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Old 06-12-2013, 06:02 PM Thread Starter
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Would this motorcycle lift jack work well with the KLR?

Hey guys,

I have a flat front tire and will be changing it myself. I don't currently have any way of raising the bike. How well do you think this motorcycle jack would work with the KLR specifically? I mainly want to make sure that the jack will be able to lift both the front and the rear ends of my KLR, as it does with the bike in the video.

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Old 06-12-2013, 06:13 PM
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I mainly want to make sure that the jack will be able to lift both the front and the rear ends of my KLR, as it does with the bike in the video.
just to clarify, it will do the front or rear, not both.

for the price ( or a little more ), you should be able to pick up a hydraulic one with a foot pedal system, so you can do it without help.
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Right, I know it will only lift one end at a time. I'm fine with that.

Are the ones with the foot pedals generally designed to lift the entire bike, or just one end at a time? I actually like the idea of keeping one end down because it seems like that would give you more stability.
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they do both at the same time or one at a time depending on where you place the jack, and have tie down points so you can secure the bike. the one I have is pretty darn secure though, haven't felt the need to tie it down but haven't tried wheeling it around while up on the jack.


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Old 06-12-2013, 07:34 PM
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I bought this one

fromoneFrom Harbor Freight, works great. Look in most cycle magazines and you can find a coupon, I got mine for $59 with a coupon.

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Harbor Freight has a bike lift advertised in most magazines for $59.99 with the coupon.
I have one, and it lifts my 2011 KLR650 up with no problem. Both wheels same time, and is stable enough to remove rear tire with out strapping the bike down.
( 1500 lb capacity. Lot# 2792/59995/60536 )
Disclaimer: I have a custom skid plate that has an essentially flat surface to mate with the jacks two lift surfaces.
I use it regularly to lift bike to clean and lube the chain, and have changed my rear tire 3 times. { 2 flats (long-story), and 1 replacement }

Sorry pvm klr: You beat me to it.

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Old 06-14-2013, 07:52 PM
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Harbor Freight has a bike lift advertised in most magazines for $59.99 with the coupon.
I have one, and it lifts my 2011 KLR650 up with no problem. Both wheels same time, and is stable enough to remove rear tire with out strapping the bike down.
( 1500 lb capacity. Lot# 2792/59995/60536 )
Disclaimer: I have a custom skid plate that has an essentially flat surface to mate with the jacks two lift surfaces.
I use it regularly to lift bike to clean and lube the chain, and have changed my rear tire 3 times. { 2 flats (long-story), and 1 replacement }

Sorry pvm klr: You beat me to it.
I have aluminum HFT MC lift part #94715 and leave my bike on it all the time (with locking bar in place), it never touches the ground unless I'm riding.
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Old 06-14-2013, 08:35 PM
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i have a harbor freight one with stock skid plate. works fine

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