Main Motorcycle: 2009 Bonneville SE
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Asturias, Spain
Other Motorcycle: Yamaha XV1100
Extra Motorcycle: Qingqi QM200GY-BA
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Forchetto, the StrongArm seems like a great stand. I can rationalize lifting my 06 America from its side stand, but what about lowering? Seems like that's when it would be unstable. Doesn't someone else have to help stablize the bike?
....showing a ready-made example using the same principle and marketed under the name "Eazy-Rizer Strong arm" was a God-send for me at least.
Costing a little less than the Jack Lilley example, £75 inc.tax, it's very well engineered and robustly made. It has a range of height adjustments and will lift any bike that has a chassis with twin downtubes under the engine such as our Bonnies and things like Harleys and most cruisers.
Depending of where you place it, it can lift the front or rear wheel quickly and with only a slight effort. Once up, the bike remains rock steady and perfectly upright.
The roller and uprights have several positions to adjust the thing for height. Choose the position where it lifts the bike the least. This makes it easier to operate. On my SE I've used the shortest setting and yet the rear wheel still stands about 1.5" off the ground, the effort to lift it there is minimal. The makers site shows a wholesome-looking broad (wearing just a shirt for some reason...) doing it to illustrate how easy it is.
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