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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-21-2011, 11:40 PM Thread Starter
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First off i want to say if i have any luck its only bad. Hard to imagine but yes a CAR fell on top of my motorcycle. how you may ask it was under a car lift and well the lift decided it didnt want to be part of the team and fell on the whole front half on the motorcycle. He was able to find all the parts and noticed it this morning and had the entire bike apart and new parts back on by the end of the day...HOWEVER i do need a speedometer...let me know if yall have one

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Well that sucks....at least you were not on the bike at the time.



KM's shop tip.... Never put anything you want to keep under a car on a lift.


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lol it wasnt me it was at a shop

the bike was fine under the car lift at night for 2 weeks but for something last night it decided to not be part of the team

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Odd but, Ouch, that sucks for sure...
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Freak accident. There are a lot of lifts ADVERTISED to allow you to park two cars in the space of one... Most of the sales pics directed at potential customers show one car parked under the other.

It's odd the car fell. Most have ratchets that click as they go up... and physically lock the platform in place. Was it a big diesel or something, that grossly overloaded the capacity of the lift?

Anyway, good luck getting it all taken care of. His insurance, if he chooses to make a claim, should take care of you... but, they'd probably just total it and cut you/him a check.

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...It's odd the car fell. Most have ratchets that click as they go up... and physically lock the platform in place....
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That's what I thought too.......................................
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No it didn't have a lock it is one of the car lifts that are flush on the groundand rise up from underneath and are held up by air and he parked it under it when he left forthe night and it apparently leaked down. All I can say is thank gosh the whole thing wasn't underneath it

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exhaust
lower
slim down all the lights
Smaller seat


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That would have been a great pic! Sucks of course that it happened. Be sure to check the frame. With that much pressure crunching down on the bike, things might have gotten tweeked. Just a thought. Good deal the fella is fixing it without any hassel though.
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I would NOT allow someone to work under a lift without a safety block of some sort, he needs to make mods or get another safer lift...
And, NO I am NOT a fan of OSHA, but some things just require common sense...
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