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Hello All,

My wife bought me a cycle lift for father's day and I finally got around to trying it out yesterday. It worked ok, but I was wondering if any of you guys knew the proper place to lift from on the frame? I have a drive off (display) stand and of course the jiffy stand. The jiffy stand spring seemed to be the only thing getting in the way. Oh yeah, my bike is a 1997 FLHTCI. Any help would be great.
 

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Fly-N-Pig, welcome to the forum!

Your wife bought it for you?!!! You are one lucky man!

I just bought one myself a few months back. I ride an FLHT, so your frame shouldn't be any different. If you look under the tranny on the right side, you'll see something that looks like it should be a guide. This is where I place the left rail of the lift.
 

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Thanks for the reply. I did notice the channel that you are talking about. I guess it will take a little practice to find the best location for the best stability.
Yeah my wife is a Harley girl through and through.

Thanks again.
 

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I have an '01 FLHRCI and just did my 10k service last weekend using a floor jack (a Lincoln with the large saddle) with a 2 X 12 board to distribute the load. I don't know where your lift comes up under the bike, but the balance point on mine turned out to be about 6" behind the riders floorboards. Once it was up, I positioned jack stands to get it level then pulled out the floor jack to get to the drain plugs. Turns out my board was right up against the jiffy stand with the stand in the down position.

You're right about the practice lifting. I had to move my jack twice to find the balance point.
 
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