Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Colby, Washington
Lifting the VStrom
This may fall in the dumb question category but what is the proper way to lift the VStrom? I haven't had mine that long and it has been in Texas most of the time at my daughter's but now have it home where I can get to know it better.
I just returned from a 2500 ride from San Antonio to Colby, WA. I washed and waxed my DL1000 yesterday with the bike in a chock. I wanted to lift it to spin the wheels for cleaning but wasn't quite sure how to safely do it without damaging something. I have steel skid plate and thought it was supported by a frame member but it appears to be only at the attachment points. I considered putting my scissors jack under it to lift the front end, and then the rear, a few inches but it appears that if the skid plate bent, it would come in contact with the forward exhaust header and possibly damage that too.
The dealership in San Antonio used one of those rear wheel lifts (I'm not sure what the correct name for them is) to change the rear tire. I didn't have the front tire changed so am not sure how they would have lifted the bike to do it.
Am I missing something obvious here? I just did a forum search on the issue but nothing popped on lifting the Strom.