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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-24-2011, 12:48 PM Thread Starter
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How do you guys lift your bikes with a bike jack when the engine sits lower than the frame? I just bought a jack and I can't get the bike from wanting to tip.

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Jump off at about 30 mph that ought to Jack it up pretty good

I would like to know the answer as well since I would like to get a Jack, but don't want to get a Jack that doesn't work.

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MY JP and vegas were both like that. I would ride the front up a 1" plank sometimes to get a bit more room underneath. I'd also sit on the bike to keep it straight up and down, this creates more clearance. I would just pull the jack in under me at that point and give it a few pumps before I got off.

Totally depends on the jack though. That worked for me.

A small ramp for the front tire should work for any app I figure.

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using a motorcycle lift with a foot pump you can hold the bike upright by the handlebars and then raise the jack. My jackpot was fairly stable once off the ground, but if your still worried just strap it down.
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I got this one: http://www.discountramps.com/motorcycle-jack-lift.htm for my '07 8-Ball and it's worked great every time. I do use the tie down straps to eliminate any danger of the bike tipping over but in general, once the lift is in place and raised a bit, the bike sits solidly on the platform.

Getting the lift positioned requires standing the bike up while you're standing on the right side of the bike, steadying the bike with the handlebars, and rolling the lift underneath. It can be a bit nerve-wracking the first couple of times but once you have the motions figured out it gets easier.

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So you guys are lifting in the bottom of the engine? I have the craftsman lift and if I was to lift the bike up I would be lifting the motor and not touching the frame.

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As far as I know, the engine is a structural part of the bike and you can lift the bike by putting a jack under it. I've lifted mine this way with no issues.

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Go to home depot or lowes and pickup a four pack of those rubber furniture squares that go under table legs. Place one at each end of the jack skids, to lift the bike by the frame. Piece of cake, super stable..

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Wanna jack up your bike? Try running it without oil. That oughta do it.
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I've been using a bike jack on my several Victories over the years, and surely was as nervous as you when I first noticed that the engine is not flat on the underside, which causes a nerve-wracking tilt. I can say for sure though that I've wrenched my bikes hard on that jack, and never came close to tipping it, even when tilted either way. CAUTION: always ensure that the front jack fork is right behind the kickstand, so that the rear jack fork doesn't catch the oil filter.

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