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Which scissor lift

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I have a centre stand on my 2017 650 , which is handy for chain cleaning/lube and rear wheel works , but not so handy when taking off/ back on for the front wheel . It seems to make the bike tilt down in the front when on the centre stand .

So I'm looking for a scissor lift which will work on the bike by getting the front wheel in the air , does any members here recommend a make of stand which works ? Also how do they fit on to the bike ?

Was looking for an Abba stand , but looking at their website there seems to be not option for my bike so assuming they don't fit .

But if anyone has any other suggestions for lifting the front of the bike would be great .

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I assume you're doing this at home?

I have used a "tie-down" attached to the garage-door opener to keep the front-end up. Here's a pic (mine are yellow colored).


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https://www.ebay.com/itm/Warrior-Mot...-/142692981295

Look real nice and cost around US$ 63.00 only.
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One of my issues with the Versys is that I was, more or less, forced to purchase a lift with the triple tree connection. I went with a Cycle Gear lift and that, extended all the way up, wouldn't lift the bike's front tire off the ground. So I wound up returning it for a $$$ Pit Bull stand. It was expensive but totally worth it! Very easy to lift the bike's front end with and get the front tire off.

With that said, the Pit Bull is able to be used as just a fork stand or, and you WILL need the attachment (extra $$$), you can put on the triple tree lift accessory and adjust the height accordingly. Make sure you get the correct pin if you go this route.

https://www.pit-bull.com/motorcycle-...tand-f0100-200

For the Versys 650 - https://www.pit-bull.com/standard-pi...pter-f0001-054
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Thanks for the replies !!

Yeah I'm doing this at home . I had the bike on the centre stand and then paddock stand at the front holding the front of the bike up , but once the axle bolts came out it seems like the forks went out of line and I couldn't get the axle back in .

Once I got a helper to push down on the back of the bike , took the paddock stand of the front , the forks lined up again . I'm assuming the paddock stand ( a cheap stand to be honest ) was putting the forks under different tension , or just the paddock stands themselves are twisted.

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Thanks for the replies !!

Yeah I'm doing this at home . I had the bike on the centre stand and then paddock stand at the front holding the front of the bike up , but once the axle bolts came out it seems like the forks went out of line and I couldn't get the axle back in .

Exactly what happened to me!
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Thanks for the replies !!

Yeah I'm doing this at home . I had the bike on the centre stand and then paddock stand at the front holding the front of the bike up , but once the axle bolts came out it seems like the forks went out of line and I couldn't get the axle back in .

Once I got a helper to push down on the back of the bike , took the paddock stand of the front , the forks lined up again . I'm assuming the paddock stand ( a cheap stand to be honest ) was putting the forks under different tension , or just the paddock stands themselves are twisted.
I'm under the impression that you have used a fork stand that holds the front end from under the bottom of each fork.
You need a triple tree stand that connects directly under the triple tree.

This should correct your problem when servicing the front end.

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...You need a triple tree stand that connects directly under the triple tree....
UNLESS you need to grease your steering-stem bearings, which is what I was doing when I took that pic, meaning your "triple tree" gets taken OFF....



That pic was after I put the triple tree back in, and here's a pic just before it, w/ the 'stem' on the bench.

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I was thinking of using a scissor lift to free up the front of the bike when working on it , plus I thought it might come in handy if I were to work with other bikes .

I've been looking though web sites and google images , looks like most of the scissor lifts work on the same principal , just different quality and prices . I'm going to buy one I've been looking at and will see if it does the job .
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