Home Made Stand

by Chris Edwards


Doing a little work on my Bimota DB2.

I just wanted to show you my inexpensive front stand I made from 1 inch black pipe, available from most hardware stores, i.e. Home Depot. It just screws together in about 5 minutes and when you are done, you just unscrew it for storage.

The total cost was about $48. My DB2 will hang on this for about 6 weeks while I mail out my wheels to source lightweight replacements.

I made a mistake with the bars that connect the two stands. I should have put these on the tee's on the top bars, not on the side as shown. When I   get my wheels, I will just unscrew everything and put them there next time I assemble and use the stand..

Shopping List (This makes one stand, picture shows two stands connected):

Qty Part Description Where Used Supporting my DB2, click for larger image
4 8" x 1" pipe Feet
4 24" x 1" pipe Vertical Legs
2 1" Tee 2 for Top Bar, 2 for Legs to Feet
2 1" to 3/4"Tee 2 for the Top Bar
2 4" x 1" pipe Connect Elbow to Tee on top bar
4 1" Caps End of Feet
2 1" Connectors Connect  two 24" pipes to make vertial legs
1 30" x 1" pipe Top bar
2 1" 90 degree Elbows Vertical Legs to Top Bar

For the connection of the two stands (as shown in the picture)

Qty Part Description Where Used
2 18" x 3/4" pipe Connecting bar
2 24" x 3/4" pipe Connecting Bar
2 3/4" Union Connects the 18" and 24" on each side

Using a Single Stand     Single Stand Details     John J. Fisher's Version