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ninefourteener

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Greetings,

I just purchased a 91 K100, and I need to purchase a suitable jack to lift from the center, to access both the front and rear suspension.

I used to have a really good one, but the design worked on my Harley (which I sold), but not on my Indian Chieftain, or my KZ1000.... so I got rid of it.

I'm concerned about the "type" of jack to buy, that will allow me to lift the bike from under the engine, without impacting the headers.

I live in Europe, so I'll have to order a European "version" of a jack that works, so if you could post a picture of your jack, that works without impacting the exhaust..... I'd really appreciate it.

    

2Back to top Go down   Jack / lift recommendations Empty Re: Jack / lift recommendations Tue Jun 01, 2021 3:54 pm

robmack

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See this posting in this thread: Re: Motorcycle jack versus Motorcycle lift.

I bought a lift similar to the picture below and bolted angle irons to the oil pan that stabilised the bike on the lift platform.  I used tie-downs to hold the bike steady.
Jack / lift recommendations Best-Motorcycle-Lifts-


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4Back to top Go down   Jack / lift recommendations Empty Re: Jack / lift recommendations Wed Jun 02, 2021 1:14 am

ninefourteener

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Thanks Robmack and Arlina,

Both of those seem to be relatively "normal" lifts. Neither of them has any issues lifting the bike with the exhaust still on??

    

5Back to top Go down   Jack / lift recommendations Empty Re: Jack / lift recommendations Wed Jun 02, 2021 3:55 am

BobT

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Abba Skylift. Lots of youtube videos about it. Have used it on all of my Ducatis, BMW R1250RS, S1000XR and am happy to sit on any bike that is on the lift.

    

6Back to top Go down   Jack / lift recommendations Empty Re: Jack / lift recommendations Thu Jun 03, 2021 9:34 am

ninefourteener

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Would anyone be willing to show me what sort of modifications they had to make to a standard jack, to successfully work on the K100, without impacting the exhaust?

    

7Back to top Go down   Jack / lift recommendations Empty Re: Jack / lift recommendations Fri Jun 04, 2021 12:22 pm

Snod Blatter

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I just put the bike on the centre stand and then use a normal trolley jack under the front of the engine to lift the front off the ground. I also have a headstock stand that I can use on the front but then of course you can't take the bottom yoke off, depends on the job whether that is a problem or not.

As for the rear suspension, the rear is off the floor when the bike is on the centre stand anyway. What do you want a jack for?


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MartinW

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You can even lift the front without a jack. All you is a couple of straps (ropes) a couple of 2"x4"s (star pickets, sturdy straight branches if not in a workshop). It helps to chock the front wheel up first as it takes the strain off the straps. I also now attach the straps to the hole near the top shock mount on the right side and the hole near the seat lock on the left hand side after removing the side covers. More lift can be obtained by removing the rear wheel or if out bush digging a hole. I've tried it with just one strap and it does work but I'm wary of just one breaking so I go with two.
Regards Martin.
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DadofHedgehog

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@MartinW wrote:You can even lift the front without a jack. All you is a couple of straps (ropes) a couple of 2"x4"s (star pickets, sturdy straight branches if not in a workshop). It helps to chock the front wheel up first as it takes the strain off the straps. I also now attach the straps to the hole near the top shock mount on the right side and the hole near the seat lock on the left hand side after removing the side covers. More lift can be obtained by removing the rear wheel or if out bush digging a hole. I've tried it with just one strap and it does work but I'm wary of just one breaking so I go with two.
Regards Martin.
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That's inventive!


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10Back to top Go down   Jack / lift recommendations Empty Re: Jack / lift recommendations Sun Jun 13, 2021 12:56 pm

Dai

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I'm using a forty-year old trolley from a Dewar jar that used to hold liquid nitrogen in the (then) local hospital. I built it up originally to sit under the sump of my Guzzis, but a 15mm chunk of timber pushed on top does the BMWs as well. Put hand round the front wheel rim, lift and stick the boot into the side of the trolley. Job done Very Happy


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