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Parts. 3 pressure treated 2x4's, 4 strap braces (Home Depot / Simpson LSTA9), 1 45 degree brace (Home Depot / Simpson A33), galvanized course thread deck screws, and a couple strips of rubber for the tops of the uprights.

Optional. You can see best in the top picture that there are grab handles. Cut these at whatever length is best for you, (mine is 15" on the side, and the one on the end is about 14 3/4")

Assembly. Lay out the pieces in the form they'll eventually take.

NOTE: You'll avoid splitting the ends of the 2x4 arms if you pre-drill for the end brace.

Starting from the back and working forward:

NOTE: You can place a 2x4 block under the kickstand to get the bike as evenly upright as possible. Then, position the lift uprights about halfway under the swingarm ends and push down the back of the lift. This is a very fast and easy way to get the chain oiled!

Easy Lift

I realized that if there was vigerous work to be done on the bike while on this lift, it probably wouldn't be as stable as it should be. To improve the situation, I screwed a heavy-duty eyebolt (shown above) on both sides of the lift where the "arm" meets the upright support.

Easy Lift

As shown above, I just run ratchet ties from the eyebolts to the bottom of the passenger grab handle. You can even put a weight on the end of the lift, if you want.