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1Back to top Go down   DIY Motorbike Stand Empty DIY Motorbike Stand on Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:59 pm

Two Wheels Better

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Here's a link I found today to a sturdy motorcycle stand you can whack out in a coupla hours or an easy arvo with basic tools.

Return of the Cafe Racers Stand

You will note after the article there's a download page for the plans, and if you like to take things further, a metal tyre stop for the front end.

Krank Engineering Stand Plans


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Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, "What can I do to keep my life from going by so fast?" Then a voice comes to me that says, "Try slowing down at the corners." 

~Charlie Brown

1970 R60/5, '77 R75/7-R100, '85 K100'87 K75C, '87 K100RS, '93 K11-K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100-Mystic, '96 K1100RS, '98 K1200RS, '00 K1200RS, '02 K1200RS, '03 K1200GT, '04 R1150R'04 R1150RT, '05 K1200S, '06 K1200R, '07 K1200R, '09 K1300GT & 2013 R1200RT-Polizei  - Beemers owned still or sold.

    

2Back to top Go down   DIY Motorbike Stand Empty DIY Stand revisited on Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:40 pm

Point-Seven-five

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"Here's a link I found today to a sturdy motorcycle stand you can whack out in a coupla hours or an easy arvo with basic tools.

Return of the Cafe Racers Stand

You will note after the article there's a download page for the plans, and if you like to take things further, a metal tyre stop for the front end.

Krank Engineering Stand Plans"


Can't ask there because the original is locked, but how do I get my bike on and off the stand?


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Present:
1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS
1988 K100RS SE

Past:
1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

3Back to top Go down   DIY Motorbike Stand Empty Re: DIY Motorbike Stand on Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:00 pm

duck

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You can get folding aluminum ramps these days for $60.  You'd probably need two people to push it up.


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Current stable:
86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
98 Taxi Cab K1200RS
14 K1600GT
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

4Back to top Go down   DIY Motorbike Stand Empty Re: DIY Motorbike Stand on Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:51 pm

Woodie

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But it wouldn't work with any of your bikes anyway .75, it's for cafe racers.  I think with the shortened rear end and clip-ons of the cafe's you just throw the bike up much like would a motocross bike.  Just a guess anyway.   Smile


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5Back to top Go down   DIY Motorbike Stand Empty Re: DIY Motorbike Stand on Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:58 pm

Two Wheels Better

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There's a aluminium ramp pictured up against the wall in one of the images. It's certainly sturdy enough for a 500-plus pound machine, and you get to make it as long as you need it to be. My mate Bob uses one he built from timber for his workshop. A customer's Moto Guzzi Eldorado Winter resto project is currently parked on it. He, like me, uses a Harbor Freight foot pump workstation lift for bikes requiring more immediate attention.


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Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, "What can I do to keep my life from going by so fast?" Then a voice comes to me that says, "Try slowing down at the corners." 

~Charlie Brown

1970 R60/5, '77 R75/7-R100, '85 K100'87 K75C, '87 K100RS, '93 K11-K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100-Mystic, '96 K1100RS, '98 K1200RS, '00 K1200RS, '02 K1200RS, '03 K1200GT, '04 R1150R'04 R1150RT, '05 K1200S, '06 K1200R, '07 K1200R, '09 K1300GT & 2013 R1200RT-Polizei  - Beemers owned still or sold.

    

6Back to top Go down   DIY Motorbike Stand Empty Re: DIY Motorbike Stand on Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:03 pm

Two Wheels Better

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DIY Motorbike Stand Image_10
Less than $300 on sale a coupla years ago. Even my K13 rests nicely on it.


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Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, "What can I do to keep my life from going by so fast?" Then a voice comes to me that says, "Try slowing down at the corners." 

~Charlie Brown

1970 R60/5, '77 R75/7-R100, '85 K100'87 K75C, '87 K100RS, '93 K11-K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100-Mystic, '96 K1100RS, '98 K1200RS, '00 K1200RS, '02 K1200RS, '03 K1200GT, '04 R1150R'04 R1150RT, '05 K1200S, '06 K1200R, '07 K1200R, '09 K1300GT & 2013 R1200RT-Polizei  - Beemers owned still or sold.

