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post #1 of 13 Old 05-15-2011, 12:56 PM Thread Starter
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Harbor Freight High Lift Motorcycle Lift

Does any one have/use one of these? http://www.harborfreight.com/automot...ift-99887.html



Will it lift a Honda GL1800?

How stable is it if removing wheels?

Does it mate to bottom of an 1800?

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post #2 of 13 Old 05-15-2011, 01:20 PM
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Don't have one of those but do have one of these and really like it!

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Sardog, is there any way to remove wheels etc on that? I like it better overall, but I thing the high lift jack would be better for wheel and tire service.
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efigalaxie, the rear of the lift has a removable deck plate that is supposed to allow rear wheel removal. Only problem is, they have the structural supports right below the removable plate making it almost useless. My remedy was to use a scissors jack or the center stand to do chain maintenance/tire removal. Works great. The front wheel chock is something that I added because the one that comes with it is crap IMO. I used four carriage bolts with wing nuts to secure it to the deck, so removal is a snap. The jack seemed to be void of oil when I set it up but the jack oil is cheap and sold at most auto parts stores. With the minor negatives out of the way, I'm really glad to have it. It works perfectly and is rock solid with the bike on it.

I notice that Rider and some other MC mags have coupons for $299. The crate it comes in is heavy (~300lbs) and I almost dropped both nuts getting it out of the Jeep (trailer was in winter storage).

It is really, really, really nice not to have to work on the bike kneeling down.

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Sardog,
I have a scissors type transmission jack with it's own tiedowns. Would that work well in conjunction with the lift like yours? I think it may be perfect.
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I don't see why it wouldn't work. There is plenty of room on the deck for one. Just one thing to remember though, I would secure the tie downs from the bike to the bike lift deck and not from the bike to the tranny jack. Less chance of tipping if secured to the deck. You also have to keep in mind that when raising or lowering the scissors or tranny jack, the tie downs will tighten/loosen when secured to the deck.

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Yes. I would definitely want to tie the tranny jack to the lift, the bike to the lift and the bike to the tranny jack.ni just thought of something. Does the tranny jack have the capacity? Yes, barely.
http://www.harborfreight.com/450-lb-...:referralID=NA
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Did you get the extensions? I have been wanting one of these for the reasons you mmention. Bending down and dark areas suck. I see they no longer have the 1,500 lb lift.

What month Rider magazine had the discount?

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tomatocity, I don't believe the extensions work on this one. Truthfully, I wouldn't want any more room to accumulate stuff!

Harbor Freight $299 coupon in June issues of Rider and Motorcyclist. That's $200 off!!!

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Which Jack to Get?

I am torn between these two. Please advise.


http://www.harborfreight.com/automot...ift-99887.html

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http://www.harborfreight.com/automot...ift-91764.html

There is only $120 difference with the $200 off coupon on the latter.

One seems better for stability etc, where the other seems better for wheel and tire work. Plus if I get the cheaper one, I can get the balancing tool as well.

Yet, if the latter one has been found to be the way to go, then that is how I will go.
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