Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Apple Valley, Minnesota
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
My license plate apparatus was in the way of the swingarm stand that I bought, so instead of a bike stand, I use a scissors jack (found one with a "V" in the lifting platform so the bike will not slip!) on one side and a 1.5 ton hydrolic car jack on the other side. Works beautifully. With the kickstand up on about a 1.5 inch block, I screw up the scissor to the right side spool until it just begins to lift and then I stop there. Then on the left side spool, I jack up the hydrolic jack until the bike is even and the wheel is free. I do not have to lift the right side any more than where it was. Then when you lower it, I make sure the kickstand is down and the block is still in position and then turn the release on the hydrolic jack. You can turn it slowly just to be safe and of course you should, but even if you don't, it'll land on the kickstand and Bob's your uncle.
White 2015 650 LT
Apple Valley, Minnesota
Last edited by Squishman; 09-20-2015 at 09:50 PM.
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