Anyone have a moto lift and a little free time?

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by docwyte, Oct 6, 2017.

  1. docwyte

    docwyte Long timer

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    I want to install the Black Dog side stand relocation kit on my "new" 1190R but need a lift to secure the bike.

    Instructions call for removing the side stand and parts of the center stand, so I gotta secure the bike while I'm working on it.

    TIA!
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  2. SAM13

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    Before I had a lift I would just run some ratchet straps from my handlebars to rafters in the garage. Put it in gear and you can clamp the front brake lever to keep it from rolling. Since I moved I am now liftless as I gave it to a friend.
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  3. cidi

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    Same as what Sam said,
    But I also put the bike on my trailer secure the handlebars with straps.
    I do have time to help the week after next.
    But that may be too long for you to wait....
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  4. docwyte

    docwyte Long timer

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    Unfortuantely no exposed rafters in my garage, since its finished.
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  5. Tha Rick

    Tha Rick Shake and bake!

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    Use the car lift?
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  6. docwyte

    docwyte Long timer

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    Hmm. I suppose I could ride it on the deck, lift it a bit, then strap it to the deck.....
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  7. Tha Rick

    Tha Rick Shake and bake!

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    Do you have a way of attaching a strap to the bottom, using the straps to lift the bike?
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  8. Tha Rick

    Tha Rick Shake and bake!

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    When I did mine, I just leaned the bike against a wall. It worked out pretty well as the lean gave me better access.
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  9. SAM13

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    Grab a couple eyehooks from the hardware store and thread them in, they will come in handy for a variety of things.
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    norton(kel) vintage

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    Ride it up to my place this weekend Doc.
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  11. BlueLghtning

    BlueLghtning Riding is my passion

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    +1. I had a finished garage and put eye hooks into the beems. Those eye hooks were one of the most usefull things when I needed them. I used them many times over the years. It's only about 5-10mins of work once you have them, and the payoff will be great.
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    Rodzilla Little short for a Stormtrooper

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  13. ntadvr

    ntadvr Jason

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    I have a bike lift & All the other stuff to get it done. I’m in Lakewood. Let me know.
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  14. docwyte

    docwyte Long timer

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    No way to lift it off the lift with straps, I can tie it down to the lift with straps tho.

    The eyelets are a good idea, I'll have to do that.

    ntadvr, sent you a pm...
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  15. sturg

    sturg Been here awhile

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    I've got a MC lift, a bottle jack, a few jack stands and a car jack. If none of those work I'm willing to try weather balloons! shoot me a PM
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  16. eakins

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    I have an ATV lift or a front wheel chock & strap device and then you Jack up the rear and can help.
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  17. Oldwin1

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    I have a lift in Lafayette you are welcome to come up and use. i am around today until about 4 and most of tomorrow as far as I know.
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