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 Anyone build there own engine stand? I’ve used the wooden box stand for years. Decided to look into building a metal stand that rotates. Here are a few ideas I’ve found.

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Yeah I got into vintage trials and have a few bikes to rebuild. Plus I bought a new Mig welder over the summer and wanted a good project to do with it. I started cutting the pieces for the stand.

 

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The stands in the OP look great, and versatile, but, IMHO, unless you are doing it for a living, 8 hours a day every day, and building different motors, they are a bit over the top.

A simple box section stand holding the motor in a normal vertical position is perfectly fine for your own engine, and can be knocked up in half an hour with a saw, grinder and mig welder.

Spoiler alert, i've been a m/c mechanic my whole adult life, inc having my own shop for 15 years in the UK specializing in certain engines, we had an individual stand for every motor and separate g/box. Took up a lot of space on the wall and under the benches, the above pic seems like a great 3 in 1 idea....

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I’m just building my stand from what I have laying around the shop. It’s all cut out and drilled, I’m just waiting for a little warmer weather to weld it up in my unheated shop (my welding is done in the unheated part, my small but warm workshop is where I work on my bikes).

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1 hour ago, guy53 said:

I don't think you will weld it today.

Guy

Nope! Too cold here!

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We had some warmer weather and I got a little free time to do a little more progress on my engine stand.

 

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Did a little more progress today on the engine stand.

 

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I just have to finish a few things and paint. Works good!

 

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On 4/5/2020 at 6:11 PM, section swept said:

Forks, wheels, seat and fuel tank and you are away🙂👍

Great idea 😁

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