I have the Pit Bull Front and Rear lifters, but sometime you just need to lift the bike by the engine to take weight off the forks or swingarm, and sometimes it's just easier. I never liked the idea of lifting by the engine sump with a piece of wood to pad, knowing that the bike was engineered with specific engine lift points, otherwise why would they bother? And a cracked sump would be a catastrophic problem if it was a problem at all. So I whipped up a steel lifting bracket where the steel pin pops into the front slot to support the bike from the front lifting point. Then made two aluminum supports that screw into the two rear engine lift points, and to be extra safe, I recessed the bolts into the spacers so that when the plate is supporting the engine from the two reinforced rear lift points, the aluminum spacers bear all the weight and the threads on the bolts support zero weight (so no chance of stripping from too few threads). Works on my R1200GS to boot! I bought too much material so could make more. What it lacks in finish beauty it makes up for with thick steel heft.
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