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    Default Dirt Bike Stand

    I do not recommend that any one do this.
    It could be dangerous and could lead to injury.
    This has been posted so others can see what I have done for information only.

    That said.
    I needed a cheap bike stand.
    A stand to secure the bike with the back wheel off the ground for cleaning and servicing.
    At the bike shop these stands made from ali cost $100.00. The problem is that they get trashed during transport or everytime a bike is tossed on top of them and that is why I decided to get a cheap on.

    I went down to our local hardware store and purchased this step stool for $10.00.
    It is rated to carry 100kilos or 200 pounds.

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    They don't weigh much, they stack but best of all they don't cost much.
    Their one draw back is they are just a little short.

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    To get them to the right height I took a peek in my ali scrap bin and found a few bits they may work.
    Because this is a prototype I was just going to tack weld the feet but as usual once you get a bead rolling along I find it hard to stop at just a tack.
    These welds are not awesome because I was not sure this was going to work but they are sound.

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    After all four feet were welded I fixed them to the stand via a couple of self drilling tech screws.

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    These stands have to retain their best attributes, so after fixing the feet to them I tested their stacking ability.
    Pretty good.

    They still weigh not much and they still cost $10.00 plus some scrap ali, a little fab time and more AC TIG practice.

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    Time for the true test.
    Can the bike stand be called a bike stand.

    This was to be a true test so I just tossed the bike up on top.
    I did not gently lower it down.
    I also did not line the bike up perfectly on top of the new stand.
    The back wheel clears the ground by about 25mm or 1 inch.

    So far so good.

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