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post #11 of 12 Old 03-18-2019, 03:54 PM
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They roll much better than the steel wheels do with a bike on. Nothing is going to be perfect, but at least you won't run into that problem of the wheel hitting a small stone and stopping and the whole mess toppling into a horrible and depressing heap of a bike, straps, and lift.

These were the wheels I bought and I honestly cannot remember if there was any further modification required except, perhaps, bolts and nuts to make it work.
2-1/2" Aqualite Wheel W-25-A-5/16 2 $8.62
2-1/2" Aqualite Wheel W-25-A-1/2 2 $8.62

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post #12 of 12 Old 03-19-2019, 05:47 PM
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I had bought one from Pep Boys about 15-16 yrs ago. I looks just like the HF unit also. I think I had a special coupon and it cost me $50. Heavy, but works good. I made some special adapters to fit over the top rails so I could use it safely on my Victory, DRZ, and airhead BMW I had at that time. I sold it and bought the HF heavy wheel chock. I drilled and epoxied female anchors in my garage cement slab. I can tie down the bike and strap the front wheel/tire to the chock. Use my floor jack to lift the bike up ( under the motor) then set my skeleton stand under it if I need to remove rear tire or block under rear tire. Iím old so I need a more unobstructed space to remove skid plate to get to whatever. I find that easier and more secure than the lift w/ rails. If I want to have both wheels off, I have a fixture for my floor jack to lift, then support with skeleton frames, and to make sure it canít fall I have these neat trolly bicycle lifts bolted to the ceiling joices right above the handlebar area. You canít pick up any MC with them, but they work excellent for stabilizing the bike once itís in the air on a jack or platform.
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