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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-16-2013, 10:33 AM Thread Starter
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Bike Lift/Jack

I just got a bike lift that has two flat arms to lift a bike by the frame. With the VN750 engine hanging below the frame, I'm not sure if it's safe to lift the bike directly under the engine. Has anyone any experience or advice on doing this?
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I just got a bike lift that has two flat arms to lift a bike by the frame. With the VN750 engine hanging below the frame, I'm not sure if it's safe to lift the bike directly under the engine. Has anyone any experience or advice on doing this?
I never had any problems lifting as u speak. I made a table like platform from 5/4 decking (3 pcs) & lifted under bike/engine.


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So did that table push up on the bottom of the engine, or did you add spacers to push up on the frame only?
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So did that table push up on the bottom of the engine, or did you add spacers to push up on the frame only?
mostly the engine, touched the goat belly.

'86 VN750 13,700 mi -Stock
-Purchased 2008 w/8800mi
Replaced ALL Cables . Kuryakyn LED Voltmeter
SilverStar Ultra 9003/HB2 H4 Headlamp, Jardine Fwd Controls,
Iridiums DPR7EIX-9 & Wires, Tuxedo Mod, Coil Mod, P/U Sensor Mod, Fork Seals,
Splines Lubed - 11/4/2012 - MF AGM Battery
Additional Flashing LED Brake Light on Trunk
Dampers went out @ 13+K !
After TOC MCCT's..... so amazingly quiet I discovered a rattling heat shield on my stock exhaust !
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OK, thanks for the info. I don't have the goat belly, so I'll just lift it by the engine with some plywood between the jack & engine.
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I used 2 - 2x4s perpendicular to the arms and lined up with the frame for mine....



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