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post #21 of 34 (permalink) Old 09-09-2020, 08:49 AM
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Long black pipe (height - I like 6'): 2 ea
Short black pipe (width - clear the bike + 1' on each side): 1 ea
90ļ elbow: 2 ea
T: 2 ea
Shorty Short black pipe (feet): 4 ea

When not in use the feet rotate 90ļ and the whole thing can slide behind a cabinet. No need to ruin your ceiling, etc. Soft ties and ratchet straps around each side of the triple clamp/head stock/riserd for the front and some place stronger than the rear subframe for the back.
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post #22 of 34 (permalink) Old 09-10-2020, 07:55 PM
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Ray , where are the lifting points on the bike where the jack contacts it ?

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I must be blind, but what's the brand name on the jack and where to buy? My apologies. TIA
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No brand name per se, many are sold.... just go to ebay.
The jack spreads the load evenly over the 4 header pipes.
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I know itís probably fine, but i just feel weird jacking a 640lb bike up on the exhaust...
Itís perfectly fine. Youíre not putting near the entire weight of the bike on the headers when you use a floor jack under them.
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Kinda wish I knew about the jacks before spending $80 on the stand...but I'm not the type to ask people on a forum every time I'm about to do something..lol

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Kinda wish I knew about the jacks before spending $80 on the stand...but I'm not the type to ask people on a forum every time I'm about to do something..lol
I don't think you will regret getting the wheel stand. I snagged a "Speedmetal" from Cycle Gear a couple years ago. Have mounted about 20 FJR front tires since. Lifts the wheel quick enough to use for nothing more than checking tire pressure. Easier than rolling the bike fore/aft.

My Speedmetal didn't have bolts sticking out to scratch things but I keep thinking of shaving 1/16" (those pesky fractions! They are so useful!) off inside of the rubber feet under the forks. Unmodified it is exactly the same spacing as FJR forks. If the bike is lifted with the stand just a bit off then either the ABS plate or the right spacer will not lift up into place. Will require a bit of "english" to get wheel and spacers lifted into place.
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Kinda wish I knew about the jacks before spending $80 on the stand...but I'm not the type to ask people on a forum every time I'm about to do something..lol
I don't ask either but a quick search yields often yields dozens of threads on a topic.
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I hear ya, but in this case there wasn't an issue to deal with yet...lol. I just said "I need to lift the front end...I shall go buy a front end lift". I guess I'll have to keep in mind the FJR is a big hoss and will take up a lot more space on stands and such. It ended up working out in the end. I asked delivery if they had any wooden chock type things laying around and they had one in the exact size for under the headers. It was sort of uncanny.

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Kinda wish I knew about the jacks before spending $80 on the stand...but I'm not the type to ask people on a forum every time I'm about to do something..lol
Use it on the VFR

That stand will last you the rest of your life. There's a very good chance you'll need it sooner or later.

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