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slave cylinder project

Just wanted to know if it is safe to jack the bike up with a floor jack onto the engine block, it's a 1500 cc, and I believe it's aluminum block, thanks
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If you put the jack at a mounting point you should be okay.

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Yep, I just did it recently with my 99 Aspencade. Depending on what kind of lift you have, you may have to either get the tires up on a block to be able to clear the jack, or put a block under the kickstand to level the bike somewhat (this is what I had to do).
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Why do you want to lift the bike to work on a slave cylinder?

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Just because I don't like working off the floor
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16" higher sure is a lot more comfortable
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Harbor Freight bike lift on sale for 69$ again in the magazine ads- ie:Popular Mechanics
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Harbor Freight bike lift on sale for 69$ again in the magazine ads- ie:Popular Mechanics
I bought one about a month ago, and even though I was a bit nervous about it due to the low price. I had no issues with using it to do a number of things on my bike (although I have not removed front or back tire while using it to see how it will handle a significant shift in weight). It also does a great job while working on my lawn tractor!
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I left my 1100 on a HF lift for about 18 months. During that time the seals went south in the jack cylinder. It wouldn't raise to unlatch the safety bar. It was hell getting the bike off the lift.

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