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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-21-2016, 11:44 PM Thread Starter
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A lift to work on a vt600 ?

I am working on a bike that hasn't been started in 7 years. I am making progress. ( though it hasn't been without a setback) . I should be ready to try to start it on Sunday.

I'd like to know what you use to lift the bike off the ground to do things like oil/filter changes or chain lubing. Is there a good inexpensive lift?
Or another way?

Any comments would be appreciated .
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You can get a used harbor freight or similar hydraulic lift for $40-60.00 all day long. Most will need you to make some sort of adapter to work around the protruding engine or exhaust below the frame. Can be done though. I've made 2 different ones for my lift so far. And BTW, you don't need to lift the bike to change oil. In fact it's supposed to be done with the bike on the sidestand.

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Thanks.
It's a 2004 shadow vlx, vt600c.

Glad to hear that For oil/filter change I should used the sidestand, since I am planning on doing that tomorrow.

Are the lifts sturdy? The bike won't fall?
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As long as the bike is secured, it's fine.

http://2007 Shadow Spirit VT750C2, Ride bell by h13man, Ride cross by Capt D
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Use it on my ACE all the time. It works on the VLX too. I have not had it topple over yet. Great little lift.
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Motorcycle lift. Sears. Sears.com
Use it on my ACE all the time. It works on the VLX too. I have not had it topple over yet. Great little lift.
Literally, the EXACT same jack HF sells, just different colors & different store.

1500 lb. Capacity ATV/Motorcycle Lift

Whichever you choose, get some ratcheting tie-downs with it. You can use the straps to secure the bike to the jack and hold it tight while you work on it. You can get pretty aggressive with the bike without fear of it tipping over.

Either way, what's your location, @MarlboroMan ? Maybe someone has one you can borrow?



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