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Old 11-27-2012, 08:37 PM   #131 (permalink)
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... The main reason the US seller gave me as to why their's is so much more than the MotoMFG one was due to the shipping over here from Germany.
Except when you consider the pricing directly on Bursig site, even with single unit shipping to US is still way cheaper than what the importer is selling for - and the importer is most likely getting consolidated freight, making shipping even cheaper than by the unit.
But either way, not close to the Motomfg deal - but good option for the European guys.
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:44 PM   #132 (permalink)
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Got mine tonight and did an initial setup. I have a few thoughts and my final setup configuration below.

I am very impressed with the overall quality of the lift. The packaging is great and the double casters are plenty beefy. I was wondering why they cost $100 and now I get it.


First problem for me was a missing nut for the rear subframe bolt. I had to run to Home Depot to get a M10x1.5 nut and washer. I am sure it was just an oversight but people should be aware of it in case they need to know what to buy.

After that was sorted out, I put it together and it was pretty simple.

I set up the horizontal alignment to make for easy engagement and actually used the wrong mount hole (8) in the adapter plate and had it in position 8 in the beginning. I didn't notice this and went ahead and lifted the bike. The bike was leaning forward but the front wheel was off the ground. I didn't really care for it so I pulled it down and tried again. I found my mistakes and decided to set it up in the correct mount hole (7 )but left the horizontal alignment for easy engagement. The lift slid right in but when I raised it, this happened:

The rear is off the ground but the front wheel touches. Back to the drawing board...

I decided to put it as suggested in mount point location 7 and make sure the horizontal was set up as suggested (3.125). This made it very difficult to engage and I actually scratched (pretty slight) my frame trying to lift and wriggle it in. Here you can see how off the pins are and the result:


Just a slight lean towards the back and I had to push the lift handle down quite a bit to get it to begin engaging. I could get about two fingers under the front tire in this configuration. It still isn't right.

I walked away for a while to relax and read the posts here for ideas and with a clear mind went back out to play with it.

I played with the horizontal adjustment and made some progress at 3.237. It was a little tight with engagement but it did work and got the wheels off the ground.



Looks good in the pics but it is still a little tough to engage (not like in the video in the OP) and you have to lower the lift handle quite a bit to get it to start to engage. I can only get about 2 fingers under the front tire.

###Final Configuration###
I went back to vertical position 8 and started over on the horizontal adjustments. Here is what I ended up with:


Perfect engagement with the lift arm all the way up and it slides right in as I stand the bike up.

Plenty high now. I can get about the width of 4 fingers under the front tire and about 6 under the rear.


Now I can swing it 180 degrees and ride it out. So much better than it was before. I also tried getting on the bike while it was on the lift. I am about 250lbs and it felt very solid. I have no worries rolling the bike around on this thing. Once the safety pin is engaged, you can pretty much grab the bike anywhere to swing/move it around the garage. Very cool stuff.

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Old 11-28-2012, 12:45 AM   #133 (permalink)
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Thanks Jeremy for the excellent and detailed writeup and photos. Mine arrived today; but I've got other commits the rest of the week, so I'll probably leave it in the box rather than tease myself.

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Old 11-28-2012, 02:09 AM   #134 (permalink)
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... First problem for me was a missing nut for the rear subframe bolt. I had to run to Home Depot to get a M10x1.5 nut and washer. I am sure it was just an oversight but people should be aware of it in case they need to know what to buy.....
Thanks for highlighting that Jeremy - I had indicated to Greg that the bolt needed to be replaced, as the OEM flange bolt would not fit inside the adapter; I also mentioned that the OEM was 1.25 thread and replacement could be either pitch, however suggested if he supplied a 1.5 bolt, it would also require a new nut to go with it. He possibly missed that part
I'll send quick reminder to that end.
S3 users take note - you WILL need an M10 x 1.5 nut (or conversely an M10 x 1.25 x 50 socket cap bolt)
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Old 11-28-2012, 02:42 AM   #135 (permalink)
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Have ordered and paid for my Frankenstand, ya know, the price of having both a Daytona and a Suzuki. Hope to see it by Friday this week. Thanks to everyone for the setup tips!

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Old 11-28-2012, 02:50 PM   #136 (permalink)
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Isn't the Bursig one from Germany? Maybe a cheaper option for you over there. The main reason the US seller gave me as to why their's is so much more than the MotoMFG one was due to the shipping over here from Germany.
You sir, are absolutely right, thanks for pointing that out, Bursig it is
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:10 PM   #137 (permalink)
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You sir, are absolutely right, thanks for pointing that out, Bursig it is
You're quite welcome. Glad to help a fellow Swede out!
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I'm in for a stand + casters...'11 Striple-R...

Thanks for setting this up.
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:45 AM   #140 (permalink)
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I wonder how close the final result will be to the recommended set-up (per the horizontal adjustment rod length) in the guide?
I'm sure the final settings for my Sprint will be pretty close to the recommended settings. Unfortunately I wasted an hour changing settings trying to achieve the arrangement shown in the Motomfg video where the pins slide into place in one smooth, slick operation with no indication that some movement of the handle may be required to get the pins to line up.

The assembly instructions do say "...the pins will not appear to line up until the stand is pivoted." but they also lead the reader to believe that at least one pin should line up. In the case of my Sprint that's just not going to happen without some intial movement of the handle so the following advice from DEcosse is very useful:

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It might be a good starting point for all, to at least set out with the recommended set-up, while recognizing the the required technique for engagement & raising. That last bit is key element.
And only then make changed as might be required if tilt needs fine-tuning.
Unfortunately such advice is not part of the assembly instructions and DEcosse's words were too late for me since I'd already spent more than an hour moving away from the recommended settings then back again .
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