Now Prototype, I say that because I can tell you that was what it was originally, stuff I was going to throw out. So today almost a disaster , winterized my bike, put in premium gas and stabilizer along with Lucas top end conditioner, been running it and the extra cost equals the extra mileage or in other words once it is gone, I will stop buying it. @invader
mentioned a increase in mileage and it may improve the overall life of the motor but I am thinking it will outlast me so trying to make life simpler. FYI yes premium fuel
as that is snowblower and lawnmower fuel , and not suppose to have ethanol in it. I ran through 4 heat cycles at minus 2'C , when I say heat cycles, the fan running ( 4 fan cycles) and engine at 205'F for 20 minutes, running with full heated grips and high beam light.
So I needed to scramble to get everything done and get the bike back out of the way, so when the better half returned home the bike didn't get run over,
it was close
, so in my rush I took the two pieces of plastic off and wasn't paying close attention, first time I realized I was jacking the 32 foot extension ladder on the wall with my throttle side mirror---woa. I did not realize that I had already damaged my lift. So being in a hurray and yank the bike back and try again, this time I still have my 25 pounds of Trekker case on the right side of the bike, I gingerly started jacking my bike up, both front and rear wheels in the air ,
and it has a drastic lean towards that extension ladder, yes almost crash time. I lowered it back down and then realized that the first time I bent the angles lifting the extension ladder, subsequent tries just furthered the damage.
So very easy to improve on this, those flimsy angles are going and I will make improvements, easier to do them rather than explain. I have all the material. Next version I should be able to lift 800 pounds with the jack.It is going to take more time zip cutting the angle off than the time to weld the proper thing on. Oh well
I put the 3/4 coupling in the tubing above the actual lift point, it's sole purpose is to prevent the bike from sliding off the conduit, which happens to be 3/4 rigid electrical conduit.