Learning how to build a dirt bike stand will help improve your ability to perform maintenance on your dirt bike. Building your own will save you a couple hundred dollars when compared to purchasing one from the store. A homemade dirt bike stand is just a functional as the purchased one because its simple purpose is to hold the bike’s weight.
Things you will need to build a dirt bike stand:
- Milk crate
- 1 Sheet of Plywood
- Tape measure
- Measure the height and the width of the milk crate. It will likely be a 15-inch cube or a 13-inch cube. This shapes the base from which you will build a dirt bike stand.
- Cut the sheet of plywood with a jigsaw. Cut the piece with a tapered shape. If the milk crate is a 15-inch cube, cut the top of the plywood 14 7/8 inch and cut the bottom side 23 inches wide. The sides are fifteen inches long. Likewise, if the milk crate is a 13-inch cube, cut the top 12 7/8 inch wide and the bottom 21 inches wide, the sides will be thirteen inches long. Cut two. This creates a wide base that will make the dirt bike stand more stable.
- Make a slot that measures a half inch in the middle of one piece of plywood. Start at the bottom and make the slot seven inches long for the 15-inch milk crate and six inches if you are using a 13-inch milk crate.
- Make a slot that measures a half inch in the middle of the second piece of plywood. Start at the top and make the slot seven inches long for the 15-inch milk crate and six inches if you are using a 13-inch milk crate.
- Slide the two pieces of plywood on each other using the slots. This forms a plus sign and is the base of the dirt bike stand.
- Cover the narrow top of the plywood base with the milk crate turned so the opening is down.