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 Post subject: Lift/jack
PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:30 am 
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Hello,

I need to do some work and be able to take both wheels off my Sport at the same time.... Can anyone recommend a good and rather inexpensive idea for a lift/jack?

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 Post subject: Re: Lift/jack
PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 3:40 pm 
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I use two jack stands under the foot peg brackets and scissor jack and block of wood under the base of the front cylinder. Or you could support it with a rod through the swing arm pivot, and jack stands.

If you have sturdy rafters, a hoist works great.

Or you can build a simple stand from lumber.

Yes, you have to remove the fairing.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 5:27 pm 
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Could you not just use paddock stands on blocks of wood or something?


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:27 pm 
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LimitedEdition wrote:
Could you not just use paddock stands on blocks of wood or something?


Had mine with both wheels off the ground yesterday using two paddock stands. Looked a bit precarious but actually was quite stable. If I was planning on doing anything that might risk moving the bike a bit I'd be inclined to chock it or run a couple of straps down from the roof of the garage, but for what I needed the two paddock stands worked just fine.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 9:12 pm 
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Most certainly the best way is a pair of paddock stands. For the rear, the common one that lifts on the swing arm. For the front a stand that fits under the fork legs, or one that fits under the lower triple clamp. (I have acquired both) . I bought all of these after precariously hoisting my bike on the jackstands, which indeed were cheap, because I had them already.

There is also a very cool work stand that has a large hoop over the bike and a ratchet strap to lift the bike up. Takes up a lot of space in the shop, but the fastest way to lift a bike safely.

Search your local want ads to find someone selling paddock stands for cheap. They always come up from time to time, you just need to be patient. New they can be $200 each, but used you can find them for $50.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:17 am 
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Abba Stands from UK are good, I plan on getting one myself. They are about £100. They do fitting kits for most bikes.

http://www.abbastands.co.uk/


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I've been using an Abbastand since I bought my previous 900SS back in 2000. I've been using it ever since for various bikes. They are a tremendous piece of kit, well worth the initial outlay.

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Indeed, a nice bit of kit. I hadn't seen that one before. Makes a lot of sense.
Thanks for showing us that.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:09 am 
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Most certainly the best way is a pair of paddock stands. For the rear, the common one that lifts on the swing arm. For the front a stand that fits under the fork legs, or one that fits under the lower triple clamp. (I have acquired both) .

The cheapest safe way to lift a bike is definetely this. Paddock stands can be found for $30 and maybe even cheaper if you get used ones. Imho there`re only two things important. 1st the angle brackets of the rear stand should be completely rubber coated not only a steel angle with a rubber pad to prevent any scratches to the swingarm. 2nd as the bike will be pulled towards you when putting it on a paddock stand at least one of the stands should have wheels if you`re using two. (there are universal sets of 2 wheels per side for paddock stands like the one shown below. It only requires to drill a hole per side)
Regarding the front paddock stand. Both the one that fits under the fork legs (it`s the same as a rear just with different holding brackets) as well as the one that holds the bike with a pin at the lower triple clamp are fine for storage. If you want to work on the bike the second one is better as it allows you to turn the steering a little and also to keep the bike standing when the fork legs are removed.
The upper part for the front stand can be found seperately. Simple stands have the swingarm holding angles mounted with a bolt to the paddock stand. You just remove this and replace it by the new part using longer bolts. It doesn`t even really matter if one part is round, the other square tube.

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