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XS 650 Specific Engine Lifter Remover Tool

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by IllusiveJack, Mar 26, 2019.

  1. IllusiveJack

    IllusiveJack XS650 Enthusiast

    I had enough of breaking my back getting these engines in and out so designed and built a hoist that will easily remove a XS 650 engine, (or many others for that matter) from the frame with no effort at all. I have a YouTube Channel called Old Biker, it can be seen being used on there, but here is a photo if the "OB Lifter" for you to have a look at..

    Using it here first time replacing the engine with it..

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  2. GLJ

    GLJ Ran through life like my hair was on fire 650 time Top Contributor

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  3. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    I like it, and I like the relatively small size of it , which would make it easy to stow away.
    Very creative.
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  4. MaxPete

    MaxPete Life with Lucille...I suggest, she decides. Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Hey Jack - that is a very slick rig!

    Nicely done indeed.

    Just a comment: your headlight looks pretty yellow - I wonder if your battery is down.

    EDIT: it started so perhaps you have a daylight running setting in the UK...?

    Last edited: Mar 26, 2019
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  5. IllusiveJack

    IllusiveJack XS650 Enthusiast

    Nah Pete the battery was low and the headlight is the type that is sealed and just has a small round clear part at the back for a sidelight to shine through, not a very good design, its a spare Lucas one that come off me Triumph, I have some mods to do on the lift, the two prongs that stick out the front are going to be movable like a fork lift, if the steel gets delivered I'll do that tomorrow!
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  6. GLJ

    GLJ Ran through life like my hair was on fire 650 time Top Contributor

    More pics. Maybe even some dimensions. I really like the looks of it.
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  7. 650Skull

    650Skull Dinosaur Lives Top Contributor

    Very nifty Jack...........The best i have seen yet.........:bow2:
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  8. IllusiveJack

    IllusiveJack XS650 Enthusiast

    It's late here in the UK but tomorrow I will draw up all the dimensions n stuff and take some pics of the new mods if I get time that is.. glad ya like it, as for the detachable upright, I have plans to fix that too!
  9. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    What really makes that so cool is the parallelogram arms that keeps your forks level. Ive seen your YouTube stuff before too. Good stuff!
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  10. mrtwowheel

    mrtwowheel Honda Etched On Brain Top Contributor

    Like it. Lots of room around the engine if you wanted to clean it too.

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