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« on: January 28, 2021, 05:16:18 PM »

anyone ever try that m/c lift from harbor freight , cheap $ 400 8)
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Re: bike lift
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2021, 05:29:49 PM »

there are some things i just wont get the cheap one of..... and a lift for a 30-40k motorcycle is one of them
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Re: bike lift
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2021, 05:50:25 PM »

a few years ago i got one from HF .... used it one time and thru it out the same day  :nixweiss:  cost of education
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Re: bike lift
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2021, 06:32:03 PM »

I have 2 Sears (Craftsman) lifts. Never had a problem and can move the bike anywhere. I think I paid $90 on sale. Strap them down if need be and they aren't going anywhere. Handles my Ultra like a boss.
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« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2021, 06:34:49 PM »

Been using one for 6 years no problems.

Upgrading the wheel chock and extra tie downs are helpful.

Recently upgraded the pump to an air/hydraulic unit. Side extensions are next.


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Re: bike lift
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2021, 07:01:38 PM »

I have been using a J&S Jack for about 6 years, I really like it

https://jsjacks.com/
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Re: bike lift
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2021, 08:06:56 PM »

there are some things i just wont get the cheap one of..... and a lift for a 30-40k motorcycle is one of them

^^^^What he said......I had a pitbull for years with no issues, then I upgraded to a Handy lift table.
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Re: bike lift
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2021, 05:50:25 AM »

anyone ever try that m/c lift from harbor freight , cheap $ 400 8)

Spend the extra $182.00 and get the J&S
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Re: bike lift
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2021, 10:03:39 AM »

I have one in the back yard you can have, it worked good for a number of years. It's only got a couple of issues, while jacking up the bike the steel cracked on both sides of the jack allowing the full weight of the bike to come down onto the safety catches bending one those. The bike didn't fall, but I did sh*t when it happened. Having the bike stuck up in the air with only one safety catch engaged presents a bit of problem on rigging to safely get it back down. You don't want or need to have that kind of experience. Buy one of the others that are recommended here.
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Re: bike lift
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2021, 01:25:42 PM »

Check out Auto lift 1000m motorcycle lift from best buy auto equipment I saw this lift on this site awhile back and just recently purchased it.  I will-called it locally so no shipping.  I like the lift it works well and is heavy duty construction.  A friend just bought the harbor freight one right after I got mine and all though it works, man its flimsy in comparison.  The negative on the 1000m, the wheel stop sucks its flimsy and the way the V is shaped it didn't let the wheel line up so that the vise could get a more secure bite on the tire in my opion and made using different tire widths problematic.  So I made a new tire stop that has a flat face so no matter what tire width you have, you get good position on the wheel lock.  Also I replaced the hardware to stainless and welded nuts underneath the chock assembly so I could use a drill with an ball Allen to quick change remove the stainless button heads quickly that are holding the chock assembly in place and then store the lift under my old Bronco.  The only other issue which is easily solved is that the ramp is a little steep for these lowered CVO's (so a piece of wood under the front of the ramp solved that) and grip tape on the ramp makes loading a less of a pucker event.
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Re: bike lift
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2021, 01:34:42 PM »

Building new tire stop, sorry have to snap a pic of finished product and transfer to laptop before I can post
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Re: bike lift
« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2021, 03:23:10 PM »

 thats a handy?  you know loewes is selling them now under diff. name , there good !!
Building new tire stop, sorry have to snap a pic of finished product and transfer to laptop before I can post
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Re: bike lift
« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2021, 05:12:40 PM »

Yes they are!!
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Re: bike lift
« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2021, 05:18:22 PM »

Yes they are!!

Now THAT's the way to go Mike! Showoff!  :2vrolijk_21:


I got lucky and found a complete used one of these on CL for $500.00. It works awesome. I use my Wheeldock on it so that it's easy on, easy off.

https://www.discountramps.com/black-widow-heavy-duty-1500lb-motorcycle-lift-table-with-jack/p/BW-PROLIFT-HDXW/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI4o6nn5bC7gIVQT2tBh1FGA8eEAQYBSABEgIz7vD_BwE

If you are not putting in the ground like Mike's is, I highly recommend the side extensions too, otherwise getting on and off is a bitch and I'm 6'2".

Good Luck
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Re: bike lift
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2021, 06:38:23 PM »

Yes they are!!


MJ, did you use your lift much before sinking it in the floor?  If so how much do you notice the difference in height?

I've used my old table lift for years and have gotten so used to its work height I really don't want to have to adjust "down" to losing the several inches that would go away were it in the floor.  As much as I like the idea of burying the lift that way I'm afraid the lost height would annoy the hell out of me.
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