Wheels up for Winter


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Wheels up for Winter

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Hi,
I would like to put my Goldwing up on blocks. Does anyone know a way of doing that, with out a lift?
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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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Well you don't have to paint me a picture. lol Thanks, I'll try it.

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

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Don't forget what Wingadmin said about stability when this balance is done. Have a great winter :!:
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Thank you I will. Can I use Prestone 50/50 pre mixed antifreeze in the bike?
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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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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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