Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Muddy Run - Maryland
Tie down straps with an I beam worked really well for me. I have a large I beam in the center of the garage. I used 4 of those tied down straps that have the ratcheting tension device for tightening. The hooks on both ends have an additional loop where the strap attaches to the hook. The I beam has a flat bottom so I put the hooks over the sides and laced the strap through the opposing hook’s loop. This caused the two hooks to pull in towards each other with downward tension. I then crossed the straps back to the same side as its hook and attached them to the bike. I used the ratchet tension device to lift the bike off the ground. Having two of them gave me a surprising level of control on the lift.
I was putting on lowering links so I wanted the bike upright but still with some weight on the front end. I got the bike upright and change the links. I used a wood shim to raise the rear wheel once I had the links off. Keeping the weight on the front and rear stopped the bike from rocking when I was spinning wrenches.
Worked great and the price was cheaper than gas!
"Oak tree, you're in my way"
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