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My Valkyrie

       Lifting The Fat Lady Without a Hoist


3-Ton $50 jack kit from K-Mart. It's even black and silver.

5 notches will clear the ground.  Put the stands by the crash bars.

Use a block of wood over the lifting saddle.  Put the saddle slightly left of center, behind and right of the oil filter.  Lift until the tire clears a couple of inches.

Pull the bike upright.  Hold it while jacking above stand height.

Position the stand on the right side and pull the bike on it.

Position the stand under the left side and carefully lower the bike on it.

Position the jack with the wood block under the rear of the engine and lift the rear of the bike.

Reverse the procedure to lower.  Don't forget to put the kickstand down.

All technical mods described here are merely reports of what I've done.  You may attempt to replicate them at your own discretion and risk if you choose.  Horseapple Ranch, LLC and Mark Tobias will in no way be responsible for the results of your attempting to perform these mods on any motorcycle, regardless of the outcome.

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