Originally Posted by iHak
I did it! (temporarily.. going to probably buy a power winch and install it in the rafters, but for now, I used ratcheting straps.
came here to say i did this too. but i did it on the front through the top triple tree clamp. i'll see if i can find a picture. i left my bike hanging there longer than i wanted (more than 3 days). finally borrowed a buddies front stand and got my forks back.
if you are doing it on the front and using ratchet straps i recommend you lift from the top clamp with the ratchet end of the link, strap hanging from rafters.
do the key side first, where you gotta weave it around the key cylinder. do the right side next, i loop the hooks into the crease where the nylon wraps on the metal holding clamp of the ratchet.
if you have two hooks in the ceiling i bet that would be better, due to the load being distributed. i have a +35 year old garage, ran two straps to one hook and had no problems.
when going down: pull the safety lock on one ratchet, release it SLOWLY the full stroke, click it once to lock again, move to the other ratchet. the benefit of running two is that you just tip toe the back down from air.
tl:dr : deception's advice for hoisting the front of you bike up that's safe-r
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