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04-05-2018 11:02 PM
gerdawg I never went through any of that with my harbor freight... just brought the bike up and then used a tie down... rock solid.
04-03-2018 08:49 AM
preacherman
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Originally Posted by ms21117 View Post
I am trying to adapt mine now...do u mean u just laid a piece of 18" x 18" plywood on top of the legs...didn't that hit the motor when raising the bike?

Thanks
Yes it does hit the bottom of the motor, but the wood has enoughflex that I have seen no problem using this method for last three years. Cutting out as muskie did is optimal!
04-02-2018 06:51 PM
muskie Take a look at the photo I posted of the U shaped piece of plywood. This works well.
04-02-2018 02:40 PM
ms21117
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Originally Posted by preacherman View Post
I use a piece of 18x18 plywood across the legs as they just barely touch frame to frame been doing it for few years now no issues. I also use it for the tractor, quads. Doesn't roll easy loaded but its sturdy I don't tie the bike down.
I am trying to adapt mine now...do u mean u just laid a piece of 18" x 18" plywood on top of the legs...didn't that hit the motor when raising the bike?

I added 2 pcs of 2" wide x ? long (approx 3" longer than the legs) and that solved the width problem of the jack....but one of the legs seems to always hit the motor....any ideas? pics?

Thanks
03-12-2018 08:47 PM
muskie I cut a piece of 3/4" plywood to give space for the engine block. Very stable side to side but you should stabilize the bike front to back. Also, added a little spacer to fit where the frame bends on the left side at the back.Attachment 112689
03-03-2018 12:20 AM
mikoloe
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Originally Posted by Trick View Post
I am curious as well about setting up the harbor freight jack so the engine case isn't resting on it. Can someone post pictures or explain how you attached the wood to make it stable?

Thanks!
This should straighten out the wood issue for you. Attachment 112433
03-02-2018 02:51 PM
Trick I am curious as well about setting up the harbor freight jack so the engine case isn't resting on it. Can someone post pictures or explain how you attached the wood to make it stable?

Thanks!
02-21-2018 06:42 PM
mikoloe
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Originally Posted by muskie View Post
Hey Preacherman,
How do you keep the bike from sitting on the engine casing?
I also use a piece of wood. 12x 14 x 1
02-19-2018 09:42 PM
muskie Hey Preacherman,
How do you keep the bike from sitting on the engine casing?
02-19-2018 06:21 PM
preacherman
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Originally Posted by muskie View Post
So I bought the Harbor Freight jack and tried it yesterday. Can't say I am happy about how tight it is to line up on the frame. I will be picking up some 3/16 flat steel or maybe 90 degree angled steel and making the saddles wider by at least an inch or two. The other thing that is a pain in the @$$ is the engine casing sitting below the frame rails. I had to put in 3/4" spacers to have it sit properly. I will definitely be using the tie downs as well.
I can tell you from my experience that using a piece of plywood18X18 works perfectly, been using it for 2 years this way no issues.
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