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post #16 of 26 Old 12-30-2016, 12:49 PM
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the average bike is 160-170kg your only lifting the front not the whole weight ,it will never crush it in an way safe as houses
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Interesting. I've been to scared to attempt that thinking it'll bent or crush the pipes.

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Pit Bull stands are the sh!t... You can place them under your engine mounted frame sliders if you have them. Or just install longer bolts at the time of need.

But if your budget minded... place a block of wood on your jack and use the headers or the oil pan. Just be careful not to tip the bike over as your not using four points of contact this way.

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Interesting. I've been to scared to attempt that thinking it'll bent or crush the pipes.
Some of the super thin walled aftermarket ones it would, but I haven't seen a stock header on any bike have any issues
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Only video I found using a scissor jack to raise the front of a sportsbike


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Worked great and only cost 46$ on ebay. New 1100 LB Mini Scissor Lift Jack ATV Motorcycle Dirt Bike Scooter Crank Stand | eBay





Also bought a triple off ebay and it was junk since the swivel points were to tall and when I lifted the bike it would put way too much pressure on the fairing and even on fairing stay with them off. It would probably work on other bikes though.



I'm going to look into another triple. Not sure whether to go with a Pit Bull, Woodcraft or a Moto-D triple stand.
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Nice find! Pretty cool little scissor lift! Will keep that in mind if I need one in the future.

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Some of the super thin walled aftermarket ones it would, but I haven't seen a stock header on any bike have any issues
Which area of the header is best to lift from, towards the front where the four pipes bend or a little back towards the welds?

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the more welds, the more structural reinforcement..... four circles welded together, bound by another hoop, so it's really 5? that's the junction with the most rigidity.
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Oh but they do make a standard style front stand:

Pit Bull Products - Motorcycle Stands Hybrid Forklift - Motorcycle Front Stand

They also produce a Hybrid front stand, "... Our Hybrid Headlift Stand is based upon a modular design and can be easily converted to lift from the forks instead of the lower triple tree with the addition of a few parts (see related products below this description)... "

Pit Bull Products - Motorcycle Stands Hybrid Headlift - Motorcycle Front Stand

Thus, you get the option of either lifting the forks or the from the steering stem.
You do understand the discussion is about removing the wheel, the forks and the steering head

none of those stands work for that!

I use the flat jack under the headers regularly for this work- I have yet to have any issue with any bike with oe headers.........and yes I keep it nearest the weld and collector........some bikes you can get to the oil pan for additional support and many cruisers right to the frame
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