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Kawi Scissor Jack 57001-1238

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A thousand pardons if this has been asked before but I searched for the key words I thought would be applicable with no joy. The service manual lists the part number above (along with extensions -1608) for lifting the bike to change wheels, etc. I know there are other jacks out there that are similar and less expensive. My question though is "where" are the good locations for the extensions to contact the bike when using this type of jack? Anyone use one or similar? Realize it might be just as easy to get front/rear stands but I have a HF full table lift and a scissor jack takes up a lot less room. Thanks!
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I use a set of track stands with spools on the rear swing arm - there are various threads and everybody likes what they have.

Great for tire changes, etc, just not if you are wanting to remove the swing arm or front forks.

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Thanks. I have used them before on other bikes and I know I could get a set that would work. Only disadvantage is the stand takes up some of the working space on the table lift while a scissor jack would be underneath the frame of the bike. That being said, I know there are stands that come with detachable handles so they have a reduced footprint.

I have a flat scissor jack that I use now on other bikes though I would have to take the muffler body off each time on the Versys. Not a huge deal for infrequent jobs like shock servicing but not sure I'd want to do it every tire change. Interestingly, I called a local dealership and asked one of the service guys about using the Kawi jack - he'd never heard of it. Told me that it could be lifted from underneath by the header pipe or muffler... Now I could do that on my Buell because it had jacking points built into the exhaust but I'm not sure I'd do it on a Versys.
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