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Greetings all from NZ. Finally back on 2 wheels after 50 years on 4. My question is: I was looking at buying a trolley jack/hoist specifically made for lifting m/cycles and ATV's. Can the 109R be raised from underneath the frame, off chassis rails, without causing any damage? It looks like the engine sump is slightly lower than the chassis rails. I would love to hear from anyone who has used this type of jack/hoist. Cheers.
 

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Greetings all from NZ. Finally back on 2 wheels after 50 years on 4. My question is: I was looking at buying a trolley jack/hoist specifically made for lifting m/cycles and ATV's. Can the 109R be raised from underneath the frame, off chassis rails, without causing any damage? It looks like the engine sump is slightly lower than the chassis rails. I would love to hear from anyone who has used this type of jack/hoist. Cheers.
The cruiser lifts sold by the Toolsheds or Repco work just fine on the M109.

Cheers Baz.
 

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I've also read on here that if the (oil) pan is lower than the frame, that is a good sign that the motor mounts are worn out. Need to be careful going over speed bumps and things in that manner.
 

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I've also read on here that if the (oil) pan is lower than the frame, that is a good sign that the motor mounts are worn out. Need to be careful going over speed bumps and things in that manner.
Hey, I hope not, its only done 2500km. Cheers, Doc.
 

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I use a motor bike lifter as sold by the tool shed and it works just fine. Mine lifts on the frame not the motor.
 

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I use a motor bike lifter as sold by the tool shed and it works just fine. Mine lifts on the frame not the motor.
Thanks for that - can you tell me roughly where you position the lifter to strike a balance and any other tips that may help this novice? Cheers, Doc.
 

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welcome to the site Dokta :D
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Personnaly I sit on the bike and slide the jack from the right side ,
slide the jack under , make sure it stick out past the tube
of the skid plate under the 9 ,when I have one inch past the tube on
left side ,I raise the bike a little , I get off , look under the right side
to see I have equal lenghts sticking out past the skid plate ,and lift ,
you willl find the sweet spot ,
where the bike does not tilt back or the front dips .
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To lower I pull out the kickstand ,and standing beside the bike on right side , i lower,
this way if it wants to fall on other side the kickstand is there to catch it,
and I'm on the right side for same reason.
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the jack is a great tool for the 9 :bigthumbsup:
 

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welcome to the site Dokta :D
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Personnaly I sit on the bike and slide the jack from the right side ,
slide the jack under , make sure it stick out past the tube
of the skid plate under the 9 ,when I have one inch past the tube on
left side ,I raise the bike a little , I get off , look under the right side
to see I have equal lenghts sticking out past the skid plate ,and lift ,
you willl find the sweet spot ,
where the bike does not tilt back or the front dips .
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To lower I pull out the kickstand ,and standing beside the bike on right side , i lower,
this way if it wants to fall on other side the kickstand is there to catch it,
and I'm on the right side for same reason.
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the jack is a great tool for the 9 :bigthumbsup:
Thanks for your welcome Kazimodo and for the helpful info this is all a bit new to me. Cheers, Doc.
 

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If you want to be extra safe
or leave bike up for long periods of time
you may want a stand .
That is so cool how you made it to have the lift nest into it! Really great idea and fabrication!:bigthumbsup:
 

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I did not invent anything ,
I found a site that sold them but the
delivery was going to be too much $$$$
so I got some square tubing ,
cut 3 sides so I could bend them
had it welded for cheap , less then shipping to Montreal
that is for sure.
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I have found the site that inspired me but site is down
http://www.pepsx.com/main.htm = site down .
it had a nice moving drawing to show how stand was made.
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from another thread :
build one yourself , not that hard
Quite easy to start , then have it welded by someone else.
go to a place where they sell square metal tubing
you need 9 feet of (1inch 1/2 ), 2 feet of (1 inch ),
2 feet of flat bar , a construction "saws-all" saw, (if you
are lazy like me and don't want to saw by hand.)
cut four 12 inch legs, cut a 4 feet and 8 inches lenght.
Draw a 45degree angle on a piece of paper ,
cut the paper and copy to the square tubing.

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...+/-15 ........2.1/2....15.1/4............2 1/2...+/-15 ..

important is middle be "15 1/4 minimum "for good stance
and to be able to get any brand of jack in there.
cut some "Vs" in the square tubing , keeping one side intact
once you have done the big one , just copy the smaller 1 inch
to do the lower back support .
weld it or have it welded , paint , put some rubber on top .
 

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I would not use a car floor jack on a bike..They make jacks for the bike at Harbor Freight. I have the aluminum one, love it. MODEL 94715

http://www.harborfreight.com/catalog...otorcycle+lift
Bought the model 2792 last year...love it! Works perfectly...although takes a bit of "wiggling" to get it in just the right position for the oil change...but held the bike up for 4 weeks while I was stripping parts off it.
http://www.harborfreight.com/catalogsearch/result/?category=&q=Motorcycle+lift
 

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I bought #94715 and there is no way I would try changing the back tire with it on there! It wobbles and sways all over
 

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... It looks like the engine sump is slightly lower than the chassis rails. I would love to hear from anyone who has used this type of jack/hoist...
I'm curious about this too...

I had a lift very similar to the Harborfreight 94715 below, (I presume that many are based on this standard design - just sold under different brand names) and I had to return it because the lift supports weren't quite wide enough (as in one or two inches) to clear the engine sump and sit firmly on the bike's frame rails.

I wonder if some people are are partially lifting the bike by the engine sump, rather than the bike's frame rails?

Can anyone say definitively that the Toolshed, Repco, or Harborfreight 94715 models ARE wider than typical lifts?

Can anyone provide the inside measurements of the lift supports?

Thanks

 

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floor jacks

I have just installed lowering links on my 9 with the use of a floor jack and the kick stand down. I placed the jack under the rear of the frame portion that goes behind the exhaust, jacked carefully while watching for the rear wheel to clear the ground. I did this a number of times on my hayabusa, never had a problem but that does not mean I will not have one eventually. I do have one of the jacks mentioned above but it was at my son's house. Good luck
 
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