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    Using a jack/lift

    My son gave me a motorcycle jack/lift that he bought and couldn't use on his Honda due to the exhaust running under the engine.

    I haven't used it yet, but figure I will when I clean and adjust the chain.

    Dumb question: should I remove the skid plate before sliding the lift under or is the skid plate sturdy enough to leave on?




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    Quote Originally Posted by revtbob View Post
    My son gave me a motorcycle jack/lift that he bought and couldn't use on his Honda due to the exhaust running under the engine.

    I haven't used it yet, but figure I will when I clean and adjust the chain.

    Dumb question: should I remove the skid plate before sliding the lift under or is the skid plate sturdy enough to leave on?




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    I currently use this lift

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    I lift from the swingarm pivot section, just avoiding the skid plate. I personally would remove the skid plate since it feels rather flimsy if you choose to lift from the case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by revtbob View Post

    Dumb question: should I remove the skid plate before sliding the lift under or is the skid plate sturdy enough to leave on?
    That's a good question, here is what I do. Since the stock skid plate is made from old dog food cans and is pretty flimsy, I place a rectangular piece of plywood across the arms of the lift so that the weight of the bike is more evenly distributed and not focused on just two points. I would also recommend attaching a couple of straps to tie the handlebars to the lift because it will be pretty unstable without them.
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    I prefer to hang it from above using block and tackle or comalong. Imobilize the front wheel in a brace or between two objects.
    It will never fall over no matter how hard you lean on the wrenches.
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