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I was looking at buying a motorcycle jack, but with the muffler running under the bike, how do you jack this thing up?


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I was looking at buying a motorcycle jack, but with the muffler running under the bike, how do you jack this thing up?
You don't. Use a lift instead of a jack or use paddock stands.

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Thanks, I have a paddock stand but where the spool screws in broke off.


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Thanks, I have a paddock stand but where the spool screws in broke off.
Ugh. They do make stands that work by lifting from the bottom of the swingarm instead of spools. I have a Pitbull stand that converts to use either the bottom of the swingarm or spools. Maybe a good shop could weld the tab for the spool back on? Might be easier to get a new stand, not sure!
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I have this stand from harbour freight but with the adapters that you can no longer get to make it a front end stand..No spools needed for this.http://www.harborfreight.com/motorcy...and-65620.html

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I guess I'll have to get one of those. One of the other reasons I wanted to lift if was because I bought my bike lowered and I was thinking about putting the forks back and taking the lowered block off.


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In the photo below. You see the silver plastic between the foot peg and shock. On both sides that can be removed and a hole runs through that you can put a piece of pipe through than lift with a hoist to get it off the ground.....

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In the photo below. You see the silver plastic between the foot peg and shock. On both sides that can be removed and a hole runs through that you can put a piece of pipe through than lift with a hoist to get it off the ground.....

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Nice! Thanks so much.


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Awesome pics Invader. Did you buy that or build it?


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i have an swmotech skidplate and I use a motorcycle type jack under it to raise the front of the bike. works good--------
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i have an swmotech skidplate and I use a motorcycle type jack under it to raise the front of the bike. works good--------
Great! I have a SW Motech skidplate also, I wasn't sure if it would hold the weight of the bike.


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Awesome pics Invader. Did you buy that or build it?
Some guy in Europe made it... I jack it up on front and rear stands, then support it on my improved Happy Trails skid plate.
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