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    New ski stand, pics (not entirely yamaha related)

    So I needed a stand for my GSX-L..but since im most likely selling it I didnt want anything expensive. This is what I came up with...works perfectly...very sturdy and all for around $100 if you already have the wood. Just because im a Yamaha guy, I posted a pic of my FZS too...so I dont get flamed outta here, lol. Enjoy.


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    How hard was it go get it on the stand?

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    No...im lucky..i have an I-Beam in my garage. Picked up a chain fall and a 20' sling. Worked like a charm. Only for the GSX though...ill use ski lifting slings for my bigger ski.

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    Like I said, I don't recommend this as its NOT proper lifting. My Yamaha lifting slings are going to be here for a month or so and I needed to get this done.

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    Great idea I am glad to see come back.
    We used to make the PVC pipe stands back in the 90's to put our skis on shore without being beached and tearing up our intake grates. The stand was positioned in shallow water enough to park the ski on and not touch bottom or float away between races. I have been thinking about making one for my VX, but have not tried the PVC with a 700 or 800 pound ski. 350 or 400 pound two stroke skis was what we used to race back in the 90's.
    Good work.
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    Yea, the GSX weighs 530lbs dry...so I imagine its around 575-600 now. I used 3" all the way around. A buddy of mine works at a Yamaha Dealership that is closing and he is getting me lifting straps and a stand for the FZS. Other wise I would probably go with an all wooden design like they use to store boats for winter.

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    just a tip from some other types of pvc projects I've done.. fill the pipes with expandable foam and you will increase the strength by huge amounts.

    nice job btw..

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    Only thing I've got to say is I wouldn't put a 4-stroke on your stand. Not to sound like a dick but what's your ski's worth?

    Forum member Petron makes a nice stand and here's a pic of my 650SX on it right before I sold that ski (it's actually made for a heavy 4-stroke but it worked perfectly for the standup by simply rotating the bunks):



    IMO Petron's stands are priced very fairly.

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    Man,
    Spend the money and build or buy a better stand for the larger skis. I would hate for you to get hurt or damage your ski. Too many people on this board built these only to have them fail. You might have done a great job and your work could be bullet proof; but why take the chance?

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    Doesn't matter what it's made out of as long as it works!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looped View Post
    just a tip from some other types of pvc projects I've done.. fill the pipes with expandable foam and you will increase the strength by huge amounts.

    nice job btw..
    Never thought of that. Good Tip!

    Quote Originally Posted by 5001craig View Post
    Only thing I've got to say is I wouldn't put a 4-stroke on your stand. Not to sound like a dick but what's your ski's worth?
    Quote Originally Posted by KirkF350 View Post
    Spend the money and build or buy a better stand for the larger skis.
    I said i wasn't doing this for my FZS. My GSX I got for $1500...its not worth it to me to get a few hundred dollar stand for a junk ski, esp one (like i said) that im selling.

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