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Bike jacks and lifts

Postby garthjacobson » Sat Nov 28, 2009 10:24 pm



has anyone found one that they really like and would recomend?



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Re: Bike jacks and lifts

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Nov 29, 2009 1:04 pm

I don't have one, but I've heard a lot of people who love the (relatively cheap) motorcycle lift from Harbor Freight.

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Re: Bike jacks and lifts

Postby MSGT-R » Mon Nov 30, 2009 4:01 pm

I just slither around on my belly like a reptile.. :lol:
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Re: Bike jacks and lifts

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Nov 30, 2009 7:49 pm

MSGT-R wrote:I just slither around on my belly like a reptile.. :lol:


I do too, but I just got an email ad from Harbor Freight advertising this motorcycle lift, regular $99, one sale for $65. I may go visit them tomorrow...

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Re: Bike jacks and lifts

Postby MSGT-R » Tue Dec 01, 2009 9:46 am

No doubt it's a good one, but you have to have room in your garage for it. :roll:
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Re: Bike jacks and lifts

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Dec 01, 2009 9:56 am

MSGT-R wrote:No doubt it's a good one, but you have to have room in your garage for it. :roll:


Yeah, and the walls are already pretty well full with hanging stuff - ladders, tools, whatnot. I do however have a winch set up in the attic above the garage, to winch heavy things up there for storage. The original plan was to winch my spare 1100 engine up there, but it is two inches too big to fit through the opening. :(

I showed this deal to my wife yesterday and hinted it would be a great Christmas gift. She wanted to know how she would ever get it home, how she would lift it, etc...so I just said, "well maybe I should just go buy it myself." And to my utter surprise, she agreed! So I don't even have to sneak it home like I usually do with my Harbor Freight purchases! :)

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Re: Bike jacks and lifts

Postby MSGT-R » Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:06 am

I finally got the picture in the link to work (Navy server). I have one of those, bought it years ago. It leaks now and then and you'll have to change the o-ring in the base valve, but it works fine. I shove mine under the spare car to get it out of the way.

I was thinking of one of those dealership type of bike lifts; extremely useful, but takes up a lot of room!
Don't spook the road sheep.

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Re: Bike jacks and lifts

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Dec 02, 2009 12:08 pm

Well I picked it up last night on my way home from work. It's more of a kit - I'll have to spend some time putting it together tonight.

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Re: Bike jacks and lifts

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Dec 02, 2009 12:09 pm

I also thought just now - I bet it didn't include any tie-down straps. I'll have a look tonight when I open it up. If not, I'll have to get some ratchet straps as well to secure the bike to the lift. I don't really care for the thought of having an 800 pound bike fall on top of me while I'm working on it.

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Re: Bike jacks and lifts

Postby garthjacobson » Wed Dec 02, 2009 10:32 pm

WingAdmin wrote:I don't have one, but I've heard a lot of people who love the (relatively cheap) motorcycle lift from Harbor Freight.

We don't have Harbor Freight in Canada looked at the site and they have some great things.
your Sears is even different they sale lifts in the states but not Canada.
maybe i should head south.

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Re: Bike jacks and lifts

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Dec 02, 2009 10:54 pm

garthjacobson wrote:We don't have Harbor Freight in Canada looked at the site and they have some great things.
your Sears is even different they sale lifts in the states but not Canada.
maybe i should head south.


Yeah, every time my dad comes down to visit from Canada, he stops by Harbor Freight on his way home and loads up. :)

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Re: Bike jacks and lifts

Postby garthjacobson » Thu Dec 03, 2009 10:19 pm

WingAdmin wrote:
garthjacobson wrote:We don't have Harbor Freight in Canada looked at the site and they have some great things.
your Sears is even different they sale lifts in the states but not Canada.
maybe i should head south.


Yeah, every time my dad comes down to visit from Canada, he stops by Harbor Freight on his way home and loads up. :)


I don't blame him looks like the place to shop. things are alot cheaper down south as i am sure he has told you.

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Re: Bike jacks and lifts

Postby M&T82WING » Mon Dec 21, 2009 6:55 pm

I bought one at Harbor freight back in 06 still works like it did when it was brand new the paint chiped and pealed here and there but the best darn cheep lift I ever bought and it does get used a lot. Sure does make working on any bike a lot easyer built my chopper on it, has a lift out rear wheel section so chain adjustments, oil changes, cleaning u name it even has tie down loops for safty you do have to have a solid floor space like a 4in. slab of concrete for stabilty.
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Re: Bike jacks and lifts

Postby M.Stein » Tue Dec 22, 2009 9:36 pm

Was looking at those myself but hate the thought of having to take that razor sharp belly pan off my 1800 to use it. Not sure if I should continue to slither on the floor or slice off a hand.

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Re: Bike jacks and lifts

Postby M&T82WING » Sun Dec 27, 2009 2:34 pm

Yikes chain mesh gloves maybe ,I didnt know those 1800's are that close to the ground do you have to ride around speed bumps?
Just kidding I good freind of mine loaned me his 07 aspencade.
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Re: Bike jacks and lifts

Postby M&T82WING » Wed Jan 06, 2010 6:21 pm

I went to Harrbor freight a few days ago they have another differant type for those who are limited on space this one works like fork lift I think it was rated at 1200 lbs. about the third of the space of a ramp style like the one I already have when funds are avable I'm getting one. $169.99 that was the sale price here in Lancaster Pa.17603
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Re: Bike jacks and lifts

Postby sgrider » Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:42 pm

There are a lot of people that own these lifts then don't use them. You can pick them up a little cheaper if you find it online somewhere close to you. I found mine that way, it has a 1500lb cap. and it was never taken out of box. $100.00 I have 3 bikes and you better believe it gets used, I love the lift and strongly recommend it. My brother in-law has one he is willing to sell for $75.00 if you live near Painsville, Ohio. I needed one right away or I would have drove from Columbus to buy it.




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