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Lifting the bike for service

How do you do it?

My only guess is paddock stands.

Anybody have any preferred brands or know of any sites offering a good deal?
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One of these...

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

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So the front/back sections are removable to take off/rotate wheels? Hmmm......
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I got the front and rear stands and rear spools for approx $120.00 from http://www.t-rex-racing.com/
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So the front/back sections are removable to take off/rotate wheels? Hmmm......

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I ordered a rear T-rex racing stand and some spools just as StonedGP did. I just got it in a couple of days ago and I'll have to say it was a heck of a value. Great stand for the price and they shipped extremely fast. Got the stand in two days. Great guys, I highly recommend them.
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Harbour Freight ATV Lift! Works great!
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...temnumber=2792
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Harbour Freight ATV Lift! Works great!
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...temnumber=2792
I'm still new at all of this motorcycle stuff, but please explain or show pictures how exactly you lift the bike with said thing. I'm guessing you have to remove the plastic pieces on bottom, and do some sort of trick in order to not smash in the muffler? Maybe lift by the peg mounts?
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No removal of anything! I lift mine all the time on the exhaust and frame. I now have the HT bash plate, so I balnce it on the exhaust and the plate. It will be fine. I just changed the tires and was going to take a picture, but forgot.
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No removal of anything! I lift mine all the time on the exhaust and frame.
I don't mean to offend, but I have a stand that is exactly like the one offered by harbor freight and I would never use it on a street bike (maybe on some cruisers). I only use it on my Suzuki LTZ-400 Sport Quad and Dirt Bikes because there is only bare frame and no chance of damaging any part of the exhaust. Although I can see how it would work, I would worry about putting undue stress on the exhaust, which would then transfer to the header pipes, exhaust studs...etc. The exhaust is a non load-bearing part of any motorcycle so I would be very careful. Could cause a big problem sooner or later. Not to mention that stand is not the most stable due to the spacing between the two surfaces in which the vehicle rests upon. Again, not trying to start fires, just giving my two cents.
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No issues, it is just what I do and no troubles. It will and is fine though.
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Talking Check tihis one out...

I noticed this in another forum. Just built my own and it works like a charm. And guess what, very cheep to. I made mine from junk just laying around in my garage

http://www.versys.co.uk/index.php?op...5&topic=3665.0

There is a drawing of how to make it.
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I noticed this in another forum. Just built my own and it works like a charm. And guess what, very cheep to. I made mine from junk just laying around in my garage

http://www.versys.co.uk/index.php?op...5&topic=3665.0

There is a drawing of how to make it.
I built one also. It works great. A fella from Isreal made it and posted the drawing on Versys UK. Here is mine.


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BadDone U can see mine on the other forum

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BadDone U can see mine on the oter forum
Yeah that is a nice looking one. I like the green. Maybe I should paint mine red.
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I have a set of Pit Bull stands that work well,have used them on the last couple of bikes

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Here is my homemade stand in action. Had to change oil and lube the chain today and it worked great.





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Here is mine. Made it out of some left over chromoly 1-1/2" OD tubing and 1" tube for cross bar. My leverage bar is not attached to stand, just use it to lift the stand under the weight of the bike. Works great and is very stable. Since the weight is nearly centered, just a little jack will lift up front end for tire changes, etc.
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