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post #11 of 18 Old 12-10-2012, 10:26 AM Thread Starter
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I've seen pictures of people using table lifts as work benches, especially for things like motor rebuilds.

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post #12 of 18 Old 12-10-2012, 11:18 AM
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table lift

i don't use the center stand while the bike is on the table

too dicy!

i use common tie downs, w/ ratchets

push on(w/ power) & back off(w/o power)

me on solid ground

a simple wire w/ a hook on the end allows me to reach the tie down hooks, while standing on solid ground

once balanced w/ straps, i can re-configure at will

i have rear side racks that i can secure to, when i wish to lift the front wheel w/ bottle jack

straps to the handle bars & a bottle jack allow me to lift the rear tire

an atv jack, in the middle w/ straps to it, allow me to lift both ends at the same time

before i was able to pull this off, i had to drill out the holes in the table, adding a few of my own for safety measures

i found that the center stand just cluttered the under bike work area & i like the bike secured rather than balanced

the above method works well for the WEE, the DR-350 & the TTR-230(so far)

just an old fat man's way of doing things...

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I really like to use my rear wheel lift on my lift table along with the HF front wheel chock.
The front tire stays right where it needs to. If I am going to do rear wheel work or chain, etc. work. Roll on, chock holds it kind of steady grab the rear wheel lift and 'roll' the back end of the bike up.
Quite stable then, but I use ratchet straps to my crash bars to ensure that I don't do something as silly as knocking the bike off the lift table.

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Logs of good ideas. I think that I am going to investigate mounting a ride-in wheel chock onto the deck of the table lift. I'm not tall enough to manouver the bike on the lift while standing on the floor.

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Logs of good ideas. I think that I am going to investigate mounting a ride-in wheel chock onto the deck of the table lift. I'm not tall enough to manouver the bike on the lift while standing on the floor.
Glen, consider this before you do. Those wheel clamps are designed so that once the bike is up on the lift and jacked up a tad, the front wheel can be removed straight out the front of the clamp, and in fact the entire front end can be removed without repositioning the bike. Can't do that with the wheel in a roll-on chock.



I love those roll-on chocks, have two that I use for towing and storage, but I would not put one on my lift personally.

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Look at my chock again. There is a pin where the vertical member attaches to the horizontal member. Pull the pin, remove the vertical member, and the wheel can be rolled out the front just like you described.


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Look at my chock again. There is a pin where the vertical member attaches to the horizontal member. Pull the pin, remove the vertical member, and the wheel can be rolled out the front just like you described.

OK, wow, that is way different than mine and excellent. Thanks for posting that pic.

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When I bought my Harbor Freight lift, I added their drive on wheel chock, Pittsburgh Motorcycle - item#69026. When I need to lift the rear wheel, I tie the front end down and jack up the rear with a bottle jack, then support the bike with jack stands.
When you installed your Pittsburgh Motorcycle wheel chock on the deck of your lift, did you use the base it came with or remove it?

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