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Damich
FYI This is what I bought

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Damian
North East Melb
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Tezza
Here is a 500kg lift I recently purchased for $160 including shipping.  https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/MOTORCYCLE-LIFT-STAND-500KG-SCISSOR-LIFT-JACK-STAND-MCSSR/263208185047?hash=item3d486e2cd7:g:7NwAAOSwkLhaJJ6g

It's perfect for my Scout and I used it to do some major work on my Boulevard. I chocked either side for safety reasons because of wheel and exhaust removal. The lift has plenty of height and for washing your bike it's perfect. Just find the centre of the bike so that both wheels lift off the ground.20180126_115850 1024x576.jpg 

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2017 Indian Scout
2013 Boulevard C50T
Penrith, NSW
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stevenlb21
Nice Tezza, I think I'll go and have a gander at the one in Total Tools (l wonder if you have to be one to work there)
Cheers......Steve
Penrith, NSW

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Tezza
Here's one I made years ago for cleaning or maintenance. The bike was my C109R boulevard. 385Kgs.
If you lift the bike in the centre you can balance the bike to lift front or back wheel by placing a chock in front or back to have the selected wheel off the ground.

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2013 Boulevard C50T
Penrith, NSW
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Tezza
stevenlb21 wrote:
Nice Tezza, I think I'll go and have a gander at the one in Total Tools (l wonder if you have to be one to work there)


I had one similar to that one but I had to run the front wheel onto a piece of wood so I could get the jack under the bike. Just check your clearance.

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2013 Boulevard C50T
Penrith, NSW
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stevenlb21
Actually been watching your video's
...very well put together.

Also been thinking about the lift you made, I've got RHS here and a mig welder so might knock something similar up
Cheers......Steve
Penrith, NSW

2015 Indian Chieftain (Indian Motorcycle Red)
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Meanwhile back at the Ranch, Tonto disguised as a door gets his knob shot off !!!.

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Big D
Many thanks Damian, Ill look into this.Cheers

Many Thanks,
Dave.
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stevenlb21
Damich wrote:
FYI This is what I bought

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Went and bought this on this morning, a little bit of assembly needed but very easy.

Any membr that lives in or around the Penrith area Total Tools Penrith on Correen Avenue have one left in stock on the floor but assume they can get more.

Thanks Damich for the heads up
Cheers......Steve
Penrith, NSW

2015 Indian Chieftain (Indian Motorcycle Red)
"TECUMSEH"
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DavidLG
Hi everyone,                                                                                                                                                                           I have been checking out bike lifts for my scout. The issue with the scout is that you can only locate the lifts on the sump of the bike, not sure how 245ks on the sump will go. As Dr Shifty mentioned the guy in Gateshead Newcastle will supply a lift for 400d,he has also designed a frame to avoid lifting on the  scout engine sump, from memory he wanted another 200d for frame. Stumbled over a youtube clip of  Scout rider in New Zealand using a lift from repco looks good but still lifting on the sump. I am going to purchase the repco lift and try and fabricate a frame to avoid the sump.  Not sure how all scouts big brother frames are set up.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Cheers    .       David LG                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
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stevenlb21
Found and bought a 20 piece pack of microfibre towels/cloths  at Bunnings yesterday for the measly sum of $10 which I think is a bargain.

The wife going to take 5 and let have the other 15.....woohoo
Cheers......Steve
Penrith, NSW

2015 Indian Chieftain (Indian Motorcycle Red)
"TECUMSEH"
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Meanwhile back at the Ranch, Tonto disguised as a door gets his knob shot off !!!.

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Dr.Shifty
DavidLG wrote:
Hi everyone,                                                                                                                                                                           I have been checking out bike lifts for my scout. The issue with the scout is that you can only locate the lifts on the sump of the bike, not sure how 245ks on the sump will go. As Dr Shifty mentioned the guy in Gateshead Newcastle will supply a lift for 400d,he has also designed a frame to avoid lifting on the  scout engine sump, from memory he wanted another 200d for frame. Stumbled over a youtube clip of  Scout rider in New Zealand using a lift from repco looks good but still lifting on the sump. I am going to purchase the repco lift and try and fabricate a frame to avoid the sump.  Not sure how all scouts big brother frames are set up.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Cheers    .       David LG                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           



I lifted the Scout on the sump without issue. The sump is slightly lower in the middle where there is a seam than at the sides, probably by 5mm. This gives the bottom of the sump a slight V shape. When you lift it up the bike rocks slightly to one side and stays put.

One member of the international forum made up a timber cradle that compensated for this v shape and spread the load evenly, and held the bike truly upright. The same could probably be done just by adding a rubber strip to the end of the lift supports.

245kg sounds a lot, but the motor is part of the frame and very robust. Consider that the whole bike is also supported by a single bolt and cast bracket each side of the swing arm, coupled with two measly bearings in the steering head.

The Gateshead guy charges $424 for lift plus frame to match any bike. The real advantage of this lift in my mind is the slow release to lower the bike. My current lift has the pedal release and it drops the bike too rapidly for comfort. Trouble is, I have to weigh up the high cost (less possible sale of my lift) for that one advantage.
Cheers, Kim.

From Woodrising (no, nobody else has heard of it either)
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DavidLG
Thanks Dr Shifty,                                                                                                                                                                          I appreciate this info, I will certainly go for repco lift now. Will have a closer look at the v shape as you described and adjust as required, poor old mig welder misses out on a work out. I will be very mind full when lowering as you mentioned.                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Cheers,                                                                                                                                                                            David LG                                                                                                                                                                          
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charliebates

Dr.Shifty wrote:
I have the SuperCheap lift - it was $149 sale price a year ago. The only gripe I have with it is the lowering arrangement. It has a lowering lever that is very touchy and the bike drops very rapidly so you have to merely touch the lever and bring the bike down in jerky steps of a few inches at a time. The lever is on the right side of the bike and it takes care to bring the bike down on the side stand gently.

 I put an adjustable stop on mine so I can control it from dropping without control.  Has a bolt and a locking nut to fix at the right spot. Once adjusted then tighten up the lock nut.

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CHF10
Having never lifted a bike I get nervous at the prospect of doing it. I can see how it would be easier to wash (especially the wheels) but I worry I'd use the wrong lift points for one. And go to lean on it and push it off. LOL!
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Dave Ganno Gannon
great tips something I will be doing on my  next wash day 
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Shelby
FYI This is what I bought

Capture.png  Capture2.pngHow does this work with a Roadmaster? you have lines running along the frame?
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Bhayward1010
Great tips! Thanks
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