Wheels up for Winter


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Wheels up for Winter

Postby guitarzan » Sat Nov 15, 2014 9:05 pm



Hi,
I would like to put my Goldwing up on blocks. Does anyone know a way of doing that, with out a lift?
Thanks

Frank



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Re: Wheels up for Winter

Postby schr8er2000 » Sat Nov 15, 2014 9:24 pm

I just put two pieces of thick plywood on the floor and drove up on them and then up on the centerstand...

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Re: Wheels up for Winter

Postby guitarzan » Sat Nov 15, 2014 10:32 pm

Well you don't have to paint me a picture. lol Thanks, I'll try it.

Frank

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Re: Wheels up for Winter

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Nov 17, 2014 9:08 am

If you just want the wheels off the ground, put it on the center stand, then have someone push the back end of the bike down until the front wheel comes up. Then put a block of wood underneath the engine, and let it down. It will balance on the center stand and the block of wood, and both wheels will be off the ground.

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Re: Wheels up for Winter

Postby waituntilthebeep » Mon Nov 17, 2014 11:36 pm

WingAdmin wrote:If you just want the wheels off the ground, put it on the center stand, then have someone push the back end of the bike down until the front wheel comes up. Then put a block of wood underneath the engine, and let it down. It will balance on the center stand and the block of wood, and both wheels will be off the ground.

Make sure to go out there at least once a month and sit on it, call it nice names and make motorcycle purring sounds. Won't do much for the bike but will help the non-rider blues.

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Re: Wheels up for Winter

Postby guitarzan » Tue Nov 18, 2014 11:13 am

I have one of them ride on stands, but I think putting a couple of pieces thick plywood will work. Thank you!

Frank

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Re: Wheels up for Winter

Postby qbmowman45 » Mon Dec 01, 2014 9:57 pm

Don't forget what Wingadmin said about stability when this balance is done. Have a great winter :!:

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Re: Wheels up for Winter

Postby guitarzan » Mon Dec 01, 2014 10:14 pm

Thank you I will. Can I use Prestone 50/50 pre mixed antifreeze in the bike?

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Re: Wheels up for Winter

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Dec 01, 2014 11:32 pm

guitarzan wrote:Thank you I will. Can I use Prestone 50/50 pre mixed antifreeze in the bike?


Have a read through this: viewtopic.php?f=19&t=24779

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Re: Wheels up for Winter

Postby guitarzan » Tue Dec 02, 2014 12:50 pm

Thank you. I need to drain the reserve tank, I put Prestone in it. I just looked at the label and it says "Protects aluminum and all other engine metals." I have no Idea how old this Prestone is, at least 5 yrs old. Well I'll get the old Turkey Baster out.

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