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Jacking

Post by RF1Mal » Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:41 pm

Ok, noob alert :o :o :o

Just about to take delivery of a shiny new (to me) Rewaco Rf1.

It may be a while before I let my ham fisted spanner skills anywhere near it..... but when I do, what’s the general advice on jacking up? Trolley jack? Or should I hang on to my hydraulic bike lift (not the platform type.... the type with twin arms that sit under the frame).

Or of course I could offload that on the TWO wheel forum I used to be a member of :hoofle:

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Re: Jacking

Post by lepchaun » Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:32 am

if u use a trolly jack place a piece of wood or foam from a old cussion on the jack head first to protect the trike

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Re: Jacking

Post by Kawazuki » Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:02 am

Can't imagine the 'bike lift' will be of much use to you - i've a bike trike and a trolley jack or two are more than adequate and practical. And as above, a 4" square of carpet usually offers sufficient protection to any painted tubes etc.

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Re: Jacking

Post by Deep Diver » Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:18 am

I find a 50 ton crane best. :hoofle:
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Barry the cantankerous old goat. :poke:

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Re: Jacking

Post by Aztec » Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:11 pm

I use a low trolley jack to lift the front end as a normal trolley jack wont fit under the side bars.

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Re: Jacking

Post by CyprusTrike » Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:59 pm

I also use a trolley jack and then support using two axle stands, on rear axle or front sissy bar and protect the trike where needed by wood to prevent any damage.

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Re: Jacking

Post by UGLYMICK » Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:52 am

air bags are the best no damage at all
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Re: Jacking

Post by UGLYMICK » Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:31 am

we use these in the workshop as they have rubber on the lift and are 10cm high when lowered

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Re: Jacking

Post by ravnali » Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:57 am

I've got a VW, rear engine, the front end can be lifted by hand and someone slides a block under the front footrests, rear end I use a trolley jack with a piece of wood for protection.

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Re: Jacking

Post by RF1Mal » Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:30 pm

Some great info fellers. Cheers!

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