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    Default Easy Bike lift - Cheap and cheerful

    Hey All,

    Usually I'm on forums asking for advice, today for a change, hopefully im adding some useful..

    For those out there that wanna do certain tasks on the bike such as oil changes and rear wheel removal but havent got a jack, its pretty easy to make one. I found a vid on youtube when searching for jacking points as need to remove my rear wheel and thought id give it a go..

    1.You need 2 lengths of wood and decent 3"wood-screws. 10*2 plank by 10 ft of wood and a 5*2.
    2.Cut two lengths of the 10" to about 3ft and 1 to 3ft - 5"
    3. Cut a length of the 5'' plank to about 4 ft
    4. Sandwich the 5"board between the 3 pieces and SCREW them in place. The shorter 10" piece sits in the middle of the 3 to accommodate the lever.

    A home made jack for $14. The 9 remains very stable once up but you have to get it over the odd sensation of -- is this gonna land ok ?? --- as you lever it. Feel free to burn me..!
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    Nice job! That does the same thing as my center stand. I was able to pick mine up on craigslist for around $20.
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    Top marks for a frugal solution!

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    I get nervous with my bike on a real lift, I would have a panick attack using that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigpapa View Post
    I get nervous with my bike on a real lift, I would have a panick attack using that.

    Honestly not that bad. Just like using a center stand only with 1/2 ton of bike sitting on a block of wood.... I managed to lift and lower without additional assistance..!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigpapa View Post
    I get nervous with my bike on a real lift, I would have a panick attack using that.

    LOL Panic attack using it? I got a panic attack watching the pics
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    It’s a bit unnerving for me to use a very good steel metal or cast steel jack. I would be a nervous wreck using a homemade wooden jack. I think the concept is genius, but I’m just not okay using one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigpapa View Post
    I get nervous with my bike on a real lift, I would have a panick attack using that.
    Remember that one wheel is always on the ground. I have more faith in this type of lift than a lift that completely lifts the entire bike off the ground.
    Power, looks and style ... nuff said !!

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    Blacklightning,

    You bike looks great. The color is fantastic and with those bags and fairing the more color the better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Metalman View Post
    Blacklightning,

    You bike looks great. The color is fantastic and with those bags and fairing the more color the better.
    Thanks for the compliment. It was one of my favorite. The original 07 color looks different in different light. I miss the bags and such. That was number 2 of the 4 M109's that I owned. It has been gone now for almost 5 years. Hard to believe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by asillito View Post
    Remember that one wheel is always on the ground. I have more faith in this type of lift than a lift that completely lifts the entire bike off the ground.
    100%. I actually sold my bike jack in exchange for the center stand. It was much more stable than the standard jack.

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