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Jack for c-1400
« on: November 09, 2019, 09:11:00 pm »
Is there a jack or lift that will work under the c 1400 I dont have a center stand.
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Re: Jack for c-1400
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2019, 09:20:05 pm »
I have used this type of motorcycle lift, not to actually lift the bike because you don't want to put that much pressure on the motor, but to stabilize it so you can work on it. Have to use some well placed 2X4's to get around the exhaust but it works.

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Re: Jack for c-1400
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2019, 10:12:52 pm »
Thanks I have a lift like that.
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Re: Jack for c-1400
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2019, 12:36:02 am »
Track stands that fit the axles work but there isn't many options the way the under side is formed.

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Re: Jack for c-1400
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2019, 03:08:32 am »
...maybe it would be easier if u just got a center stand....jmho

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Re: Jack for c-1400
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2019, 03:16:42 am »
.....but by looking at all ur other forum threads, you've removed it to lower the bike....good luck...ride safe, and join the group....

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Re: Jack for c-1400
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2019, 04:02:22 pm »
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Re: Jack for c-1400
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2019, 07:01:54 pm »
Track stands that fit the axles work but there isn't many options the way the under side is formed.

I recently bought one of these to use for maintenance.
Takes a mighty heave, but it does the job.

That's what I was referring to above. After  borrowing a set (front and rear) from a friend I have wanted some for myself they really did work great. The set I used would either work with a pin through the hollow axle, which is great for adjusting suspension or from the bottom of the swingarm and forks allowing the removal of wheels and tires. I recommend a set like these with dual lifting abilities.

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Re: Jack for c-1400
« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2019, 07:39:55 pm »
I built pin's that fit thru the hollow front or rear axles.

NOTE: I added screws thru the handle (where the pieces to fit together) to prevent the stand I bought from leaning inward.
          Solved the problem and lifts the bike well.
          But as I sed, a C-14 takes a mighty heave to get the bike up.

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Re: Jack for c-1400
« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2019, 01:13:18 am »
Hmmm.  Having to use "a mighty heave" has me thinking that an extension handle would be an easy to weld on mod.  Or at least a nub, that u could.slide and extension onto...

At this price I'm gonna have to jump on this...

Thanks ted......as always ur duh man..!!!!

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Re: Jack for c-1400
« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2019, 01:33:10 am »
Best extension would be to extend the existing handle at the connections.
I've already modified mine so it doesn't' rotate in when I raise the bike, so unsure of another mod at this time.

NOTE: Before doing the rotation mod, the load broke one of the wheels because of loading.
          If you get one, do the mod!
            ie: Superglue for my wheel, and Couple of sheet metal screw's to keep the joints for being loose.

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Re: Jack for c-1400
« Reply #12 on: November 11, 2019, 02:12:57 pm »
Ted send me a pic, cuz I'm not seeing a handle on the product. Cell. 6three 0 two 6 seven seven 9 nine 6....

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Re: Jack for c-1400
« Reply #13 on: November 11, 2019, 10:07:33 pm »
Photo's sent, showing where I added screws.
Handle is the section of the stand that you push down on to raise the bike.
To add screws, put handle down with wheels flat on the ground, then drill holes and add screws.
This addition keeps the legs from leaning in when you lift the bike.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Universal-Motorcycle-Stand-Front-Rear-Wheel-Lift-Balance-Paddock-Swingarm-Spool/392187263073?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

NOTE: The longer "center section" of the handle is required to do the rear. Will probably also work with the front.

Ride safe, Ted

NOTE: Their add sez it can lift a 400 lb motorcycle. That is why a 600+ lb Connie requires a mighty heave.

The OxGord All-In-One Universal Motorcycle Lift Stand Kit is the ideal kit for motorcycles, dirt bikes, ATV, and other power sports vehicles. The stand and lift kit allows you to conveniently move your power sports vehicle from point A to point B or keep it at a standstill position for maintenance or storage. With built in wheels, the stand allows you to transport motorcycles that are up to 400 pounds. When not in use, fold the stand and store it in your vehicle, shop or garage. The package includes 2 support handles. The larger rear stand can accommodate tires up to 15" inches wide. The smaller front stand can accommodate tires up to 10" inches wide. Easy to clean material – simply wipe down with a cloth.
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Re: Jack for c-1400
« Reply #14 on: November 13, 2019, 06:54:42 pm »
Here's Ted's stand.
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Re: Jack for c-1400
« Reply #15 on: November 13, 2019, 08:24:32 pm »
Bud, you really need to start charging Ted for this service.    :great:

Ted,    :nananana:    :rotflmao:
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Re: Jack for c-1400
« Reply #16 on: November 13, 2019, 10:11:07 pm »
Better idea.
  "You" should start helping Bud and take the load off him..
  Bring poor, I'm always tinkering with something, and I have a jillion crazy idea's to post.

In the photo's;
{Poor boying it} I bought an inexpensive {$42} wheel lift.
First time I tried it, the upright arms pulled together and broke one of the wheels.
So, I superglued the wheel, and added a couple of metal screws at each joint to solve the problem.
I also made a pin to go thru the hollow rear axle on my bike.  {These are sold at various places, but I opted to build my own}.

The lift comes with another foot that would lift from under the frame. I did't try that method.
Specs say this stand will lift a 400 lb bike, but works fine on my C-14 {about 700#} after the mods.
NOTE: Wheels must be flat on the ground when adding screws.

Ride safe, Ted
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Re: Jack for c-1400
« Reply #17 on: November 13, 2019, 11:15:06 pm »
Ok...... I'll be happy to take some of the load off of Bud.     :great:

But, you'll owe me!       :nananana: :D
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Re: Jack for c-1400
« Reply #18 on: November 13, 2019, 11:42:03 pm »
Deal; I assure you.
           I'd owe you a looooong time before I'd ever try to beat ya out of it.  :rotflmao:

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Re: Jack for c-1400
« Reply #19 on: November 14, 2019, 12:28:12 am »
One day, when I grow up.  I'm gonna move in with Ted.  I'm gonna wear out the tars on his bikes and drink all his beer.  Might even make his dog like me better than him. :nananana: :nananana: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
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Re: Jack for c-1400
« Reply #20 on: November 14, 2019, 02:04:36 am »
I'm in!!!

Ted, you going to need a bigger house & garage? My bike expects to sleep inside. OH, and me too.     :rotflmao:
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Re: Jack for c-1400
« Reply #21 on: November 14, 2019, 11:43:55 am »
Pitbull sells a specific stand for the rear (pricey though) and the Hybrid head lift stand for the front. I use the head lift and center stand. I want the their rear stand but again it's $$$

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Re: Jack for c-1400
« Reply #22 on: November 14, 2019, 02:00:32 pm »
I use a Table similar to the harbor Freight Jack up bench most of the time.
This experiment was only for rear tire changes etc.

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Re: Jack for c-1400
« Reply #23 on: November 14, 2019, 04:08:49 pm »
Pitbull sells a specific stand for the rear (pricey though) and the Hybrid head lift stand for the front. I use the head lift and center stand. I want the their rear stand but again it's $$$

Do you happen to know if it's possible to service the drive shaft (e.g., remove rubber boot and grease the splines) with the rear pitbull stand?

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Re: Jack for c-1400
« Reply #24 on: November 14, 2019, 06:04:11 pm »
I don't have 1st hand experience but by looking at the pics I would say yes

https://www.pit-bull.com/rear-stand-kawasaki-concours-14-08-16-f0093-000