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I bought a Tusk scissor jack to carry on my 2019 Talon R & found that no one makes a decent mount to carry it. This area down next to the engine seemed like the ideal spot to carry it. I came up w/ this super simple mount I made from a pc of 1/8 X 4 flat steel. I made the clamps out of some 1/8 X 1 1/2. If I were racing & needed quicker access, I would have made a quick release mechanism, but if I get a flat while out trail riding, I won't mind taking an extra minute to undo a couple of 10mm nuts.
 

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Here's Another idea that could speed up the jack removal. If you cut one slot in the "jack hold down plate" for one of the bolts you could then just loosen the 10mm bolts a turn or so and the plate could be rotated out of the way. This would also reduce the chance of losing the nuts or the plate in the mud or rocks. Hope this makes sense.
 

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Here's Another idea that could speed up the jack removal. If you cut one slot in the "jack hold down plate" for one of the bolts you could then just loosen the 10mm bolts a turn or so and the plate could be rotated out of the way. This would also reduce the chance of losing the nuts or the plate in the mud or rocks. Hope this makes sense.
It does. & that would be an easy mod to this one. What I was originally thinking was an over center quick release clamp w/ no loose parts. Maybe the phase II version...
 

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I bought a Tusk scissor jack to carry on my 2019 Talon R & found that no one makes a decent mount to carry it. This area down next to the engine seemed like the ideal spot to carry it. I came up w/ this super simple mount I made from a pc of 1/8 X 4 flat steel. I made the clamps out of some 1/8 X 1 1/2. If I were racing & needed quicker access, I would have made a quick release mechanism, but if I get a flat while out trail riding, I won't mind taking an extra minute to undo a couple of 10mm nuts.
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Could you make the bracket solid, in other words instead of using two bolts, just have a square (or rectangle) place to slide the jack in and then use the jack itself to tighten against The bracket? Or do you think the jack might loosen up while riding?
just wondering here🧐
 

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I bought a Tusk scissor jack to carry on my 2019 Talon R & found that no one makes a decent mount to carry it. This area down next to the engine seemed like the ideal spot to carry it. I came up w/ this super simple mount I made from a pc of 1/8 X 4 flat steel. I made the clamps out of some 1/8 X 1 1/2. If I were racing & needed quicker access, I would have made a quick release mechanism, but if I get a flat while out trail riding, I won't mind taking an extra minute to undo a couple of 10mm nuts.
Excellent write up and pictures. We need more posts like this. I'm new to SXS. Only 2 hours of riding so far. I can't tell from the pictures, but is it easy to get to, even if you have a flat on the right side? I'm still debating if I should go scissors or hydraulic jack.
 

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I bought a Tusk scissor jack to carry on my 2019 Talon R & found that no one makes a decent mount to carry it. This area down next to the engine seemed like the ideal spot to carry it. I came up w/ this super simple mount I made from a pc of 1/8 X 4 flat steel. I made the clamps out of some 1/8 X 1 1/2. If I were racing & needed quicker access, I would have made a quick release mechanism, but if I get a flat while out trail riding, I won't mind taking an extra minute to undo a couple of 10mm nuts.
you should make and sell these!👍
 
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