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post #3 of (permalink) Old 08-02-2011, 09:45 PM
Baltobonneville
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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.

Marty
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.
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