I finally finished my new basement workshop. (I hate working in the garage in the winter.) I'm going to move my 1975 Yamaha 650 into the basement to start tearing it apart for my street tracker project. I checked the spec's and it weighs about 500 Lbs. I find that hard to believe but all the sources that I checked are consistent.
It's about a 4 foot drop from the top of the steps to the bottom. I figure that I'll just make a plywood ramp reinforced with some 2x4's and walk it down with a some pressure on the front brake. I also plan to have someone behind the bike helping to guide and slow the the decent.
Other than just giving it a shove from the top and hoping for the best, has anyone done this before who would offer some intelligent advice on not wrecking the bike or me in the process ?