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Thanks for finding the CAD drawing, I was looking for it some time back. My brother was in need of a stand and I missed finding that. I built mine using that drawing except I lowered the upright pieces 1" because my Larin jack wouldn't raise my bike that high. The stand also makes cleaning and polishing so much easier with not having to get on the ground.



True... needed for the once a year WHEEL polishing..



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Since were showing off stands here’s mine...Harbor Freight ATV stand......paid $34 back in the day...height adjustable and locking casters...I keep the casters locked while under the bike and dont move the bike while on the stand....served me well for 13 years...
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keeping these post active... for others to follow what we have done...


the Pepsx stand.... every time a used one got posted here or the Cafe'.. it was 1000 miles away...



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Chuck,

Nice looking bike & stand........excellent price also........let me know when you want to give up the stand.....but in the end how often are stands used if one can ride 365 days a yr. & not have to worry about placing on a stand for winter storage......

I agree.... my stand is a few pounds & a little bulky compared to yours.....but $ 159 for a new Pepsx stand.........NOT going to happen.....

Now I just have to buy a good jack.....anywhere from $100 to $300.......oh well.....the way it is.....

the person that made mine...

wants me to put it in my "Will".. so he gets it back.


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I have the hydraulic Jack as in the background of the picture. Totally useless as it won't fit uvhfnder the my 2006 VTXC. But what I do have I got also from Harbor Freight. It's a scissor Jack about 6 in. wide, no wheels, slides right under the bike while I'm sitting on the bike and use a socket and ratchet to rise and lower the bike. Put it toward the front, center, or toward the rear depending if I just want the front tire up, rear tire up, or both wheels off the ground. Have the stock muffler and didn't have an issue removing the rear wheel with these muffler on. Bought the bike 12/31/2018, replaced tire on 2/21/2019. Front tire still good, but I have the tire ready when it needs to be replaced, which I do myself.
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I have a Sears cycle jack....... was $79.00 new.

purchased it a week after I purchased my VTX1800.. 2/2005...

still works well.. the stand just stops with wiggles... and makes it easier to change the oil and filter.

I have "L" brackets on the jack.. and paint lines on the frame of bike...

so NO guessing the correct location of jack.. its correct every time.... 14 years....



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Bilge you have a nice stand!
I am leery of pine wood, it splits easily.
If any of the screw heads went into the wood it probably split the wood some.
My wood projects have been getting a washer to keep the screw head from going into the wood.
Where the sides meet the two horizontal rails, 2 - bolts to keep each corner together.

Winlange - I use two 1/2" OSB pieces to lift my 1300C high enough to get my jack under it.
Set the pieces down, offset one an inch or so from the tire so as not to hit both at the same time.
Roll the X forward a few inches and pull back, stop on the pads.
New tires I probably would not have to do that, worn out tires definitely.

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Bilge you have a nice stand!
I am leery of pine wood, it splits easily.
If any of the screw heads went into the wood it probably split the wood some.
My wood projects have been getting a washer to keep the screw head from going into the wood.
Where the sides meet the two horizontal rails, 2 - bolts to keep each corner together.

Winlange - I use two 1/2" OSB pieces to lift my 1300C high enough to get my jack under it.
Set the pieces down, offset one an inch or so from the tire so as not to hit both at the same time.
Roll the X forward a few inches and pull back, stop on the pads.
New tires I probably would not have to do that, worn out tires definitely.

both points have been well discussed on this forum for many years...


I hold my bike upright with my right hand.. slide the jack under with the left..

but that Is ME.. I am still Strong and Tall... ( @ 67 )



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Hans, I was going to use black walnut.....but it was becoming price prohibitive.....went with Home Depot special


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both points have been well discussed on this forum for many years...
I hold my bike upright with my right hand.. slide the jack under with the left..
but that Is ME.. I am still Strong and Tall... ( @ 67 )
For Me straddling VTX - left hand on left hand grip, right hand guiding jack, sometimes a VTX tilt to right or left to clear frame rails.
Right foot to verify jack down. A long reach to tighten/release the jack valve.
Whatever it takes!
Stand has worm gear hose clamps on top rails to keep it from sliding off.
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