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Was gonna go buy a typical forklift style lift to do some work on both my bike and my wife's Ridley, when I noticed that the exhaust is actually lower than the frame. Anybody else run into this? I can't imagine the exhaust can hold the bike up. Did you get a work around figured it?

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Depends on the bike. Some of my bikes need the exhaust removed before I put them onto the left. Some don't.
 

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Wood blocks are your friend. Mount them to the lift where they will meet with the frame and not the exhaust.
 

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Wood blocks are your friend. Mount them to the lift where they will meet with the frame and not the exhaust.

That will work 90% of the time for my Indian had to get Adapters .. But wood blocks worked perfect on my FXR4 when added Thunderheaders to it ..
 

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I'm confused, are you guys saying that some Ridleys have lower exhaust than others? I thought they were all the same.
 

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Your Ridley does have a rather low exhaust but there are others with low exhausts as well. You can also use hockey pucks or similar to get pinpoint frame or engine positioning. Wood blocks as stated work as well. So you'll have to determine your requirements. Sometimes just removing exhaust works but that too can cause problems later. Not really likely with a Ridley but can with computer controlled bikes.
 
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