Harbor Freight hi lift jack.


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tunaboy
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Harbor Freight hi lift jack.

Postby tunaboy » Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:00 am



I bought one of the high lift bike jacks. The one that looks like a fork lift. Give or take $150-180.
It works pretty good, I made a 3/4" plywood cover for the forks. I admit that it is a little wobbly but not too bad. Make sure that you strap your bike down before lifting and use the cross pin when you have the bike in position. There are 2 holes for the pin, one lifts the bike about 12" up, the other about 30" up. I did a belt swap on my naked 1100 and having the bike up high was a big help. I did see that someone with a 1800 wing bent the arms on his and did no damage to his bike but returned the unit with no problem. The ad says that it will lift 1000# but I think that the 1500 and 1800 would be too much for it.

USEFUL TOOL BUT BE CAREFUL AND READ THE OWNERS MANUEL. SMALLER BIKES WOULD BE NO PROBLEM BUT BE AWARE THAT MOST BIKES HAVE EXHAUST PIPES THAT ARE LOWER THAN THE FRAME AND WOULD REQUIRE THE PIPES TO HOLD THE LOAD. MY GOLDWING SEEMS OK WITH THIS,



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washandy98664
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Location: Vancouver, Washington
Motorcycle: 1982 GL1100 I
1985 GL1200 LTD

Re: Harbor Freight hi lift jack.

Postby washandy98664 » Fri Apr 26, 2013 2:01 pm

Thats why I just went to Sears and got one for $79 on sale that lifts my 82 GL1100 I just fine.
It is rated also for 1500lbs but I never trust their #'s
Came with 2 straps as well.


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