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Cheap front stand for SW Motech Bars

I was looking for a stable way to raise the front of my Versys for front wheel removal, etc.

Using a 14 inch long 2x4 and a 14 inch long 4x4 (screwed together), I came up with a very cheap, stable solution (with my 13 year old swingarm stand in place).

This works well with my SW Motech crashbars and my very stable, very level scissors jack as pictured. The 4x4 fits nicely between the exhaust and the front wheel.

I figure this setup would give others ideas for solving this issue. It would be even more stable with 2 4x4s, or even a complete box-shaped structure.

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Neat idea! I like the floor too.

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That's great! Unfortunately,PitbullŪ just lost my planned front stand purchase!
Thanks michael95453.
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Good Idea!
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I was looking for a stable way to raise the front of my Versys for front wheel removal, etc.

Using a 14 inch long 2x4 and a 14 inch long 4x4 (screwed together), I came up with a very cheap, stable solution (with my 13 year old swingarm stand in place).

This works well with my SW Motech crashbars and my very stable, very level scissors jack as pictured. The 4x4 fits nicely between the exhaust and the front wheel.

I figure this setup would give others ideas for solving this issue. It would be even more stable with 2 4x4s, or even a complete box-shaped structure.

Michael
Not recommended by us here at Twisted Throttle. In fact, I will go so far as to say that voids any warranty. You are better off getting a front stand that uses a pin that sits in the triple tree. The pin size should be 27mm. Proper Pin size is critical to a stable lift. Confirm the pin size before purchasing it.

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Hm. It's good that twistedthrottle has such faith in SW motechs product which is supposed to hold the full weight of the bike on one side
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Nice idea.

Only the warranty part dont sound nice.


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That is an ingenious way to lift the front... They tend to break on their own anyway.
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I still love my Hepco & Becker crashbars.
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I think my front end (stand?) is even cheaper and easier. Screwed a BIG hook into the garage rafter and use a come-along with soft ties to lift the front. First put the bike on the rear stand. It is necessary to put the bike on the rear stand first so that the bike will not swing sideways. This way I can remove both wheels, throw them in the trunk of the car and take to the dealer for new tires saving $50.00
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Not recommended by us here at Twisted Throttle. In fact, I will go so far as to say that voids any warranty....

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Funny, that's the same thing that the guy at the lumber yard told me about using the 2x4s in this manner.

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