Well, it took me almost 4 years, but the beast took a nap on me yesterday - under "unusual" circumstances. I'll start by saying I park the bike (due to storage constraints) on top of the lift. Very easy roll on and off, and convenient! Easy to control speed down ramp, with front brake.
I had noticed a very slow leak between the engine and tranny. Rear Main Seal? Clutch Slave? Didn't have time to figure it out yet. BUT, there was a slow, steady drip-drip-drip on my lift...
Genious (that would be me) figured a sure way to keep the lift clean would be to roll an old rug out on top of the lift, so when bike is depositing excrement, lift will stay clean. Worked great.
Bad news came when rolling bike off of lift for first time after putting rug to use. I have discovered (once again my friends, I have done the research for you
) that when front wheel is on a rug, controlling rearward speed is difficult... A locked front wheel just causes said rug to slide, along with bike.
Got to going too fast, and dumped her over at bottom. No damage, other than a slight scratch on the left side bag. Nothing hurt (not even my ego, since wife didn't see what happened).
I have attached a picture of the "offending rug" (when you look at the picture, doesn't it seem
like a great idea??). BTW: I did discover a slipping clutch on the ride... So the lift will once again come in handy.