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Originally posted by jmee54 jmee54 wrote:

I have a hydraulic bench too, in a rather small space, so I raised the floor around the bench so it sits flush when down.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Cusi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Jun 2017 at 15:23
Have you considered the Abba Superbike stand?

http://www.abbastands.co.uk/product-detail.asp?pid=1

Fiddly to fit on the V7 but can be done with just one person.  I have one for my racer, I think it needs Ducati Multistrada adaptors to fit the swinging arm nuts
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote johnno Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Jun 2017 at 15:43
Originally posted by Cusi Cusi wrote:

Have you considered the Abba Superbike stand?

http://www.abbastands.co.uk/product-detail.asp?pid=1

Fiddly to fit on the V7 but can be done with just one person.  I have one for my racer, I think it needs Ducati Multistrada adaptors to fit the swinging arm nuts
that's the type I used on my old griso
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote johnno Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Jun 2017 at 20:27
Originally posted by motopete motopete wrote:

Originally posted by cyclobutch cyclobutch wrote:

I bought this at c.£40. It is most excellent. Note the extra feet to lift on frame rails etc.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/500KG-Motorcycle-Scissor-Motorbike-Lift-Stand-Bike-Jack-Paddock-Workshop-Tools-/322465820905?



That looks pretty handy Steve, I could jack under the side rails or the 'centre stand' cross brace with that.
Then to raise the front wheel I guess I could jack the sump (with the bike tied of course...)

Would you mind doing me a big favour and measure the width of those curved pads? I'm not sure if they'll fit between the side rails and exhaust pipes.

Cheers, Pete.
I have ended up buying one of these very good ,I now have the same amount of stands as I do helmets and bikes
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote cyclobutch Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Jun 2017 at 13:37
Sorry, just catching up on this one today. Someone was after feet dimensions.
  They're maybe about 35mm in between the raised edges. Those edges sit about 7mm high.

I seem to have a bike up on the table most weekends. Today I have the carb pulled out of my Sportster yet again. Sigh.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote V7Chris Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Jun 2017 at 15:46
Originally posted by motopete motopete wrote:


What do others do to lift a V7 without a centre stand?

Guy that changed my back tyre used a sort of paddock stand and a trolley jack to support the swing arm.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote iceni Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Jun 2017 at 16:16
I have a paddock stand that came with a Zephyr 550 and I find it really scary to use. It also removes a fair amount of paint every time, so the swinging arm is a mess. Getting it off the stand is REALLY scary. Needs two people to do it safely. Keep thinking about buying an hydraulic lift table but not got round to it yet
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote motopete Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Jun 2017 at 12:14
Quick update - I bought this Warrior stand for just under 50 quid on e-bay.

Not had chance to try it yet, I'll get someone to hold the bike steady to avoid any embarrasing incidents...
Image result for warrior bike lift 49.99

[/QUOTE] I have ended up buying one of these very good ,I now have the same amount of stands as I do helmets and bikes[/QUOTE] LOL
Don't let Mrs L hear that, she thinks I've sold my old Rover to make space in the garage for DIY jobs Wink
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote V7Chris Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Jun 2017 at 14:09
Originally posted by motopete motopete wrote:

Don't let Mrs L hear that, she thinks I've sold my old Rover to make space in the garage for DIY jobs Wink


Dear Mrs L, do you have any idea what your husband is really up to in that Garage, well I can tell you it is not DIY......
Seriously, I would be interested to know how well that works as I don't fancy putting a centre stand on and my bike is never going near a Guzzi dealer in this neck of the woods again.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote motopete Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Jun 2017 at 17:47
I'll give it a try later this week, I'll let you know how I get on.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rollo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Jun 2017 at 18:47
That looks very similar to a jack I have except mine needs a spanner to turn the screw. It has been very useful for placing under the flat sump on the Guzzi, padded by a piece of wooden board and or rubber mat.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote motopete Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Jun 2017 at 22:08
Finally got round to trying me new jack... cut some curved wood blocks to protect the x brace and used a front wheel stand to hold the bike upright.

Works a treat! I'll lash the bike down for 'proper work' , but for gentle maintenance it seems fine. Really surpised how easily the jack lifts the weight, nice smooth action.

Both eBay jobbies.  £50 for the jack, £40 for the stand.  Bargain compared to a centre stand Thumbs Up


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote V7Chris Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Jun 2017 at 07:42
Great, that's my birthday pressie sorted then. Another good point is that it should work just as well with any other marque.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote johnno Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Jun 2017 at 08:38
I got the same it works on me big and small blocks plus Gsxr1100
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote motopete Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Jun 2017 at 18:29
Originally posted by johnno johnno wrote:

I got the same it works on me big and small blocks plus Gsxr1100

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