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Bike Lift.

Discussion in 'Stelvio Chat & Tech' started by John Warner, Jun 15, 2019.

  1. John Warner

    John Warner Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    Got fed up with backache when doing various jobs on the Stelvio, so I did something about it.
    I've been meaning to make one for ages . . .
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    The horizontal Arm slips into a small Cradle that's bolted on in place of the Centre-Stand.
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    Long-travel 8-ton Bottle-Jack lifts the Carriage.
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  2. Trout

    Trout GT Reference

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    Love stuff like this!

    Years ago my wife & i were a mobile business selling at various outdoor events.
    We started in a small 10 x 12 tent and thru the years as we grew the business the size of the tent grew also.

    I knew it was time to go brick & mortar when the tent became a 20x30 (600 sq ft!) commercial grade set up & I had to build a crane using a 12v winch to get the roof assy in the air so I could put the uprights on.
    The crane was built out of an old class 3 trailer hitch with removable wheels that a 12ft section of rectangular aluminum stock pinned to.

    It took us 6+ hours to be fully set up & that long or longer to pack at the end of the gig.
    When we showed up at an event where people knew us they would get out lawn chairs & watch.
     
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    Lannis Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    That's clever and I'm glad it works for you! :nod:

    I must say, however, that I've gotten sort of used to just rolling my bike up on the work platform (the front wheel locks into a Condor chock and holds it there), pumping it up to work height, and going to town. I'm afraid that if I knew I had to pull off the centerstand every time I needed to work on the bike, there would be a lot of neglect going on!! :cry:

    Lannis
     
  4. John Warner

    John Warner Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    I've had the Centre-Stand off for a few months, don't really miss it to be honest.
    Only time I'd really need it is when removing Wheels (or more), so . . .
     

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