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Old 06-24-2014, 11:19 PM   #15
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I also lower the lift to the stops.
4 tie downs
2 rear floorboards
2 front fork bolted on tie down eyes
AND strap front wheel to chock
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Old 06-25-2014, 02:13 PM   #16
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I would think you would get some bounce if the weight was on the rams.

Yeah, thats what I was thinking as well.
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Old 06-25-2014, 03:22 PM   #17
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If any Hydrolift owners don't have the modified valve you might want to contact Hydrolift for the new valve. Looks like an easy install. I's the valve the electric solenoid saddles. I have the valve so I'll have to take a PIC & post it here.
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Old 06-25-2014, 07:22 PM   #18
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Please do. Dont know if I have it or not.
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Old 06-26-2014, 08:08 PM   #19
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I'm looking at a Hydralift Service Bulletin regarding MTE /Thermal Valve
It states while traveling you must release ALL hydraulic pressure from the hydraulic cylinders. The lift MUST be resting on the locks, not the pressurized hydraulic cylinders.
Hydralift owners with serial numbers 26126 thru 27106
While traveling from cold to hot temperatures the hydraulic oil can expand raising hydraulic pressure the lift. This can cause the lift to carry the load on the hydraulics, not the locking system

A new upgraded thermal valve was available to effected owners for free up to 2/28/08. Not sure what they would charge if you needed the newer valve.
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Good info. My serial number is later than that. Added the forward tie downs yesterday. We'll see how the bike reacts to that. Using tie downs now over the crown and crossed at the roll bar tie in to the frame (and the back foot pegs). Hope it works better. Thanks to all.
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Old 06-27-2014, 10:10 AM   #21
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For me, whenever I'm driving with the Street Glide on the lift, the RV seems to drive much smoother. I have weighed things and with full water, fuel and bike, I'm still under the 20k load limit on the rear axle (19.3k).

In my first long (300 mile) drive with it I watched it in the rear camera and it was quite stable driving I-84 out of CT and up NY17/I-86, both of which have some challenges to any RV chassis.
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I didn't have any issues...till I met California hoop de doos...real roller coasters. Be forewarned
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Not 100% sure if I'll keep mine. We could always install a different platform & carry just about anything. Might do some side jobs transporting full dressers! LOL


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True enough. We are considering selling our HD. Just can't trust the other drivers on the road. DW and I have both had pretty bad accidents in the last four years with the other guy at fault. Just can't drive defensively enough. If we do so, we'll put the golf cart back there.

If you transport, make sure you get insurance.
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We live about 7 miles south of New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Just finished up Bike week and boy was the weather VANTASTIC. One of the best Bike Weeks weather wise in a LONG time.

Lots of bikes on the road and your, the other guys fault is VERY true!

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True enough. We are considering selling our HD. Just can't trust the other drivers on the road. DW and I have both had pretty bad accidents in the last four years with the other guy at fault. Just can't drive defensively enough. If we do so, we'll put the golf cart back there.

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True enough. We are considering selling our HD. Just can't trust the other drivers on the road. DW and I have both had pretty bad accidents in the last four years with the other guy at fault. Just can't drive defensively enough. If we do so, we'll put the golf cart back there.

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you know, that brings up an interesting point. While conventional wisdom is to drive defensively, the vast majority of motorcycle v. car wrecks are because the car just doesn't see the m/c.

For that reason, I've always chosen to drive Offensively. By that I don' t mean flipping people off, but I do what I can to make certain cars around me see me. The pipes on my bike are relatively loud. If it looks like the person in front of me is not paying attention, I'll put my high beam on and move to the left so he sees me in his mirror. I'll back away at that point, but he knows I'm there. I'll even tail gate someone for a few seconds.
Whatever it takes. I don't care how angry they get at me, as long as they see me.

The problem is that it often happens that some people are in M/c wrecks without it being their fault. So what? A wreck is a wreck and there's no such thing as a fender bender on a bike. I make certain I'm seen and I assume that ever car coming the other way is going to turn in front of me.
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I apologize for posting this comment which is taking this subject completely away from the original post but I just have to comment: I truly believe that one of the most dangerous threats to motorcycles is the ridiculous law that allows right turn on red, people have lost the idea that this was supposed to be done after a complete stop & make sure it is safe, they think hurry up or the car behind them is going to blow the horn or rear end them!
Every time I see a car roll threw the intersection & turn right in front of me I want to kick the side of the car in !
Okay I'm done.
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We had a southwind with a 454 chevy in front, I made a ramp to put a Goldwing or Valkyrie on the back, I would dump the air in the rear and let the bike idle it's way up to the chalk and shut it off. I had a link rod from the old spare tire mount to the handlebars, one pin and I had it and a couple of ratchet straps to make certain. We just picked up a Country Coach diesel pusher and thought with all of the raves about the Hydralift I would get one and do it the easy safe way.
I spent the last 3 days putting it on and am going to take it back off. It positions the bike almost 3 feet behind the coach and 4 feet off the ground letting it flop all over on our special California roads and blocks half of the rear view camera, and requires 2 people to put a goldwing on it as you have to lean the bike out at a steep angle to clear the arms that lift it. I like the ramp and platform much better. anybody want a hydralift?
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