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post #1 of 11 Old Dec 4th, 2014, 7:41 pm Thread Starter
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Jacking bike help

I just have a regular motorcycle jack. I would like to get the bike off the ground about 2' with it with wheels and center stand off. I have adapters to do this with my other bikes. Can I block up the case and lift it like that and maybe place a winch in the floor joist to take some of the weight off it and keep it balanced. The bike is pretty much stripped and will stay that way for the winter while I work on it. Anybody jack their bikes with wheels and center stand off? Any ideas? Thanks Bob. OH, and what's the holes for that are just above the foot peg brackets?

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not exactly what you're asking for, but I was reading this very ingenious thread in i-bmw yesterday about building a platform for a bike to do major work on... with few tools and a little timber. Lots of pictures and it's a little long, but entertaining reading nonetheless.
Maybe it'll give you some ideas.

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OH, and what's the holes for that are just above the foot peg brackets?
Rear engine mount access bolt holes

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That post was entertaining. What I am looking to do is support the bike with no center stand or wheels.
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That post was entertaining. What I am looking to do is support the bike with no center stand or wheels.
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pdrock, there's some pics in this thread where we had my bike jacked up at the rear on a couple of car jacks, with the motor held up with another jack so we could drop it slightly.
Can't see why you couldn't do something similar to get both wheels and centrestand off, ideally you'd be in a garage with strong ceiling joists so you could put some safety belts/ropes up to the joists to help hold the weight.
Put bike on centrestand, remove rear wheel. Once the rear wheel is off, jack the back up on to a timber frame (or jacks), then lift the front using a jack and timbers under the engine/transmission, then you can take the front wheel off and centrestand as long as you haven't tangled anything up. If it has the EHCS unit, remove that first before jacking up the engine/front.
?? think it should be OK as long as you have the safety straps.
Bit of work to get it a couple of feet up without a lift though, unless you can run it onto a ramp first that you can work around.

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Thanks, those pictures are helpful. I'm going to see if I can use those engine mounting access holes to see if I can suspend it with a winch. That will carry some of the weight so I can stabilize the front and remove the wheel.
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Don't you have straps for the jack? Here's some pics from a K100RS I stripped, Did the same thing on an R1100RS and also on this R1200RT to get both wheels off for a tyre change. I have blocks of wood between the bike and the jack. Always pull the rear wheel first






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Should not be a problem unless you plan to remove the transmission. The engine and transmission have to tilt down to clear the frame. What you see with the RS will not work on the LT if you are pulling the transmission.
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Are jacking the bike on the case? I was afraid all that weight would crack it. That was one reason to ask about jacking. I got the impression that it was a no no.
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Are jacking the bike on the case? I was afraid all that weight would crack it. That was one reason to ask about jacking. I got the impression that it was a no no.
It just looks like the cases are used. The bearer is on the sub frame behind the cases. It clears the case by 1/2 inch.

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