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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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    I didn't even notice that blurb... but you're correct, it is the wrong description! The stand does not move anywhere while the bike is on it and there is no "foot pedal". Definitely just rollers that you push the bike onto and voila, the wheel is free to turn.
     
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    Godfrey High Miler GT Famiglia

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    That's what I meant. :D
     
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    I can see how you could rotate this with one stand, but don’t see how it would work with both ends on stands ?
    On one stand can you move it straight back and forth ?
    ( have you got these or found something that looked interesting ;) )
     
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    DeadEye High Miler

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    I’m looking at this type of lift to get the bike off the ground a bit for any servicing.
    I wasn’t sure what kind of contact it would make with the frame/exhaust/engine...
    I’m expecting to have to do some McGyvering to have it lift safely and without damaging anything.
     
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    Garth Weston Just got it firing!

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    The adaptor I made contacts the rear frame crossbar and the rear of the oil pan.
    It clears the exhaust.
     
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  6. SMTCapeCod

    SMTCapeCod Mechanochondriasism GT di Razza Pura

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    Stein Dinse? I haven't tried it yet, the front post looks a little dicey but I've got to tackle the fork kit sooner or later.
    [​IMG]
     
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  7. john zibell

    john zibell Moderator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    There is always the Pit Bull produce made in the US. pit-bull.com
     
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    Ok - Now i'm trying to figure out how to lift the front end of the bike. :eek:
    Looking around under the bike there is No Way to make something that will lift it by the frame tubes out front.
    I'm not keen on just using a jack under the finned pan and its Not really Flat under there?

    So what do All Y'all use ?
     
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    john zibell Moderator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    This should work just fine. pit-bull.com/makes-and-models/moto-guzzi-motorcycles/moto-guzzi-v7-racer
     
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    indeed that would work - I should have been more specific - sorry
    I am looking to Lift the front off the ground to work on the wheel / brakes / forks.

    One of the lift kits / stands from the EU was centered enough that you could easily lift the front / and rest the back tire on the ground and had a little "thing" that they supplied that you could put under the Pan to hold the front wheel off the ground.

    So I'm thinking - I could back the bike into the stand I bought - attach it to the D Rings I put in the wall :) - but I don't know if my cradle will lift the front end ? It is located where the center stand mounts.

    So I'm looking for options.
     
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  11. Louisv97

    Louisv97 Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    I lift my III with a pitbull stand. I use a motorcycle scissor jack, center the smaller adjustable lifts, then place a large car jack pad on top, then lift in the center of the oil pan with no issues at all.
     
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    Hippo-Drones Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    I have one of these and used it today, really easy to use and nice and stable
     
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    Yes ! that's the one I saw !
    DOH !
    SMTCapeCod posted it above !!!

    There are none so Blind as those who WILL NOT SEE - ( pointing to Self ) :rofl:
     
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    tris Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Garth, have you got any dimensions for your adaptor?

    I need something similar for my V9 so if you have it would save me crawling around under the bike trying to measure it all up

    Cheers
     
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    SMTCapeCod Mechanochondriasism GT di Razza Pura

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    Have to admit that I haven't tried mine yet. Looks somewhat intuitive, but the (translated) instructions are less clear.
     

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    It was so difficult to chose my favorite sentence from the translation :rofl:

    “Do not jack up alone. Basically, let yourself be carried away by a second”

    My father in law would occasionally get a part or tool from the Far East, some of the translations were hilarious !
     
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    James Dixon Just got it firing!

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    So, do you think this rollerstand would work well with a front wheel chock? I'm thinking of a wheel chock for the front and then this rollastand for turning the wheel to adjust valves when needed? I don't have much use to buy a rear stand to lift the back of the bike up as I don't think I would ever attempt to remove the rear wheel. Nice that it's in Canada and a fair price as well.

    thanks
    James
     
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    Made one to lift the back:
    And another for the front
     

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  19. Sheepdog

    Sheepdog Just got it firing!

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    A center stand, a scissors jack, and some 2x4 wood blocks will get the whole bike off the ground. These are real work-savers and you’ll use them over and over. It’s worth the bucks...
     
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    kenrover Tuned and Synch'ed

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    The very reason I fitted a centre stand early on in my ownership. Back wheel much easier; Front is a block of wood and a trolley jack. This also makes for much easier cleaning and maintenance.
     
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