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"What is wrong with this picture?”

For starters, the 2018 is touted as being 90 Lb. lighter, with different weight distribution.

There was a time when I had no problem getting my wing on the center stand. You give your age as 60’s, but like everyone else you will lose muscle mass as you age. It just comes with the territory. A lot of us are probably older than you (I’m 77) and we also had no problem, at one time. At 5’-7” you are proportioned differently than I am. I’ll bet you can use your leg muscles to do the lifting. Others, who are proportioned differently, as I am, have to lift with the upper body and that hurts my back. I just have to wonder why people who don’t have any use for it are even reading about it.??

It’s kinda like selling Viagra, those who need it just silently buy it, those who are thinking they might need it read about it, and those who have no need for it just knock it.... Different strokes for different folks. :grin2:
And that is why I put the note at the front of my statement about anyone with a physical issue.....
 

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The plywood idea does work, actually I use a piece of 3/4 pine, 4 inches by 8 inches, and I also place it under the kick stand while on asphalt.
 

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The plywood idea does work, actually I use a piece of 3/4 pine, 4 inches by 8 inches, and I also place it under the kick stand while on asphalt.
Since you’ve chosen to place this observation under the “inventors hobby shop”, instead of the “everyone knows that” forum, can we expect a commercial version of your pine board?
 

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Got mine today and within 15 minutes had it installed on bike. Looked at your video and just followed along. Put bike on center stand then rolled it off and re-tightened the bolts. Repeated x 2 and all is secure. Will make my life easier. A BIG THANK YOU and for those in doubt, the money spent was well worth it. Thanks again Phil.
 

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December 2018 Special on the EZ-LIFT. Free shipping to all 50 States. (www.) Philsfarkels (.com)
I just went to your website and sent you my email address. Looking forward to having one of your clever invention. At around 170 pounds now, my strength is not what it used to be. Yesterday, thought I was gonna strain something when putting the GW up on the center stand, especially since I carry a lot of gear in the saddlebags and trunk, this time of year. Thanks!
 

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Hi Phil,
I received your EZ-LIFT today, thanks for the quick shipment. It took less than 10 minutes to install in, and it works exactly as advertised. With the OEM center stand, pretty sure it woulda been just a matter of time till I pulled a muscle or something worse. Now, thanks to your clever invention, I can put the bike on its center stand with ease. I weight about same as you, at around 170, and all it takes inanition to standing on the lever, it a two finger pull in the seat handle.
The fit, form and finish of your product is excellent, and a tribute to the quality of, "Made In USA"
Thanks much for a very useful product.
 

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Hi Phil. Very impressive device you've come up with. Having lost weight (and muscle), and getting older, I was finding it more and more challenging to put my '04 on the center stand.


I've just bought a 2012 - haven't even received it yet. Here's my question. I purchased a Ride Off Center Stand. It'll be on the bike by the time I pick it up. Since I'll have a Ride Off Center Stand, does it make sense to add your EZ-LIFT too? Or am I doubling up on center stands? Or can I even add the EZ-LIFT to a Ride Off Center Stand? http://wingstuff.com/products/37974...-wing?context=2018_gold_wing-footrests_stands


If it does make sense to add the EZ-LIFT, I see on your website the statement "If you have extended passenger floor boards , I have a version of the EZ-Lift that permits 1.00" additional clearance for $35.00"I have the Kuryakyn passenger transformer floorboards http://wingstuff.com/products/3745-...sformer-floorboards-fits-gl1800?from_search=1


Thank you.
 

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The ride-on/off stand makes it very easy to park the bike upright because it has short legs that barely compress the rear spring. The EZ-LIFT would not be of much help. However, if you want to use the center-stand for any purpose requiring the rear wheel to rotate, the ride-on won't allow the wheel to turn. It’s only good for parking upright.
I use my CS to check tire pressure, wheel removal and any maintenance that requires the rear wheel to be off the ground.
Since you will have the ride-on installed, you can wait and see if it meets your needs and how easy it is to use.

As to the passenger boards, the EZ-LIFT works with some Kuryakyn boards, but I’m not sure about the one you have. If you decide later you need to have a center-stand that allows rear wheel rotation, we can try and see if my 1” extension is needed.
 

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Thanks Phil.
 

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I love this! Getting older, getting harder to lift the bike onto the centerstand. Can you post a picture of the center stand up? That is, I would like to see how the EZ Lift when the bike is not on the center stand.
 

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All that is attached to the bike under normal circumstances is the bracket attached to the Center-Stand arm. Here’s a photo of the bracket in place. When needed, the EZ-LIFT arm is retrieved from the side bag or trunk, inserted into the T-slot of the bracket, and the bike lifted.

NOTE: This is an older photo, the bracket has been redesigned for a lower profile (Behind the arm) and uses no washers and different bolts.
 

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All that is attached to the bike under normal circumstances is the bracket attached to the Center-Stand arm. Here’s a photo of the bracket in place. When needed, the EZ-LIFT arm is retrieved from the side bag or trunk, inserted into the T-slot of the bracket, and the bike lifted.

NOTE: This is an older photo, the bracket has been redesigned for a lower profile (Behind the arm) and uses no washers and different bolts.
Ah, I get it now. An arm is inserted into a slot that remains bolted onto the stand. It sounds like I could use this on my Honda CTX1300, which has a very similar centrestand.
 

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From my experience making it I can tell you all the angles are critical, change the angle of the CS arm and everything changes. It might work but I can’t predict without trying it. Even the minor difference between the 1500 and 1800 makes it unusable on the older versions.
 

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Why not just put on a ride off stand?
 

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Well, it costs more AND with it you still can’t rotate the rear wheel to check tire pressure or to remove the rear wheel. It’s ok if all you want to do is park upright.
 

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Thanks Phil,


Ordered your EZ-LIFT. Quick shipping, was here in 2 working days.
Easy install. Well designed.


It makes the centerstand lift SOOOO much easier. Hardly any effort to it as compared to doing it regular.


Thanks Phill!
 

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Can anyone confirm if this cool tool will work with Transformer passenger boards on a 2012?


Thanks!
 
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