Join Date: May 2009
Location: Ontario, Canada
Is it safe to jack-up the bike on it's oil pan?
Hey folks I can't seem to make a new thread, somethings messed up, but I guess thats what this is here for anyways... maybe a reply will work instead....
I has a question!
I have one of those cheap Motorcycle/ATV jacks from Canadian Tire (almost identical to the one at HF). My stupid en500 has the exhaust pipes running directly below the frame rails, and there's no way to lift by the frame, not even a cross member... so if I were to lift the bike to pull the wheels off, I'd have to lay a couple short lengths of 2x4 across the jack so it will lift on the oil pan and not the exhaust.
It seems strong enough but I want to be SURE before I do it for any length of time... I know the bike isn't terribly heavy, but I'll be using ratchet straps to help stabilize it and it may be up for a week or so... is it safe to lift by the oil pan?
'05 Kawasaki ZR750-K (Z750S) / '98 KLF 300 4X4
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