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    Anyone hoisted their bike up?
    on: February 27, 2022, 11:48:59 am
    February 27, 2022, 11:48:59 am
    Hi, I am planning on hoisting my bike up from a large RSJ in my garage roof and a set of blocks, so it is at a nicer hight for cleaning/service etc. But where to lift from? I was thinking from in between the handle bar clamping points and the pillion grap rails, giving a 3 point lift using flat webbing slings to avoid marking the finish. Has anyone done this or am I mad.
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    Re: Anyone hoisted their bike up?
    Reply #1 on: February 27, 2022, 12:01:21 pm
    February 27, 2022, 12:01:21 pm
    Yep You're Mad  :745: :745: :745: :745: :745: :745: :745:
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    Re: Anyone hoisted their bike up?
    Reply #2 on: February 27, 2022, 12:42:49 pm
    February 27, 2022, 12:42:49 pm
    Sure, I've slung mine from the joists in the garage.  Two flat ratchet straps on the bars and one on the rear rack.  Worked fine for me.  I'd previously done the same on a number of 1200RT's, so quite a lot heavier and that worked fine too.
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    Re: Anyone hoisted their bike up?
    Reply #3 on: February 27, 2022, 12:58:10 pm
    February 27, 2022, 12:58:10 pm
    See post above.  Probably a better rear support idea than the cast-alloy pillion grab-handles.


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    Re: Anyone hoisted their bike up?
    Reply #4 on: February 27, 2022, 03:39:21 pm
    February 27, 2022, 03:39:21 pm
    If it's a gen2 be aware the handlebar is mounted in rubber bushings. I don't think they were designed to lift the bike.

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    Re: Anyone hoisted their bike up?
    Reply #5 on: February 27, 2022, 03:58:09 pm
    February 27, 2022, 03:58:09 pm
    think your all mad. Although would like to see a few pics of lifting arrangement.  :112: :112: :112:

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    Re: Anyone hoisted their bike up?
    Reply #6 on: February 27, 2022, 07:00:58 pm
    February 27, 2022, 07:00:58 pm
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    Excuse the bloody mess :431:

    You could do the same, put some platforms under the centerstand, use ratchet straps for balance only (front and rear).
    Last Edit: February 27, 2022, 07:02:28 pm by Antares

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    Re: Anyone hoisted their bike up?
    Reply #7 on: February 27, 2022, 07:19:29 pm
    February 27, 2022, 07:19:29 pm
    Better safe than sorry. What about the Abba Skylift?



    Mine comes early March and will lift my XR, my RT, and my Blackbird with different adaptors.

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    Re: Anyone hoisted their bike up?
    Reply #8 on: February 27, 2022, 07:29:53 pm
    February 27, 2022, 07:29:53 pm
    Or...you could get yourself one of these..?? I have one in my shed and it makes working on the bike so much easier when everything is at the right height..I'm getting too old to crawl around on the floor etc... :012:

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    When I die, I want to go peacefully in my sleep like my Grandfather....not screaming like the passengers in his car..!

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    Re: Anyone hoisted their bike up?
    Reply #9 on: February 27, 2022, 07:30:12 pm
    February 27, 2022, 07:30:12 pm
    *Originally Posted by Darty65 [+]
    Better safe than sorry. What about the Abba Skylift?



    Mine comes early March and will lift my XR, my RT, and my Blackbird with different adaptors.

    Yes... but my solution is 10 quid + a couple bricks  :745: :745: :745:

    Jokes aside, I'm all for professional tools and lifts, I only did this as i needed the wheels out in a pinch. It's worth investing in a simple lift though if you wanna do regular maintenance and cleaning and find working on the ground tiring.