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PostSubject: Did the unthinkable----dropped bike putting on lift   Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:09 pm

Putting scooter on lift this AM to remove rear wheel...to replace leaking rubber valve stem. dropped bike. Old farts have no business with having heavy/overweight bikes they cannot pick up alone....when it really goes over----strong garbage man helped me get it upright....wheels were off the ground

It fell on left side, Givi Box taking the brunt of the blows=no damage----some marks, on left scooter front plastic---black fingernail polish fixed that. Bike with normal clutch much easier to control on up ramp, period---My NT700V went up fine, same with TU 250----had difficulty with Burgman 400---built wood guard to keep bike from going off front of lift. Honda CB750 mirror just rotated....good reason not to overtighten mirror stems.

Oh, well SilverWing days with me are coming to a close----need to get into something lighter.....and without plastic to break/crack.
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PostSubject: Re: Did the unthinkable----dropped bike putting on lift   Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:05 pm

Ah well at least it didn't land on you.
Looks like the garbage man is due a christmas bonus, a bottle of something... refreshing... will no doubt be appreciated.
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PostSubject: Re: Did the unthinkable----dropped bike putting on lift   Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:05 pm

Bicycles are light, cheap, and have no plastic. Mine provides the only exercise I seem to get these days.
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PostSubject: Re: Did the unthinkable----dropped bike putting on lift   Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:40 pm

My maternal grandfather's comment re: bicycles was "Your feet go like hell to give your áss a ride."
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PostSubject: Re: Did the unthinkable----dropped bike putting on lift   Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:28 pm

I found it very easy to use the main stand for removing the rear wheel. Not much bending or laying on the floor like when checking the tire pressures. Of course I don't have a bike lift.
Thank goodness you didn't get hurt. At our age, bikes heal a lot faster than our bones. Ride safe in your up coming trip. Make an exception and take a few pictures this time.
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PostSubject: Re: Did the unthinkable----dropped bike putting on lift   Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:05 am

I've been using a Harbor Freight lift for some years now. Put my Goldwing 1800 on and off it several times as well as a couple of friend's Goldwings. No problem with the Silverwings and my GT. I've become an oil, tire and brake shop around here.
One failing of the HF lift is that it's too narrow once you start up and the front wheel is on the lift one's feet don't reach the ground I made two side rails that clip on the lift deck that make it easy to ride up on it. The rails clip on so that they can easily be moved out of the way for work in the bike.
I don't have a wheel chock, just have a six inch board athwart the lift on the end to prevent going to far. I normally put the bikes on their center stands on the lift. I think I posted a picture on this forum a few years ago. I don't have them now, lost them in a computer change.
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PostSubject: Re: Did the unthinkable----dropped bike putting on lift   Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:28 am

Exavid,
Maybe a new picture is needed. Place it in your album.
Mahalo.
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