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Anyone have a work lift like the ones sold at Harbor Freight, Sears, etc...? How do they do on the SCR?
I haven't measured the frame width of the SCR950 or my girlfriend's V-Star 950 yet, but the lift at Harbor Freight seems like the supports may only be just wide enough to reach both sides. That seems like a recipe for disaster should the bike shift a little while supported off the ground.
Thoughts?
 

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Nope, I've always been old school and used two stands to prop up my motorcycle. Maybe try measuring and see if the lift id really too small?
 

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I once had a Sears work lift for my Harley Sportster but it never balanced securely under the frame rails. My present solution is cheaper and safer, but you can only lift one wheel at a time and work close to ground level.

I now have a US General Motorcycle Stand/Wheel Chock #97841 to chock one wheel and hold the bike upright with tie downs for safety. Then I use a Sears 5,000 lb hydraulic service jack to lift the wheel/end to be serviced. The jack goes under both frame rails with a wooden 2x4 and rubber pad.

This gives you a picture of my stand that I got on sale at Harbor Freight:
https://www.amazon.com/General-Motorcycle-Stand-Wheel-Chock/dp/B006ZBABKM
 

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I measured the frame width and ended up buying a hydraulic lift from Harbor Freight yesterday afternoon.
Normally $89.99, it was on sale for 20% off @$71.99.
Does it work okay with our bike? Absolutely!
I rolled the lift up from the right side of the bike while carefully holding the bike upright.
Then it was a simple matter of using the foot lever to raise stand until the bike was fully supported.
The lift has a locking mechanism for safety and tie down loops welded on for straps.
I bought some carpet runner material to pad the lift points after previous experience with a different lift where
the included rubber pads got chewed up after a few uses. Anything to keep from boogering up the frame, right. ;-)
 

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I can see why you carpeted the lift points, the underside is just begging for scratches with the extra padding or a sturdy skid plate.
 
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