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Old 05-28-2013, 12:27 PM   #1021
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I must have missed a few posts, I haven't seen anyone knock this. Why so defensive?
I'd guess these two.

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Never ever trust an hydraulic jack on its own. Always use blocks or jackstands to safety your vehicle.

Them cheap floor jacks....one of the rear wheel bracket broke right off first time I tried to use one of them and I was nowhere near the supposed lifting limit of that one.
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I wouldn't trust the jack to start rolling to the side and dropping the bike or the tire of the bike sliding out against the wall. If it were my bike I would build a simple box frame out of wood or steel, leaving one side open for the jack to slide in and out and the others to support the bike on the frame rails. A big milk crate with side and top open.
I have two bike jacks from crappy tire($90 each, one was given to me), harbor freight and sears sells similar down in the states pretty cheap.
I've had my croozer up on mine, both tires off and its still pretty stable.
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Old 05-28-2013, 12:40 PM   #1022
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Thanks. Poor memory here, I do not remember reading them. They would put me on the defensive also.
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Old 05-28-2013, 01:51 PM   #1023
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new one today, pickup truck bed.

wheelie the front up, then strap in place normally. the fins of the bed liner are great for start -> finish bolt ordering, the tailgate is a seat, and the head of the bike (I cut off my auto decomp mechanism today) is at the right level.


man that was easy. :)
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Old 05-28-2013, 01:56 PM   #1024
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new one today, pickup truck bed.

wheelie the front up, then strap in place normally. the fins of the bed liner are great for start -> finish bolt ordering, the tailgate is a seat, and the head of the bike (I cut off my auto decomp mechanism today) is at the right level.


man that was easy. :)
I must be having a bad day or something. I have no idea what you are talking about.
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Old 05-28-2013, 02:24 PM   #1025
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Me too..





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Old 05-28-2013, 02:55 PM   #1026
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I must be having a bad day or something. I have no idea what you are talking about.
1 wheelie front end into bed of truck, leaving rear on ground
2 strap front end to hard points
3 remove tank, seat, valve cover, exhaust cam cover, laying all bolts in order in bed liner ribs
4 cut of autodecomp mechanism from exhaust cam
(all while seated on tailgate, comfy)
5 clean and replace exhaust cam
6 reassemble, start bike, enjoy lack of rattling
7 pat truck where a hiney would be and say "good job truck"

offending piece of worthless mess:



I should also clarify, by "truck" I mean something that isn't 9000lbs, 8 feet high, or cost the equivilant of the gdp of some small countries, aka, old crapbox toyota. -just- a truck, not a statement ;)
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Old 05-28-2013, 03:45 PM   #1027
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1 wheelie front end into bed of truck, leaving rear on ground
.....7 pat truck where a hiney would be and say "good job truck"
Thanks and nice job!
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Old 05-29-2013, 02:50 AM   #1028
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ahhh..I get it now....a mobile sit down work bench!




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Old 05-29-2013, 10:58 AM   #1029
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Thanks. Poor memory here, I do not remember reading them. They would put me on the defensive also.
Really? Seemed like sound advice (writes another who has not lifted a bike this way, and wouldn't).
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Old 05-30-2013, 08:26 AM   #1030
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1 wheelie front end into bed of truck, leaving rear on ground
2 strap front end to hard points
3 remove tank, seat, valve cover, exhaust cam cover, laying all bolts in order in bed liner ribs
4 cut of autodecomp mechanism from exhaust cam
(all while seated on tailgate, comfy)
5 clean and replace exhaust cam
6 reassemble, start bike, enjoy lack of rattling
7 pat truck where a hiney would be and say "good job truck"
What's an autodecomp mechanism?
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Old 05-30-2013, 10:50 AM   #1031
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What's an autodecomp mechanism?
http://youtu.be/vU0QPhhpJ-E
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Old 05-30-2013, 03:08 PM   #1032
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What's an autodecomp mechanism?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auto-da-f%C3%A9
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Old 05-30-2013, 11:35 PM   #1033
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Really? Seemed like sound advice (writes another who has not lifted a bike this way, and wouldn't).
Yep, really!
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Old 06-03-2013, 05:50 PM   #1034
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Not so much a trick more like saving space.
I bought a No-Mar tire changer on CL but didn't want to leave it mounted in the floor of the garage.
So I have this wood floor 5'x10' trailer and made me some 1/2" T-nuts and will mount the changer in the trailer when I need it. When I'm done with it I can unbolt it and store it in a corner of the garage.
Most likely will get as much use as the trailer.


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Old 10-03-2013, 10:29 AM   #1035
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Free no mess funnel

I cut a hole approx 2.5 inches in diameter in the side of a tall qt gear oil bottle, a couple of inches from the bottom. Use as a funnel with the lid/spout on or off. When you're done just stand it up and any oil drips down to the bottom
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