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doodaday
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motorcycle jack

Postby doodaday » Thu Dec 17, 2015 2:15 pm



Hello riders, I have a new to me 2000 goldwing .I think I'm really going to enjoy riding now without vibrating.I have been using a Keck jack for years on the harleys.It's a two arm jack that lifts about knee high.I noticed on the goldwing two pipes with metal covers one on each side of the engine. Will lifting up the motorcycle on these bend or break anything or should just the engine be touching the jack arms.Opinions and experienced advise welcome.



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WingAdmin
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Re: motorcycle jack

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Dec 17, 2015 3:37 pm

Those pipes are exhausts running from the front cylinders. Do not lift the bike using them, they will collapse, and they are difficult and expensive to replace.

I cut a piece of plywood that fits neatly in between those pipes, up against the bottom of the engine. I then put the jack on this and lift the bike this way, so the weight is on the engine base, not on the exhaust pipes.

Exhaust pipes
Exhaust pipes

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Dusty Boots
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Location: Alvinston, SW ON
Motorcycle: 1992 GL1500Aspencade

Re: motorcycle jack

Postby Dusty Boots » Thu Dec 17, 2015 4:02 pm

Yes, like Admin does it, otherwise you will end up with an exhaust leak from the copper o-ring seals, where the exhaust headers meet the exhaust ports!


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doodaday
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Re: motorcycle jack

Postby doodaday » Thu Dec 17, 2015 4:49 pm

Thanks wingadmin and dusty. Ride safe and often.

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paulr
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Re: motorcycle jack

Postby paulr » Sun Dec 20, 2015 12:06 pm

What I usually do to lift the bike high....to remove rear and front wheels for example.....is put the bike on centre stand then place bits of wood/chipboard /MDF etc underneath the feet,then I rock it to one side,place another,then the other side,place another etc,etc till I gain the height I need.I also put a small car/scissor jack underneath the engine..with a piece of wood on top as a cushion to prevent any damage...as a little extra support..,plus, axle stands underneath the rear crashbars when I remove the rear wheel.. :D ..I also have one of these I use for the VTX1800....

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