Bike Project Build Table

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by JagLite, Sep 30, 2014.

  1. AK650

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    +1. I may have to steal that idea!
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  2. victor441

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    Great thread!, need to build my own table. Just wanted to add that for those using an engine hoist, chain hoist, come along etc. to lift the bike you can get an accurate weight while you are doing it with a low cost crane scale, I bought this one at Amazon for $37. It works OK with lower weights too like wheels, etc...
    (got the idea from another thread here at ADV)

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  3. JagLite

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    Excellent idea! :beer
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  4. victor441

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    Indeed, though not mine and can't remember what thread I saw it in. Anyway this is what the scale looks like in action weighing a porky 580 lbs. :eekers Sportster, it will read up to 660 lbs.

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  5. JagLite

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    I added one to my Amazon wish list for my next order :thumb
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  6. Cycle Goon

    Cycle Goon Been here awhile

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    Can I play too guys??
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    Made one last week. Doubled up the 2x4's on the corners. Cut the outer 2x4 leg 3.5" shorter so the perimeter board sat on that. Didn't have my Sawzall at my house so said "F it!" and attached the mid 2x4 supports to the outside to not encroach on my lower piece of 3/4 plywood. That's a lie-the table saw to rip the plywood on is burried at my dad's and I just didn't want to say that. Perhaps if I get motivated, I'll unscrew the supports, notch the 3/4, and reattach. Don't bet on it.
    Under the top plywood, I did cross 2x4's at 2' on center. No cross bracing on the bottom shelf.
    Went a bit taller-36" legs as I'm the Caucasian basketball phenom.
    Attached the chock I haven't used since I bought my motorcycle trailer. 3/8" eye bolts screwed to the side keep it all in place with rachet straps.
    IMG_20190122_101514.jpg And yes, I got that up there all by myself! Good thing the previous owner lost that pesky side panel..
    I don't think I could get an Electra Glide up there on my own but I don't own one so no worries there.
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    Took me longer to get the bike up by myself than tear it down. Now, we wait on the machine shop.

    I'm happy to report that I encountered zero issues removing the exhaust nuts that didn't have a drop of anti-seeze on the threads or have 1 stud that has ever stripped.

    Don't you just LOVE taking a day off from work, not telling anyone, and getting YOUR shit done?! AMAZING!!!
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  7. JagLite

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    Excellent! :clap
    That's one heavy duty table!
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  8. Twin headlight Ernie

    Twin headlight Ernie Custom fabricated dual sport accessories

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    Well I finally got around to putting together a build table. The table itself is done and I picked up some industrial gray paint for it. The next step will be making a wheel vise. I have most of the materials on hand to get a start on it. The box tube is a bit overkill on the wall thickness but at least I'm using up some scrap stock. I even found some 3/4" ACME threaded rod and nuts for the crank. Sorry, no pics. I find the documentation cuts into the build process too much.
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  9. JagLite

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    :clap
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  10. Twin headlight Ernie

    Twin headlight Ernie Custom fabricated dual sport accessories

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    I finished my build table and figured I better post pictures. Thanks for the inspiration of this post to get it done. I duplicated the wheel vise from my Handy Lift from scrap steel and powdercoated it satin black. I added some storage bins (surplus bus tubs with lids) on the storage shelf.
    I'm sure it will come in handy for many years. Cheers!
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  11. JagLite

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    Excellent!
    That puppy is strong enough to put your car on if need be. :gdog
    The grey paint gives it a strong industrial look, very nice. :thumb

    I am glad that many have come up with their own designs after seeing what I built.
    There are many ways to do things and we have many different requirements.

    My first build table was too short, had no storage, and weighed a LOT because I built it so strong I could have put a car on it which made it hard to drag around.
    Putting wheels on them has proved to be very workable.
    When I put my build table, with bike on it, on my 4 wheel snowmachine dollies it was super easy to move, too easy to actually work on the bike because it would move.
    But putting just one heavy duty wheel (castor) on each corner allows easy movement, but not so easy that I find it annoying when working on the bike.

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    Wow, great job! :thumb
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  13. DiggerD

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    Here are some photos of my well used folding work stand.
    I made this.... hum...10 years ago ? ?
    It was originally bent up for a work table, and was gifted to a friend..who gifted it to me.
    I drew up some plans from what I use to see at bike races, more or less.
    The ones I use to see at GP races were aluminum and not steel like I have, but free is free and I don't lift this up often.
    Mine will fold up, legs inside, and will be a little over 2 inches tall.
    I can drive my car over top of it.
    It is strong e-nuf that it will hold my KTM 950.
    Sorry the place looks a mess and the stand is not all shinny with a new coat of paint...oh..it did have to spend some time out doors and it is a bit rusty....
    Works great....if anyone wants plans, I can sketch them up..

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    DiggerD DougFir from SuperDuke Days

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    You may have noticed it's exactly flat anymore, but it's still stout.
    I had a mis-hap as it where....lifting the 950 back end up high e-nuf to set the center stand.
    Well, don't use two bottle jack to do that like I did...buy a little floor jack you might have noticed in the photos.
    Things went south, the back end got out of shape and slipped off..opppsssss.
    Cased out on the bench but the front wheel stayed put on top.
    Will have to bend it back and repaint one of these days..
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    DiggerD DougFir from SuperDuke Days

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    There is also a work stand I built under the ....coat rack....at the rear of the photo...that my retired ZX7R is resting on.
    I will clean the...coats... off soon and post up on that one, built from scrap wood...came out good....not done with it yet. Simple build...[​IMG]
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  19. JagLite

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    Great pictures! :nod
    You are helping most of us feel good that while our shop isn't as neat as we would like it to be we aren't the only ones. :beer
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  20. DiggerD

    DiggerD DougFir from SuperDuke Days

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    Thanks for the kind words Jag.

    As you might gather from the photos I posted....I ride more than I wrench, well that's my excuse anyway.

    The ZX7R has 90K + miles on it.
    The KTM 950 just got a oil change, chain sprockets and a few bits....with 77666 miles on the clocks....

    I moved a year and a half ago...and am still not sorted...

    But......you should see it today....lot's cleaner....table gone...tools put away...car even fits in the garage now.....
    then the camera gets set into some special mode new to me and will not take a clear photo....great....did get a good work out yesterday too...
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