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06-05-2012 05:09 AM
timothys687
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My solution was this. Just fabbed up these aluminum pieces to fit between the frame and footpegs using longer bolts and a tee made to fit my floor jack. This only raises the rear as a center stand would and works great. I tried making an adapter to raise the whole bike, and it did, but was waaay too wobbly.
I like it! And I'm going to make one for my Dad!







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06-04-2012 07:41 PM
flash My solution was this. Just fabbed up these aluminum pieces to fit between the frame and footpegs using longer bolts and a tee made to fit my floor jack. This only raises the rear as a center stand would and works great. I tried making an adapter to raise the whole bike, and it did, but was waaay too wobbly.





06-04-2012 01:38 AM
wnc/mtn=klr hey

check e-bay for -motorcycle/atv lift-

not stand ,table ,wheel chock,etc= = = = just motorcycle lift!!!

under $200(should be) lifts 1500lb bikes ,(atv,lawn mower ,and even use mine as a saw horse before) , at bottom center of frame, off ground can choose height you want,,,, AND YES WHEELS WILL/CAN BE OFF TH GROUND,,, if you go ahead and get some $30 shop stool, that raises/lowers !!!!

iam 6'4'' have no problems,,putting bike at comfortable height. and stool i got even has tray under it to hold, tool/bolts for project at hand..to CAN do ANY and ALL work ,bike will ever need!!!!!!! fyi..
06-03-2012 09:35 PM
steferf Thanks galaxie. I've decided not to do it at the moment. I've contacted an ebay seller who sells plans for making your own. If the parts are cheap enough, I'll consider it.

For $300, it doesn't solve the problem of elevating the tires in the air - really the main reason I want to elevate the bike. To solve that would be like another 50-60 dollars and as you pointed out is unwieldy when lifting the bike twice.

I mean I'd love to have one, but I'm a college student and it doesn't have enough value for me at the moment...there are some other things I'd like to do to the bike first.
06-03-2012 09:25 PM
efigalaxie Coupons usually in the back of Motorcyclist or Cycle Guide etc. makes it $299. My local Harbor Freight kept not having one in stock. So I badgered them into selling me the display. They had had it forever. Fully functional, and fully assembled. Got my xj650 sitting on it now.
06-03-2012 05:09 PM
steferf
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I have a bike lift in the garage. (the harbor freight one that goes for 500. Got it for a hair over 200. However, to lift the bike ends up, I use a harbor freight scissors type transmission jack. I am going to come up with something better. I have to do a lot of strapping down to make sure that it is all stable and safe.
How did you get it for 200? I'd absolutely LOVE it if I could get my bike up to eye level when I am sitting. I'm tall, so less bending over means my back will work longer. I'll get a rolly office chair, a rolly tool table and roll around my bike in circles.

I'm checking out ebay, and for the low low price of $5.99, you can buy a Harbor Freight motorcycle lift coupon. lol

The problem with Ebay is that shipping can get up to 200 bucks. I'd be willing to drive to get this thing if it is a good deal.
05-19-2012 10:23 AM
efigalaxie Actually, the lift table is very good. It gets the bike up where it is comfortable to work on. The issue is that there is still a need to lift up either end above and over the elevated surface of the table.
05-19-2012 01:52 AM
wnc/mtn=klr
oh..no!!

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Originally Posted by efigalaxie View Post
This is what I am using, and what I referenced above.

Attachment 1441. Tranny jack

Attachment 1442 bike lift
hey you ever check out E BAY.. well go there type in motorcycle lift,,serval under $200,,,but did see one real nice looking for $270ish
one you show pic of they call-a table lift..thats NO GOOD!!

if you go an see want am talking about.... very easy for one man show,,no help needed(to setup an move around any way!!loo..) so can do any thing on bike that,,you feel like doing!!!!!! tires,motor,simple oil change,,an if in garage can move/slide bike easy around ,where other wise very hard too.. i wouldn't move much,,but can to push bike in corner or just spin around to face out of garage,,after pulling in an doing work....

E BAY motorcycle lift..
05-18-2012 11:43 PM
efigalaxie
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Originally Posted by efigalaxie View Post
I have a bike lift in the garage. (the harbor freight one that goes for 500. Got it for a hair over 200. However, to lift the bike ends up, I use a harbor freight scissors type transmission jack. I am going to come up with something better. I have to do a lot of strapping down to make sure that it is all stable and safe.
This is what I am using, and what I referenced above.

Attachment 1441. Tranny jack

Attachment 1442 bike lift
05-18-2012 11:09 PM
wnc/mtn=klr
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Originally Posted by efigalaxie View Post
I have a bike lift in the garage. (the harbor freight one that goes for 500. Got it for a hair over 200. However, to lift the bike ends up, I use a harbor freight scissors type transmission jack. I am going to come up with something better. I have to do a lot of strapping down to make sure that it is all stable and safe.
ah well NOT SAME as one i got from there..shipped to my back door (almost postive) less then $200 an got it from there!!?..my buddy got one from lowes=i have never seen another one in any store or online= maybe old stock!!..
sorry don't have pic..but it saids on lift --atv/motorcycle lift-up too 1500lbs... lifts bike complety off ground ..unless you kicking or useing hammer on bike= never had any issue of bike flying off lift (no strap needed!)an a good six inch or more at bottom of BOTH wheels from ground= if really want to lift it up!!!!!!

look around sure they make more than one model/brand.......
good luck finding one that work for you....
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