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I donít use a fork stand. Makes the easy difficult.
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What vendor sells this, do you know? I suppose in the meantime I could try my scissor jack for my car with a piece of wood on it


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Yeah it was surprisingly a POS to do...

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Check fleabay.... prices range, and if you're lucky, get one for $50 brand new... colour irrelevant, they are all the same. My only recommendation is thoroughly lube the Acme screw and the thrust bearing as soon as you get it..
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those are awesome, especially for Bikes w/out a center stand. As for the FJR a floor jack and wood under the headers works fine while on the center stand. Had both wheels off that way for 3-4 days and outside recently. It doesn't take much lift or pressure on the headers if it is on the center stand. Long term I would worry about the floor jack failing so I will probably use a rod thru the forks and jack stands or milk crates for winter storage. And not outside!!!

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When on the centerstand, there is a balance of sorts... not that much weight on the headers at all. Push down on the tail to get an idea....
Very stable with the jack, no worries. My jack has been under countless FJR headers here and at tech days. Much easier than playing with jack stands and paddock stands and doesn't get in your way.

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I'll put the bike on the center stand and then put something heavy in the passenger seat. It will rock the bike back onto the rear tire. If I want more stability, I use the "sky hook" we all made back when FJRs were new.


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All good ideas guys. I realized when I was working in the garage yesterday that since I already bought a front track stand which is essentially a front end jack, I can just get a proper sized wood chunk to put under the headers now and let it down off the stand onto that...problem solved I suppose!
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I know it’s probably fine, but i just feel weird jacking a 640lb bike up on the exhaust...
The centerstand is still taking a huge percentage of the weight. All you're doing is offsetting the balance enough to move it rearward. Consider the folks that pile weight on the rear to raise the front. They don't put much back there.

I did my 1800 Goldwing like that for 11 years, and it was a 800+ pound bike.

FWIW, the front stand I use on the ZRX is too tall for the FJR. The rear wheel hits the ground before it's at full height.
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I know it’s probably fine, but i just feel weird jacking a 640lb bike up on the exhaust...
The centerstand is still taking a huge percentage of the weight. All you're doing is offsetting the balance enough to move it rearward. Consider the folks that pile weight on the rear to raise the front. They don't put much back there. [IMG class=inlineimg]/forums/images/smilies/smile.gif[/IMG]

I did my 1800 Goldwing like that for 11 years, and it was a 800+ pound bike.

FWIW, the front stand I use on the ZRX is too tall for the FJR. The rear wheel hits the ground before it's at full height.
Yeah, both wheels are off. Back will touch otherwise.

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The "skyhook" is really cool, but I just can't seem to find any shore line, these days...

Maybe I need to go on another "snipe" hunt...

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The jack I mentioned will save you messing around with anything else and takes up less room. The skyhook idea is good when you want to service the rear suspensioin pivot arm. I put a couple of eye hooks in the shop ceiling joists and use a ratchet strap for that while the front end is clamped down on my lift.
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