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floor jack under skidplate?

I wasn't real sure if this was a good idea or not but it didn't seem to hurt the skidplate any. I don't have a stand for the front yet but I may not need one now. I will be pulling the wheels to get new tires on before too long.probably the pr 3 Michelins. the Pirelli mt60's that are on there look to be almost new, but I want a different tread.-------
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Depends on the strength of the plate and the mounting points used. I know that with some of the plates (e.g. my Algard), it mounts to either the oil pan or the exhaust pipe. I know that I won't use my lift under mine, as I can see something giving way due to the weight, and the repair would cost me a lot more than whatever I was using the lift for. Not worth the risk.

Just my opinion, though. I'd love to have an adapter that worked well with my m/c lift. I've seen custom ones on the site, but I just don't have the skills to make one.

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I was just reading where another member jacked up the whole bike lifting under the sw motech skidplate. I was only lifting the front of the bike and lifted towards the front of the plate for the least amount of stress on the plate. im not sure I would feel comfortable lifting the whole bike this way. that would put me in a bad mood real quick if I end up with a $200+ piece of scrap metal
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Those tires look brand new! Bummer!





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Get some bricks and put them under the front fork?

Or spend some extra money and get jack stands.

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I'd suggest using some "tie-downs" from the handlebars to either a ceiling joist, or where your garage door opener attaches, IN CASE it starts to want to go either side.

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I'd suggest using some "tie-downs" from the handlebars to either a ceiling joist, or where your garage door opener attaches, IN CASE it starts to want to go either side.
hey, its funny you mentioned that just now. I just walked in the door from sams club, and I bought a hoist 1500lb like an atv hoist. except im going to mount it from the floor joists, to pull the v off the ground. or maybe use the jack and the hoist for xtra protection.----they are only $49---hey, have you been to lake havasu? my sister and her husband are there for 5 months till it warms up in northern Michigan where they live. I get daily updates on the temps and photos of the lake. I am chomping at the bit to get out there. if I drive , ill haul the v out there. looks like a great area to explore on a motorcycle. ---dale
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---hey, have you been to lake havasu? looks like a great area to explore on a motorcycle. ---dale
Yes - rode thru there enroute to Death Valley a year or two back. ALL of AZ is a GREAT ride. IF you get there, try old Hwy 66 from N of Havasu, east to Kingman. It's narrow and twisty, so DON'T get TOO "enthusiastic"....

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has anyone else built a Bike Stand like this? Saw it on the Europe Forum from South Africa I believe. Works better than any other stand I've used.
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