What Kinda Bike Is That?
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Mount Desert Island, Maine
......skidplate, block of wood, floorjack.
Instead of recutting the wood, (there is a high risk of the blocks splitting with the "end grain" of the wooden blocks being in contact with the bolt. Particularly as the wooden blocks dry out over time.), purchase a pipe adaptor/nipple and cut it in half. Use one half of each as a "half-bushing" down in the detents where the body of the bolt lays across the wooden block. Doing this will probably disperse the pressure enough to keep the blocks from splitting.
This morning, this is where my bike is at right now. The rear is hung from the garage ceiling by a come-a-long and also supported by some blocking underneath the bike's frame, (doing swingarm bearing work), and the front is held up and stabilized by ratcheting tie-down straps from the crashbars to the garage ceiling joists. The front is also stabilized with a jackstand "hooked" into my crashbars, (rebuilding the speedo sensor and changing a front tire.).
2007 DL-650 (I gave away in 2012 with 111,000 + miles)
"A word grows to a thought; a thought to an idea; an idea to an act. All the pieces are put together, and the whole is yours."
1942, Beryl Markham: "West With the Night"
"You can talk about doing a thing until everyone finally talks you out of it, or you can actually do the thing"
James Baldwin "Across Islands and Oceans"
Last edited by Black Lab; 01-09-2010 at 11:58 AM.