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How are you lifting your AT off the ground?

inexorable

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.... no I'm not talking a ballsy wristfull of throttle here ;)

For servicing etc. I've got a center stand so the rear wheel is pretty easy - but front wheel?

Load up the back with weight? Prop the front somewhere with a strong stick? Paddock stand?

Or is it just easier to put a scissor lift under the skid plate? Is the standard skid plate (or half of one) strong enough for a lift?

What are you lot doing to... erm.... get it up?
 

RItwin

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.... no I'm not talking a ballsy wristfull of throttle here ;)

For servicing etc. I've got a center stand so the rear wheel is pretty easy - but front wheel?

Load up the back with weight? Prop the front somewhere with a strong stick? Paddock stand?

Or is it just easier to put a scissor lift under the skid plate? Is the standard skid plate (or half of one) strong enough for a lift?

What are you lot doing to... erm.... get it up?
I just found somewhere low to attach an eye bolt in my garage, put her on the center stand and put a ratchet strap from the passenger handles to the eye bolt and ratchet it a bit, pulls the ass end down and the front end up, if you do it sparingly you can get both wheels off the ground

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Motorcycle jack.

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.... no I'm not talking a ballsy wristfull of throttle here ;)

For servicing etc. I've got a center stand so the rear wheel is pretty easy - but front wheel?

Load up the back with weight? Prop the front somewhere with a strong stick? Paddock stand?

Or is it just easier to put a scissor lift under the skid plate? Is the standard skid plate (or half of one) strong enough for a lift?

What are you lot doing to... erm.... get it up?
 
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DELLA

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Drop the bash plate push her over a tree stump or similar object and use a truck ratchet transport strap to pull the rear down, As it was a long walk last time for the XRV so I keep one and a spare loop under the CRF saddle now.

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Its served also as a tow for others with smaller tanks a couple of times too.
 

inexorable

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What's the orange strap bolted to your frame for @DELLA?

Clever luggage fixing?
 

DELLA

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Yep , This bag moves forward and my Dry bag
goes on the rack , with Rok straps

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But If I'm at work I can do stuff lunch time , I just hang the whole bike from the Forklift :D
 
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inexorable

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@DELLA - can I ask what the tail bag is you're using there... is it actually a tank bag? I'm about to copy your clever strap setup ;)
 

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