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Moesride
02-12-2012, 05:19 PM
http://store.condor-lift.com/

Does or has anyone here ever owned one of these bike chocks? I have a full lift that I ride my bike onto after every ride. The thing I don't like with my set up now is that I have to ride it up, put the kickstand down and then strap the front down off the trees. The lift has a chock that's made for it but it sucks bad. I'm not likeing the kickstand down part or the strapping part...every time. The bike leans to much on the stand with the kickstand down so by the time I get off of it and strap it, well ...it worries me. Plus, I don't want to compress the forks anymore .

I want to ride it on the chock, turn the bike off and leave it. Simple.

Any thoughts or experiences on this Condor chock or any other you might know of before I buy one??

alhall88
02-12-2012, 06:52 PM
Absolutely love mine, I took off the vise on my lift and mounted the condor so I could drive up on the lift and get off without needing another person.I still use the jack under the frame though just for added security but I can at least get off the bike with no worries.
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e297/alhall88/DSC00362.jpghttp://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e297/alhall88/DSC00361.jpg

Gas Man
02-12-2012, 07:33 PM
I did the same thing Al did...

Removed the clamp
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Lift%20Wrenching/Condor013.jpg

If you have a chopper and do this you will need the chopper extension. This is because your tire isn't as far forward as it was in the wheel vise.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Lift%20Wrenching/Condor020.jpg

Then I used a trailer adapter to secure the condor. This allows me to put it on or remove it and use it in a trailer/truck/garage floor.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Lift%20Wrenching/Condor022.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Lift%20Wrenching/Condor029.jpg

Moesride
02-12-2012, 08:00 PM
Excellent!!! Thanks alot Al, Chris. I really appriciate your feedback and the pics. I have the chopper extension so that wouldn't be a problem. Definitely going with the Condor now. Gonna order one up tonight... :dthumb:

Gas Man
02-12-2012, 08:46 PM
Moe, do you have the fat or thin front tire?

Also, you may want the boomarang bar that you can see on the tail side of my condor.

Moesride
02-12-2012, 09:02 PM
Thin 90 tire Chris. Boomarang bar looks like it stabilizes the rear of the chock. Gonna need that for sure. I'll check into that before I order tonight, thanks

Gas Man
02-12-2012, 09:36 PM
You need to order a chopper chaulk. Order that setup. It's more money. The standard chalk won't work on your thin tire and will hit your front fender.

Then if you want to be able to use it on other normal bikes, you have to buy the normal chalk seperately, as well as the trailer adapter.

Trainguy
02-12-2012, 09:40 PM
I like those lifts guys:rockwoot:

Moesride
02-12-2012, 09:46 PM
Right on Chris. Thats what I had planned on ordering , the chopper set up. I figured the standard wouldn't work because of the fender and the wider cradle. Found a dealer out of Jersey selling the chopper set up for $271 with free ship. Had one left so I just jumped on it.

Gas Man
02-13-2012, 01:19 PM
Perfect. But if you want to put broad bike on their you will need the standard cradle as well.

And the trailer adapter is the best way IMO to attach to the lift.

To order these style parts you pretty much have to order directly from condor.

Moesride
02-16-2012, 09:32 PM
Ordered the Condor sunday evening and it arrived at my door on wednesday. I can see why both you guys went with this wheel chock. This is going to work just fine! The boomarang and the trailer adapter came with this chopper chock Chris. Damn good price on this I think and the free ship was lightning fast! Thanks again fellas.

Gas Man
02-16-2012, 09:48 PM
Yeah I remember the boomarang coming with the chopper setup... didn't remember the trailer piece... but cool. I found pics... remembered why... I got the regular version and ordered the other pieces... I got a better deal... but which ever.

Use the 2nd from last (or 2nd from the bike) setting for the chopper...

Moesride
02-16-2012, 10:07 PM
Looked at your pics Chris and both you and Al are set at the 2 position. The general guidelines on the manual also recommend setting 1 or 2 for the 90 chopper tire. Looks like the 2 is dead on. Cool.....lotsa help man, thanks.

Gas Man
02-16-2012, 10:12 PM
Just be carefull and have some body watching for you. Ya never know. Plus the front tire is hard to line up and doesnt always slide in real great. Which will cause your bike to ride on top of that cup and cause the tail to hit the fender.

Bagger Dave
02-17-2012, 02:48 PM
I like those lifts guys:rockwoot:

X-2!! :rockwoot:

Moesride
02-17-2012, 07:23 PM
I can see what you mean about the tire being hard to line up...looks pretty tight but like anything else, do it a few times and you start to get the hang of it. Gonna take it slow as I ride up on it. Took a before pic of the useless POS setup the lift came with and an after of the Condor chock . Easy to install and with the trailer mount plate setup it comes off in about 10 sec... I'm diggin this for sure!

Gas Man
02-17-2012, 10:07 PM
Yep... that is the cats ass setup for sure!!!

Trainguy
02-18-2012, 07:49 AM
Nice:rockwoot:

Moesride
02-23-2012, 01:27 PM
Changing my grips and pegs this morning so I rode the bike on the lift onto the Condor chock. I think I lucked up in not hitting or even smashing the bottom of my front fender. I had the cradle pin set in the # 2 position from the rear and the cradle actually snuck in between both sides of the fender about a 1/4" up. So I backed it off and set it on the #3 position. Thats the ticket for my fender set-up. I don't know if my front fender is a little lower or what but I'm happy no damage was done. Works awesome.

Gas Man
02-23-2012, 08:48 PM
Sweet!! It's a tight fit regardless!