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Dave Milnes
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« on: August 10, 2018, 19:47:49 »

I had a joist and some thick new floorboards left from re-building the conservatory floor so I made a ramp to put the bikes up on when working on them. It's only 10 inches high but it makes a big difference. The X9 pushes up fairly easily then use the electric stand to prop it up. There is an extension piece that comes off so the rear wheel can be in free air if you reverse it up or the front if you push it up normally. I used it to fit some nice chromed Honda rear shockers but they are 290mm long which is 20mm longer than standard and although it looks and rides nice, they make the seat a bit tall so will probably be changed for lower ones. They weren't expensive and came from Germany in 4 days.
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« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2018, 20:21:05 »

Good thinking. Like a balance beam for bikes.
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« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2018, 06:04:54 »

Looks good Dave, do you secure it 'just in case'
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« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2018, 09:38:01 »

I didn't as it sat on the centre stand as if it was on the ground. I suppose a chock under the front wheel wouldn't go amiss or a way to lock the centre stand down woudn't be a bad idea so it doesn't rock off it.
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« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2018, 13:33:33 »

Hi Dave
I could use something like that to change the belt on my X9 Evo. I had similar years ago but long since gone. With the bike on the floor I think if I get (fall) down I won't get up again.
However I am going to cheat, I have found a local independent garage who do bike and car work who, subject to no problems, will change it for about £30.
Worth it to reduce the strain on my 77 year old joints.
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Allen Morgan
 
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