So now I have a frame and a motor on a bike lift...
So, not thinking ahead, I hoisted up my bike on the Craftsman lift, with some 2x4s to support the lower frame cradle and to protect my oil filter, which is a bit long. And then proceeded to strip everything off the bike for a list of work that is happening over the winter, including the forks, swing arm, carbs, airbox, everything. And now, I have basically a motor in a frame, on a lift. And I need to get the motor out.
If you have pulled the engine before, the oops is probably evident to you already. You either support the *engine* from underneath, pull the cradle off, undo everything, and roll it out, or you do a propforward, supporting the motor, undoing everything, and pulling the frame off the top. This is a lot more appealing. Actually, it's the only option since the wheels are off.
But it's sitting on the lower cradle. This would be grand if there was an engine attachment point at the rear of the cradle, but there ain't. The rear lower bolt is from the main frame.
Looks like I'm going to have to rig something up with a triple tree stand and maybe some axle stands at the back, since I don't see any way of doing this with the lift supporting the lower cradle.
Any wise ideas? Wise cracks?
Last edited by schuitz; 11-25-2012 at 11:51 PM.