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I really wasn't in the mood to work on the Victory. The day before I helped my brother move in NH and had been doing things at home in morning, the sun was full up and it was hot in the driveway. I just wasn't feeling it. But the first tour of the year is fast approaching and I needed to get things done on the bike and was getting pressed for time. I reluctantly jacked-up the bike, which I've done a hundred times, but this day I couldn't get it right. I finally manage to do it...and get to work removing the wheels and air filter no problems...I pulled the rear shock pin to lube it and while putting it back I noticed the jack foot is toughing the oil filter....:mad: f**k!..I have to leave it jacked for a few days while I get the new tires on, so I needed to check this. I get under there to assess if there is any weight bearing on the filter or damage, I push a bit on the suspension to get a better view(thinking the bike was stable since I had done all this other work) and as soon as I did, this happened :eek
https://i.postimg.cc/7ZZ5QtWM/Oh-****.jpg

Not only did it fall forward but it listed to the left, luckily I had strapped it to the jack which caught the weight and prevented a tip over. But I had a big problem....I tried to get jack under the front(in the pic) but it was too unstable. So I had a buddy come over(thx Durks) with a small lift. With him balancing the bike, I was able to get the rear end raised up(front fender removed to prevent damage) a bit more and ease my jack out, then I used the dirt bike lift to raise the rear tire into position and get it back on the axle. Lower on to the rear tire I was able to jack the front and get the front tire on. From there I got the bike properly back on to my jack and took the tires back off.
No damage was done, thank God, I have plugs in the fork ends for the Kuryakyn covers and they where what hit the concrete, not the fork ends. The oil filter is dented, I ordered a new one which will be an easy fix.
I shouldn't have been doing the job, since I didn't feel up to it to start with, I was sloppy and it almost cost me BIG TIME
https://i.postimg.cc/xqD1jtf8/No-****.jpg
 

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I really wasn't in the mood to work on the Victory. The day before I helped my brother move in NH and had been doing things at home in morning, the sun was full up and it was hot in the driveway. I just wasn't feeling it. But the first tour of the year is fast approaching and I needed to get things done on the bike and was getting pressed for time. I reluctantly jacked-up the bike, which I've done a hundred times, but this day I couldn't get it right. I finally manage to do it...and get to work removing the wheels and air filter no problems...I pulled the rear shock pin to lube it and while putting it back I noticed the jack foot is toughing the oil filter....:mad: f**k!..I have to leave it jacked for a few days while I get the new tires on, so I needed to check this. I get under there to assess if there is any weight bearing on the filter or damage, I push a bit on the suspension to get a better view(thinking the bike was stable since I had done all this other work) and as soon as I did, this happened :eek
https://i.postimg.cc/7ZZ5QtWM/Oh-****.jpg

Not only did it fall forward but it listed to the left, luckily I had strapped it to the jack which caught the weight and prevented a tip over. But I had a big problem....I tried to get jack under the front(in the pic) but it was too unstable. So I had a buddy come over(thx Durks) with a small lift. With him balancing the bike, I was able to get the rear end raised up(front fender removed to prevent damage) a bit more and ease my jack out, then I used the dirt bike lift to raise the rear tire into position and get it back on the axle. Lower on to the rear tire I was able to jack the front and get the front tire on. From there I got the bike properly back on to my jack and took the tires back off.
No damage was done, thank God, I have plugs in the fork ends for the Kuryakyn covers and they where what hit the concrete, not the fork ends. The oil filter is dented, I ordered a new one which will be an easy fix.
I shouldn't have been doing the job, since I didn't feel up to it to start with, I was sloppy and it almost cost me BIG TIME
https://i.postimg.cc/xqD1jtf8/No-****.jpg
Dam Pain....that was lucky....glad you or the bike came off of that unscathed....8(

Ride Safe,

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Yeesh. Glad all is well and thanks for passing on the info. I will try to mitigate things like this from occurring when I jack the old girl up because I use a very similar stand and process. **** happens I guess but at least you and the bike are G2G.

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@depot picker I've used that lift many times over the years, it never been unstable. This was my F-up completely...
 

