MC Garage Jack Adapter


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MC Garage Jack Adapter

Postby wjnfirearms » Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:13 am



I happened upon this the other day on our shelves.

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Part Number: 80-904
Weight: 28.1 lbs
Description: Adapter plate
Type: Universal
Includes: Stabilizer
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It's $44.95. The image didn't copy for some reason, but if you type the part number in the search at http://www.autozone.com, you'll see what it looks like. What this device is is an adapter to convert a regular garage jack to a motorcycle lift. It includes the plate to lift the bike and stabilizers to attach to the sides of the jack to make it cover a larger footprint on the ground. There are also loops to attach tie downs to the stabilizers. It's a regular stock item at the stores.

My question is this. Would you trust it as you would a conventional lift designed specifically for motorcycles and quads? I'm planning to buy a lift and am kind of torn between this and a regular one, which we have on the shelf also. I have a pretty strong and reliable garage jack already, but I'm still leaning toward getting the conventional MC lift.

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Re: MC Garage Jack Adapter

Postby wjnfirearms » Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:19 am

I figured out another way to get a picture of it here.
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Re: MC Garage Jack Adapter

Postby brianinpa » Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:56 am

I like it, but I would like to see just how the plate attaches to the jack pad.

I have used my floor jack with a piece of a 2x10 set onto the jack pad several times without any problems for short periods of lifting: I have wooden stands that I put under the center stand and front tire that elevate the bike when I have the bike lifted for a while. This adapter looks nice because it provides a wider lifting surface like a purpose built lift, but if the adapter isn't permanately attached to the jack pad, I don't think I would leave the bike on it for a long time.
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Re: MC Garage Jack Adapter

Postby WingAdmin » Sat Nov 17, 2012 3:38 pm

Perhaps on a lighter bike, but certainly not on my Goldwing. Bike lifts have two pivot points, making it much more stable, laterally. This has only the single pivot, so you're depending on the torsional strength of the jack arm to keep the bike from tipping one way or the other - and the jack was never designed with torsion in mind.




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