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 on: October 28, 2020, 10:47:48 PM 
Started by Aldo - Last post by garry
Lucky lucky boy.

A lot of us have similar tales of woe.

Every days a school day eh. 

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 on: October 28, 2020, 07:32:23 PM 
Started by Aldo - Last post by FTM
It's scary when something like that happens. I once tried to remove the front wheel of a Bonneville by suspending the front of the bike from the rafter in my garage using a ratchet strap through the handlebars. The back wheel was on the ground, the front just off the ground and all was going great until I took out the front wheel. Suddenly the bike was top heavy and tried to topple over. Shit myself  jaw drop1z

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 on: October 28, 2020, 02:57:17 PM 
Started by Aldo - Last post by Vinny
Glad you got away with it mucker - lesson learned as they say

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 on: October 28, 2020, 01:03:21 PM 
Started by Aldo - Last post by Rico
Near miss indeed ye fanny, glad it didna land on the flair as it wid definitely made ye greet  cry1



..........ah stock and sell ratchet straps , all types and sizes devious1.... angel1


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 on: October 28, 2020, 11:46:34 AM 
Started by Aldo - Last post by Tifa
LUCKY, LUCKY, LUCKY!!!

Ratchet straps. LOADS & loads of 'em.

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 on: October 27, 2020, 11:13:00 PM 
Started by Aldo - Last post by Aka_Gilo
A lucky escape G, why not get the attachments for your abba stand that elevate both wheels .

I made them for my stand and just had to buy the nylon stub for the rear axle, I also use a ratchet strap to pull the rear wheel down and elevate the front.
 

The scissor jack method has worked perfectly on every other bike I’ve had A, so never bothered getting the attachment. Maybe now’s the time to get one...  scratching1

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 on: October 27, 2020, 11:05:09 PM 
Started by Aldo - Last post by Aldo
A lucky escape G, why not get the attachments for your abba stand that elevate both wheels .

I made them for my stand and just had to buy the nylon stub for the rear axle, I also use a ratchet strap to pull the rear wheel down and elevate the front.

 

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 on: October 27, 2020, 10:18:42 PM 
Started by Aldo - Last post by Aka_Gilo
Put the 790 up on the bench tonight to strip it down for new suspension, front pads, and tyres.  Had it on the ABBA stand, whipped the rear wheel out no problem. Then got a scissor jack and put it under the sump on a piece of wood to raise the front so I could get the front wheel out.  As I was jacking it up I realised that it was lifting the ABBA stand rather than pivoting on it and lifting the front.  It’s odd, the swing arm pivot must be really far forward, so jacking it up under the sump lift the bike upwards, rather than back as per every other bike I’ve worked on.  

I figured once I got the front wheel out the lack of weight would let the scissor jack support it as expected. Knocked the front wheel spindle out and the bike toppled forward, knocking the scissor jack over - thought it was going to land on me (bench was up at about 4ft) and crash onto the floor. Damn near messed ma tweeds  eek1z eek1z

Luckily the front wheel wedged against the radiator, and the wheel wedged against the chock at the end of the bench so I could hold it. Had my phone in my pocket so phoned the missus to get her arse down pronto (had music on loud in the lab so doubt she’d have heard me shouting) and hold the bike.  She did so while I stuck a ratchet strap round the grab rail and around the bench so the bike can’t topple forwards.

A right pain in the arse, has to be down to forward-biased weight distribution and the swing arm pivot placement. I’ll be bloody careful taking the wheels out in future.

Luckily had my Fud Hammer to sort out any tricky jobs that followed.


 9 
 on: October 27, 2020, 10:04:14 PM 
Started by Aldo - Last post by Aka_Gilo
Hope it’s an easy (and cheap) fix R.

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 on: October 27, 2020, 03:51:28 PM 
Started by Yoozy - Last post by Vinny
Any biking is better than no biking well done for getting out and about

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