    

7Back to top Go down   DIY Motorbike Stand Empty Re: DIY Motorbike Stand on Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:27 pm

RicK G

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@duck wrote:You can get folding aluminum ramps these days for $60.  You'd probably need two people to push it up.
And getting it off is real easy. Very Happy


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Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


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8Back to top Go down   DIY Motorbike Stand Empty Re: DIY Motorbike Stand on Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:47 pm

Laitch

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@Point-Seven-five wrote:Can't ask there because the original is locked, but how do I get my bike on and off the stand?
You use a chain hoist attached to a beam trolley. Laughing


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9Back to top Go down   DIY Motorbike Stand Empty Re: DIY Motorbike Stand on Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:41 am

GF Wollongong

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I was interested to read the wiring article elsewhere in the link.

There is a useful table provided at the end 

https://www.returnofthecaferacers.com/building-a-cafe-racer/5-motorcycle-wiring-mistakes/

Note the address "return of..." - had they gone away?

There is also a pic of a young fella leaning lovingly over cafe racer (his? probably not) with... you guessed it ... obligatory hipster beard ... wearing disposable shoes covers! 

Possibly safe to assume HE doesn't ride the bike in the rain. Very likely he doesn't ride the bike ... or any bike

Cynical

    

10Back to top Go down   DIY Motorbike Stand Empty Re: DIY Motorbike Stand on Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:16 am

charlie99

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@Laitch wrote:
@Point-Seven-five wrote:Can't ask there because the original is locked, but how do I get my bike on and off the stand?
You use a chain hoist attached to a beam trolley. Laughing
DIY Motorbike Stand 44271



my new bike stand ,created today , fortunately the k bike lends itself to the KISS principal    and im taking advantage of that

(wheel for perspective )

DIY Motorbike Stand 20190213


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cheezy grin whilst riding, kinda bloke ....oh the joy !!!! ...... ( brick aviator )

'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%ODIY Motorbike Stand Au-log10

'86 k100 rs.. #######..  "Fred " (f(rame) red ) ( Fredrick leichtundschnell ) - -
bits and pieces from many kind friends across the k100 world ...with many thanks ..
    

11Back to top Go down   DIY Motorbike Stand Empty Re: DIY Motorbike Stand on Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:17 am

Point-Seven-five

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Charlie, that looks a lot like mine, a pile of 2x10 cutoffs scrounged from a construction site.  The top piece has a hole drilled in it to accommodate the oil drain plug.


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Present:
1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS
1988 K100RS SE

Past:
1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

12Back to top Go down   DIY Motorbike Stand Empty Re: DIY Motorbike Stand on Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:51 pm

charlie99

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@Point-Seven-five wrote:Charlie, that looks a lot like mine, a pile of 2x10 cutoffs scrounged from a construction site.  The top piece has a hole drilled in it to accommodate the oil drain plug.

ah !!  the drain plug ,,, must be the deluxe model …. giggles

I have left over material ...which I may have to fashion a 2" hole for that mate ….smile

in all seriousness  we have seen a few designs for a bike lift - type bike stand  using just a piece of timber to lever the whole assembly up a foot or so by pivot method

now I have a shed of sorts ill be looking for that design again in the coming months , as the project bike is completed ill have to get into Gerty and replace her rattly output shaft , and a bit of height sounds like a bonus during pull down


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cheezy grin whilst riding, kinda bloke ....oh the joy !!!! ...... ( brick aviator )

'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%ODIY Motorbike Stand Au-log10

'86 k100 rs.. #######..  "Fred " (f(rame) red ) ( Fredrick leichtundschnell ) - -
bits and pieces from many kind friends across the k100 world ...with many thanks ..
    

13Back to top Go down   DIY Motorbike Stand Empty Re: DIY Motorbike Stand on Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:59 pm

Laitch

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@GF Wollongong wrote:There is also a pic of a young fella leaning lovingly over cafe racer (his? probably not)... wearing disposable shoes covers!
Perhaps the area is considered a crime scene.


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14Back to top Go down   DIY Motorbike Stand Empty Re: DIY Motorbike Stand on Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:00 pm

duck

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Since I recently hurt my right foot I bought one of these for $55 on Ebay for doing upright maintenance until I can use a center stand again.  I can also use my MC trailer as a bike stand if I want to swap center stands or whatever.

DIY Motorbike Stand XOrahsB


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Current stable:
86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
98 Taxi Cab K1200RS
14 K1600GT
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

15Back to top Go down   DIY Motorbike Stand Empty Re: DIY Motorbike Stand on Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:55 am

Matthew-Brisbane

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I used besser blocks and a bench top blank befor getting my second hand bike lift

    

16Back to top Go down   DIY Motorbike Stand Empty Re: DIY Motorbike Stand on Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:10 am

Arlina

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Not sure how to get a K-bike up that stand safely....

I will go for these tables;
https://www.hbm-machines.com/producten/motorheftafel/motorheftafels


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