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    Motorcycle Jack
    on: Jun 19, 2018, 05.34 pm
    Jun 19, 2018, 05.34 pm
    I bought a hydralic jack for my Trophy, but there doesn't seem tp be anything flat enough to use it except perhaps the center stand of the bike. WTF, over.

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    Re: Motorcycle Jack
    Reply #1 on: Jun 19, 2018, 07.53 pm
    Jun 19, 2018, 07.53 pm
    these jacks give me the shivers  :110: I cant think of anything under the bike which is structurally strong enough to take the weight. When I take the front wheel off I weight the bike on the rear rack until it pivots on the center stand... wouldn't take the chance of jacking it up by the exhausts or sump..
    There's a few lifts on line that work on footpegs or swinging arm pivot / bolts, I would look to see if you can make up something that can go between the bike frame and the jack.

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    Re: Motorcycle Jack
    Reply #2 on: Jun 19, 2018, 08.13 pm
    Jun 19, 2018, 08.13 pm
    Thanks for replying. I guess I'll hafta start saving for one of the ride-on tables. Maybe put casters under it so that I can rotate it and just ride it out of garage. Backing with multiple Ys or Ws is a P.I.T.A. .

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    Re: Motorcycle Jack
    Reply #3 on: Jun 19, 2018, 09.47 pm
    Jun 19, 2018, 09.47 pm
    Be careful with the ride on table, I have a hydraulic bike bench but haven't dared try and get the Trophy on it. I used it all the time for my Tiger, i could push it up the ramp and lift it onto the center stand with no wobbles. I reckon that I would not be able to push the Trophy up the ramp, the Tiger I just managed.... I could drive it on but once up there's not enough of the table left to get my feet down  :005: I am worried that I drop it or worse still.. drop it on myself....

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    Re: Motorcycle Jack
    Reply #4 on: Jun 20, 2018, 12.34 am
    Jun 20, 2018, 12.34 am
    The axles are hollow, a steel rod could go thru and I could use one of the leverage jacks on each end. What are your thoughts on that?

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    Re: Motorcycle Jack
    Reply #5 on: Jun 20, 2018, 01.31 am
    Jun 20, 2018, 01.31 am
    I regularly jack my bike up [washing, checking front tyre pressure, etc.]. If you look under the front of the fairing you'll notice where the header pipes join. There is a weld join with a small downward protruding nipple [that's the best I can describe it] that you can place a jack under. It will be quite stable to raise the front wheel off the ground using this point to jack on.  :821: :158:
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    Re: Motorcycle Jack
    Reply #6 on: Jun 20, 2018, 04.46 am
    Jun 20, 2018, 04.46 am
    If it is a typical motorcycle platform type jack, then it really is only good for the typical cruisers and older bikes with twin down tube frame and a flat bottom.  I have one and use it primarily for my dirt bikes.  I don't think there was ever a street bike I've owned that came anywhere close to being able to use those jacks.
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    Re: Motorcycle Jack
    Reply #7 on: Jun 20, 2018, 06.45 am
    Jun 20, 2018, 06.45 am
    I'll just wait until I can buy the leverage pivot jacks. My son can use this one for our lawnmower and quad and his lawnmower racer. I might hafta make a lift with winch that came with the Jeep hardtop remover.