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Looking for suggestions for an engine stand for a Vulcan 1600 for head gasket changes, motor work, etc. what have you used that works well?
 

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There's a few ways you can go here. It all depends on how much you're willing to spend and if you plan on using it again after the job is done. If you want to go the whole table lift route, harbor freight has one for a decent price.

https://www.harborfreight.com/1000-lb-capacity-motorcycle-lift-68892-8495.html


If you want a nice jack, I recommend the Craftsman yellow jack. This is the one I use. But you'll need a jack adapter with it.

https://www.sears.com/craftsman-professional-1500-lb-motorcycle-atv-jack/p-00950191000P

https://chucksterscustoms.com/product/the-original-idaho-jack-adapter/


Then el cheapo route is the wooden "lift". I've seen someone around here build this one for their vulcan.

$20 Bike Lift
 

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Thanks for the reply. I’ve got the cheaper red craftsman motorcycle jack and I just ordered the Idaho jack frame adapter but I was wondering what stand people use once the engine is out so I can put it on a table or off the ground to tear down and rebuild. Any suggestions?
 

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Ah my bad. I thought you talking about a stand for the bike itself. I don't mess with teardowns. I leave that to the shops. But in all honesty, I'd say most are going to be almost identical. Kinda like asking what TV stand everyone is using. Good luck finding one that's not specifically made for a harley engine though. (They tend to break down more often :devil2:)
 

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There are some table lifts but I think you'll be hard-pressed to find one that'll go under the bike. I just used the HF lift jack and left the engine sitting on it while I sat on a shop stool. It helps stabilize it if strap it down and put a couple of strips of thin plywood or something under and along each side of the oil pan.
 
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