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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Dec 17th, 2017, 11:11 am Thread Starter
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2006 K1200GT on a harbor freight lift?

Can this bike be lifted by a 1500 lb. Capacity ATV/Motorcycle Lift ?
Without damaging anything underneath!
Just want to move it sideways against the garage wall.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Dec 17th, 2017, 1:52 pm
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I have one of those lifts. I use it on my 1974 Norton, which has frame rails running front to back to take the load. My K12GT has no such rails underneath. Looking under the K12GT I see that the belly pan plastic panels are the lowest point of the bike, and then comes the exhaust header pipe.

It does not look like a good idea to lift the bike with this type of lift: https://www.harborfreight.com/automo...ift-61632.html
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Dec 17th, 2017, 7:14 pm
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Probably the only thing you can use is the Park n Move from Legal Speeding.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Dec 20th, 2017, 10:13 am
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I park my K1200GT (and make repairs) on a flatbed Handy motorcycle lift. You roll the motorcycle up a ramp and onto the lift. You should not use those ATV lifts on a K1200GT. You will damage the exhaust headers.

(I know someone who puts a K1200GT on the center stand, and then uses a small clamp to support the front of the bike on the headers. He does that to remove the front wheel and change the tire while traveling. It can be done, but I do not recommend it. NOTE: It is NOT the same as what @tbdomenz is asking. That is nothing like lifting the entire bike from underneath to park it sideways.)
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Dec 29th, 2017, 12:15 pm
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yes it CAN be lifted.

Yes it WILL be damaged.

Heed the comments already made.
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