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How to lift LT and sidecar

I have an LT with Hannigan Astro GT sidecar. The rear tire has a flat - a car wheel and tire. I need to know what body panels I need to remove before I put it crosswise on a lift to raise it so I can remove the rear wheel. The centerstand was removed when the EZS modifications were done and sidecar attached.
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I have an LT with Hannigan Astro GT sidecar. The rear tire has a flat - a car wheel and tire. I need to know what body panels I need to remove before I put it crosswise on a lift to raise it so I can remove the rear wheel. The centerstand was removed when the EZS modifications were done and sidecar attached.
There is no frame underneith the LT so you'd be lifing the weight of the bike and hack on the bottum of the motor. Not sure that's a good idea...

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Normal LT - all you have to pull is the rear mud-flap, one with the license plate on it. On one that's been 'hacked' - no idea. I'd have to look at it.

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I have an LT with Hannigan Astro GT sidecar. The rear tire has a flat - a car wheel and tire. I need to know what body panels I need to remove before I put it crosswise on a lift to raise it so I can remove the rear wheel. The centerstand was removed when the EZS modifications were done and sidecar attached.
Master mechanic Hank down at Rhinewest BMW in San Antonio has changed many a rear tire on a hack'd scoot. Sez all the ones he has worked on have had the centerstand removed because the hack requires some 'tendrils' near there. What he does, using a floor jack and small length 2x4, is place those items under the tranny where a coupla frame members are and lift the rear of the LT that way. Doesn't take much lift to clear out the rear wheel, once the license plate thangie has been removed. The bike's front wheel and the hack's wheel stay in touch with terra firma, or the garage floor! Prolly not necessary, butt I'd think about strapping the front brake lever close enough to the handlebar, or chocking the front wheel so nuttin' moves once the rear wheel is off. Good luck.
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Thanks for the advice. Hopefully I can get back on the road this weekend.
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Thanks for the help. Hopefully, I can get back on the road this weekend.
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Re: How to lift LT and sidecar

+ ! what Dick said, it's the only way to do it.
I too have a Hannigan car attached to an LT, but I insisted on leaving the center stand on the bike and it sure comes handy. It was not a problem to leave it on.
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Re: How to lift LT and sidecar

If the unit is sitting too low to get the jack/2X4 under it....you might consider backing the rear rim onto a 2X4 to elevate it.


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