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hap2
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Bike jack

Post by hap2 » Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:25 pm



I've got a 2 ton hydraulic jack (mainly ment for cars) and I am wondering how to make it work for my 1500.

I welcome all suggestions

Thank you



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tfdeputydawg
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Re: Bike jack

Post by tfdeputydawg » Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:59 am

I suggest you buy a bike jack, a good one, before you drop you're Wing!!!!

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Re: Bike jack

Post by newday777 » Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:19 am

:lol: A car jack??? Not!
You can use it to jack the front of the motor with the bike on the centerstand to lift the front wheel off the ground, maybe if you are very careful but that's not advisable.
Get a motorcycle jack. That 1500 is almost 1/2 a ton, 1000 lbs. You don't want it falling over taking a nap on you or anyone else or someone's car. Look in the How to section at the top of the main page under the gl1500, how to lift the goldwing.

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Re: Bike jack

Post by Corkster52 » Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:06 am

I would not use a car jack for your bike! There are a lot of threads out there for bike jacks/lifts and the price range is pretty vast. I had to go the route of saving as much money as I can (at least for now) and I have been happy so far with the cheapo version from i got from Harbor Freight. I strap it down front and back and it is very solid!

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Re: Bike jack

Post by themainviking » Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:40 am

You could make your car jack work for your bike, but some welding and bolting would be required. Then you would not be able to use it for your car. A bike jack has a wider stance than a car jack, and the jacking platform is a lot bigger and wider. You could manufacture a platform to replace the one on there now, but the stance would still be narrow. Some bike jacks even have outriggers to make them more stable side to side (which would be front to back of the bike when lifted). As all the others have said, better to just buy a bike jack.
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hap2
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Re: Bike jack

Post by hap2 » Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:51 am

Ok. I'll getta bike jack. I was just hoping there was someway I could modify my little car hydraulic jack by putting 12" x 12" piece of plywood where the hydraulic thing yes they go it up but better be safe than sorry I guess.

Thanks for the replies

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Re: Bike jack

Post by csharon1 » Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:57 pm

Get the bike jack, I picked up a Craftsman jack, for just over $100.00, makes me feel very safe, came with tiedowns and all !! better safe than sorry. My VTX1300 is up in the air on it right now.

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Scooter363y
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Re: Bike jack

Post by Scooter363y » Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:14 pm

The Iron Pony in Columbus has motorcycle jacks for 59 bucks.

Nice ride but in a car.

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