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I bought one of the HarborFreight Motorcycle Lift and made an adapter that fits the bottom of the Burgman 650. I use it to change tires and oil changes.

I could, for a fee, make a few of these adapters only a bit better than this one pictured below. I would make then so it clamps on the lift jacks frame. Basically just the cost of the steel, welding supplies and shipping is all I'd want. Click on pictures below.



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I agree on the squirt can. My little one takes 3 refills, but it's far easier than trying ketchup bottle and tubing that then drips oil everywhere when done. but, man, are my thumbs tired.

Also Dave_J... what is that long bolt for on the rear part of the cradle?? Where does it hit\fit the bike?

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Capt'nFish, Under the bike are two round tubes cast into the engine block. Those cradles set under those tubes and the rear one I put the bolt thru the bracket in the picture and the bolt goes into the rear tube. This keeps the bike from wobbling OFF the bracket and falling. Sorry for the blurry pic's.

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If I made another one, it would weld two steel brackets on both ends of the tubes cradle, front and rear, then a cable tethered clevis pin that would go thru the brackets and the tubes to make sure the bike could not wobble.
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oooOOOooohhh.. sweetness. Do you find it tough to change the oil and filter with your adapter sitting there by the drain plug and around the oil filter?

you've peaked my interest as my old muscles also complain about hard concrete.

For me, since I work in IT, I found a anti-static floor mat that was being thrown away and I use that to sit on, put my knees on or lie on. It's really softens that hard floor. Seems any type of mat will do. Yoga mat, or a sleeping bag mat, etc.

There needs to be a pull through oil-change-station for 2-wheelers like they have for autos.
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oooOOOooohhh.. sweetness. Do you find it tough to change the oil and filter with your adapter sitting there by the drain plug and around the oil filter?

you've peaked my interest as my old muscles also complain about hard concrete.

For me, since I work in IT, I found a anti-static floor mat that was being thrown away and I use that to sit on, put my knees on or lie on. It's really softens that hard floor. Seems any type of mat will do. Yoga mat, or a sleeping bag mat, etc.

There needs to be a pull through oil-change-station for 2-wheelers like they have for autos.

The one I made does not interfere with draining oil or getting to the filter. I don't think it even interferes with draining the transmission.

A WARNING about that HarborFreight jack lift. The release foot pedal has a fast and a slow drop speed. And they are in that order, FAST Drop and then step a bit farther for SLOW drop. It should be reversed but nope. Ya just need to get in the habit of stepping down hard and fast to get to the slow drop speed.


Maybe someone can measure the spacing between the tubes on the 2009 and up Burgman 650's. The adapter I made was for my 2003 but it is the same as my 2008. Like a VW bug, no major changes for years and years.

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ditto the maintenance gripes, coming up on 11000 and cussin already! pouring fluid sideways must have been a huge joke for the engineers to play on us , not so unhappy with smaller storage space, just means I have to take 2 trips to do the same job agreed on all the rest
I use a basting syringe to fill those gear boxes.
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What about this idea . . .

I too have thought of that, but all that squeezing - oye, my poor hand.

Here's what I'm thinking about getting. True, it would take about 12 - 13 good pumps to fill the transmission, since 1 oz is almost 30 ml. If it actually fits on my gallon oil containers, then great!

http://www.harborfreight.com/gear-oi...ump-61746.html
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My trans. Top hole has a plug with a long neck that makes it easy to remove and return. I use a long neck funnel with tubing attached to reach the fill hole. There ain't nothin like lying on your back with a funnel over your mouth, pouring oil into it. But I am a graduate of Texas A&M.
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There ain't nothin like lying on your back with a funnel over your mouth, pouring oil into it. But I am a graduate of Texas A&M.
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I adapted my Craftsman motorcycle lift, bought at a yard sale for 25 dollars, (yeah it's been around a while) to use under my an650 by placing a 2x4 on one side and a 1x1 on the other to lift the bike level. For safety I put a load binder strap around the bike and lift platform where the bike sits. Steady as a rock, and picks it up at least 12 inches from normal height.
I use a measuring cup to make sure the correct amounts of lube are replaced into the cases, the amounts are given in the manual, and a funnel with a small tube to get the lube into the fill holes. When it is on the lift, the old oil is very easy to catch as it drains straight down.
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