of the hole under the cowling. You would have to remove the line's bracket & nudge it out of the way 1st, making that more work plus I don't think the TT lift will reach the hole w/o hitting the cowling.

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The front stand works (I have both). I don't believe the rear stand can be modified to work on the front - besides, it is not safe to lift the front using the fork lift stand without having the rear stand in place first, or, putting the bike on the center stand first.
I have both a center & rear spool lift stand. I was wondering if I could cheep out with front paddocks only plus save the storage space of 2 lift stands.
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I looked at the triple tree lift but there is a brake line right in front of the hole under the cowling. You would have to remove the line's bracket & nudge in out of the way 1st, making that more work plus I don't think the TT lift will reach the hole w/o hitting the cowling.

I bought a SV Racing stem lift. It came with a longer pin so no problems with the brake line. The stand doesn't hit the cowling you do have to be careful getting it in and out.


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Does it lift the bike high enough so the wheel pass under the front of the fender?
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Kapscomoto said the front paddocks had a smaller diameter shaft than the rear spool bracket shafts. Their salesman said I could tighten the rear lift bolts to take up the slack in the hole. Now that's what I call some good customer service. I'm going to sleep on it & see what to do tomorrow. Thanks SPEC those SV racing team TT lifts look pretty good even though they cost more. Thanks wchood for the front lift info.

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Just a warning for front paddock lifts. The Venom front paddock lift will not work with the glee '14 dl650. There is a bolt for the speed sensor on the right tube & the left tube is lower due to the axle locking bolt. Also the lift is NOT big enough to lift the front wheel. So save $40 & try some thing other than a Venom paddock lift. I'm not sure any paddock lift is right for this bike. I noticed that the fork tube ends have round holes at the very bottom so I think Suzuki must make an OEM lift for the front of the V-Strom. I'll have to check around, now I have this barely used front lift for sale.

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post #10 of 17 Old 01-26-2015, 07:09 PM
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Good old center stand solves everything...

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