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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-29-2011, 05:59 PM Thread Starter
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Lifting a Buell

How do you put a Uly on a service lift without wrecking the muffler? It seems to me this might be the only bad thing about the bike's exhaust design and location. There must be some way to do it.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-09-2011, 11:44 AM Thread Starter
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Geez! Doesn't anyone read/post on these forums anymore? OK, the muffler is the lift point, I got that.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-28-2012, 12:02 PM
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Thumbs up Lifting Ulysses

I only use straps from the roof/jacklifter when I replace tires and wheelbearings.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-17-2012, 10:02 AM
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There are 2 jack points on the muffler. One for lifting the front and one for the rear. They are marked on the muffler. I would bet that this is explained in the owner's manual.
What I do is tip the bike to the left with the kikstand down. This will raise the front wheel off the ground. Then I slide a block of wood under the appropriate jack point and let the bike rest. The bike will be stable, sitting on one wheel, the block of wood and the kikstand.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-29-2012, 06:50 AM
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Template for Lifting kit for Buell

I have attached a template to make two blocks out of a 2X4, that you put on a motorcycle/atv lift for Buells. It works great.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-18-2013, 06:57 PM
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Several solutions

I have two ways to lift my Uly:
1) Pitbull swingarm lift and a Pitbull front wheel lift. I have spools for the rear, or can use the rear lift with the paddles under the swingarm. Using both I can take off both wheels or only one as needed.
Can get them at American Sportbike.

2) I have a small scissor jack with a pad that is slightly rounded. Got it from someplace I can't remember. Go here to see one that might also work if you use the block a previous poster described to protect the muffler:

The jack points are imprinted into the muffler on the Buell, one that lifts the front and one that lifts the rear.

I far prefer the PitBull lifts for lifting front or rear. They're stable and safe.

Good luck.
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