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post #1 of 11 Old 03-27-2006, 11:29 PM
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Has Anyone Used This Lift for their 650?

Here is a picture of the lift I own.

I used this when I owned my KLR650 with no problem, but the underside of that bike was pretty tidy. The DL650 underside makes me hesitate to put a lift under it (more specifically, because of the radiator and exhaust pipes).

Does anyone use this for their Wee, and if so, is there any special way of lifting the bike to prevent damage?

Of course, I probably will just try it out...slowly...but I thought I'd see if anyone has experience with it.

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post #2 of 11 Old 03-28-2006, 06:27 AM
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I've seen pictures and posts on adapters to use with a lift. Try Search for lift adapters.
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post #3 of 11 Old 03-28-2006, 12:30 PM
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Personally, I'd be nervous about using any of these types of lifts without a bike that has frame rails underneat the bike. IOW, these work great on Harleys.

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post #4 of 11 Old 03-29-2006, 12:52 AM
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This type of jack will not work with the exhaust system under the motor.
The screw type are better with adpater pins to get around the ehaust. That type of jack works best on Harleys, Gold Wings, where there is a frame to jack up on.
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post #5 of 11 Old 03-29-2006, 02:30 AM
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You guys are confirming my suspicions.

Hmmm, I guess I'll just have to add a centerstand to my list of "needs". :P
post #6 of 11 Old 03-29-2006, 05:05 AM
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I would not own a bike without a center stand. And I get to take it with me on the road just in case. Ride On, Ride Safe.

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post #7 of 11 Old 03-29-2006, 01:47 PM
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Just to make your decision harder..... I have one of those and it works fine ***if you have a skid plate****

I have the SW-Motech guards and plate and it perches on there just fine.


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post #8 of 11 Old 03-29-2006, 06:32 PM
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That is interesting. I have the SW Mototech guards and plate too and like them just fine but I would not have believed the plate was heavy enough to lift the bike like that.
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post #9 of 11 Old 03-30-2006, 01:01 PM
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I made a simple blocking plate for my DL1000 that works quite well with my Harbor Freight M/C lift. Here's a link to a post on VSRI that describes it:
post #10 of 11 Old 03-30-2006, 04:52 PM
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I had to install a skid plate I bought from Dan Vesel in order to use this lift. Unless you get something like it or make some sort of adaptor, you wont be able to use it with a Strom.


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