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Lifting V7 Stone III

Discussion in 'V7/V85/V9 Chat & Tech' started by Mikael Weiss, Mar 22, 2019.

  1. Mikael Weiss

    Mikael Weiss Just got it firing!

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    Hey guys,

    I'm started to get ready to perform the first service on my V7 III and check the valve clearances.

    Any suggestions on how to lift the V7 III to get the back wheel off the ground? I've seen people lift prior V7s by the oil pan but, this model's pan seems to have a curve to it so, it may tip?

    Has anyone ever done this procedure WITHOUT lifting the bike?

    Any input is greatly appreciated!
     
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    V7 Dreaming Just got it firing!

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    I have added centerstand to my bike, everthing is easier.
    But if you want to change mufflers in the future. Do not buy MG centerstand. Its stopper is and only attached on OE LH muffler. Just buy Hepco centerstand instead.

    Oh! What's about rear wheel roller stand which most people use when lube the chain.

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  3. Mayakovski

    Mayakovski Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    What is the best lubricant for the chain my my V7 !!!?
     
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    Mikael Weiss Just got it firing!

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    That seems like it might work great and, it's cheap! Thanks for the suggestion. Ideally, I'd also have a center stand but, it seems it would be around 350$USD to get one to Canada.. so, a bit much IMO. Those rollers should do the trick and can be had for around 30$! Perfect.
     
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    Mikael Weiss Just got it firing!

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    Seriously? Search the forums. It's Italian so, obviously, it's Olive oil.



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    vagrant Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    or buy the drive on wheel chock from harbor freight for about $48 using a 20% off discount coupon. keeps ir pretty upright. great for storage and checking oil. then just put a jack with a board under the crank case and put into sixth gear. easy to tap it over then.
     
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    avlis Tuned and Synch'ed

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    If anyone has photos of jacking a V7III, please post them. I've put off buying a jack because I want to lift by the frame rails but the exhaust is REALLY close and lower than the rails. I'm wondering if it's possible to lift without some special cradle between jack and bike?
     
  8. Bill Hagan

    Bill Hagan GT Reference GT Famiglia

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    9CA63300-2485-40AB-B0A9-4D4047D5A616.jpeg 6D0FD0AE-3B23-45E9-8353-6520B2427AB6.jpeg Ok, ok ... it’s a II.

    Also have rear on a Pitbull.

    But I have one of the HF front wheel chocks and intend to use that with the V7 III I just bought from my brother when we get home from Atlanta, at least when too lazy to put it up on the Handy lift.

    Your point about exhaust clearance is well-taken. I will let you know if someone here doesn’t come on sooner.

    Bill
     
  9. Mayakovski

    Mayakovski Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Except they do not ship to Canada. :(
     
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    jefrs Just got it firing!

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    Fit a centre stand
     
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    Matthew Nuttall Just got it firing!

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    I've actually been looking into what the best options are for stands since I would like do most of the maintenance on the bike myself. Here are the few options I have seen so far:
    • The most common one out there is Pitbull for us.
    • Baxley Sport Bike Chock (seems to run around $200 or so)
    • Abba Superbike Stand (apparently works with a Ducati Multistrada fitting kit for the V7)
    • Dynamoto Stands - they said they will have an option for the Guzzi's this year. Really like that you can rotate the bike 360 in one spot on these stands, but they are $$$ (see the Triumph example below).
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    Mayakovski Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    I would love to hear from anyone using this system, just how much effort is needed to pivot the bike around 180 degrees. I have a small space, with just enough room to pivot the bike on it's axis, but not much spare.
    Thanks
     
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    Garth Weston Just got it firing!

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    I use a motorcycle jack available at CT or PA for around $100. I made an adaptor out of scrap wood and rubber pads that lifts my V7iii at the rear of the oil pan and the lower rear frame cross bar (behind the cannister). I've used this jack for years with all my Brit bikes.
     

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    But we have Princess Auto which is the same idea as Harbour freight. I use this lift which is relatively cheap. Set lifting points on lower cross frame rail behind exhaust (don't lift from the exhaust!)
    https://www.princessauto.com/en/detail/1-100-lb-atv-motorcycle-lift-table/A-p8667818e
    Now I do drive it into a wheel chock first (As Vagrant suggests) so the front wheel is captive. Also available from Princess auto
     
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    Larry Vance Tuned and Synch'ed

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    My 2013 V7 has the MG stand which does lift the rear wheel. I put a piece of 1/2 inch plywood on the floor under the center stand. Works great.
     
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    Mayakovski Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Huh, never heard of them before. Thanks for the suggestion and the link. :)
     
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    Mikael Weiss Just got it firing!

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    For those interested: I ended up getting the Rollastand for 33$ on fortnine.ca. It's quite small and light but solid enough and doesn't flex at all. With this, I was able to check valves clearances without an issue. (err.. without an issue regarding getting the wheel to turn anyway..)

    https://fortnine.ca/en/hardline-rollastand
     
  18. Dinsdale Piranha

    Dinsdale Piranha Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    I've looked at the pix and read the blurb on the site - https://fortnine.ca/en/hardline-rollastand
    I can't for the life of me reconcile what I see (pix) with what I read (below in bold):

    Hardline Rollastand
    • Most advanced motorcycle stand on the market providing easy relocation of the bike while on the stand
    • Quick foot pedal operation of heavy-duty castor base allows the bike to be lifted and rolled to a desired location
    • Durable chrome moly steel construction with corrosion resistant powder-coated finish
    • Solid injection molded rubber top with High Roller logos to ensure constant grip of the bike
    • Maximum weight limit 350lbs.
    • Patent pending

    Nor can I see how it might hold the bike upright, there-by earning the title "stand".
     
  19. Godfrey

    Godfrey High Miler GT Famiglia

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    That looks like an incorrect copy-paste of a blurb for another product to me. :)

    I looked it up on the Revzilla.com website. It's basically just a simple pair of rollers that you can put the rear wheel on, with the bike on the side stand, that let you turn the rear wheel easily. I could use one with my ride-on front wheel stand to hold the bike upright for maintenance work.
     
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    Dinsdale Piranha Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    With you so far, but how does it provide, "... easy relocation of the bike while on the stand"?
    And where is the "Quick foot pedal operation ..."?

    I reckon they've either (accidentally) put the wrong description on the shown item or else it's over-the-top false advertising. The item shown can't do either of those things.
     

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