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Platform jack for me. I can't trust my old motorcycle jack it's just too unstable with the CCT. Great for VTX though.

Extreme Max 5001.5044 5001.5044 1000 lbs. Motorcycle Scissors Jack-Wide [ame]https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0196PAZ1S/[/ame]

It even shows a Victory on it.
I only use this to jack one wheel at a time though. Thinking of getting two side by side to get better support.
 

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I have the wide platform jack for the rear and the narrower platform jack for the front. Used them in tandem just to get the weight off the tires and suspension during winter shutdown. I have a jack similar to the one in the original post. Took the trunk off just to make it balance a bit better. Didn't have the nerve to raise it more than six inches off the ground. Glad it worked out in the end. If there is no pain (physical or emotional) associated with a lesson learned, there is no gain.
 

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Though the bike didn't go over, good thing you didn't get hurt. I got the same kind of jack and usually use the tie down straps.That is gonna become ever time now. Even still, the bike tends to be a little wobbly as the whole jack rocks giving me a bit of an uneasy feeling.I will put the jack with the right side right under the center of the motor (cylinders). That is on a Kingpin, Cross may be centered differently. I may look at getting a better jack or start adding blocks under the bike where I can.
Glad you chose to share this mishap with us as it just may save someone else from getting in a bad situation.
 

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@rojo154 ..I had it strapped to the jack. If I hadn't had it tied the bike would have not only fell forward but would have gone down on its left side....

Anyway, I've been out getting things back together....Re-installed the cleaned & oiled air filter. Added Ride-On to my new tires then went ahead and got the front back together including new sets of EBC brake pads. I'm grabbing a bite then heading back out to replace the oil filter(that got damaged in the tip over), then getting the rear tire back on. The bike needs a serious bath then I need a serious ride... :cool:
 

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Yes you did have the straps and good thing like you say. I sometimes have forgone doing that, no more! I just put $60 bucks into my lift for a new hydraulic cylinder as the old one would drift down and beginning to leak fluid slightly. I could see one day having the bike on the lift with it set on the safety cogs and not being able to raise it off the cogs. That would really suck.
I was looking at my rear tire and it is just about shot. Got about 1/64" if that to the wear indicators. Plus they are the original tires(2011) So I just bought a set and will replace both as that is 8 years. I use to use Bridgestone Ecedras but just learned the weight rating was a little under the specs. Too bad as they are a great tire. I found a set of Shinko 777 that comply and have pretty good reviews. We'll see what kind of mileage I'll get out of them as I am a bit skeptical. Just glad to get rid of the Dunflops.
I'm sure that ride is gonna feel good once you got the bike set, especially when you think what could have happened. (we got to do that ride sometime. Think there is a couple of more members here in Ct be nice to have a meet up.
 

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Yes you did have the straps and good thing like you say. I sometimes have forgone doing that, no more! I just put $60 bucks into my lift for a new hydraulic cylinder as the old one would drift down and beginning to leak fluid slightly. I could see one day having the bike on the lift with it set on the safety cogs and not being able to raise it off the cogs. That would really suck.
I was looking at my rear tire and it is just about shot. Got about 1/64" if that to the wear indicators. Plus they are the original tires(2011) So I just bought a set and will replace both as that is 8 years. I use to use Bridgestone Ecedras but just learned the weight rating was a little under the specs. Too bad as they are a great tire. I found a set of Shinko 777 that comply and have pretty good reviews. We'll see what kind of mileage I'll get out of them as I am a bit skeptical. Just glad to get rid of the Dunflops.
I'm sure that ride is gonna feel good once you got the bike set, especially when you think what could have happened. (we got to do that ride sometime. Think there is a couple of more members here in Ct be nice to have a meet up.
There are a couple of members in the area but I'm just not sure I want to subject anyone to @broggyr .... :ltr: at least not without proper precautions.... hehehe
I see a **** ton of Vics around Bristol, as I was leaving work the other day, a beautiful X1 Magnum went ripping by me, this is one I haven't seen around before..
To add to my list of bone-head moves so far this year, back in the winter I ordered the wrong size tire for the front(never looked at it until last week) :eek: I've been using Avon Cobras for a couple years now and they have been great....but Avon seems to have discontinued the Cobra and replaced them with the "Cobra Chrome" the lowest price I could find was ~$200 F that!!... plus I wanted a bias-ply since that's what the rear Cobra is and the Cobra Chromes are radial. So I went with a Shinko 777 bias-ply on the front I scored for around $85. I wasn't pushing on the initial run yesterday but the bike wasn't doing anything funny and it felt great. If I like the Shinko 777 I'd have no problem saving $100+\tire on the next change over... ;)
 

