Originally Posted by Razmataz
I put mine on the centerstand every time. I just rock it (a little) to make sure both points are down, then up she goes. Weight is distributed much more evenly for when the lift is up. I installed two 3/8 eye bolts on each side near the end for straps.
First of all, I am new to a LIFT. My knees just couldn't hack it anymore so I made the plunge and bought the lift. My first experience putting the LT on the lift was a harrowing experience. Everything went well, it was just me and my worrying
. I had my wife crank the front wheel vice when I got in position and the LT stood up fine and then I very cautiously dismounted, scared SH#%LESS through the whole process. Surprisingly enough, backing off the lift went very smooth.
I looked at a lot of things whilst the bike was on the lift. I see that it can go on the SIDE stand but there isn't a lot of room for the foot. My LT has new Ohlin shocks and leans considerably on the side stand which is scary. Could it tip over?
I looked at using the center stand although I didn't put the bike on it. Looks like that is a good way to go for working on the bike on the lift.(I have the manual C stand) I am assuming that putting the bike up on the C stand will move it back out of the front wheel vise which will allow working on/ removal of the front wheel? Now for coming back down off the C stand
, Here again, I assume that the LT will move forward into the front wheel vice (I HOPE). But I sure could use something to keep the bike stable.
Now, where do I attach straps to stabilize the LT whilst getting on and off the C Stand?
I have 2 EYES at the front of the lift and am planning to put two more aft, but not sure where? All suggestions are welcomed.