Join Date: May 2004
Location: Hazel Green, AL, USA
No Drop Plate in Your Lift - Try This.
I have a nice older Handy Electric lift but it has no drop plate. I have a Bushtec hitch and have to remove it every time I change a rear tire (on # 11 now). So after careful consideration and all the points made by hschiler on his lift accident. I thought I would give this a try. I would only do this on a Handy or Handy wanna be. Not a Harbor Fright (yes I spelled it the way I meant).
This does put the mass quite far back on the lift and you must be very careful. But it worked quite well and was stable. I did have to raise it a bit to get the wheel to clear but not very far. I saw no evidence of the lift tipping back during the lift despite the improper load.
I raised the ramp and supported it with 2 x 10s. Rolled it back until the center stand would hit about a foot from the end of the lift. Then strapped the CS to the front tire and the tire to the lift and removed the ramp.
JUST BE CAREFUL.
2009 K1300GT Red Rocket
2009 R1200GS (Gone)
2005 K1200LT Ocean Blue Blue Wizard 110 K and counting...
2006 Bushtec Turbo+2 Spell
2004 330 Ci Convertable
Have ridden a Motorcycle in all 48
But lack DE, MA, RI and CT with the 2005 LT
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