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post #1 of 5 Old Dec 24th, 2009, 12:45 pm Thread Starter
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Center Stand on a Lift

Hi guys,

I'm getting ready to start the replacement of my clutch but I have a question. I have bought this lift from HF and the wheel chock in order to have a set up like the last picture taken from another earlier thread. I wonder how is possible to lift the motorcycle on the center stand once the front wheel is locked in the chock? Normally, when you do that on the ground the bike slides back about 7" so how is this going to take place?

Do I even need to put the bike on the center stand (to remove the rear wheel perhaps) or just leave it locked in the chock for the whole procedure?

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Re: Center Stand on a Lift

Wow, 21 views not one reply? Maybe I haven't been too clear what my concern is...
Anyway, I'm going to work on the platforms this evening. Hopefully someone has the answer until then, if not I'll just go ahead and drill the mounting holes on the lift for installing the chock.

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Wow, 21 views not one reply? Maybe I haven't been too clear what my concern is...
Anyway, I'm going to work on the platforms this evening. Hopefully someone has the answer until then, if not I'll just go ahead and drill the mounting holes on the lift for installing the chock.

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It would be difficult/impossible to put the LT on it's centerstand at the same time the front wheel is locked in that type of chock. That chock would work to keep the bike's front wheel secure, butt you would prolly need to tie down the bike to keep it vertical while working on various projects. If you need to centerstand the bike, then you'd be better suited with a vise-type chock that lets you ride to the barrier; lift the bike onto the centerstand; and then close the vise to grip the front wheel. Handy-Lift's website may have a picture of that arrangement - google may show it. Good luck.
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Re: Center Stand on a Lift

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Wow, 21 views not one reply? Maybe I haven't been too clear what my concern is...
Anyway, I'm going to work on the platforms this evening. Hopefully someone has the answer until then, if not I'll just go ahead and drill the mounting holes on the lift for installing the chock.

Thanks
I have the same lift (different chock) and have been doing a lot of research on this.

One thread I saw was to load the bike onto chock, keep the straps a bit loose, then use a small bottle jack under the pan to lift the bike "vertically" enough to lower the stand by hand and remove the jack.

I plan on implementing this method soon, as I have front fork seals to replace (yes I know, I don't need a lift for THAT - but I have a lift, and it must be used!). The chock I bought can be disassembled once the bike is on the center stand (for easy front tire removal).

Others have extended the stock "clamp" 6 - 7" forward and, once set on the lift, pull the thing up onto the center stand as normal so that the rear tire is over the dropout and the center stand is over part of the reinforced steel structure (although at this time I don't see the benefit of this).

In all my research, I've found that you'll get a different method from each person. Guess eventually we just have to find a method that works for us and go with it.

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I have the same lift (different chock) and have been doing a lot of research on this.

One thread I saw was to load the bike onto chock, keep the straps a bit loose, then use a small bottle jack under the pan to lift the bike "vertically" enough to lower the stand by hand and remove the jack.

I plan on implementing this method soon, as I have front fork seals to replace (yes I know, I don't need a lift for THAT - but I have a lift, and it must be used!). The chock I bought can be disassembled once the bike is on the center stand (for easy front tire removal).

Others have extended the stock "clamp" 6 - 7" forward and, once set on the lift, pull the thing up onto the center stand as normal so that the rear tire is over the dropout and the center stand is over part of the reinforced steel structure (although at this time I don't see the benefit of this).

In all my research, I've found that you'll get a different method from each person. Guess eventually we just have to find a method that works for us and go with it.

Hi Gino,

thanks for replying. Congrats on your lift. I guess you too took advantage of that coupon for that HF lift . My lift came with the vise just like in the first picture or the coupon I posted last week. But seeing one of the members (Pastor Jack) using instead the HF chock (which by the way I found it on special at $30 plus 15% off coupon, it came to $25 including taxes I wanted to try the same way. I did ask Pastor Jack last week about how does he remove the center stand once the bike is locked into the chock and his reply was exactly what you said Dino "you need to lift the bike with a jack". But I didn't ask him how to deploy the center stand in the first place. I'll probably shoot him a PM and see what he says.
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