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I'm aware of triple clamp front stand but I have crashbars likely interfering with the front support bar of those stands; besides I want the stem to be able to move freely.

Given the versys 650 ('15) frame, I suspect there should be a solution to hoist from the top (ratchet straps?) or lift from both engine mounts.

I'm looking for something SAFE of course, yet not anchored to ground/walls/ceiling, just portable on any floor. I'm not willing to lift by the muffler because that removes too much weight from the rear stand and I saw live what this can result in. Hence the safe requirement.

Do you know of solid DYI or affordable home-user (not pro shop) product? Thanks.
 

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I use a T-Rex triple tree front stand & have crash bars with no problem.
I can also rotate about 15-20 degrees side to side while on the stand.
I thought some one did have a clearance issue but it was traced to having the wrong pin.
 

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I made a 'stand' from some scrap 2x4 lumber that supports across the front of my crash-bars, that I've used in conjunction w/ support straps up to the garage-opener as a just-in-case, as well as a rear pit-stand, and jack under the muffler.

Here's a pic.

 

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I use a T-Rex triple tree front stand & have crash bars with no problem.
I can also rotate about 15-20 degrees side to side while on the stand.
I thought some one did have a clearance issue but it was traced to having the wrong pin.
which crash bars? because mine (hebco becker) passes across under the nose fairing, definitely stealing another inch or so further away from the pin hole.
 

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https://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums/162-general-discussions-v-650/216635-diy-versys-650-abba-stand-replaces-front-rear-paddock-stands-2.html#post1618313

Got the one ton come-along at Can tire, $30 C. The hooks fit perfect to the handlebars but I wrapped the bars to avoid scratching. A fancy cargo strap would be nice. Reinforced my garage ceiling joist and chained the come-along to it.

Hoist is in my options, but like I wrote, but I just have a floor. In that, I'm trying to find a safe minimal arch or 2 posts.

The abba stand is nice trick, but I got stuck on something last time I checked (can't recall if it was fit, price or else). I only retained it was no longer an option.

Eh... more thinking to do. I like the diy solving...! But I like your input too.
 

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I just figured 2 stupidly simple options...

a) The same way I can jack the rear with a 14in tube while on the side stand, I can jack the front with a 35in 2x4 under the right side of crashbar!
I would cut a wedge in the 2x4 to prevent the tube from slipping out. Keep the bike in 1st gear removing the slack. Assuming I cracked loose any axle or tube pinch bolts, calipers, and the axle itself prior to jacking, the tripod formed by the rear wheel, sidestand and 2x4 would likely hold fairly still for the low torque needed to work the wheel or forks off.

b) I could probably just lift the front with regular stand (might need to do in raised by rolling it on planks on each side of tire, due to front sag), then position 2 posts under the crashbar, and lower down the stand. I'm aware of the risk of moving sideways, so the 2 posts would be joined somehow, similar to picture in post #3. It's just more difficult because the crashbars are further forward and wheel is obstructing.

Getting there.
I wish t-rex could tell me if their triple clamp stand can work with hepco becker crashbars.
If you are an owner of this stand, can you please upload a picture showing the clearance left?..... Thanks.
 

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...I wish t-rex could tell me if their triple clamp stand can work with hepco becker crashbars.
If you are an owner of this stand, can you please upload a picture showing the clearance left?..... Thanks.
My TREX triple-tree stand DID work w/ H-B crash bars, and DOES work w/ SW-Motech ones.

:goodluck:

...and here's a pic of my Gen 1 w/ H-B bars, on a TREX.

 

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I have a 2016 Versys with ABS. I have 2 dumb questions:

First dumb question:
I just replaced the rear tire and I was sure I read that the torque for the (rear) ABS sensor (Wheel Rotation sensor) is 13 ft.lbs. But I can’t find that link again and everywhere I look it states 15 ft.lbs (for rear and front). I assume 15 ft.lbs is correct ?

Second dumb question:
Next I need to replace the front tire. I am sure I read a thread where someone said the left and right forks are not the same (one has the spring and the other the damper). If you lift the front of the bike with a paddock stand under the bottom of the forks, when you pull the axle one fork will collapse (the damper) and the bike will tip to that side ? But I can’t find that thread again and I’ve read lots of other threads / watched you-tube videos and this never seems to happen (with a Versys) – does the Versys have the forks set up like this ? Will my 2016 Versys 650 lean to one side when I pull the axle ? I saw one person talking about jacking the bike (instead of front Paddock stand) – I quite like that idea (I’ll lift the back using my rear paddock stand) – but where do you place the jack – someone seemed to say on the exhaust but that seems a lot of weight to put on the exhaust ?
 

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I found a deal on a 2 ton engine hoist for $100. On wheels, so it can be moved, even when holding up the bike. Folds up for a small footprint when not using. Tall enough to lift one end of the bike, when the bike is on a lift table.
 

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Hi

I have a 2016 Versys with ABS. I have 2 dumb questions:

First dumb question:
I just replaced the rear tire and I was sure I read that the torque for the (rear) ABS sensor (Wheel Rotation sensor) is 13 ft.lbs. But I can’t find that link again and everywhere I look it states 15 ft.lbs (for rear and front). I assume 15 ft.lbs is correct ?

Second dumb question:
Next I need to replace the front tire. I am sure I read a thread where someone said the left and right forks are not the same (one has the spring and the other the damper). If you lift the front of the bike with a paddock stand under the bottom of the forks, when you pull the axle one fork will collapse (the damper) and the bike will tip to that side ? But I can’t find that thread again and I’ve read lots of other threads / watched you-tube videos and this never seems to happen (with a Versys) – does the Versys have the forks set up like this ? Will my 2016 Versys 650 lean to one side when I pull the axle ? I saw one person talking about jacking the bike (instead of front Paddock stand) – I quite like that idea (I’ll lift the back using my rear paddock stand) – but where do you place the jack – someone seemed to say on the exhaust but that seems a lot of weight to put on the exhaust ?
I did a post, that bolt is 8mm so Kawasaki says 10 to 13ftLbs
 
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