Got it from "Total Tools". After looking around, this one looked the best to me. The lowest it goes is 140 mm, and my scooter varies from 145 to 135 when I have a piece of 3x2 under the jiffy-stand. So I think if I get a mate to sit on the bike and hold it vertical that this will slide under OK provided he does not put weight onto it.
Looking at the frame underneath I can see there are some obstacles (couple of transverse channels, jiffy-stand lug) but I think I can see where it will be able to go. Fingers crossed.
It's a solid unit judging by the weight and it has extra tie down points.
Yeah, thanks for those tips mate. Will do. Another thing will be to bungee the side-stand so it can't flick up when I'm lowering. I'll have a mate there to hold the scooter until it's nice and firm on the jack. It'll be interesting to see how stable it feels because the sportster frame is narrower. I've got some tie down straps but can't figure out where/how I will connect them onto the bike (maybe there'll be a spot under the seat).
Yeah, I already did that before I bought the jack. I noticed that it was just a few millimetres (literally like about 2 mm I estimate) and I thought it would just get pushed up.
no good to hear Jim, hope recover quick.
good advice here, just remember also you have to find the centre of the bike, like balance centre . like you don't want to lift and find out you are too far back and only lifting the rear. and the bike sliding forward off the lift.
my sporty 03 and ridged mounted motor to frame, I have not looked at rubber mount sporty, but I've owned a twin cam dyna and you needed a special kit to use a lift like that on a dyna.
Yup, correct.....it can't be good to have the weight of the whole bike resting on your headers. Why the "f" would they do that !!!!!!!