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    I found a new use for my old car ramps, see attached pics. I use my MC jack to lift the bike and slide the ramps under the tires and the homemade kickstand riser under the side stand.
    2012 Road Star Silverado S

  • #2
    Just be careful and if you have any children around, please keep them away

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    • D-Fresh
      D-Fresh commented
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      At this point we are a kid free zone... LOL I realize it could tip over if pushed or wrenching on it with a lot of zeal could knock it off the ramps. I'm open to other ideas, just using what i have on hand.

  • #3
    A cheap $100 harbor freight or craftsman motorcycle jack with a strap would be Much much safer than that.

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    • D-Fresh
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      I have a HF jack, that's how i get it on the ramps. When on the jack the oil drain plugs are as accessible, hence the car ramps.

  • #4
    Can't help but think they'll be a You Tube video out soon with you under the bike.

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    • #5
      With proper common sense being exercised it’s a great idea. Maybe a couple ratchet straps anchored to something high up on the walls or even the ceiling if you’re worried about it falling over ever.

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      • #6
        I have 2 old ramps like that... can't use them for much of anything anymore, as almost nothing can be driven up on them... nearly all cars now are too low. I have both an HF and a Sears jack. Can pick the bike up, put it on the ramps... and build a similar platform for the sidestand... and, yea, it's a great idea for the whole oil drain purpose. A change only takes about 20 mins., then lift it off. The ramps will shorten the process, as you can open both engine oil drains, and the transfer... all at one time! I'm gonna do it! Thanks!!!

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        • Brad_G
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          Years ago I made some 2x8 boards about 3 feet long. Have a big screw that goes into one of the ramp holes. It makes it so I can drive those low sitting vehicles up on the ramps.

      • #7
        I lift my bike with a jack and slide my Corn Hole boxes under the wheels. The wheels sit in the holes in the boards pretty well. Also had to make a kickstand landing. Good idea with the ramps, gave mine away along time ago.

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      • #8
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        • Doc_V
          Doc_V commented
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          I thought your 4x4 idea worked pretty well up in Spray. Never would have thought of that and no need for a jack.

        • Brad_G
          Brad_G commented
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          Would you care to elaborate? I'm curious.

      • #9
        Never had any trouble changing my oil using my bike lift, even use a full length 17 mm box end wrench. I position it so I have access to both drain bolts at the same time.

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        • Questcap
          Questcap commented
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          Well, I'm curious... how do you place your lift so as to get to both drain plugs? We still talking about an HF or Sears jack, or some other lift? I'd love to jack and drain from both plugs at once, but never figured how to place the HF or Sears jack in order to do so.

        • roadiemort
          roadiemort commented
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          Granted I have not changed oil on any bike since spring of 2016 and suffer from memory loss since my wreck in the fall of 2016......................

      • #10
        I only use the lift to get the bike level and drain the engine plug. Good idea but I would probably tip it over and wouldnt be happy lol

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        • #11
          Uh, no thanks!

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          • #12
            For oil changes, I put 2 2x4s under the kickstand and my HF jack under the right side frame. Seems surprisingly stable, but I wouldn't leave it unattended.

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            • #13
              Originally posted by roadiemort View Post
              Never had any trouble changing my oil using my bike lift, even use a full length 17 mm box end wrench. I position it so I have access to both drain bolts at the same time.

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              • #14
                With the way Murphy follows me around, either I or my bike or both of us would get hurt with that setup...guaranteed! Very innovative though.

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                • #15
                  This is off the topic but BradG wanted to see the "lift" we used at the MnG in Spray. Just blocks I found in the back campground area. We rocked the bike left and right and stepped up a block each time. Same for lowering. While your looking notice all the mods on shores bike, the baggage platform he made, windshield lowers, windshield insert at the bottom of the windshield, turn signals, and I may have missed a couple...

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                  • Brad_G
                    Brad_G commented
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                    Thanks! I recall that pic but didn't recall the rocking to get the bike up on them. That's a clever way to do that without a jack handy!

                  • D-Fresh
                    D-Fresh commented
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                    Yeah, that is a great tip if you are needing to put your bike up but don't have a jack.

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