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I went to jack up the ole cross roads for the first time tonight and realized there weren't really any lifting points on the bottom of the bike.. Not quite what I'm used to, the only liftable surface area under the bike seems to be the oil pan

Wondering where others put a bike lift/jack to lift the bike to get under it..??
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The engine is part of the frame for the cross bikes - lift her up by bottom part of the engine - or what you called "the oil pan." Just make sure you avoid the oil drain plug.

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+1 to what Cross Roads said. There's a skid plate available aftermarket, and I personally think it should come stock on the X bikes, but it's ridiculously expensive for what it is.




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That skid plate looks nice but damn your right. The price is way to much.

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+1 to what Cross Roads said. There's a skid plate available aftermarket, and I personally think it should come stock on the X bikes, but it's ridiculously expensive for what it is.
BBob, what is the hole for in the skid plate? Oil drain plug? Or do you have to pull off the skid plate to change the oil?

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what is the hole for in the skid plate? Oil drain plug?
Yes, it's the oil drain plug.

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I jack up my vision all the time. The only thing I watch out for is not jacking up on the regulator.
You can get the back end up high enough to change a tire.
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I went to jack up the ole cross roads for the first time tonight and realized there weren't really any lifting points on the bottom of the bike.. Not quite what I'm used to, the only liftable surface area under the bike seems to be the oil pan

Wondering where others put a bike lift/jack to lift the bike to get under it..??
Do a search for a previous thread on this subject and look for my posts. A simple block (see photos) and placing the lift at a certain angle has the bike rock solid. Dimensions for the block are in my posts. In fact, my XR is up on my lift as I write this.
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where do you put your tie downs on the XR/XC bikes?
Handlebars for the front?
passenger footrest on the rear?

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where do you put your tie downs on the XR/XC bikes?
Handlebars for the front?
passenger footrest on the rear?
With my system, the bike is so solid on the lift I don't need to tie down. In the event of an earthquake, that's another story.

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