Cheap bike lift
I didn't want to have to spend the money for the factory center stand for my 2018 DL1000XT just so I could remove the rear rim, service the shock linkage, R&R the shock and grease the swingarm pivot bearings. Whats nice about removing the rear rim is I can lift it up just enough that the axle slides out, and when installing the rim with a new tire I can just as easily adjust the height so that the axle can slide in without having to hold the rim and tire in position.
So I scissor lift off of Amazon for $42 shipped and machined up some lifting brackets out of 1/4" CRS bar and 3/16" angle iron, which bolt to the top of the scissor lift. I also machined up some custom aluminum spools that bolt to each side of the frame using the factory center stand mounting holes. To use it all I have to is roll the bike into my free-standing front wheel chock, then slid the scissor lift underneath the bike and align the vertical bars to the spools and then raise the scissor lift up.
I used the same scissor lift for a custom front lift I made for my 2013 FJR1300.
2018 black DL1000XA with Arrow header, Holeshot slip-on, mag rims w/silver rim tape, Custom Lamm seat, Aprilia Tuono mirrors, V-Stream sport screen, Givi hugger, Cox radiator guard, Kaoko throttle lock, V-Steam sport shield, led turn signals and lots of custom parts and mods.
2007 Suzuki Candy Sonoma Red naked Bandit 1250S/AK7.
Last edited by MetrickMetal; 01-06-2018 at 01:38 PM.