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  • Cropduster Posts: 145
    Brisvegas
    Stock Poster Cropduster
    29 Sep 2017 08:42 PM
    oh yeah.... where from?

    I see Hare and forbes sell them too
  • 009jim Posts: 50
    Stock Poster 009jim
    30 Sep 2017 02:38 PM
    Posted by Cropduster on 29 Sep 2017 08:42 PM
    oh yeah.... where from?

    I see Hare and forbes sell them too

     Got it from "Total Tools". After looking around, this one looked the best to me. The lowest it goes is 140 mm, and my scooter varies from 145 to 135 when I have a piece of 3x2 under the jiffy-stand. So I think if I get a mate to sit on the bike and hold it vertical that this will slide under OK provided he does not put weight onto it.

    Looking at the frame underneath I can see there are some obstacles (couple of transverse channels, jiffy-stand lug) but I think I can see where it will be able to go. Fingers crossed.

    It's a solid unit judging by the weight and it has extra tie down points.

  • Cropduster Posts: 145
    Brisvegas
    Stock Poster Cropduster
    30 Sep 2017 05:24 PM
    nice one thanks, i'll take a look, let me know how you get on with it please mate?
  • Krash Kinkade Posts: 1556
    Motor Head Krash Kinkade
    30 Sep 2017 05:36 PM
    look's good to me Jim . I would be interested in one, so look forward to your update.
    I thought I would mention , I have used bike stands on my own on Harley big twins no issues. I would first line up the stand beside your bike, get on your knee's, so you can get a good view where it is going under the bike and when it will support both sides. you get hold of one handle bar grip with one hand, get bike straight up and off jiffy stand, takes very little effort to keep a bike up when you have hold on one handle bar grip. then push the stand under it with the other hand. once under and how you want it, still holding the handle bar, stand up and raise stand so it is supporting the bike but not lifting it, then go around check it is all stable , then take hold of handle bar grip again and slowly raise the bike checking its rock solid . I could not see a need to tye it down , unless you have to do some very man handling work to the bike that you will be pushing and pulling , like say rear wheel removal. and then take great care as the weight distribution will change dramatically when wheel comes off.
  • Krash Kinkade Posts: 1556
    Motor Head Krash Kinkade
    02 Oct 2017 06:59 AM
    Posted by 009jim on 29 Sep 2017 02:41 PM
    Just bought this one. Stay tuned for report after use when I change my transmission oil.



    have you used it to lift your sporty yet Jim
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  • 009jim Posts: 50
    Stock Poster 009jim
    02 Oct 2017 05:56 PM
    Better give me a couple weeks to respond. I kinda hurt my back lifting that sucker out of the car. LOL. I gotta assemble it then too.
  • Bonkerz Posts: 3281
    Forum Legend Bonkerz
    03 Oct 2017 01:32 AM
    Just be careful when you first do it.  Some jacks to need the kit (or some wood) to clear the pipes and to keep everything level.  Don't start "jacking" till you know it's stable and not pressing on anything you don't want pressed on - and even then be careful.   And be just as careful when you lower it.  Some jack releases are touching so they either release too fast or they're jerky.  I usually keep one hand on the handlebar grip when bringing it down.
  • 009jim Posts: 50
    Stock Poster 009jim
    03 Oct 2017 01:35 PM
    Posted by Bonkerz on 03 Oct 2017 12:32 AM
    Just be careful when you first do it.  Some jacks to need the kit (or some wood) to clear the pipes and to keep everything level.  Don't start "jacking" till you know it's stable and not pressing on anything you don't want pressed on - and even then be careful.   And be just as careful when you lower it.  Some jack releases are touching so they either release too fast or they're jerky.  I usually keep one hand on the handlebar grip when bringing it down.

     Yeah, thanks for those tips mate. Will do. Another thing will be to bungee the side-stand so it can't flick up when I'm lowering. I'll have a mate there to hold the scooter until it's nice and firm on the jack. It'll be interesting to see how stable it feels because the sportster frame is narrower. I've got some tie down straps but can't figure out where/how I will connect them onto the bike (maybe there'll be a spot under the seat). 

