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need a lift..

Was wondering what kind of lift was best foor the Versys, I havnt bought one yet but need to pick one up soon.
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I am ordering one of these this month to replace my old one. Looks like it will work fine for my other bikes too.

http://www.kendonusa.com/lift.htm

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That one does not get the wheels off of the ground though. With the V you can't use a lift under the engine because of the exhaust.

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This is what I have. Lifts the bike up a few inches and allows the wheels to be removed/turned. They hold the bike very steady so there is no fear of tipping.

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I have been using one of these without any issues.
You will need to install spools.

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That one does not get the wheels off of the ground though. With the V you can use a lift under the engine because of the exhaust....
Not TOO sure I'd do that. There are reports of the headers cracking where they join the muffler.

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Catco,

Harbor Freight sells a box-section aluminum "paddock stand" that's reasonably priced. Thus far, mine has held up flawlessly. You'll need to order spools, or paddle adapters, which they sell as well. The stand sells for $50 and the 10 millimeter spools are currently on sale for less than $4. (Never when I go shopping though!)

Here's what it looks like: http://www.harborfreight.com/low-pro...and-99701.html Scroll down to see the spools. I imagine you could use the paddle adapters but I chose the spools because I believe they offer much better stability.

As an added bonus, you'll notice that Harbor Freight is having a 20% off any item sale until April 5th. There's a promotion code at the right side of the big yellow banner at the top of that page. Good luck!

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Not TOO sure I'd do that. There are reports of the headers cracking where they join the muffler.
My bad. I forgot to put the "t" at the end of can't. I would not usse a engine lift.

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Not TOO sure I'd do that. There are reports of the headers cracking where they join the muffler.
My bad. I forgot to put the "t" at the end of can't. I would not usse a engine lift.

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I tried the Harbor Freight aluminum stand and it was welded so crooked I needed a second person to flex it enough to work. The arms were different lengths, both arms were tilted to the left and the rest of the frame was crooked as well. I loved the design but had to return it. Dropping your bike will cost more than a Pitbull stand so thats what Im getting. Other cheap stands may be OK but everything I have ever bought from Harbor Freight was defective (5 attempts). I wished I could have kept it, very cool design.
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My bad. I forgot to put the "t" at the end of can't. I would not usse a engine lift.
Get check by a MD, I think you are having a stroke !



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I got one of these: http://www.kendonusa.com/sportlift.html

It folds up vertically, and can be wheeled into a corner. I also have a Woodcraft rear stand and a Lockhart Phillips front stand that lifts at the steering head.

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Was wondering what kind of lift was best foor the Versys, I havnt bought one yet but need to pick one up soon.
catco, Dont know if this is any good for you but I made this a while ago works great.
linky to previous post, http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...?t=1629&page=3
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I love my rear spool lift. It's pretty easy to do on your own once you practice a few times.
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Abba stand

Check out the Abba Stands. It would be my choice

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PSR-USA has come out with some bike stands.
http://www.psr-usa.com/acb/Category.cfm?&DID=43&CATID=3

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I have the harbor freight rear stand with spools. Mine works, but the fabrication isn't top quality. Surprising 5/5 failed to work.
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Fly-N-Cycle Motorsports sells front and rear stands. They have a combo deal for $80. Add a set of good spools to get your order over $99 and shipping is free.

http://www.flyncycle.com/
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