View Full Version : Condor rack - anyone use this?

Texas T
02-27-2005, 03:18 PM
Or even something similar? It looks like a simple solution to keeping the bike upright if you don't want/need to put it on the centerstand, but I'm wondering if I could do the same thing with some welded up angle iron with a 3/4" piece of plywood underneath?


CONDOR (http://www.condor-lift.com/)

02-27-2005, 04:40 PM
I use a bike shoe when transporting my KTM and the design of it is some what like the Condor. I was looking at it one day trying to see if I would like to make one simular to it to hold the bike for maintenance in the up right positon instead of lifting it up on the maintenance stand. My thought was that it would work as long as the base was wide enough. Now seeing this picture I'm 99.99% sure it would work.

02-27-2005, 07:55 PM
That's a good idea. Square tubing or uni strut welded to a plate instead of bolted to plywood.

Fab one for the front and rear, depending on which end you are working on.

03-01-2005, 03:45 PM
Maybe I don't have much of an imagination, but how would this be any better than a good (set of) stand(s)? If I was working on the bike, I would want it pretty stable. The front wheel chok doesn't seem too stable on its own. Heck, Pit Bull says due to stability, never use their front stand without propping the bike up on a rear stand first. I don't doubt the Condor or others like it in the trailering scenario since there would be tie downs and other such added securities. In the maintenance aspect, I don't see it.