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Anyone reccomend a Motorcycle lift table that doesn't break the bank?

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mossrider
44 minutes ago, DewMan said:

 

Still, not bad if you have no shipping. Mine was like $795+shipping (195)

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DewMan
8 hours ago, mossrider said:

Still, not bad if you have no shipping. Mine was like $795+shipping (195)

Agreed. If I can't find a better coupon I'll probably pull the trigger on it. 


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pgeldz

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shinyribs

I currently have two HF lifts. They aren't identical. The older versions flexed a bit in a spot where it doesn't matter ( hard to explain via text), but they beefed up that area. 

Dude, save yourself a LOT of money and find a used HF lift in your area. I used to have a 3rd HF lift, but I just don't have the room for it anymore. I bought all mine for $125-175 each. They are basic lifts, but they are solid lifts. 

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1tondriver

Coupon is back on for those interested in the HF lift. 
it is on sale for $339.99 - 20% = $272. If your going to do it this is a good time. 
 

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DewMan
7 hours ago, 1tondriver said:

Coupon is back on for those interested in the HF lift. 
it is on sale for $339.99 - 20% = $272. If your going to do it this is a good time. 
 

 

Nice find! I don't think  the 20% is stackable on the other coupon.  It needs the flyer coupon to get it to $339, which is still a good price. 👍 

Too bad I work all weekend.... I may try and squeeze time in to go pick one up somehow. 

So which HF wheel chock is everyone talking about using with this table? They have two of them. A  $35 non-adjustable grey  one or the $59 1800lb capacity black one?  The black one looks like it's too wide to fit unless you hang the long crossbar off the front of the lift?


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1tondriver
26 minutes ago, DewMan said:

Nice find! I don't think  the 20% is stackable on the other coupon.  It needs the flyer coupon to get it to $339, which is still a good price. <img src="> 

 

Give it a shot. They usually let me stack on the 20% as well as I am a frequent flyer 😛

I put it on a stand so no help with the chaulk 

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DewMan
On ‎10‎/‎15‎/‎2019 at 6:12 PM, klx678 said:

Do not forget their $29 w/coupon front wheel chock:

 

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Otherwise all I did with my lift was to attach a couple chunks of 2x4 to the front corners, just long enough to touch down when the lift is down, because I would step on the end and the rear would lift.  Doesn't do it now.

Is that chock good enough to allow me to load the bike on the lift by myself?

I understand I'd want to strap the bike before raising it but it would be nice to be able to get off the bike long enough to grab the staged straps without the bike falling over.


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mossrider
1 hour ago, DewMan said:

Is that chock good enough to allow me to load the bike on the lift by myself?

I understand I'd want to strap the bike before raising it but it would be nice to be able to get off the bike long enough to grab the staged straps without the bike falling over.

Any of those, when properly adjusted, will hold a bike upright temporarily while you strap em down. Just push it on the table into the yoke, hold it with one hand while you prehook one strap then the other and you're good. 

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DewMan

I wanted to thank everyone for their input and suggestions. It was greatly appreciated.  ✌️

I'll admit to drooling over numerous more expensive models before I ended up picking up a Harbor Freight lift today while it was on sale with coupon (only good through tomorrow) for $340. I suggest calling ahead to make sure they have it in stock. I was lucky enough to pick up the last one they had. The crate is in perfect condition.

I also pickup up the  Harbor Freight Condor clone wheel chock with a 20% off coupon for $48. I chose that chock over the cheaper one since I can easily remove the stop and the flip to allow using a triple tree stand if needed

If the tropical storm Nestor rains stop long enough I'll get it unloaded from the pickup, hopefully tomorrow.

I figure worst case I can sell it for close to what I got it for if I don't like it and get one of the fancy ones I was drooling over.  🤩

I expect to have it up and running by Monday since I'll be pulling both rims for new rubber then. 

Again Thanks everyone for their input. It's been 30 years since I've used a lift in the shop so I was way out of touch on what was available today.

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klx678

I've used the high buck ones when working at a bike shop.  Odds are you will be happy.  Let us know.  

I was going to tell you that chock works fine holding the bike well enough to tie the bike down.   Just have the ties in place to do it so you don't have to leave the bike sit a long time without ties.   Even then you don't need a lot of load on the ties to hold in place upright.

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First impressions of the Harbor Freight Pittsburg 1,000lb lift:

How to unload the 317lb lift by one person with no hydraulic assists:

It was a serious PITA trying to remove the crate from the 8ft bed of my pickup after they forklifted it into there. The Line-X bed coating is like sandpaper and will not allow the crate  to slide by any manual means. They broke off two of the three skid boards from the bottom of the crate just getting it pushed all the way into the bed. My pathetic attempt to slide the crate towards the tailgate by hand using a rope was totally useless.

