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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-15-2011, 02:44 PM Thread Starter
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Engine Stand Adapter

I've designed and engine stand adapter for my '85 VN750 in CAD.

Can you see any issues I may have overlooked?

Perhaps this belongs in the engine section?
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^ Hey buddy, I don't mean to be rude but this is your first post. There's no introduction and no picture of your bike, just an attachment. I'm not sure too many people are going to click on that for fear of infecting their computer. I apologize if you're legit, but you have all the signs of spam. Head on over to the newbie section and tell us about yourself and where you're located. Post a pic of your bike and we'll be happy to give your 'engine stand adapter' a look.

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No problem, that's reasonable.
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Welcome to the Vulcan madness Roach.

I`m no expert, but your design appears strong, simple, elegant and complete to me.

Am I am right in believing the 4 1/2" X 7" plate designated piece #5 will be bolted to a post or wall,
in order to hold the stand and engine solidly in place on the work bench while working on it.

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Purchased May 16, 2008
Approx.19,300km (12,000 miles)

H-D windshield
Relocated R/R
MF-AGM battery
Fiamm Freeway Blaster horns
F&S luggage rack and engine guard
Kury Offset Hiway pegs
July 13, 2016, Riding on the DARKSIDE now, Classic Radial 165/80-15


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Am I am right in believing the 4 1/2" X 7" plate designated piece #5 will be bolted to a post or wall,
in order to hold the stand and engine solidly in place on the work bench while working on it.
Close. It'll be bolted to an automotive engine stand. That way it'll be portable around the garage and the engine stand head swivels to make the entire motor accessible.

This is what it will be used with.
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Here is a better idea of it's intended use.

Engine on Stand

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Video Tutorials - Engine Rebuild - Fork Seal Replacement - Grease Swing Arm Bearings - Carb Rebuild - Spline Lube - Refilling Rear Shocks - Grease Steering Bearings
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Well duh, you did call it an engine stand adapter didn`t you. What was I thinking??
Until I saw the Princess Auto flyer I never noticed that you are a Canuck too.

I estimate Saskatoon is about a 300 mile drive from Lethbridge. Your are probably the 2nd closest member on this forum. Hiabathu in Canmore is about half that far from me. I have a daughter living in Medicine Hat. Maybe we can meet up for a ride down that way sometime. Probably won`t be this summer though, because I`m waiting for a hip replacement operation about the middle of May.

Is this your first MC?

You are pretty close to Lloydminster. Have you heard about the Border Bike Rally in June?
http://borderbikerally.webs.com/

Here a link to the Saskatchewan Lonewolves forum.
http://www.sklonewolves.com/apps/cal...ntID=115249045

It is a group of independent riders, not motorcycle club or even a riding club, but if they are like the Alberta forum the various groups meet up for coffee at bike nights, and group rides. You might find some locals you can ride with.

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Purchased May 16, 2008
Approx.19,300km (12,000 miles)

H-D windshield
Relocated R/R
MF-AGM battery
Fiamm Freeway Blaster horns
F&S luggage rack and engine guard
Kury Offset Hiway pegs
July 13, 2016, Riding on the DARKSIDE now, Classic Radial 165/80-15


TOP TEN THINGS A NEW RIDER/OWNER SHOULD DO. Click on link.
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Until I saw the Princess Auto flyer I never noticed that you are a Canuck too.
I didn't have my location posted orignally.

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I estimate Saskatoon is about a 300 mile drive from Lethbridge. Your are probably the 2nd closest member on this forum. Hiabathu in Canmore is about half that far from me. I have a daughter living in Medicine Hat. Maybe we can meet up for a ride down that way sometime. Probably won`t be this summer though, because I`m waiting for a hip replacement operation about the middle of May.
Yeah, we're pretty close. I should probably test this bike out for a summer before I go any any long hauls too.

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Is this your first MC?
This is my first street bike. I own a few dirtbikes, and have been getting into that for the past couple seasons. I helped my roomate get a CB500 running last year, and rode that around a bit. That was my first experiance tinkering on a four stroke, a little more complex than the 2-smokes I've worked on in the past.

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You are pretty close to Lloydminster. Have you heard about the Border Bike Rally in June?
http://borderbikerally.webs.com/

Here a link to the Saskatchewan Lonewolves forum.
http://www.sklonewolves.com/apps/cal...ntID=115249045

It is a group of independent riders, not motorcycle club or even a riding club, but if they are like the Alberta forum the various groups meet up for coffee at bike nights, and group rides. You might find some locals you can ride with.
I hadn't heard of either, thanks for the links, I'll take a look.

I have a bunch of friends that ride here, I'm really looking forward to getting out there this spring.

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Mods - Ear Shave, Pickup Coil Gap, Drilled Clutch Basket, Shift Tie Rod, Mosfet R/R, MF Battery, De-Goated (H-Pipe), MCCT, Heated Grips, Plexistar 2 Windshield

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That`s cool Roach. Hope we get to meet at some point.

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1991 VN 750 -"Cosmic Lady" or "Bad Girl"?
Purchased May 16, 2008
Approx.19,300km (12,000 miles)

H-D windshield
Relocated R/R
MF-AGM battery
Fiamm Freeway Blaster horns
F&S luggage rack and engine guard
Kury Offset Hiway pegs
July 13, 2016, Riding on the DARKSIDE now, Classic Radial 165/80-15


TOP TEN THINGS A NEW RIDER/OWNER SHOULD DO. Click on link.
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An update on the engine stand adapter.


After fabrication and paint.
I have to thank my dad for having the pieces cut for me and my roomate for welding and painting.


Test fit on engine.


Fit up on stand.




Engine on stand.


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1985 VN750 Acquired Feb, 2011 - 13,676km
Mods - Ear Shave, Pickup Coil Gap, Drilled Clutch Basket, Shift Tie Rod, Mosfet R/R, MF Battery, De-Goated (H-Pipe), MCCT, Heated Grips, Plexistar 2 Windshield

Dirt
2004 KTM SX 125 - 1979 Can-Am Qualifier 250 - 1971 Kawasaki F6

Video Tutorials - Engine Rebuild - Fork Seal Replacement - Grease Swing Arm Bearings - Carb Rebuild - Spline Lube - Refilling Rear Shocks - Grease Steering Bearings

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