MotoHouston.com MotoHouston.com
Register Members List Member Map Media Calendar Garage Forum Home Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MotoHouston.com > General Discussion > General Discussion (Moto Related)
Forgot info?

Welcome to MotoHouston.com! You are currently viewing our forums as a guest which gives you limited access to the community. By joining our free community you will have access to great discounts from our sponsors, the ability to post topics, communicate privately with other members, respond to polls, upload content, free email, classifieds, and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free, join our community!

Register Today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.


Like us on Facebook! Regular shirt GIVEAWAYS and more

Advertisement

Reply
Share This Thread: 
Subscribe to this Thread Thread Tools
Old 07-07-2009, 01:56 PM   #1
greaselightnin
Senior Member
 
greaselightnin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Spring, tx
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 432

Experience: 4 years

Bike(s):
03 gsxr 600(stolen)
honda xr 100 (sold)
07 cbr 1000


Member Garage





homemade gear

alright i admit i am a cheap when it comes to certain things but I just want to know if any of you have made any bike ramps or bike stands from scratch. these are about the only things i would consider being cheap on depending if it would actually work safely. I''d like to see my money go towards making my bike look better rather than trying to get it in my truck or be picked up just so i can work on it.I'd like to hear some suggestions to get my brain kick started.
for a ramp i was thinkin maybe a 2x12 cut in half with a good solid hinge to be able to fold it?
greaselightnin is offline   Reply With Quote
Similar Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Homemade Manometer? Shadow_man General Discussion (Moto Related) 8 02-27-2014 06:52 AM
Homemade Jerky! CUSTOM ZX-14 Off Topic 1 11-12-2013 09:38 AM
Homemade motorcycle Scatter Off Topic 6 12-16-2008 01:19 PM
My homemade video arturo3rd General Discussion (Moto Related) 18 02-26-2006 11:54 PM
Advertisement
Old 07-07-2009, 02:01 PM   #2
Scatter
Senior Member
 
Scatter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Feedback Rating: (1)
Posts: 5,643

Experience: 4-8 months











Quote:
Originally Posted by greaselightnin View Post
alright i admit i am a cheap when it comes to certain things but I just want to know if any of you have made any bike ramps or bike stands from scratch. these are about the only things i would consider being cheap on depending if it would actually work safely. I''d like to see my money go towards making my bike look better rather than trying to get it in my truck or be picked up just so i can work on it.I'd like to hear some suggestions to get my brain kick started.
for a ramp i was thinkin maybe a 2x12 cut in half with a good solid hinge to be able to fold it?
we just put our bikes on jack stands now. we used to jack them up with a floor jack and hang them from a strap tied around a supporting beam in the attic lol.

i would really recommend spending the money on a ramp. dustin tried to half it once and got the bike about halfway up (the back tire was still on the ground) and the board cracked in half.
Scatter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2009, 02:03 PM   #3
hotnanas
i rock knobbies
 
hotnanas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Feedback Rating: (4)
Posts: 8,881

Experience: 10+ years











i used to use the door between the kitchen and computer room at the rental house in college.


but...i have a great deal for you, let me find the link.
hotnanas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2009, 02:04 PM   #4
speeddemon23
Senior Member
 
speeddemon23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 127

Experience: 3 years

Bike(s):
125 baja,
honda crf 150
ttr90 that im building for a stunt bike
building my sv650
09 crf fiddy(stunt)






Quote:
Originally Posted by Scatter View Post
we just put our bikes on jack stands now. we used to jack them up with a floor jack and hang them from a strap tied around a supporting beam in the attic lol.

i would really recommend spending the money on a ramp. dustin tried to half it once and got the bike about halfway up (the back tire was still on the ground) and the board cracked in half.
ive done that before
speeddemon23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2009, 02:04 PM   #5
BabyGirlGSXR
GSXRd Again
 
BabyGirlGSXR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Channelview
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 1,043

Experience: 10+ years

Bike(s):
07' 750 GSXR (Custom) RIP
07' 750 GSXR (Blue) RIP
05' Dyna Lowrider
08' 600 GSXR (Black Corona)

Member Garage





Send a message via Yahoo to BabyGirlGSXR
use you a scrap peice of channel iron, heat it, bend it up to match the tailgate an you should be good to go. Thats what i use
__________________
Girls Play Dirty Too!!! SLAPAHO...
BabyGirlGSXR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2009, 02:04 PM   #6
hotnanas
i rock knobbies
 
hotnanas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Feedback Rating: (4)
Posts: 8,881

Experience: 10+ years











http://www.motohouston.com/forums/sh...ad.php?t=81931
hotnanas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2009, 02:07 PM   #7
gunshotwound
You have been warned!
 
gunshotwound's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Bullard, TX
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 5,540

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 10+

Bike(s):
YAMAHA R6
YAMAHA FZ6



Member Garage





http://search.harborfreight.com/cpis...ramp&Submit=Go
__________________


CMRA #106
gunshotwound is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2009, 02:11 PM   #8
matemike
Grip it 'n' Rip it!
 
matemike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Rosharon
Feedback Rating: (3)
Posts: 3,070

Experience: 5 years
Trackdays: 10+

Bike(s):
2007 GSXR 750
2007 GSXR 600...tracked out



Member Garage


I've used 2X10's and bolted on some of those ramp clamps, or ramp lips or whatever they're called, they sell 'em at good ole boy hardware stores. I doubt Lowes or Home Depot has them.

And to be honest, I'd trust those boards over my 500 lb rated hinged riding lawn mower ramps I got from Home Depot.

As far as the stands go, only if you have acces to a tig welder and have some proficient welding skills should you make your own bike stand. Lumber and nails won't suffice for a stand either.
__________________
Slow is smooth..smooth is fast
matemike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2009, 02:18 PM   #9
mizpah
vé con dios
 
mizpah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Sugar Land
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 233

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 4

Bike(s):
06 Kaw ZR750S






Quote:
Originally Posted by matemike View Post
I've used 2X10's and bolted on some of those ramp clamps, or ramp lips or whatever they're called, they sell 'em at good ole boy hardware stores. I doubt Lowes or Home Depot has them.

And to be honest, I'd trust those boards over my 500 lb rated hinged riding lawn mower ramps I got from Home Depot.

As far as the stands go, only if you have acces to a tig welder and have some proficient welding skills should you make your own bike stand. Lumber and nails won't suffice for a stand either.
+1 Works great!!!
mizpah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2009, 02:23 PM   #10
90 5.0
frequent crasher
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Atascocita
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 561


Bike(s):
98 gsxr 600









A milk crate with 2x4's used fro bracing in the inside work good.

2x12 with a good hinge in the middle should suffice.

I have the ramp clamps on a 2x10 and it works good
90 5.0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2009, 02:23 PM   #11
greaselightnin
Senior Member
 
greaselightnin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Spring, tx
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 432

Experience: 4 years

Bike(s):
03 gsxr 600(stolen)
honda xr 100 (sold)
07 cbr 1000


Member Garage





thanks guys and gals for the suggestions and links
greaselightnin is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Advertisement


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:17 AM.


MotoHouston.com is not responsible for the content posted by users.
Privacy Policy