Sport 1100 Work Stand

Here’s a
photo of an engine support that I built to support the Sporti while removing the forks. I used a conventional front stand and rear stand to lift the bike and then put a cinder block and this support under the oil pan. I then removed the fork stand and left the rear stand in place. It was as solid as a rock while I was working on it.

The bottom piece is a 2x6 and I made the top parts from pieces of 2x4. I used a contour gauge to match the contour of the pan bottom and used wood screws to assemble it - nails aren't recommended. The top pieces are spaced such that they straddle the oil filter access plate so that no force is exerted on it.

Jerry Riedel