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Paddock stand for Versys

Hello,

I need a stand that lifts the bike completely from the ground, for winter storage but to work on it also.
I know Don is working on the center stand, but it will lift only the back and I cannot move the bike easy.
I was thinking taking a jack lift, but there are no mounting points to lift it up under the bike (clivecoo did something that is interesting http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...55&postcount=5 )

I found this Bursig paddock stand on the internet in Germany:
http://xtcommerce.motorradteile-burs...2009-2010.html

The problem is that works only on a limited number of bikes and it's expensive ( compared with a pair of front + rear stands).
This problem comes from the fact that you need to install something on the bike to be able to lift it and there is no mounting point for Versys.

I was working on something in the last weeks and I think ( 90% ) that I have a solution for our bike (Versys 2009). More than that, even though the stand works only on the left side ( as you see in the videos) my thing will work on both sides, so you can lift it up and work free wherever you want.

I'm in discussions with the producer to test this solution and I wanted see who's interested in having something like that.
I won't have any gain in this, as the stand is not mine, I don't have time and money to invest in this

Apparently they don't have a distributor in US, they sale only on internet from Germany.

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Nice stand from Germany, thanks for sharing.

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Maybe this could do the job

Easy lift, easy to carry the load around ...

Let us know

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Maybe this could do the job

Easy lift, easy to carry the load around ...

Let us know

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Very funny
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Maybe this could do the job

Easy lift, easy to carry the load around ...

Let us know

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where are the mounting points???

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Wasn't trying to be funny

For the mounting point, you have to fiddle, which you would have had to do anyway !





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Thx for trying to help, but this Pallet Jack costs more than 300USD, lifts 5500 lbs ( I need maximum 6-700 lbs), is not easy to turn in tight spaces ( I have 3 at work and I have a lot of practice) and the lift is not that great ( few inches).
A jack lift like this:

http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/brows....jsp?locale=en
will do a better job, but I'm looking for something bettter

Funny stuff:
Few minutes ago I was called by Kawasaki Canada; about 2 weeks ago I left a message on Kawasaki Japan site, requesting a 3D model of Versys to be able to look and measure mounting points. They said that they don't give anything, as considered a secret . I said I have the bike, I can scan it with a laser and have the 3D, but still..... they said that they called just to let me know that they don't give it to me.... but it's an interesting project ))))

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Here's a 1500 lb stand thats been around for a while and will do the same job lifting as the German and Canadaian one. A little cheaper also.

http://www.harborfreight.com/1500-lb...lift-2792.html

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I have that stand. I just need some sort of a sub-frame fabricated so I can use the stand on the V. Any ideas?
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this is the best portable stand I have ever seen.

http://www.motorcyclemerchandise.net...stand-packjack

Very simple yet effective on long tour for bike without centre stand.

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I have a similar stand/jack I use for my ATVs...as stated I don't think it will work with the V with out modifications.
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I have that stand. I just need some sort of a sub-frame fabricated so I can use the stand on the V. Any ideas?
You can fabricate your sub frame using 3 point axis.

2 point using the peg area, left and right pegs and the 3rd point will need to rest on the muffler with some padding. These 3 point will form a triangular base and fitted to the stand for a sure lift.

Major load will need to be on the L/R pegs and some weight on the muffler.

Hope it helps.

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For this hydraulic jack lift Clivecoo had a solution, I already posted in the beginning of the thread:
http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...55&postcount=5

I was amazed that Kawasaki Japan actually looked to my request, it's good to know; if you want something on the next Versys, send them the idea. I want a center stand standard

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I have that stand. I just need some sort of a sub-frame fabricated so I can use the stand on the V. Any ideas?
I'll see what I can figure out and let you know. It will take a 3 point support and need to fit with that jack.

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That would be FANTASTIC!!!!
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This might work also, I`m building a carport now and I put steel poles.

I see that ideas are coming, that`s great!!

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This jack lift is on sale starting tomorrow at Canadian Tire, I think for about 70$.

http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/brows....jsp?locale=en

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