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There are a couple of members in the area but I'm just not sure I want to subject anyone to @broggyr .... :ltr: at least not without proper precautions....
I like fresh scratch-made chocolate chip cookies, coffee with irish cream, and Yanni. Not necessarily in that order.
You've been warned.
 

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I like fresh scratch-made chocolate chip cookies, coffee with irish cream, and Yanni. Not necessarily in that order.
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Proper precautions initiated ... :laugh
 

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Pain, was just on your youtube videos, that is one Sweeet sounding Victory. Take care of that machine!!!!
Imagine taking the CC over there. I think they let you ride the course in the days before the racing
https://youtu.be/XLC887-Uae8
 

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Pain, was just on your youtube videos, that is one Sweeet sounding Victory. Take care of that machine!!!!
Imagine taking the CC over there. I think they let you ride the course in the days before the racing
https://youtu.be/XLC887-Uae8
That was a killer vid to wake up with this morning :cool: thx ....
It reminds me of ripping around Dutchess County, NY .....lol :grin

My CC is a good bike. This is my 6th year and 60+ thousandth mile with it, I've had no problems(I didn't cause) or major issues. I still enjoy riding it, I have no problem loading it up with me, Mrs. PaiN and our stuff to tour on or taking it out for a rip through the twisties, which it does damn well for a such a big beluga whale of a motorcycle ;) I do take care of it, seriously, all the regular maintenance incl. fork oil, brake fluid I even replaced the wheel bearings last fall. Plus I keep it clean & pretty. I don't see me replacing my CC anytime soon
 

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Lucky one PaiN! Could easily been a lot worse. I use a similar lift when at home, but do it under a shed roof, with ratchet straps looped under the steering head and up to a steel roof beam, ratcheting up and down as I jack the lift. I'm still very reluctant to take both wheels off at once.
Of course you can avoid all the risk by laying the bike over to the right on the crash bars on some carpet, and pulling the wheels out to the side. The left muffler is much easier to remove, and the wheel nut is on that side too. The only problem you might have is some slow fuel leak from the filler cap if you have a lot of fuel in the tank. Leave it standing back on its wheels for a short while before starting it back up afterwards, to let oil drain back to where it should be.
There is a photo of me fixing a flat tyre by doing that in the car-park at work in my garage photos.
Oh yeah, if you don't have a piece of carpet to put down in the shed, do it in the lounge room. Not close to a fireplace though, remember the possibility of fuel leakage.
 

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Quote .... Plus I keep it clean & pretty. I don't see me replacing my CC anytime soon

Some how I don't see you laying your bike on it's side to work on it. I had a 2011 CC for a short time. Great Bike. Only issue I ever had was a broken clutch cable. Fortunately it broke on the tranny end and we were just outside a hardware store. Bought some light cable and u clamps,wrapped the cable around the clutch arm and clamped both ends to the clutch cable. It worked! Even though did most of my shifting without the clutch. I did sell it as I had no place to store over the winter as my garage is not that big and my car IS going in there for winter months. My Kingpin barely fits in there with the cars. Hmmm? I should have made the wife park her car outside, or bought a bigger shed.
Ever since you had your incident, I've been thinking of making some type of out riggers for my lift.
 

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Jeez, that sucks . . good recovery tho and a lucky break. I have one of those lifts as well, but I use it in combination with a couple of cheap jack stands that can go even under the footboard brackets or crash bars (on different bikes). It takes very little to keep the bike stable, but as you know once she starts to shift . . its a big beast to spill on the driveway! Hope everything else goes to plan!
 
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