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post #1 of 9 Old 11-21-2012, 06:11 PM Thread Starter
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Any suggestions for a good cheaper lift for 650
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post #2 of 9 Old 11-21-2012, 07:12 PM
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I found mine on craigslist. Half the price of new.

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Can someone please tell this guy about Marknet? Apparently I can't post the link until I post 15 times.
This'll be the one: http://www.klr650.marknet.us/lift.html
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Any suggestions for a good cheaper lift for 650
First of all, let me say that anyone who does this crazy thing and has the bike fall deserves what they get. That said....

Following the lead of someone I read on the Internet, I use a brace of jackstands with a length of cut-open clear vinyl tubing on the head of each for added friction on the big aftermarket skidplate. Positioning the jackstands forward gets the front wheel off the ground, rearward gets the rear off. If you have the stock skidplate, you can put the jackstands on the frame just aft of it, but I recommend putting the vinyl tubing on the frame to protect it in this case.

The process is obvious, but the handlebar trick really helps:

1. handlebar centered

2. open the right jackstand to the minimum needed height

3. push the bike over to the left, and wedge the jackstand under the right side of the skidplate under the frame for max support (or on the frame if stock skidplate)

4. move to the left side of the bike

5. extend the left jackstand to the same level as the right, and place it near the sidestand

6. Carefully heave the bike up on the right jackstand. You probably don't want the jackstand touching the motor, so watch for that.

7. Use your left foot to scoot the left jackstand into place. Don't get it hooked on any controls.

8. Lower the bike onto the left jackstand

9. Handlebar full left

I only put "Handlebar full left" as the last step so that I could say "reverse these instructions to get the bike off the stands". Be careful of the left-side controls when lowering the bike.

It feels surprisingly solid, but it probably wouldn't survive someone leaning on it. I've done the steering bearing and swingarm lubes on this thing.

But if I had to replace the system, I'd probably do something wacky like this: http://www.nightrider.com/biketech/bikelift.htm
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post #7 of 9 Old 11-21-2012, 10:27 PM
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Harbor frieght has both a atv/bike type frame lift or ,the nice table lift wich i got it is on sale and i used the 20% off coupon and had a whole hydraulic table for under 300 bucks .

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This is the one I use now solely.....you will see why.....

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I google the image and my pic came up!!!!....augh!!....

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post #9 of 9 Old 11-25-2012, 09:08 PM
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I got mine from Sears. It's a little expensive but I also use it for my Harley. Besides there may be Xmas sale on.
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