Bigeee64
Hi there, please excuse me if this has been covered before but I am trying to find either a centre (paddock) stand or log kit so I can not only get the back wheel up off the ground to make cleaning a bit easier but minimise the area taken when on the side stand

Ian
Gold Coast
IRMG #200612

proud owner of a
2020 Roadmaster &
2007 Ducati Sports Classic

 

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Croc
There are a couple of threads in this section that gave options for Jacks/Lifts for the bigger bikes.  You might have to scroll through
the older entries (there are quite a few) & read the titles for the right one for you.  ðŸ‘
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Dr.Shifty
There's no paddock stand of the kind used for sport bikes which sit under bobbins on the swing arm and lift it that will work. The Indians are too heavy. Many people have a bike lift which sits under the motor and lifts the whole bike off the ground. They will not lessen the area of the bike as they poke out each side for stability.

Some people use a front wheel chock into which you ride the bike and it locks onto the tyre so you don't need the kickstand. Couple that with a wheel roller and the bike is then upright and you can rotate the rear wheel fairly easily.

I use an IB bike lift. https://ibbikelifts.com.au

Wheel chock: https://www.supercheapauto.com.au/p/sca-sca-motorcycle-multifit-wheel-chock/320957.html

Wheel roller: https://www.tru-tension.com.au/product/wheel-monkey-wheel-roller/
Cheers, Kim.

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Bigeee64
Thank you guys, appreciate your advice, at least now I know where to start looking 

Ian
Gold Coast
IRMG #200612

proud owner of a
2020 Roadmaster &
2007 Ducati Sports Classic

 

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BigTone
Big, you can pick a dolly for around $200.
Search for any posts with Dolly in the subject on this forum. 
Cheers,
Tony
St. Kilda  Victoria
IMRG: 20380071
Current Ride: 2020 Dark Horse Challenger 
Previous Ride: 2015 Roadmaster
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Kriss
There is a centre stand available in the US but you need to fit a air ride system to use it.
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Dr.Shifty
BigTone wrote:
Big, you can pick a dolly for around $200.
Search for any posts with Dolly in the subject on this forum. 


I had one of these from Super Cheap when I owned a Scout. The trouble I had was that the release system on it was too suddenly off and the bike dropped too rapidly for me to be happy with it. It needed a very very gentle hand on the foot lever to lower it. I got rid of it and got the IB lift, which has a slow lowering action.

https://www.supercheapauto.com.au/search?q=bike+lift&lang=en_AU
Cheers, Kim.

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BigTone
Big, Indian dealerships on the east coast (MCA) stock these lifts for $270. Not sure if it matches the Indians undercarriage.
Trolly.jpg 
Cheers,
Tony
St. Kilda  Victoria
IMRG: 20380071
Current Ride: 2020 Dark Horse Challenger 
Previous Ride: 2015 Roadmaster
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Bigeee64
Thanks Big Tone, will have to have look to see if it’s a goer

Ian
Gold Coast
IRMG #200612

proud owner of a
2020 Roadmaster &
2007 Ducati Sports Classic

 

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Dr.Shifty
That looks the same as the Super Cheap lift. It won't fit the Indian without extra feet to match the lift points. This is my IB lift, which has the Indian lift feet fitted.

I mentioned in an earlier post about some lifts lowering the bike too fast. If the lift has a foot pedal to lower it, as the Supercheap one, it is very difficult to get it to lower slowly. And having a heavy bike drop at speed is nerve-wracking. I went for the more expensive IB lift because it has a screw style lowering action, the same as a normal bottle jack. I can turn the screw just a fraction and the bike lowers onto wheels and kickstand at a speed I can control. There will probably be others who have no problem with the speedy lowering of the pedal version.

IB Bike Lift.jpg 
Cheers, Kim.

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Bigeee64
Dr Shifty, I’m trying to get into their website but it looks like it may have been hacked.  Could you tell me how much they are and with the feet attached would they be suitable for a RM

Ian
Gold Coast
IRMG #200612

proud owner of a
2020 Roadmaster &
2007 Ducati Sports Classic

 

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Dr.Shifty
The site works for me but it seems they have a configuration problem and it comes up with a warning page. Tell the warning page that you want to continue and it loads OK. Here is their contact details.

Address: 40 Metro Court Gateshead NSW 2290
Ph: 02 4920 6078
e: mjs25@bigpond.com

The Indian lift suits any of the big bikes and is $424 - it's expensive when compared with others and it took me a while to decide to go for it. Shipping is probably on top of that, I picked up mine from the workshop.

The workshop is around the lake from me and I've been in there. The guy is an ex engineer who got sick of work politics and retired early to go into his real love of motorcycle restoration. The place has wonderful old Ducati's and Kwakkas and others in there that he's working on.

When mine leaked oil from the jack I took it back and he replaced an internal seal on the spot.

A couple of youtube vids about them.



Cheers, Kim.

From Woodrising (no, nobody else has heard of it either)
Rides a Springfield Dark Horse
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Bigeee64
Thanks Dr., it looks like the most suitable one.  As for the cost, I guess it’s a case of paying for what you get - at least it’s a home grown company

Ian
Gold Coast
IRMG #200612

proud owner of a
2020 Roadmaster &
2007 Ducati Sports Classic

 

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Twoup
I have one,very satisfied, have never been worried about my RMCLASSIC WHEN UP, makes cleaning easy 😀

cheers Steve 
Ulysses#68473
Imrg#101628
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Twoup
Sorry forgot to add, I have a IB LIFT
Cheers Steve 
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Dr.Shifty
Bigeee64 wrote:
Thanks Dr., it looks like the most suitable one.  As for the cost, I guess it’s a case of paying for what you get - at least it’s a home grown company


For me the decision was mainly about the speed of lowering. Go into Super Cheap or one of the big tool shops and try their lift. They have a foot pedal to lower the bike. You can stand on the lift and try to press the pedal to lower yourself slowly.

Here's a totally unrelated story from the lift guy when I was in there. He used to be an engineer in a large company here who made railway carriages. Then the Chinese factories started making them cheaper so the local company became the place where the factory's errors got corrected before they were put into service. He once went to China to see the factory. They drove a kilometer or more along a building to the door at the end. When they went inside it was very dark and there was an endless line of workers making carriages in the gloom. The workers were using their phones to shine light on what they were working on. When he asked why they didn't have roof lights turned on he was told they cost too much money and eat up profits with electricity. Suddenly he could see why every carriage they received had to be stripped and refitted before it hit the tracks. The engineer in him couldn't keep working in an environment like that.
Cheers, Kim.

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Croc
Dang,  Dr. Shifty..
that story you passed on from the lift guy is incredible......  I mean.....

The workers ALL had phones??????????


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Dr.Shifty
Probably all had TV at home as well. When will people ever learn their place?
Cheers, Kim.

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