Handy Lift B.O.B. 1500 lift, bought it at an estate sale for $700.00. Best money I ever spent.The manual wants you to remove the rear fender to change the rear tire.
This post show an easier way to do it.
I have that exact lift.
The bottom of the Valkyrie is not flat and there are no lower frame rails.
I have not figured out how to lift the bike with it other than using a block of wood under the engine. (Not very stable!)
This (similar but higher quality) lift is very popular with the Gold Wing crowd: http://stores.pitbullbikershop.com/
couldn't you just chuck the front wheel while still on the ground and then lift the rear slightly using the 2x4 and lift, or does that also run into stability issues?That works fine for the rear rail on that Harbor Freight lift, but the front rail is a different story.
Because you are lifting both wheels up together, stability becomes an issue.