bike lift "cradle"
Anyone ever had to make a cradle to lift a bike that doesn't have a lower frame (like my Monster)? a friend let me borrow his lift so I could change the fork seals, but after looking at it, I see I'd need to build some supports to get it stable without crushing the headers.
Another option would be to build a sling and use the hook and pulley I have on my garage ceiling (for my jeep hardtop), throw some ratchet straps on the bike frame and lift her that way. The hook is rated to 500lbs, and the duc only weighs 390 (stock), so I think it'd be easier to do that, but I'm wary of weird weight shifts once I pull the forks and front wheel off.
What say you guys, which one sounds like the better (as in less likely to screw my bike up) option?