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Just ordered a Small lift from Amoirtools :D
I have seen lots of people using the lifts with angle brackets that they have made up.
I have cut up some 10mm thick Flat BDMS and 12mm round bar ready for welding.
Can some kind soul give me a dimension that the 12mm Diameter Round bar needs to be above the lift top face.
Also how do you support the engine on the front lift mount, does the sump just rest on the bike lift or do you pack it with wood?

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Not much help...but I aways use the paddock type stands, they are basically a glorified centre-stand and have as long handle and bolt into the existing centre stand brackets, very safe.
About £50 on E-bay
 

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Just ordered a Small lift from Amoirtools :D
I have seen lots of people using the lifts with angle brackets that they have made up.
I have cut up some 10mm thick Flat BDMS and 12mm round bar ready for welding.
Can some kind soul give me a dimension that the 12mm Diameter Round bar needs to be above the lift top face.
Also how do you support the engine on the front lift mount, does the sump just rest on the bike lift or do you pack it with wood?

Thanks

Andy
As to your first question, from the bottom flat angle,
the bottom of the round rod is different depending on which way
you face your "rod" and how thick your metal angle is.
if you use 1/4" metal to make your angle, and point the "rod" to the outside,
then the bottom of the rod to the outside bottom of the angle is 1&1/4".
if you make them right, you won't need anything under the front of the sump,
it'll never touch the lift.
Hope this helps.
Here's a picture of mine.

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Like I said, I hope this helps.
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then the bottom of the rod to the outside bottom of the angle is 1&1/4".
Thanks Skip :)
Just to check.......
From the centre of the rod to the bottom of the angle is 1 1/2" (38mm)
if you make them right, you won't need anything under the front of the sump, it'll never touch the lift.
So the bike pivots on the 12mm rods, is that the balance point?
The engine sump will rest on the other mount of the lift?

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Andy
 

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Andy,
sorry for the late response,
we just got home from a road trip.
We had our annual Fall Rocket Launch in
Marble Falls, Arkansas this year.
Anyway, to your questions.
1) No, from the bottom of the rod, not the center.
2) the bike will lift the front end first and the sump never touches,
you've got your whole 850 lb. motorcycle sitting on these
lifting brackets, and she's stable as all get out,
hard as that is to imagine.
At least that's how mine works.
Good luck on yours.
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Thanks Skip :)
Update
After a few days waiting I received a full refund from Amoirtools because they were out of stock :(
So I bit the bullet and splashed out on a Blue Bike Lift :D

http://www.on-bike.com/products_bigblue.htm



Received it last week and I have assembled it, it also comes with Rocket Mounts to fit my bike! :D
Not had a chance to try the lift yet, but some other guy has one and says they are brilliant for the Rocket.
He says when removing a wheel you lift the bike just high enough to take the weight off of the wheels.
Undo the spindles etc and then lift the bike to full height.
The wheel stays put and the lift goes high enough to be able to wheel the wheel out!

Andy
 

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i have used the ones from skip....I was very happy with the result. I use my utility stand with any problem along with skips attachments..
 

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As to your first question, from the bottom flat angle,
the bottom of the round rod is different depending on which way
you face your "rod" and how thick your metal angle is.
if you use 1/4" metal to make your angle, and point the "rod" to the outside,
then the bottom of the rod to the outside bottom of the angle is 1&1/4".
if you make them right, you won't need anything under the front of the sump,
it'll never touch the jeep lift kits .
Hope this helps.
Here's a picture of mine.

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Like I said, I hope this helps.
skip
How much lift do you want?
 
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