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post #51 of 98 (permalink) Old 12-24-2019, 10:13 PM
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DGBone, The jack that Ray recommended is probably the best money I’ve spent in a while, I use it all the time and the “V’s” placed under the frame gives a very stabile platform, highly recommended.
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but that will leave imprints in the shaft if snugged too tight.
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but I don't tighten them too tight, and the shaft isn't marked.
Do a quick search for nylon tipped screws. Work well to snug down and NEVER mark the shaft.

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Ray: Is your jack capable for swingarm and centerstand service...?
Saw the broken subframe story from another member using the “suspend from above” approach... yikes!

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Ray: Is your jack capable for swingarm and centerstand service...?
Saw the broken subframe story from another member using the “suspend from above” approach... yikes!
Sort of... as a supplement I would say. For suspension pivot service, I have lifted the rear to get the centerstand off and put the jack as far rearward as I could to support the headers while it was suspended, with the front wheel clamped in place on my lift. It's really close to the center point of the whole bike and otherwise would tend to lift the whole bike.....
I would lift the rear and use the jack as a supplemental under the headers just to stabilize the bike.
Regardless of how you do it, either clamp the front wheel or have it in a chock and tied so the bike will stay vertical when the rear end is lifted.
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I use it on the frame itself, very stabile in my opinion but as ray say’s you want It as far forward as you can to get the front tire off , and you can raise and lower it to help get the rear tire on/off.

I’ve used it on several of my old g-Wings and it works well to cradle the frame and give a Stabile setup. I’ve also used it on my 81 cbx but it’s a little shaky there because you use the header pipes (no frame) but it’s at least as steady as my floor jack. Great product ! Thanks Ray !

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I use it on the frame itself, very stabile in my opinion but as ray say’s you want It as far forward as you can to get the front tire off , and you can raise and lower it to help get the rear tire on/off.

I’ve used it on several of my old g-Wings and it works well to cradle the frame and give a Stabile setup. I’ve also used it on my 81 cbx but it’s a little shaky there because you use the header pipes (no frame) but it’s at least as steady as my floor jack. Great product ! Thanks Ray !
I took a 1x2 piece of pine, jacked up with the pipes then started the bike and let it run for a while. The hot pipes burned the wood to make 4 cradling indentions. Worked great!
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That wasn't the sub frame that broke. It was the seat lock mechanism cross bar. Not a place to suspend your bike from.

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This is my do-it-all jack, don't need any other stands, very stable and handy for lots of things and packs away small..... and not a lot of money. I don't use the black things.... first thing to do with it is grease up the screw threads.






Ray, I bought this one when your recommended it a year or two ago. It is great and works exactly as you described under the headers with a small piece of wood between the two. I just don't like metal on metal, that's all. But, to do this, the tupperware needs to be off. Am I correct?

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Russ on the scissors jack that ray recommended, I use the “cradles” to hold the header pipes, not as good as the solid frame but close. I’ll have to add the burning the pipes into wood into the old memory bank for future reference, thanks.

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Wood certainly an option, and no tupperware removal is required on an FJR.
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