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Offline Bobert

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Crazy question here
« on: October 20, 2013, 09:50:41 pm »
How would you jack/lift up a 1980's cb900 when the 4 exhaust pipes go directly underneath, I do not see any other points to jack this up with. I am getting a motorcycle jack tomorrow but do not see where it would be safe to put it. Thoughts?
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Re: Crazy question here
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2013, 10:08:08 pm »
If possible tie the front end down like its on a trlr and then jack under the exhaust pipes. The tie dwns help keep it steady while on the jack.

If u have a engine hoist that can also be used.
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Re: Crazy question here
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2013, 10:20:04 pm »
If possible tie the front end down like its on a trlr and then jack under the exhaust pipes. The tie dwns help keep it steady while on the jack.

If u have a engine hoist that can also be used.
Thanks,
  New to this so will the weight hurt the pipes?
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Re: Crazy question here
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2013, 11:06:54 pm »
did ya get a different bike?!

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« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2013, 11:13:37 pm »
Depending on what your wanting to do I would just buy stands. A lit cheaper than a Jack. I can do just about everything with stands that I have.

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Re: Crazy question here
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2013, 05:07:19 am »
did ya get a different bike?!
I did the gn 125 goes to it's new home Friday. I picked up a Honda cb900 old and heavy but I see potential :)


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Re: Crazy question here
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2013, 05:08:04 am »
Depending on what your wanting to do I would just buy stands. A lit cheaper than a Jack. I can do just about everything with stands that I have.

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« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2013, 05:28:37 am »
Gets stands

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Re: Crazy question here
« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2013, 11:21:45 am »
rubber brakes and a good tuneup is all tbe resto you need.

your gonna drop it. its gonna happen.

beat the wheels off of it. and i mean enjoy it.

cb900 is a good bike, but be careful. new rider and all.
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Re: Crazy question here
« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2013, 03:21:48 pm »
Thanks,
  New to this so will the weight hurt the pipes?
not unless u let a gorilla jump up n down on it..

as EMD stated.  A steel bar and jack stands work great too.  slide bar thru swingarm pivot or axle bolt then leverage onto jack stands.  Can also put Jackstands under foot pegs. 

If you need to remove front or rear suspension get a engine hoist from HF and use a combo of all the above.  Works for most ANY bike.
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Re: Crazy question here
« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2013, 03:31:59 pm »
I personally remove the pipes when I need to lift from the bottom usually. I have made a jig out of wood to fit around the pipes on a bike before but it was a 4 into 1 so that was a bit easier. Pipes on these usually aren't even across the bottom so the weight of the bike will be on 2 of those pipes. I was never comfortable with that.
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