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Rikko's Build Your Own Bike Lift/Stand
11/13/04 at 12:55:41
 
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This is a great idea.  I have seen it posted on several sites (including this one and Bert Heise's) and decided to try it recently.  I was unable to locate any 4x8's near me but I used two lengths of 2x8 pressure treated pine and lag-bolted them together.
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Re: Rikko's Build Your Own Bike Lift/Stand
Reply #1 - 07/23/06 at 19:38:12
 
Hi - this worked well for me too while I waited for various parts to arrive to take off wheels, do brakes, etc.

A few of point(er)s -

a) I too had to buy an 8' length of 2" x 8* & cut it in 2. I did not lag bolt as Savage Bob, but took the other path of using the recommended dry wall screws - 14 in totalall, a row spaced in a line 1 & 1/2 from each edge on one side, 2" from each edge the other.

b) I don't know why the length of wood is 3' in the "parts" list, but I would go for 4' (makes even more sense if you buy an 8' legth of 2" x 8'

c) I used 5/16" x 4" eye bolts (which I think are a must) if anyone wants knows, screwed in until 2" is left above the surface, measured from top of wood to top of eye. I can't recall what bit size I used for the pilot hole.

d) NOTE - I luckily tried the 3" x 5/16' lag bolts before I left the store to see if one fitted through the 4 holes in the flange. It wouldn't so I bought 4 3' x 1/4 lag bolts & used the relevant socket to screw them down. Again, I can't recall the bit size for the pilot hole.

e) NOTE - don't worry if the flange does not fit right into the 1 & 3/8" hole - the paddle bit is the correct size. My flange didn't but as one lag bolts it down it is pulled into the hole.

f) NOTE - enure the bar goes easily, but snuggly as possible, through the 1" hole. Although again the paddle bit size (1") is correct, I could not get the shaft through the hole until I wiggled the paddle bit around in the hole. Don't make it too loose, but just enough so it goes through to the flange so you can start threading into it.

It cost me $30 to make it (maybe things are more expensive than in the location of the original site, or it was an old one?

Still, for the money & a few hours. a great inexpesive bike lift (much better than a couple of strong mates to lift it on & off a milk crate).

Hope these few cents help anyone with minor woodworking talents (like mine) make this an even easier job than it already is!!
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Re: Rikko's Build Your Own Bike Lift/Stand
Reply #2 - 10/30/07 at 04:10:38
 
Yep.  This one has been around a long time, and sometimes simple is the best way to go.  After all, the principle is just using one of the most basic of tools.  A simple lever.

Works the same as the "store bought" one that Kropatchek shows in one of his photos.
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Reply #3 - 11/01/07 at 15:24:23
 
I built mine out of a part of a left-over oak pallet -- used a long wood 2x4 as my handle so it lays flush to the floor making part of a floor support "triangle" when the lift is completed.

(us crip old men with bad knees and hips and back need that extra long handle leverage)  

Works good for front end work as-is, has a wooden box to go under the air filter area to lift up the back end for rear tire changing work.

Mine has eyebolts on the ends of the long 2x8" part so I can rope the handle bars to the under part to keep tip overs from happening during tire changes and such.

10 seconds to get lifted and squared to add oil or do oil change work -- it is very quick and easy to use.

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Reply #4 - 11/02/07 at 12:06:30
 
If i put mine to back of frame the rear wheel go up.It  works good both front and rear I don't use any tie down either. Just have to watch you don't  bump it real hard.
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Reply #5 - 04/24/11 at 15:04:11
 
Just want to mention that I tweeked it a bit, instead of the long rod I used an angle bracket !




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Reply #6 - 04/30/11 at 08:02:03
 
I had some work done on my bike, like... checking my belt alignment, and had to come to some "interesting" methods. One of them involved hanging the bike from under the sissy bar to the ceiling of my workshop, with a strap and lifting the rear wheel of the ground, but after i saw this great tool i immediately made my own. I had a slightly different approach to it.
So here are some pictures.
I used .70" birch plywood, M12 threaded rod, nuts and washers and a pipe i had laying around.



These is one of the two sides. I used a router to round the edges of the boards.





This is how it looks all bolted together.



And Voila. This is it. It works great, and it took me less than one hour to build.
EDIT:
Sorry for the link... Hope now they are all good...
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Reply #7 - 04/30/11 at 11:01:50
 
Pic links are busted.
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Reply #8 - 05/10/11 at 16:25:02
 
No lies here. My father bought a craftsman lawn tractor with a snow blower in the early 90's. It came with instructions on how to attach the snow blower to the underside of the tractor, as well as a schematic of this exact lift to raise the blower to the tractor mounts, drilled 4x8 and and threaded pipe even included!
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Re: Rikko's Build Your Own Bike Lift/Stand
Reply #9 - 09/25/11 at 13:32:49
 
Here's another one for those that weld...

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Re: Rikko's Build Your Own Bike Lift/Stand
Reply #10 - 09/27/12 at 14:02:35
 
Here's another video showing how fast and easy it is to lift and strap down yer' bike...  40 seconds...
Not bad... Huh...

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Ludicrous Speed !... ... Huh...
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Re: Rikko's Build Your Own Bike Lift/Stand
Reply #11 - 10/13/13 at 10:50:21
 
After reading   some posts   here,I was   inspired to build myself  a  stand  for the S40.....it took two attempts to get the dimensions about right
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Re: Rikko's Build Your Own Bike Lift/Stand
Reply #12 - 10/13/13 at 10:51:15
 
Here's the   stand   again........
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