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post #1 of 20 Old 10-03-2007, 04:47 PM Thread Starter
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Lifting the 919 question

Does anyone lift the 919 with a motorcycle/ATV lift? I'm referring to lifts like the Craftsman Professional, or similar lifts. I lift the Shadow with the Craftsman (after some mods of course), and was wondering if anyone has used the same type of lift for the 919. I'll eventually develop a method, but was looking for some insight. If there are no users, I'll be sure to post what I eventually develop.

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post #2 of 20 Old 10-03-2007, 04:56 PM
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I was thinking about that but was worried about the exhaust since there's no frame down there. I added the center stand and just ordered a front lift yesterday from T-rex. http://www.t-rex-racing.com/

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I have that type of lift that I use for my other bikes but I don't see how it's possible on the 919 without risking bending the pipes.

I'd sure like to know if it is possible.

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I bought the front and rear stands from t-rex... very good quality and easy to use I think they were around $100 including shipping.

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I'll be jacking it up this weekend to pull the wheels off. I'll let you know.

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I've used it with no problems. I only had it lifted for a very short period while I replaced the forks though, not for any extended amount of time.

I had also used this method before for lifting my old CBR, which was also resting on the header pipes, without any problems.


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If you have frame sliders you can use jack stands (for a car) under them and lift the bike with a regular old lift under the headers. I use a piece of rubber between the lift and the headers. I do this all the time (with a regular motorcycle stand in the back on the swingarm) and it's very solid, and cheap.

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I've hung mine from the ceiling.

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With a phobstand you can lift the center and balance with a jack!

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This really is the way to go. I'm pretty sure he's got one in stock right now and it ships pretty quick and you can't beat the price. Good strong and sturdy and more versitile than anything else you'll buy.

Try it, you'll like it!

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PHOBMAN's removable centerstand has been added to the Helpful Topics thread for 919 owners.

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psycologicc... I really like your turn signals. look similar to the European version of the OEM signals... Are they OEM (European) or aftermarket?..

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I've used it with no problems. I only had it lifted for a very short period while I replaced the forks though, not for any extended amount of time.

I had also used this method before for lifting my old CBR, which was also resting on the header pipes, without any problems.


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This really is the way to go. I'm pretty sure he's got one in stock right now and it ships pretty quick and you can't beat the price. Good strong and sturdy and more versitile than anything else you'll buy.

Try it, you'll like it!
And now he accepts paypal! I've got one in the mail to me as we speak.

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CB900F2: They are actually OEM turn signals from a Suzuki GSXR 1000, '03 I believe (not sure what other years). I liked the style of them, and they are very bright. Plus they are OEM, I have never had luck with aftermarket (quality or visibility). The only problem is that they are only single filament, so I don't have the running lights up front anymore.

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Gary,
I just ordered the front and rear stands from t-rex. The info said that there was some simple bolt on hardware that was necessary in order to use them. Is that hardware included with the stands?
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Gary,
I just ordered the front and rear stands from t-rex. The info said that there was some simple bolt on hardware that was necessary in order to use them. Is that hardware included with the stands?
Dave
Dave...I bought from T-Rex on E-bay...when I completed the purchase they asked for the bike year and model...when I got them they had everything needed to use them and they work great. Good luck!


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I haven't gotten the stand yet. It is supposed to arrive today. I hope everything is there. When I ordered I was not asked about bike model & year.
I'll let you know.

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Got the stand today. All you need to do is slide the 2 lifting arms onto the handle part and then use the SUPPLIED bolts & washers (2 per side)to fasten it together. EASY PEASY!

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