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post #1 of 18 Old 03-16-2009, 06:58 PM Thread Starter
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Motorcycle lift

Thinkin about a motorcycle lift. Does anyone have one of these and if so how do you like it. Any other suggestions?

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=94121

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post #2 of 18 Old 03-16-2009, 07:49 PM
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Hey thumbs go and get yourself that lift. I bought a cheep one from Harbor freight wish I bought it ten years ago, I also have a wheeler that it works excellent on. 1500lbs of lifting power and safety arms for bike to sit on when your working on it, so the weight is on the frame of jack as apposed to the hydraulic ram. They have expensive ones and they have ones that people like me buy, to use it once and awhile and then have it stored under my bench the rest of the time.

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post #3 of 18 Old 03-16-2009, 08:31 PM Thread Starter
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Do you have the table type of the fork type?

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post #4 of 18 Old 03-17-2009, 09:33 PM
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http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...temnumber=2792

i use one like this. real simple and very handy. and ALOT cheaper.

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post #5 of 18 Old 03-17-2009, 10:04 PM Thread Starter
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Yep I use one like that also. Really not much of a problem with it but would like to get one that will raise the bike higher. I was thinking about one of the table like stands. Only problem is the cost and storage. I did see one that stored up on its end though. Harbour Freight has that one also. Just wondering how good they were.

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post #6 of 18 Old 03-18-2009, 07:52 AM
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This is the lift I use now...$169 at Princess Auto...similar place to HF


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post #7 of 18 Old 03-20-2009, 12:34 AM Thread Starter
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Willys

I see you have a lift like I have in the courner of the pict. Do you strap the bike to your new lift? How high will the new lift lift the bike? Have you found any negatives with the new lift?

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post #8 of 18 Old 03-20-2009, 03:59 AM
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Willys can you work on both sides of the bike with one lift?

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post #9 of 18 Old 03-20-2009, 08:37 AM
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That is the total lift hieght you see there...and yes to some extent you can work on both sides. I couldn't easily do the torsion spring upgrade as it sits on the lift so I ended up reversing it....just to make life easier. You don't have to tie the bike down to the lift but when working on it at full hieght I do...just to be safe. As you see it's not tied on in the pic IIRC. I use tiedown straps through the flat platform the bike sits on and over the lower frame of the bike.....works like a charm. I can even sit on the bike and bounce on it....The kift does move around a bit while the bike is on it but it is as safe as can be. The lower supports stop it from moving or tipping anywhere! Same idea as an engine lift.
I would recommend it to anyone who works on their bikes. I like it better than the table idea just because the wheels are fully in the air and allows you to work on them or have them removed at any time without any effort.

For the $169 it is at the moment...it's a steal!!!

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post #10 of 18 Old 03-20-2009, 11:45 PM Thread Starter
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Hey check this out. Watcha think
http://s291.photobucket.com/albums/l...t=MOV02241.flv

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