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post #1 of 18 Old 11-04-2007, 05:22 PM Thread Starter
 
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Bike lift recommendations?

Does anyone have a recommendation for a bike lift? I am used to motorcross bikes which can easily be thrown up on a homemade stand. I'm new to streetbikes but would like to work on my 919 this winter. Thanks!

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post #2 of 18 Old 11-04-2007, 05:28 PM
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Lots of good choices out there. I use Pit-Bull stands front and rear.


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I've hung mine from the rafters using the little block and tackles intended for hoisting deer. Got them from Gander Mtn.

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I am used to motorcross bikes which can easily be thrown up on a homemade stand.
Great segue into my recommendation... Check out Phobman's 919 stand. Simple and strong. Easy on, easy off. If I knew how to attach a link here, I'd do it. But it's in the first thread in the 919 sub forum.

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Great segue into my recommendation... Check out Phobman's 919 stand. Simple and strong. Easy on, easy off. If I knew how to attach a link here, I'd do it. But it's in the first thread in the 919 sub forum.
Go to my 919 page, scroll down to the bottom. All the information for Phobman's stand is listed.

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Motech & Honda both make center stands. Motech's is easier to install & they say easier to use. I don't like using(requires more effort than it should) or installing(you have to remove the exhaust almost completely) the Honda one much.

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post #7 of 18 Old 12-08-2007, 08:36 AM
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No complaints with my Handy Industries but I wish I got a steering stem one instead of the bottom of the fork one.

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post #8 of 18 Old 12-08-2007, 09:18 AM
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I bought a set of Powestands for the triple.The UPS guy dropped them off yesterday.
Super quality stuff.
www.powerstands.com

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I second the Powerstands,. I got a Pit-Bull for the front, and a Powerstand for the rear. It's got a nice little tool box attached to it so I can keep two pipe nipples for adapting it for my Z1. Nice construction and chrome plating!

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post #10 of 18 Old 12-09-2007, 12:04 AM
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center"stand" functional replacement - the OEM Centerstand w/ the quick remove mod

center"stand" shop replacement - phobman special

rear "stand" - all will have tabs, tabs slide when wet (only matters if you lift your bike in the rain, say like at a track day...in which case it's worth goin to the trouble of installing spools), otherwise Pitbull (which can be converted to an style)

front "stand" - (the alternative to an overhead strap) needed for front wheel, fork work, again Pitbull because it can be used w/ many bikes via an adapter, if that doesn't matter...one of the lesser cost units will do

BikeLIFT - Handy Industries air based unit works very well and lasts for years
Handy Industries Bike LIFT

figured someone should mention an actual 'lift' in this thread

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Does anyone have a recommendation for a bike lift? I am used to motorcross bikes which can easily be thrown up on a homemade stand. I'm new to streetbikes but would like to work on my 919 this winter. Thanks!


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a $1500 dirt bike, yeah i do it...one of the greatest 2 wheel masterpieces of all time?!?!?!? gotta have faith in those chinese made wratchet straps...

must say, having a bike lift is decadent, driving the bike up onto the lift...steppin on the pedal and then workin at eye level is pretty sweet, expensive and not worth it unless you have several bikes, but sweet nonetheless

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post #14 of 18 Old 12-10-2007, 11:43 AM
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I use the pitbulls too. Be sure to get a front end stand that goes in the steering head. I like the rear stand that has the leaver pointing toward the front too. That way you can hold onto the bike while you pop it up.

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post #15 of 18 Old 12-10-2007, 06:16 PM
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Anyone used the Harbor Freight lifts? I haven't, but they are temptingly inexpensive.

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must say, having a bike lift is decadent, driving the bike up onto the lift...steppin on the pedal and then workin at eye level is pretty sweet, expensive and not worth it unless you have several bikes, but sweet nonetheless
Not bending down to work on the bike is the only way to go! I just bought a Powerstand folding work table.Just waiting for the UPS man to pull down the drive way!

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Ill add my name to the Pit Bulls - Ive had my first set for like 10/11 years now and they are impossible to destroy ! Ive tried !

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post #18 of 18 Old 12-11-2007, 10:17 AM
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More pictures of the green bike please.

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