Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: New Brunswick, Canada
VStars are notorious for not sitting nicely on jacks because the engine sits lower than the frame in places. I have an older jack my brother gave me and it would be nice to add some blocks to it to fit my bike, but I already have a helluva time getting it under as is because of the height. I have to hold the bike upright and try to wedge it under in just the right spot (usually requires 3 or 4 attempts doing it alone). Even doing that, it can still be a little wobbly so I always use a tie down strap when I'm working on it. I was hoping to lift it up for the winter so I wouldn't have to roll it around to keep the tires from flatspotting, but even with a strap around it I'm a little hesitant to leave it unattended all winter. I guess I'll have to bite the bullet and buy a lower profile jack that I can modify to work.
2007 Vulcan Nomad
2000 V Star 1100 Classic (Sold)
All stock except for:
Switchblade Quick Release Windshield
Ugly but somewhat functional saddlebags