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    $38 Service Stand

    How to build your own Service Bench.

    First and foremost, props to BBC Racing. Thank you!!


    The "Box"!
    This stand is built from two sheets of 3/4" Marine Grade plywood (There are also a few sections of 1 X 2 used for bracing). Incredibly sturdy! The box will be able to support close to 800 pounds. Locations for handlebar tie-downs when the bike is on the stand. Easy as loading a bike onto a pick-up truck. Held together with friction alone. No fasteners! Quickly disassembles and stores as four 1/2 sheets of plywood. I believe it could be invaluable at the track!

    Parts is Parts!
    The parts of this box are: 2 sides, a top, a back and middle slat, and finally a front slat. You can purchase plywood from Home Depot or Lowes. They will cut twice for free with a vertical table saw with the purchase of the wood. Ask them to "rip" (cut the long way) the sheets down the middle. They will try to cut across the sheets about a 1/2 dozen times before they understand that you need them ripped! Make sure they get as close to center as possible. That's NOT as important as you think. Notice I use the same piece from each sheet as sides. That's in case their saw is off a bit. I suggest marking the pieces before they cut them. You can pay for the extra cuts to make the slats. I did mine myself with a jigsaw.

    Cutting Guide


    While at the store you'll need a couple of lengths of 1" X 2". These were not in the original plans. I added them as stops and braces to the top. The keep the top from sliding on the box once assembled. Grab a handfull of screws long enough to go through the plywood and into the 1" X 2"s.

    Building
    The stand is held together by a series of slots cut in the sides and slats. The slots are just as wide as the plywood is thick. NO SLOP! They are exactly as long as 1/2 the height of the plywood. The slats get slots on the bottoms and sides get slots on the tops. Slots near the ends of the sides should start 3" from the ends. As should the slot's on the back and middle slats.

    Use the middle slat and a centerline mark to mark the position of the slots on the front slat. It will stick out a foot further on the sides than the other slats. I put my middle slat where the center stand of my Futura goes. Use your best judgment. I used a jigsaw to cut the slots. I think a circular saw AND a jigsaw would of been better... but I didn't have a circular saw! I cut inside the lines and did most of my 'fine tuning' with the jigsaw. It took a long time but I'd rather have these fit as tight as possible for strength. They don't need to be too tight, I can take mine apart in less than 2 minutes. Tight, but not stuck.

    Slotting and Assembly Guide


    In the diagram you'll notice the two sections of 1" X 2"s. These screw to the underside of the top. They are situated between the sides and in front of the back and behind the front slats. They provide a bit of strength to the top but are there mainly to keep the top from sliding around. The two holes in the front slat are for tie-downs to the bars or forks.

    Tips
    I firmly suggest two people are used to load a bike! I use a wooden ramp to load the bikes onto the stand. I'm pretty tall so I can walk beside the stand and still support the bike. I think most people will need a step stool to walk up and onto the stand with the bike. The other person should stand on the opposite side of the bike "just in case".

    Safety is paramount and no personal injury is worth a dented tank. I always give the same briefing: "Help steady but if it starts to go: RUN!" I painted the top with some Duration exterior house paint to protect it from spills. Please be careful and use your best judgment: Bikes can fall off this stand!






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    nice job and thank you for such fine details .you the man.your bike looks beautiful

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    Super

    Something on here I can do .

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    Quote Originally Posted by AREESSMILL View Post


    Super

    Something on here I can do .
    When I saw this thread my first thought was 'I bet Tim makes this'.

    Looks like a really simple design and cheap to make too, thanks for the info Fox Fader.


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    Yeah im gonna do this

    I m going to incorporate, drawers for the tools.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AREESSMILL View Post
    Yeah im gonna do this

    I m going to incorporate, drawers for the tools.
    What tools? LOL

    Oh, you mean a hammer drawer. LOL


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    does it go in that crate when it is shipped away for a trackday or what !!!

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    Glad I could be of help.

    It states Marine grade plywood, but I used el cheapo pine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amb67 View Post
    What tools? LOL

    Oh, you mean a hammer drawer. LOL


    Your just jealous of my 13 inch FACOM errrmmm adjustable thingy.



    You dont need a box Alan you are at the right height already..



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