Is it bad for the shocks to have bike on lifts?

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by SC-roadking, Apr 11, 2010.

  1. SC-roadking

    SC-roadking Member

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    HI all, just wondering if it's ok to keep my RK SE on the J&S bike lift when not riding it? I am wondering if it affects the front shocks or the rear air shocks (always being pulled fully down by the weight of the wheels). Also been thinking about all that weight on the under side of the frame? I like to enter the garage and put it on the lift so it's easy to turn around and clean. Any thoughts on the matter? Thanks:newsmile040:
     
  2. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    Definitely good taking all that weight off the wheels & shocks. Just think of it as you getting home from a long day @ work & kicking back on the recliner...;)

    I keep mine on the lift too so the bike's mobile in my garage. Even though I have a 3-stall, I'm always moving around & tinkering on something. Cheers!
     
  3. rklew

    rklew Active Member

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    This is good to know, as I keep my King on a lift also. :)
     
  4. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Easier on the bike as the center of gravity is supported and convenient...no real downside as others have said. I don't only because here in SoCal, I ride most of the time, too inconvenient (store it out of the way like Big Lew suggested a while back. No garage queen here...:D