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I don't have a motocycle lift or stand. But, is there any simple (fairly safe) way to have my bike be upright while I change the oil or other simple maintenance?
 

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drtwo said:
I don't have a motocycle lift or stand. But, is there any simple (fairly safe) way to have my bike be upright while I change the oil or other simple maintenance?
Consider buying a lift. Harbor Freight has a decent one for $59.99. Well worth the 60 bucks.
 

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The auto parts store close to me (Advance Auto) can get jacks for 69.99. I have saw this in person, and it is very easy to use, and looks very durable. The link takes you to "parts America", but it is through advance auto. There are many different stores that sell jacks such as these. I am not endorsing or advertising for anyone in particular, just giving an example of pricing. 69.99-150.00 is a reasonable price to lift something in your garage that costs between 10 and 20K.

http://www.partsamerica.com/productdetail.aspx?MfrCode=PBI&MfrPartNumber=640753&CategoryCode=3098B
 

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I have a flyer for the local Cyclegear shop (cyclegear.com) advertising the Larin lift for $49. This is comparable to Sears' red lift.
 

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make sure the lift you buy fits under your bike, or you'll be mickey mousing scrap wood under your tires so the lift will fit under.

BTW, I used one of these for about a year... still have it too: http://www.nightrider.com/biketech/bikelift.htm
 

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As others mentioned, get a dedicated cycle lift. Whenever I park the V in the garage, I put it on the lift. That way, if I'm working on another project I can move the bike around if it's in the way a LOT easier that rolling the bike itself. Since I'm in Chicago, the bike sits on the lift for months at a time in the winter months (I get 5-6 rides in when it's dry, clear & "warm") and by using the lift I also prevent flat spots from forming on the tires.
 

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I'm with Doc, I bought the cheaper of the 2 Sears jacks and now that I put 1/2 inch shorter shocks on I have to run it up on a couple of pieces of 3/4 in plywood to get the jack under it, wish I had spent the money on the Aluminum jack that goes lower. But then again its not up on the jack that much anyway so what I have is still better than trying to McGyver something together.
 

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From my snowmobling days,,try a heavy duty rachett strap from the ceiling,,two of them one on each side,,always worked on the sleds for changing the wearbars,,(your not holding up the weight of the bike just keeping it from falling one way or the other) ---T
 

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Sears Cycle Lift is on sale right now at $149. I had to get one to replace the one stolen from my garage. Pretty descent lift with 3" height. I think the sale ends Sunday?
 

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The Condor cycle chock will lock your front tire so the bike stands upright with no straps. You ride the bike right onto the chock, plus it has a trailer adapter that allows you to install and remove the chock from the trailer in seconds. Its an extremely handy tool.
 

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jmullins said:
The auto parts store close to me (Advance Auto) can get jacks for 69.99. I have saw this in person, and it is very easy to use, and looks very durable. The link takes you to "parts America", but it is through advance auto. There are many different stores that sell jacks such as these. I am not endorsing or advertising for anyone in particular, just giving an example of pricing. 69.99-150.00 is a reasonable price to lift something in your garage that costs between 10 and 20K.

http://www.partsamerica.com/productdetail.aspx?MfrCode=PBI&MfrPartNumber=640753&CategoryCode=3098B
Does this one fit under the vrod? that is priced reasonably!
 

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drtwo said:
I don't have a motocycle lift or stand. But, is there any simple (fairly safe) way to have my bike be upright while I change the oil or other simple maintenance?
Make your wife hold it for you.:hidesbeh:
 
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