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Motorcycle Floor Jack

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This evening I purchased a dedicated motorcycle floorjack, rated at 1500lbs. I am planning to install Speedys lowering kit, where is good spot to position the jack to do the install ?. Let me know, GV09
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You can use the jack under the exhaust with a block of wood. just lift the wheel of the ground and you are good to install the lower kit. Just dont jack too high and alway place the jack at either end of the exhaust with a piece of wood. Did mine with a car jack, no problem.
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The exhaust on the Versys is not intended to bare the weight of the bike. You'll probably be able get away with it but just know it's not the preferred way to pick up the bike.


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The exhaust on the Versys is not intended to bare the weight of the bike. You'll probably be able get away with it but just know it's not the preferred way to pick up the bike.
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Will have to agree on that, but the weight will be distributed to the front wheel and the side stand and the jack under the exhaust will bear some weight not all. The side of the exhaust is quite strong and should be able to take the weight. Have used this method a few times, unless you want to fabricate a jack jig/stand. it depend on what you have at your disposal. Improvising is the key.
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Don't know if this helps, depends if you can use a welder or get someone who can to make a dedicated frame to use with your bike lift.
Here are some pictures of a lift frame I made which I posted on a previous topic, plus a close up of the mounting points.
Quick and very safe way to lift the V. both wheels can be removed at the same time and great for cleaning. IMHO I would not want to lift the bike by jacking under the exhaust system.










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Looks like it was built to lift 20 V's

I just use a ratchet strap from the roof joists.


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I have used fastomans advice and tried this, it is effective for just cleaning/oiling chain but have a new rear sprocket coming and may have to secure better otherwise may risk damage to exhaust. A stand would cost me over $200 NZ. you will see some load is still on side stand and have lifted wheel just off ground




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As brotherC say its not meant for that purpose so just be careful.
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