Yes. I like the jack for long term winter maintenance. I wish I took a picture, but sadly, no. I inserted a long spike (14" nail, I think, through the hole located at the bottom of the engine. I then modified some 2X4s to pick up the bike by the spike. It took a bit of puzzling and I cut some grooves in the 2X4s for stability but it works, just. I then strap the bike to the jack for safety and leave it like that all winter.Have any of you used a motorcycle jack on your bikes.??
I have a paddock stand for the bike. Didn't know if thats all I needed to do the shock change. Got all the goodies in now to change it all over to Progressive. :mrgreen:I don't remember if you have one, but an aftermarket skid plate will support the bike, no problem. The stock plastic simulated skid plate, no.
At home, I use this rear stand with spools in the swingarm -- this is one of the best I've seen. I also have their front stand, but usually it's easier to just jack up under my skid plate:
URRS05-Adjustable Rear Stand
On the road, I carry an Endurostar trail stand:
Enduro Star / Trail Stand
Yes, it's plenty strong, and works great on the Vee.
I bought about $20 of 1" gas pipe and fittings at Home Depot and made a stand that goes over the bike and you can use it to ratchet the rear or front of the bike up depending on what you are doing. And when you are finished you can hang it flat on the wall.
I recently moved 1/2 way across the country and the movers charge by weight so the stand was given to a friend of mine. But here is the basic concept. This is how I built mineI'd love to see pictures!
Awesome! :thumbup:I recently moved 1/2 way across the country and the movers charge by weight so the stand was given to a friend of mine. But here is the basic concept. This is how I built mine
one 4 foot piece of pipe threaded on both ends
two 6 foot pieces of pipe threaded on both ends
four 2 foot pieces of pipe threaded on both ends
four end caps
Screw an elbow on each end of the 4 foot piece of pipe, this will be the top section which you hang the bike from with ratchet straps.
Screw a 6 foot piece of pipe on each side into the other end of the elbows you just used. these are the sides.
Screw a T on the bottom of each of the 6 foot pieces of pipe then screw the remaining four pieces of 2 foot pipe into the T's and then screw 4 end caps on.
Stand works great and very sturdy. When finished you can twist the T's so the "feet" point together and then you can hang it flat on the wall or stand it up against a wall so it's out of the way.
I'll try to dig up a picture.