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Post by PedroTQ » Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:12 pm

G'day to Everyone :D

I hoist my bike or outfit up onto the workbench to save my knees and ankles.

I stripped a thread holding the aux fuel tank onto the sidecar chassis, no wonder as the wall thickness of the steel tubing is about 2mm.

Got called in to have breakfast and do the dishes etc.

When i came out i saw this :o :shock: :( :cry: :x


#1 - 1975 GL-1000 - showroom
#2 - 1976 GL-1000 -DJP sidecar fitted
#3 - 1978 GL-1000 - RIP
#4 - 1975 GL-1000 - RIP
#5 - 1978 GL-1000 - RIP
#6 - 1988 GL-1500 - HRD sidecar fitted
#7 - 1998 GL-1500C - Valkyrie
#8 - 1990 GL-1500 SE - Naked 90

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Re: Ooops!!!

Post by Mh434 » Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:07 pm

Could have been worse - I had mine blocked up with several jacks while I was trying to get the rear wheel off (it had jammed in the frame), and had to leave to help with a relative's medical emergency. When I came back to the shop, there was my bike - not only on its left side, but almost completely upside down. That was tough, as my only really strong jack was, of course, jammed under the bike. Thankfully, I own a "cherry picker" hoist & was able to jury rig a lifting system for it.

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