Cheap Or Possibly Free Motorcycle Jack

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by Dale, Jul 25, 2008.

  1. Dale

    Dale New Member


    This is a TEMPORARY support system do not leave the bike un-attended.

    This may sound stupid and prehistoric but if you have some help this is the smallest, most stable and cheap bike lift /stand there is.

    Get a quarter of a sheet of 3/4 inch plywood and 2- 2foot long pieces of 4X4 lumber.

    Have the plywood cut up into 4"X4" squares.

    The 4X4's are the base, one for the front of the frame and the other for the rear of the frame.

    With one person holding the bike upright the other begin by stacking plywood blocks under each side of the frame on top of the 4X4 until they both touch the frame, then the holder start leaning the bike over far enough to allow another block to be placed under that side of the frame then lean bike back enough for a block on the other side of the frame, Do this rocking back and forth adding blocks until you have the bike jacked off the ground and level.

    I do this with my Softail standard and it is very safe and stable.

    One way to make it more stable and so it can be left for long periods is to get longer 4X4's and install eye bolts to either end for tie downs then you could use ratchet straps and tie the bike to the home made jack.

    GOOD LUCK and be creative but SAFE!!!
  2. enormousdwarf

    enormousdwarf Member

    sounds like a good ethod to me. Thanks for the tip.
  3. Vibratinharley

    Vibratinharley Junior Member

    Wow, I am getting tired just thinking about doing this. :D