Lifting these beasts.


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fcanary
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Lifting these beasts.

Post by fcanary » Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:43 am



I so far been able to do my own maintaince on my 1200. I found lying on the driveway was a royal pain in the butt, so I bought a motorcycle jack. A simple Craftsman. Before I use it, what's the best way to lift it without putting all the weight on the muffler pipes? I thought a couple 2 x4's but will defer to the experts. Any suggestions?



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Re: Lifting these beasts.

Post by WingAdmin » Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:26 am

fcanary wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:43 am
I so far been able to do my own maintaince on my 1200. I found lying on the driveway was a royal pain in the butt, so I bought a motorcycle jack. A simple Craftsman. Before I use it, what's the best way to lift it without putting all the weight on the muffler pipes? I thought a couple 2 x4's but will defer to the experts. Any suggestions?
For my GL1100 I took a couple pieces of wood (could have been 2x4s originally, I don't recall) and cut them so that they contacted the frame directly, and projected down below the exhaust. The jack then lifted the bike using the wood, which transferred weight to the frame.

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Re: Lifting these beasts.

Post by SilverDave » Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:55 pm

I have a similar but home built one . I replaced those thin runner pads with two 1/2 inch chunks off hard oak strips, inset bolted to the metal lifting flats .
Lots and lots of people carefully lift their Wing with the front pad engine (there is a nearing flat there), and the rear jack plate flat on the mufflers .. I have done that at least 25 times ... mufflers still seems ok.


But safety is a much bigger concern if a 800 lb machine fall on you ....

see my post , here
viewtopic.php?t=1661

Its the 7th post down..... detailed description for my safety strap addition .


Work safetly !!!

SilverDave

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