Locked up brakes, crane strap location?


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Dodson124
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Locked up brakes, crane strap location?

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The motorcycle i recently bought has locked up brakes. I have a utility truck with a 2000lb crane, where can i strap the goldwing to pick it up safely to put it in the back of my utility truck?


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Re: Locked up brakes, crane strap location?

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Without spreaders and a bunch of oddball rigging, there are not too many places where the plastics wouldn't be damaged, if not removed first. You could winch it up a ramp from the front wheel, but that wouldn't help you get it back off. I made some lifting beams to hoist mine from underneath.
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Re: Locked up brakes, crane strap location?

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Take the seat off and the inner steering covers. Strap on both sides of the frame, right behind the crosspiece in front of the trunk, as well as around the steering head. You can safely lift the bike that way.
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WingAdmin wrote: Mon Jun 27, 2022 4:00 pm Take the seat off and the inner steering covers. Strap on both sides of the frame, right behind the crosspiece in front of the trunk, as well as around the steering head. You can safely lift the bike that way.
This is what I was thinking, thank you for the insight
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Re: Locked up brakes, crane strap location?

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Seems far simpler to open each caliper bleed port and pry the pads away from the rotors, but you do you.
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Re: Locked up brakes, crane strap location?

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Earl43P wrote: Mon Jun 27, 2022 6:14 pm Seems far simpler to open each caliper bleed port and pry the pads away from the rotors, but you do you.
Rather not drop brake fluid in the guys driveway lol easier to load it up with my crane in 5 minuets


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