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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-29-2019, 01:27 PM Thread Starter
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Lifting the 500?

Can I use a regular floor jack on the engine case to lift the 500? Or will that do damage?
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I would not do that.

Only a fool would attempt it, and God help me, I am that fool.

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Can I use a regular floor jack on the engine case to lift the 500? Or will that do damage?
I know it’s much less weight than a car, but having been a mechanic I’d never put a floor jack under anything but the frame rails (or pinch welds on a unibody car)
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Won't the header pipe get in the way?

I was looking into frame lifts, but doesn't work on our set up.
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Just curious, what do you need to lift it for? I did a low lift to change the front wheel and remove forks for boots. I can find the picture itís in the adding accessories thread I started.
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I asked the Honda service tech and this is what he said. It worked long enough to get the work done.
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I know itís much less weight than a car, but having been a mechanic Iíd never put a floor jack under anything but the frame rails (or pinch welds on a unibody car)

Agreed, but there's not much frame to work with.
I need to get the front wheel off the ground for some suspension work, math, mods.
I want to put my paddock stand on the swingarm and then get the front end up so it will all be upright and stable. Right now I'm wondering about the frame rails under the fuel tank but that means a lot of steel to fab, steel that I don't have right now. If I had crash bars it would all be simple.
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A center stand, and an old hand winch is what I use.
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A center stand, and an old hand winch is what I use.
dang that's one cool setup, one day I'll have a cool garage. :/
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I flipped my footpegs upside down so they can't rotate upwards, then i put 2 jacks underneath them and the bike will balance pretty evenly. Then I put a bucket under the front engine area and did all my work pretty easily.
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