Author Topic: How I get my bike into the shed  (Read 226 times)

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Re: How I get my bike into the shed
« Reply #1 on: 02.10. 2020 08:12 »
My concern had been getting larger bikes up the ramp onto my table backwards - when I'm wanting to work on the front end of them away from the wheel clamp. Pushing them up was an operation fraught with danger for potential disaster.

So I bought a 240v power winch that I can mount in my bench vice at the end of the garage. Extended the leads to reach right out to the front of the table and I was ready to go. I was pretty pleased with myself. About the third time I used it, on the Loop frame, I pulled the bench over. 
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Re: How I get my bike into the shed
« Reply #2 on: 02.10. 2020 11:04 »
only a slight rise into my shed but backing the bike was made easier when I put a cross in the rear chain  *shh* *shh* *shh*
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Re: How I get my bike into the shed
« Reply #3 on: 02.10. 2020 11:39 »
only a slight rise into my shed but backing the bike was made easier when I put a cross in the rear chain  *shh* *shh* *shh*
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Re: How I get my bike into the shed
« Reply #4 on: 02.10. 2020 11:59 »
You could always buy a Goldwing or Harley with reverse.   *smile*

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Re: How I get my bike into the shed
« Reply #5 on: 02.10. 2020 19:08 »
If that engine was cold then i reckon you just showing off that it idles!
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Re: How I get my bike into the shed
« Reply #6 on: 02.10. 2020 21:10 »
G'day Fellas.
Like butch I have trouble getting the bikes up backwards, usually a two or three man job. Just got a winch but yet to fit it up. Probably next week to do fork seals on the Cafe.
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Re: How I get my bike into the shed
« Reply #7 on: 02.10. 2020 21:45 »
only a slight rise into my shed but backing the bike was made easier when I put a cross in the rear chain  *shh* *shh* *shh*
Eh?
Ah! The old trick of crossing the chain... surprised you didn’t know that one GB...  *smile*
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Re: How I get my bike into the shed
« Reply #8 on: 02.10. 2020 23:12 »
Youth of today, just bone idle!  *smile*
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Re: How I get my bike into the shed
« Reply #9 on: 03.10. 2020 10:08 »
If that engine was cold then i reckon you just showing off that it idles!
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I'd been for a ride, so the engine was warm. If it was cold, you'd have seen me tickle the carb.

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If I do it right, the engine runs first kick and then will idle.  *smile*
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