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portable lift

Postby hap2 » Sun May 01, 2016 8:09 am



I heard that there is now available some kind of lift you can put under your bike if you lay it down. Has anyone heard anything about that? I was told it's portable so you can take it with you wherever you go.

Just wondering...thamx



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Re: portable lift

Postby WingAdmin » Sun May 01, 2016 9:46 am

hap2 wrote:I heard that there is now available some kind of lift you can put under your bike if you lay it down. Has anyone heard anything about that? I was told it's portable so you can take it with you wherever you go.

Just wondering...thamx


Yes, I read about this recently in a motorcycle magazine...but now I can't find it, nor can I find it with a Google search.

It's basically a few pieces of metal that link together, with a ratchet strap attached. You assemble the pieces together into a leg, put the leg on the ground, hook the end of the strap on the bike, then use the ratchet lever to pull the bike upright. You could probably make one out of Harbor Freight parts for not a lot of money.

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Re: portable lift

Postby RoadRogue » Sun May 01, 2016 10:34 am

you could learn to lift it properly as seen in this video, its so easy even a person weighing in at 120lbs can do it. Unless your knees are blown out, in which case I would ask how you keep the bike up at all? 8-)


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Re: portable lift

Postby WingAdmin » Sun May 01, 2016 10:41 am

I dug through my pile of old bike magazines and found it:

http://www.motobikejack.com/


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Re: portable lift

Postby hap2 » Sun May 01, 2016 10:45 am

Great. Thank you. What magazine was it? Month & yr of magazine as well please.

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Re: portable lift

Postby WingAdmin » Sun May 01, 2016 10:48 am

hap2 wrote:Great. Thank you. What magazine was it? Month & yr of magazine as well please.


It is an ad in the back of the June issue of Rider Magazine, on page 120.

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Re: portable lift

Postby hap2 » Sun May 01, 2016 10:54 am

Thanx again. I appreciate it.

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Re: portable lift

Postby OldZX11Rider » Sun May 01, 2016 11:37 am

I can see how that lift could come in handy if you couldn't lift for some reason. But if I got one, it would be in the shop when I needed it. :lol:
I haven't dumped my 1500 (yet) but watching the video, it doesn't appear it would be that hard to get it back vertical.
I did notice the man in the video had a little problem with the bike rolling when it came up on it's wheels.
If it were in neutral when it fell on to it's left side, is it not possible to put it into first (or second) gear before trying to lift it?
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Re: portable lift

Postby WingAdmin » Sun May 01, 2016 1:34 pm

OldZX11Rider wrote:I can see how that lift could come in handy if you couldn't lift for some reason. But if I got one, it would be in the shop when I needed it. :lol:
I haven't dumped my 1500 (yet) but watching the video, it doesn't appear it would be that hard to get it back vertical.
I did notice the man in the video had a little problem with the bike rolling when it came up on it's wheels.
If it were in neutral when it fell on to it's left side, is it not possible to put it into first (or second) gear before trying to lift it?


Absolutely, or tie a shoelace around the front brake lever - that will definitely keep it from rolling away from you.

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Re: portable lift

Postby OldZX11Rider » Sun May 01, 2016 2:00 pm

Okay. I just didn't know how hard it would be to reach the shift lever with the bike laying on it's left side. ;)


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