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post #21 of 35 (permalink) Old 08-17-2006, 07:47 AM
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If not treated, do you have a termite contract?
and I see that the frame is basically built around the bike, how do you plan to remove the bike once reassembled. Will you burn the woodwork off?
Oh, I forgot to answer a few questions...

Termite contract? Yeah, but we don't have a ton of termites in Arizona... Let's say that if we leave a piece of wood in the garage, we're not expecting it to be full of termites... And we don't burn too much wood, no fireplace at my house and it doesn't stay cold enough for very long! Heh.

I just take the cross pieces off of this thing (2x6 and the 2x2) and stack it against the wall. I've used it maybe 3 or 4 times. I had a pin stand for my race bike I used to have, but I sort of prefered to use this setup. I now have a 996 that I'll have to use this on too.
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Acruhl,

Can you send me more shots of your contraption? I need to install my front fender from eMoto. mitcho_76 at yahoo.com
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Those are really it. I certainly don't have any more detail than that.

Do you really have to do all that to get the front fender off? I figured it would slide off if you took the wheel off? Or maybe you don't even need to take the wheel off?

If you want to build a contraption, my advice is to lay it out on the floor, and make mirror images. It's really easy if you lay it down flat and build each side identical on the floor, then stand it up and put the piece across the top, whatever that may be (2x6 or doubled up 2x4). Then put in something to stabilize it, which was the 2x2 I have just above the tank. That's not perfect, but it works.

I literally only bought a few 2x4s for this, I had the 2x6 and 2x2s lying around. I think it was less than $15? Took about 30 minutes to build I guess.
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Will using jackstands under the engine cases really work? I don't want to damage the engine cases. Thanks for all of the info.

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I wouldn't, no. I've used a little bottle jack under the case, but that was using a block of wood and it really wasn't doing any lifting. That was only to keep the bike stable (just keep it from swinging around) while hanging from my contraption.

If you're adjusting the steering head bearings, you probably want to put the bike on the rear stand, or even better, jack stands underneath solid rearsets if you have them. Then figure out some way to lift the front of the bike up. I have not yet figured another way other than my hanging from above contraption... There are companies that make stands that go through the frame, something like this:



http://www.redracingparts.com/englis...rontstands.php

(See the GP bar stand, that rod goes through the bike)

You just lift the front of the bike up with a front stand, if you've got one, set up this bar stand, then take the front stand out and the steering head is totally free. I need one of these damn things... 69 euros isn't too bad...

(It's funny, those stands look exactly like something Handy Industries would make, but Handy doesn't list anything like it even though those stands are super "handy".)
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I got it. I used the jackstands and it did the trick. Thanks.

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I'll have to figure out where you even put jack stands under the engine...
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DD, where'd you put the jackstands?

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I'll have to figure out where you even put jack stands under the engine...

frame sliders? Might work. I have the old cycle cat stands. Speedymoto makes them now. Sooo much easier to work with bike lifted that way.
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I put them under the engine cases.

MV/DucTech, do you have a pic of the Speedymoto stand?

Andy, I will look into getting one of those stands.

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