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Discussion Starter · #3 · (Edited)
The "Fat Jack" seems to be the jack. I'm wondering if the EVPT stand is just a curved wider spreader to cradle the under carriage at the jack points.

But there is no info on it yet, anywhere that I can find.
 

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I talked to Livewire tech support.

The EVPT stand is a Harley shop tool that is used on a Fat Jack, to provide a level jacking surface at the jacking points. It is a plate and standoff pins, that provide a stable flat jacking surface.

Having just lifted the bike with a Fat Jack without the plate, I won't do that again without the tool or something that approximates it. The belly is too narrow and rounded to be stable on a jack alone.

Oh, the HD EVPT stand is a shop tool that is pricey and not generally available to end users. So, I'll prob be using track stands or improvising to lift the bike.
 

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I have not been super successful with any jacks I've tried (the bike keeps wanting to roll on the round motor casing), so I got a pitt bull stand to bring it up from the wheels.
That's worked pretty well so far, outside of preventing the ability to take off the wheels.

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I have not been super successful with any jacks I've tried (the bike keeps wanting to roll on the round motor casing), so I got a pitt bull stand to bring it up from the wheels.
That's worked pretty well so far, outside of preventing the ability to take off the wheels.

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Nice.

I have Pit-bull stands for my other bikes, and have been talking to them about a rear stand for the Livewire that will cradle under the swingarm.

What are you using as "spools" to place your stand under?
 

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he's not using spools :) rubber cushion in the front and a rod for the back :)
Thanks!

I know he's not using spools in the back. I wondered what he is using in the back - e.g. what diam rod through the left, and whether or what he spaced with on the right side where the internal diameter of the axle is larger.
 

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Thanks!

I'll double check the widths on my XR1200. I may be able to use my rear Pit-Bull by just doing the rod like you.

My front Pit-Bull is the same as yours and will work under the brake mount if I want to lift that way. Though I may use the rear Pit-Bull, and my fat jack under the Livewire front motor lift point so I can pull the front wheel.

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Ok, I talked to another Livewire tech, and while he said the EVPT stand is for lifting under the belly of the bike - they really use it mostly when they are working on the battery pack. Otherwise they just tie the bike down and use a fat jack to lift the end they need.

So, I just used tcypher's approach and sleeved a 1/2" steel rod in a 1/2" emt pipe (nominal 3/4" OD). I cut it about 20" long overall, so it extends 3" out either side of the rear axle, and used a forward handled Pit-Bull stand that I already have, to lift and brace the rear end.

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Add a fat jack up front and voila!

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