  • Neale Posts: 245
    Richmond NSW
    Stock Poster Neale
    03 Oct 2017 04:27 PM
    I don't know why they did it but your balance pipe for your exhaust on an 04-later bike sits lower than the frame rails by a few millimetres, so the lift will be raising the exhaust before your chassis.. Run a straight edge across the bottom chassis rails and you will see what I mean.
  • 009jim Posts: 50
    Stock Poster 009jim
    03 Oct 2017 09:10 PM
    Posted by Neale on 03 Oct 2017 04:27 PM
    I don't know why they did it but your balance pipe for your exhaust on an 04-later bike sits lower than the frame rails by a few millimetres, so the lift will be raising the exhaust before your chassis.. Run a straight edge across the bottom chassis rails and you will see what I mean.

     Yeah, I already did that before I bought the jack. I noticed that it was just a few millimetres (literally like about 2 mm I estimate) and I thought it would just get pushed up.

  • Krash Kinkade Posts: 1556
    Motor Head Krash Kinkade
    03 Oct 2017 09:36 PM
    Posted by 009jim on 02 Oct 2017 05:56 PM
    Better give me a couple weeks to respond. I kinda hurt my back lifting that sucker out of the car. LOL. I gotta assemble it then too.

     


    no good to hear Jim, hope recover quick.

    good advice here, just remember also you have to find the centre  of the bike, like balance centre . like you don't want to lift and find out you are too far back and only lifting the rear. and the bike sliding forward off the lift. 

    my sporty 03 and ridged  mounted motor to frame, I have not looked at rubber mount sporty, but I've owned a twin cam dyna and you needed a special kit to use a lift like that on a dyna.

  • Neale Posts: 245
    Richmond NSW
    Stock Poster Neale
    12 Oct 2017 06:31 PM
    Posted by 009jim on 03 Oct 2017 09:10 PM
    Posted by Neale on 03 Oct 2017 04:27 PM
    I don't know why they did it but your balance pipe for your exhaust on an 04-later bike sits lower than the frame rails by a few millimetres, so the lift will be raising the exhaust before your chassis.. Run a straight edge across the bottom chassis rails and you will see what I mean.

     Yeah, I already did that before I bought the jack. I noticed that it was just a few millimetres (literally like about 2 mm I estimate) and I thought it would just get pushed up.

     Yup, correct.....it can't be good to have the weight of the whole bike resting on your headers. Why the "f" would they do that !!!!!!!

  • T4 Posts: 7
    Stock Poster T4
    12 Oct 2017 11:02 PM
    I welded a simple frame to a length of 50mm pipe with a 90 degree bend in it; basically made the stand out of scraps. Lifts my Sportster rear wheel about 100mm off the deck (enough to remove rear wheel) and the bike is secure enough to sit on when on the stand. The stand connects to the frame at a tube bolted to rear crossmember with a removable pin, and there is no fouling or lifting on the exhaust.
    Will attempt to attach some pics if I can work this thing right.
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    Cheers, Will

  • T4 Posts: 7
    Stock Poster T4
    12 Oct 2017 11:06 PM
    Oh yeah, forgot to add: I can lift the front of the frame with a bottle jack and remove both wheels at the same time and the bike is still stable without using tiedowns.
  • Gunsou Posts: 18
    Hanoi
    Stock Poster Gunsou
    14 Oct 2017 11:15 PM
    Posted by Krash Kinkade on 02 Oct 2017 06:59 AM
    Posted by 009jim on 29 Sep 2017 02:41 PM
    Just bought this one. Stay tuned for report after use when I change my transmission oil.



    have you used it to lift your sporty yet Jim

    I have these they are easy to use for quick jobs or detailing the bike but most times i use a mechanics lift ti work standing up  
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