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post #1 of 22 Old 11-06-2010, 08:20 PM Thread Starter
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Ghetto Brush Guard or Necessity's Abortion?

I have one of these



that I need to lift so I can take front stuff and back stuff off.

I have this


but I can't use it because these

are in the way

What to do....what to do...



I have a shitload of this


one of these


and one of these


with a little of this


and way too much of this


I turned it into this










Now I can do this!




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post #2 of 22 Old 11-07-2010, 03:19 AM
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Nice setup, I've been thinking about doing something similar when it's time to work on the forks.

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Very creative. Nice job.
Now you need to start selling them or the plans to make them!

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Nice.................love your table saw.

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How on earth did you dent the top of your gas tank? Could be the light but it sure looks like a dent. BTW nice job. I think I would be afraid of dragging that thing on the curves.

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Solid,Beefie,Trustworthy, exactly what we need in earthquake country.
Notice honda box in the background new cowl?

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How on earth did you dent the top of your gas tank? Could be the light but it sure looks like a dent. BTW nice job. I think I would be afraid of dragging that thing on the curves.
Yeah it's a dent. There's a matching one on the other side. I have Renthal ULs and the tank got dented by the pods in a slow speed lowside and The seat cowl got scratched pretty good too as well as the signals, handle bars, mirrors, and muffler shield. I'm finally getting around to repairing everything.
Yep. There's a new seat cowl in the Honda box.

I'm also considering doing something creative with the cowl and a spare seat pan. Perhaps a solo seat setup.

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I actually bought one of these.

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Believe it or not they work. I have an old shadow 500 that had 2 dents in the tank I tried it on. It looked like someone drove a golf ball into the tank. They were about 3/4" deep. After using it about 10 times per dent they are virtually gone. Worth $20 IMO.

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You can easily lift the 919 by its header, I've used an identical motorcycle jack with no problems. Nice lift box thingy though, it certainly looks secure!

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You can easily lift the 919 by its header, I've used an identical motorcycle jack with no problems. Nice lift box thingy though, it certainly looks secure!
Too scary for me. Plus my lower header bracket is broken. I didn't like the idea of the header flanges taking all that weight

Yeah the cradle is very secure. Surprised myself. I actually made something that did what I wanted it to.

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why, you crafty sum'bitch... nice work ekovach

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What are you going to do when you switch over to a 900rr header setup? Everyone is doing it. You know you want to.

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I have the same jack and have the 900rr header. Im am planning on making one of these in the next week or so if someone doesnt beat me too it. Ill post some pics after its done

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I have the centerstand, so I place a 12"x12"x2" white pine board between my headers and floor jack. Like the man said can't be over 20-40 lbs spread out while you change front tires.

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I have the centerstand, so I place a 12"x12"x2" white pine board between my headers and floor jack. Like the man said can't be over 20-40 lbs spread out while you change front tires.
That weight distribution changes a lot when you take the rear wheel and swingarm off though.

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What are you going to do when you switch over to a 900rr header setup? Everyone is doing it. You know you want to.
I suppose I could use it as a belly pan. Or since I have the swingarm and the forks off right now, i could put it on top of my roomba and so I can at least get some riding in.

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This thing gets the bike pretty high off the floor. And its mobile.

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why do you have your bike torn apart? are you sending them off for a good powder coat?

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why do you have your bike torn apart? are you sending them off for a good powder coat?
Yep, lots of parts are getting powder coated. I get my parts back tomorrow.
Swapping exhaust, rearsets, bars, seat cowl, undertray, hugger etc too. Plus it's nice to be able to clean everything.

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Yep, lots of parts are getting powder coated. I get my parts back tomorrow.
Swapping exhaust, rearsets, bars, seat cowl, undertray, hugger etc too. Plus it's nice to be able to clean everything.
nice you will have to post some pictures when it is back in one piece.

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