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1978 Kawasaki 1000LTD best stand or lift for my bike with the 4 into 1 header ? 25 Jul 2018 09:15 #787634

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Any one know which paddock stand would work on my bike ? Looking on Amazon at a Black Widow lift looks like it would work?

www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002M9W7RQ/ref...=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1

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1978 Kawasaki 1000LTD best stand or lift for my bike with the 4 into 1 header ? 25 Jul 2018 15:09 #787651

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If you just need to get the front wheel up for front end maintenance, put the bike on the center stand and the use a small bottle jack with a short piece of 1x4 or 2x4 up against the engine sump. If you have a friend handy, you can use a pair of jack stands instead of the pump. Put the bike on the center stand, have your friend slowly push down on the rear of the seat while you placethestands under the frame tube on each side. Be sure to pad the standsso they don't scratch the frame paint. If you need to do more serious work, and you have open ceiling joists, you can remove the fuel tank and loop a strong nylon ratchet strap around the top frame tube and the joist, and ratchet away.
If you would rather stick with padlock stands, Pit Bull makes some of the best. The one in your link will probably do the job of it will clear your pipes, but those are usually pretty unstable.
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1978 Kawasaki 1000LTD best stand or lift for my bike with the 4 into 1 header ? 25 Jul 2018 17:27 #787656

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I'm thinking on this. I'd have to use a 4X4 block to make up the space the header takes up on one side.
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Id really like this.
www.harborfreight.com/catalogsearch/resu...Cf&q=motorcycle+lift
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1978 Kawasaki 1000LTD best stand or lift for my bike with the 4 into 1 header ? 25 Jul 2018 17:55 #787658

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I have been using a jack real close to the Black Widow jack for the past 30 years or so. Never dropped a bike off of it while I had it under anyone of my bikes. I use pieces of 2X4's instead of those moveable adapters that comes with the jack, It makes the bike a lot more stable using the pieces of 2X4's. I stack the 2X4's to make sure my header is not touching the jack. 

Here is the jack and the pieces of 2X4's holding up my GSXR pictured below.
1972 H2 750 Cafe Racer built in 1974.
1976 KH400 Production Road Racer.
1979 Kz1000A3 Old AMA/WERA Superbike.
1986 RG500G 2 stroke terror.
1986 GSXR750RG The one with the clutch that rattles!

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1978 Kawasaki 1000LTD best stand or lift for my bike with the 4 into 1 header ? 25 Jul 2018 18:43 #787661

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been trying to I cant seem to find the ooomph needed to put bike on centerstand?? (;<

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1978 Kawasaki 1000LTD best stand or lift for my bike with the 4 into 1 header ? 26 Jul 2018 06:47 #787678

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Rolling rear tire onto a wood block makes lifting bike onto center stand a piece of cake.



Here's my rear wheel lift for a KX900LTD which might6 also work with later model LTDs.
kzrider.com/forum/5-chassis/236039-center-stand
[scroll down to Patton's successive posts detailing use of the genuine pipe lift]

Well, Shucks! Just noticed all the pics in the link are gone. May re-post the pics later when able to do so.

Good Fortune! :)
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1978 Kawasaki 1000LTD best stand or lift for my bike with the 4 into 1 header ? 26 Jul 2018 07:38 #787682

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Many thanks Patton works like a charm. Saves my back and my wifes back....
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1978 Kawasaki 1000LTD best stand or lift for my bike with the 4 into 1 header ? 26 Jul 2018 07:53 #787683

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You can see in some of my clips I struggle a little getting it on the stand. With the 130 tire it's easier but with the 120 I have to pick up the bike's ass end to get it on. (I don't have a grab bar anymore)  You have a 16" rim so it has to go up higher than mine. I suggest a 2X6 block of wood under the front tire. You can easily remove it once the bike is on the stand.
BTW, nice bike.
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