I ended up unpacking the lift in place in the truck bed to install the wheels. I then used my  Black Widow ramp  to ease it out of the bed. I used the thin plywood crate top on the ramp to keep the wheels from falling between the ramp rungs. I had to pump it up about a foot to clear the front when it got to the end of the ramp due to the long overhang found on the front of the ramp when in the down position.

Fit & finish:

All that being said, the ramp is in pristine condition. Not a single bent, scratched or misaligned part that I've found. But I haven't installed the included front wheel clamp since I'll be using the wheel chock mentioned in my previous post on this thread.

Operation:

Loading the FZ-07, due to the uphill approach of my driveway, was a simple affair of just motoring the front wheel onto the lift and then stepping off the bike to walk the bike the rest of the way via feathering the clutch. I could have just as easily motor walked it the entire way but that's left up to personal preference. If you run the FZ up the ramp just to the right of center you can use the side stand if you so desire, though I wouldn't want to do that as my primary method.  The FZ takes up most of the 86.6in/220cm length of the table with it's 55in/140cm wheelbase and after throwing on both pit stands the entire length of the table is used. I also placed a small industrial doormat underneath where my centerstand sits to offer some grip and also to not mar the surface if I choose to use the centerstand if needed.

No priming of the jack was required. The jack works with a consistent feel when pumping the lever. The lift rises smoothly with no squeaks, rattles or shimmying. Unless you're stomping on the pedal like you're trying to kill a scorpion there's minimal bounce. It takes a lot of pumps to raise it the full height but the amount of pressure needed on the pedal is light IMO.

I'll be putting the bike up on the pit stands front and rear to see where to place the wheel chock base plate before I start drilling mounting holes. I want to leave the most options possible whether it be just using the chock with a couple tiedowns or using both pit stands for when you need to pull both rims for new skins. 

Side note: The front Venom stand wheels fit perfectly on either side of the base rail of the above mentioned wheel chock though you'll need to pull the pins to allow the wheels past them.  The rear Venom stand barely clears the rear drop plate so you can remove the plate with the rear on the Venom stand but you'll need to pull the plate out the front.

I still don't understand why the lift doesn't have front tie down locations. I think I'll be using the Eye bolts from the chock's unused stabilizer bar  to add a couple forward biased  tie down points. 

OK, I'll shut up now. I've rambled too much already. ☺️

If you have any questions about the lift, I'll do my best to answer them.

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Anyone else wishing the corners of the raised lift were padded?

Nevermind the bruise on my thigh I'm worried about ruining a perfectly good pair of pants on the sharp corners of the Harbor Freight lift.


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norcal616
44 minutes ago, DewMan said:

Anyone else wishing the corners of the raised lift were padded?

Nevermind the bruise on my thigh I'm worried about ruining a perfectly good pair of pants on the sharp corners of the Harbor Freight lift.

Why use fancy/good clothes to wench on a motorcycle/car/truck???  After all jeans are "universal napkins" 😁


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mossrider

Who wears pants in the shop?

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DewMan
21 minutes ago, norcal616 said:

Why use fancy/good clothes to wench on a motorcycle/car/truck???  After all jeans are "universal napkins" 😁

Even my universal napkins work better without holes. 😁

7 minutes ago, mossrider said:

Who wears pants in the shop?

*backs away slowly*

🤣


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norcal616
14 minutes ago, mossrider said:

Who wears pants in the shop?

I see, You wear a suit and tie, that's how you do it... all business, no play...


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sorkyah
15 minutes ago, norcal616 said:

I see, You wear a suit and tie, that's how you do it... all business, no play...

Nah, that's only when the SO is around

 


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mossrider
Just now, norcal616 said:

I see, You wear a suit and tie, that's how you do it... all business, no play...

I never have fun...or laugh..., do anything stupid...or drink for that matter,

and certainly never b.s....[choking on drink while laughing w/burning underwear on head, lol]

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Evill_Ed
1 hour ago, mossrider said:

Who wears pants in the shop?

I know, right??


Act like a Clown and Funny Things will happen.

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klx678

Look in the motorcycle magazines at the store.  I think they almost always have the table at $299.

 

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bugsinteeth

take a hammer and peen it over man.....lolol

"who wears pants in the shop"  LOL....

I usually wear my hiking long johns with an old pair of swimming trunks.....

 

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mossrider
56 minutes ago, bugsinteeth said:

I usually wear my hiking long johns with an old pair of swimming trunks.....

On your head?

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whereever.... ;)

 

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