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Cerberus
05-15-2008, 06:44 AM
yes, i copied this from another thread

Found Something. Very Useful. Should be in the How To's or something (Mods)

The total cost was about $48. My R1 has been hanging like this for about 2 weeks while I put Race Tech Gold Valves in the forks.

Shopping List:

Qty Part Description Where Used
4 8" x 1" pipe Feet
4 24" x 1" pipe Vertical Legs
4 1" Tee 2 for Top Bar, 2 for Legs to Feet
2 1" 90 degree Elbows Vertical Legs to Top Bar
2 4" x 1" pipe Connect Elbow to Tee on top bar
4 1" Caps End of Feet
2 1" Connectors Connect two 24" pipes to make vertial legs
1 30" x 1" pipe Top bar

http://www.mad-ducati.com/images/ListBikes/HomemadeStand2.JPG

JRide
05-15-2008, 06:48 AM
This should be a sticky.

I may build one of those in the near future. :csi:

BoosaDan
05-15-2008, 06:50 AM
Nice, I was thinking of a similar setup in my "bike-room"... since I have a low ceiling and some 2x6's up there, I can put a pipe on the ceiling and then strap the bike to that pipe.

This is what the bike-room currently looks like.

BigRed875
05-15-2008, 08:34 AM
thats pretty cool but imo a lot of work since you can just put jackstands under the engine cases...atleast thats how kates and computrak does it....

Dogbone
05-15-2008, 08:42 AM
I did the same thing with 2x4s and deck screws when I pulled the triples off the ZX10 for powder coat (ended up with paint...). Its a fairly easy procedure and works really well.

Cerberus
05-15-2008, 08:47 AM
thats pretty cool but imo a lot of work since you can just put jackstands under the engine cases...atleast thats how kates and computrak does it....
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that may be how some people do it, but i wouldn't want to leave a bike that way for long.
what works in a shop doesn't always work in your garage/driveway

BigRed875
05-15-2008, 09:03 AM
meh...imo it's as stable as the standard fork style track stand and much more stable thent he handy stand i have....then when you are done you have this huge contraption to deal with lol

Juice
05-15-2008, 01:12 PM
maybe someone should have shown Kurtz that... :poke:

Glocker23
05-16-2008, 11:06 AM
Very nice idea.

jimmycapp
05-19-2008, 01:45 PM
Worked great!

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kool4444
08-26-2008, 07:51 PM
Very cool, and cheap. Im gonna build one of these tomorrow!

Just_Jeff
08-27-2008, 07:25 AM
meh...imo it's as stable as the standard fork style track stand and much more stable thent he handy stand i have....then when you are done you have this huge contraption to deal with lol

Not really, Just unscrew the bottom legs, tape them to the main frame and then store it against the wall, Takes up very little space when you think of it

typeone
08-27-2008, 08:44 AM
great post, i was just visualizing something similar on Monday!

the XB is hanging from a ladder right now :D but i have the ability to use a floor jack under the can so it works OK, but something more stable like this, for cheap, is a great idea. i agree with Jeff, this will store out of the way no sweat.

jimmycapp
08-27-2008, 01:56 PM
Not really, Just unscrew the bottom legs, tape them to the main frame and then store it against the wall, Takes up very little space when you think of it


Even Easier, just 1/4 turn the feet. I hung it on my wall.

kool4444
08-27-2008, 11:24 PM
OMG Built mine today in like 30min, had enough time to remove my top triple and my forks. Now all I need is a steering stem wrench to get my lower triple off@!