· just a ghost now
I've got 2 motorcycle lifts I use, one is a bottle jack hydraulic lift type and the other a pipe stand which "rolls" under the bike lifting it, levering it up. The lever type is my favorite, quick and easy lift. My concern is both contact the oil pan during use, actually most of the weight is on the oil pan and either side frame rail. Is this detrimental to the oil pan or engine mounting? What about long term usage like getting the bike off the tires for a month or so, with a lot of the weight on the oil pan? I realize I could use some blocks with the hydraulic lift to get it off the oil pan and on frame rails, but with the rolling lever type lift, it would be difficult to do(the upper pipe does have carpet on it to avoid scratching frame rails). What is your thoughts on the weight supported by the oil pan short term? or long term?