lifting bike


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lifting bike

Postby biker4life » Fri Jun 13, 2014 12:44 pm



needed to change both tires on my gl1800 and was trying to figure out how to lift the bike to get both tires off the ground at the same time. I then turned my lift sideways and placed the on ramp along the side and and placed some 2x4's on the other side to support the front tire as I rode up and over the lift stopping when only the engine/frame was on the lift. I then placed a few tiedowns just in case but the bike did not budge at all and was very stable. I then removed both tires and replaced them both with no problems attached is a pic from the front showing the lift sideways. also made it very easy to do other front end work with a lot of work space to both sides of the bike. surprisingly the lift did not wobble front to back or vice versa as all the weight is centered on the lift, hope this helps others and sorry if this method has been mentioned by someone else already[img]
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Re: lifting bike

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Jun 13, 2014 12:47 pm

I've definitely not seen that method before, but it looks like it works well for you! I'd just make sure the bike is balanced front to rear when on the lift, to keep the whole thing (lift and all) from toppling over.

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Re: lifting bike

Postby biker4life » Fri Jun 13, 2014 12:57 pm

it actually did not move much even when removing and retorqing the bolts for both tires, the lift had the wide legs on the base im sure that helped and the weight of the bike was completely centered on the lift I did place tiedowns from the 4 corners of the table to 4 post in the garage just in case but honestly did not need them at all and when I do it again will not use those 4 tiedowns


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