placing lift under a fat boy

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by troxlerld, May 18, 2009.

  1. troxlerld

    troxlerld Member

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    2005 fatboy lowerd If I center the jack to pick up the whole bike I am over the shocks they hang down just a little below frame the jack will go across the frame will It hurt anything? I used 2x6 to role bike tires up on to get the jack under frame
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Best not to lift the bike with the weight on the shocks. Try to shim under the frame with something about 1/2" on both sides to lift by the frame and not the shocks. Preferably something like rubber so it isn't slippery.
     
  3. harleypr

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    I have a Pit Bull lift. I called the company and asked them to send me two strips of the rubber they use on the top bars. I then cut 3" pieces and applied two thicknesses on the left side with clearance for the shocks and only one thickness on the right side. Works perfect and I applied with Permatex Super Weatherstrip adhesive. It's the strongest out there.
     
  4. softailhog

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  5. biscuit

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    Plus 1 for these.I bought some for my Softail;they sell here for about AUD$37 with HOG discount,and i believe about 20 odd dollars in the U.S

    They work well,after you trim them to fit each side frame rail.Much much better than using bits of wood as spacers!
     
  6. harleypr

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    These frame protectors are all right and I used them until I got tired of having to put them on and take them off each time I lifted the bike. It is much easier to add to the lift as I said and then the whole process is much easier.

    The idea isn't to use wood bits for spacers. It's to use the same material that Pit Bull uses and just build it up with space in between for the shocks. Nothing could be easier and you don't need the frame protectors which are a waste of time.
     
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  7. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Got pictures?...sounds like your Pit Bull rubber inserts work very well. One thing I have heard from some of those who use the HD adapters is that they are not as secure as some would like.
     
  8. harleypr

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    Thanks for asking! I don't have any yet but will take one and post it.

    This is what it looks like. I doubled up on the left side and put a single layer on the right. The left is 1/4" higher and the right is 1/8". This gives plenty of clearance to the shocks. Just space between so it reaches both frame rails.
     

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