How to use a table lift
I bought myself an early Xmas present this weekend - a new motorcycle table lift. I was tired of crawling around on the floor while working on the bikes.
Now, I'm a bit puzzled by how best to use it. I normally park my bikes on their center stands in order to work on them. This at least elevates the rear wheel. I could also put a floor jack under the engine to elevate the front wheel while on the center stand.
So, I put the wee on its center stand on the lift and then strapped it so that it cannot fall over. However, I noticed that even if I roll the bike all the way to the wheel stop, it ends up about 8 inches back once the center stand is deployed. This puts the feet of the center stand right on the edge of the rear wheel drop-out plate, making it kind-of useless.
For engine maintenance, having the bike on the center stand is fine. But how do you guys block it up for wheel removal if you don't use the center stand on the lift?
2013 Tiger Explorer 1200
2009 DL650 ABS
2004 Honda ST1300
Last edited by GlenT; 12-09-2012 at 08:52 PM.