Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Central Maryland, USA
In my situation with the Bonneville, if I remove the front wheel with the back wheel on the bike, the whole business wants to tip backward. I get around this by supporting the back wheel with whatever is handy--lumber, some bricks, etc--after I raise the bike.
When lowering the bike, release the hydraulic valve very very slowly. There's a very narrow window between it being closed and the lift going down much faster than you expect.
2005 Bonneville Blue 790cc, AI removed, Staintunes RC, no snorkel, inlet enlarged, 118/40/NBZT needles/1 shim/3 turns, Ikon 7610s, Ricor Intiminators, Barnett green clutch springs, Michelin Pilot Activs, D9 gauge panel, tachometer.