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    Lifting the rear

    With regards to that operation to accomplish various tasks and lacking a proper lift, I read more than one comment recommending to
    “just stick it on a milk crate or a bucket”. OK, but how does one accomplish that without super human strength? It may be a “light” bike but it’s still 300 lb. Thank you for any clarification.
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    There are 3 methods I use:
    1. Lean it over on the sidestand far enough until I can push something underneath then level it up and 'wriggle' into the middle of the crate or whatever.
    2. Put it in 1st with a box to the side (or a helper to push box under) then stand it upright and lift by the front wheel using the rear as a pivot, then move to the side, onto the box.
    3. Similar to above but use a strap to hold the front brake on and lift from the rear.
    None of the methods are ideal and you need to use a good lifting technique to avoid back injury, but they work for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by buellzebub View Post
    There are 3 methods I use:
    1. Lean it over on the sidestand far enough until I can push something underneath then level it up and 'wriggle' into the middle of the crate or whatever.
    2. Put it in 1st with a box to the side (or a helper to push box under) then stand it upright and lift by the front wheel using the rear as a pivot, then move to the side, onto the box.
    3. Similar to above but use a strap to hold the front brake on and lift from the rear.
    None of the methods are ideal and you need to use a good lifting technique to avoid back injury, but they work for me.
    Thank You Buellzebub, I think I’ll invest in a small lift, I do not have the strength, the dexterity or the back for something like that. Again thank you.
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    If you are on a budget, one of these works great on a light bike like the TW. https://www.harborfreight.com/automo...and-65620.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sthrnromr View Post
    If you are on a budget, one of these works great on a light bike like the TW. https://www.harborfreight.com/automo...and-65620.html
    Thank you. That’s what I had in mind. Just in time for Xmas
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    trackside_aluminum_mx_lift_stand_black_750x750.jpg

    We use these all of the time when I don't want to mess around with the larger lift. Fast and easy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MatadorMkV View Post
    trackside_aluminum_mx_lift_stand_black_750x750.jpg

    We use these all of the time when I don't want to mess around with the larger lift. Fast and easy.
    Thank you. This seems like a tool even I can handle.
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    i could never figure out how everyone could lift their bikes up on a box and being on the cheap side i figured out and built a ram. it worked great 85.JPG i would just pull the bike up the ramp backwards and then slide a milk crate under the motor and then let the bike roll back down the ram
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    Brilliant idea, grewen
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    Hey, Bullfighter...
    Where did you get this?
    How much?
    Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by MatadorMkV View Post
    trackside_aluminum_mx_lift_stand_black_750x750.jpg

    We use these all of the time when I don't want to mess around with the larger lift. Fast and easy.
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