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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-19-2018, 05:13 PM Thread Starter
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I'm not pleased with where this jack sits. Barely on the back engine, or scooted forward on the starter. I'm going to get some blocks and build up the sides to the frame. Issue on the VN is the exhaust hangs below the frame and the motor is even lower.

I know there is no way to do it without blocks, just wanna see if anyone has a pic of their setup to compare to. I'll be using the tie downs on the jack, but still don't like those slippery blocks being there.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-25-2018, 04:42 PM Thread Starter
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As you guys know I do not do half ass Solutions so I decided that I would do this for anyone else that has a motorcycle jack and needs a template. if you do it like this it will fit the frame perfectly
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Nicely done as always. I've never lifted the motorcycle with a jack like that, but I did use that same jack to remove the engine. Even then, not an ideal situation, but it got the job done.

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I never used a jack on my VN because I could do everything with the centerstand. On my sporty I would use straps to attach it to the stand and jack it up to tighten the straps.
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I like the center stand of the VN it's awesome. When i do the front shocks, bearings, etc and need the front to go up and let the wheel off the jack is a nice addition.


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I prefer to work on a propper shop lift.
Wood blocks and a flat jack suffice with the front wheel clamped and strapped.
Never liked the balancing act required with those backbreaking cradle jacks...

But most floor work (like working on the front end, or changing a tire) can be accomplished by simply triangulating the kickstand, one wheel and a floor jack.
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