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Hello,

I need a stand that lifts the bike completely from the ground, for winter storage but to work on it also.
I know Don is working on the center stand, but it will lift only the back and I cannot move the bike easy.
I was thinking taking a jack lift, but there are no mounting points to lift it up under the bike (clivecoo did something that is interesting http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums/showpost.php?p=81355&postcount=5 )

I found this Bursig paddock stand on the internet in Germany:
http://xtcommerce.motorradteile-bursig.de/product_info.php?info=p86_Paddock-Racing-Stand-Yamaha-R1-2009-2010.html

The problem is that works only on a limited number of bikes and it's expensive ( compared with a pair of front + rear stands).
This problem comes from the fact that you need to install something on the bike to be able to lift it and there is no mounting point for Versys.

I was working on something in the last weeks and I think ( 90% ;) ) that I have a solution for our bike (Versys 2009). More than that, even though the stand works only on the left side ( as you see in the videos) my thing will work on both sides, so you can lift it up and work free wherever you want.

I'm in discussions with the producer to test this solution and I wanted see who's interested in having something like that.
I won't have any gain in this, as the stand is not mine, I don't have time and money to invest in this :)

Apparently they don't have a distributor in US, they sale only on internet from Germany.
 

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Thx for trying to help, but this Pallet Jack costs more than 300USD, lifts 5500 lbs ( I need maximum 6-700 lbs), is not easy to turn in tight spaces ( I have 3 at work and I have a lot of practice) and the lift is not that great ( few inches).
A jack lift like this:

http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/browse/4/Auto/AutoTools/CreepersJacksStands/PRD~0091015P/Motorcycle%252BJack.jsp?locale=en
will do a better job, but I'm looking for something bettter :D

Funny stuff:
Few minutes ago I was called by Kawasaki Canada; about 2 weeks ago I left a message on Kawasaki Japan site, requesting a 3D model of Versys to be able to look and measure mounting points. They said that they don't give anything, as considered a secret :D. I said I have the bike, I can scan it with a laser and have the 3D, but still..... they said that they called just to let me know that they don't give it to me.... but it's an interesting project :)))))
 

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I have that stand. I just need some sort of a sub-frame fabricated so I can use the stand on the V. Any ideas?
 

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I have a similar stand/jack I use for my ATVs...as stated I don't think it will work with the V with out modifications.
 

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I have that stand. I just need some sort of a sub-frame fabricated so I can use the stand on the V. Any ideas?
You can fabricate your sub frame using 3 point axis.

2 point using the peg area, left and right pegs and the 3rd point will need to rest on the muffler with some padding. These 3 point will form a triangular base and fitted to the stand for a sure lift.

Major load will need to be on the L/R pegs and some weight on the muffler.

Hope it helps.

:cheers:
 

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For this hydraulic jack lift Clivecoo had a solution, I already posted in the beginning of the thread:
http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums/showpost.php?p=81355&postcount=5

I was amazed that Kawasaki Japan actually looked to my request, it's good to know; if you want something on the next Versys, send them the idea. I want a center stand standard ;)
 

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