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I've always been able to jack up the front of street bikes at the frame or engine to do tire changes, fork maintenance, etc. It appears on my new Versys 1000 this would be difficult to impossible without Kawasaki's proprietary jack and adapters.

Looking for advice on a front end jack and am thinking I need one that lifts the head or triple tree. Any advantage to being also able to lift from the forks? Pitbull makes one that does both but it's a bit spendy at $230. Theirs for head lift only is $170. Vortex has a head lift for $120.

Will just a head lift do it and any advice on these or other brands?

Thanks,

Mike

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1 hour ago, JefeRotacion said:

I screwed a couple lag eyes into my garage trusses and lift the front with ratchet straps when it all needs to come apart.

Like this?

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I've always preferred jacking when possible. :excuseme:

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I decided to play with a jack a bit and was successful. The 1x support looks sketchy, but the bike is solid and I can do head bearings and such. the 2x block is under the oil sump.

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On 11/7/2019 at 9:11 AM, JefeRotacion said:

I screwed a couple lag eyes into my garage trusses and lift the front with ratchet straps when it all needs to come apart.

 

I have a few old air seats bases out of semi trucks, welded some angle iron to one of them then some casters. Plumbed in a male quick coupler to the existing air valve. works great!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             1877351411_airstand.jpg.c0191f774f439ce12ce2f603986fd904.jpg

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I have a few old air seats bases out of semi trucks, welded some angle iron to one of them then some casters. Plumbed in a male quick coupler to the existing air valve. works great!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             1877351411_airstand.jpg.c0191f774f439ce12ce2f603986fd904.jpg
That's awesome
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