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post #1 of 15 Old 12-03-2014, 04:06 PM Thread Starter
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No more oil changes on my hands and knees!

Princess Auto had this wonderful device on sales $ 100.00 offf...so after 40 years of changing my oil on my hands and knees.. I now have a lift..

Awesome.. early Christmas prsent to myself..

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post #2 of 15 Old 12-03-2014, 04:31 PM
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That looks really nice.

It holds the bike from the front tire, and you lean it on the side stand. Am I right?

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That's exactly the problem. A table lift works much better if a ride in front tire chock is added to replace the tire clamp. Otherwise, one person safely getting the bike on the lift is difficult. The side stand foot dangles over the side rail of the lift when the bike is centered.

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I have a wheel chock ready to add to my table..

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That's exactly the problem. A table lift works much better if a ride in front tire chock is added to replace the tire clamp. Otherwise, one person safely getting the bike on the lift is difficult. The side stand foot dangles over the side rail of the lift when the bike is centered.
I think I have the same table as yours GW (Harbor Freight?) I like the wheel chock idea. I think I would use mine more if I could load the bike on the table myself without the fear of dropping it. Which chock did you use? It looks like you don't need any tie-downs to hold the bike when using that chock, correct?

It also appears that the ramp is attached to the table. Mine is not attached and needs to be removed before raising the table. Am I missing something, or did you do something to attach your ramp to the table? (Or is it just dangling precariously?)

I've had my bike up on the table all week doing winter maintenance and mods. It makes a huge difference vs working on the cold concrete floor! Now I'm wishing I had the front wheel chock and the compressed air version instead of the foot pump!

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Mine is HF too. The ramp had pin welded on each side but the setup allowed removal. I just never do. That may be why one pin broke off and had to be replaced by a nut and bolt. I got a very expensive Condor chock but HF now has something that looks nearly the same for a lot less money.

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Mine is HF too. The ramp had pin welded on each side but the setup allowed removal. I just never do. That may be why one pin broke off and had to be replaced by a nut and bolt. I got a very expensive Condor chock but HF now has something that looks nearly the same for a lot less money.
I thought that looked like the Condor chock...very nice but a little spendy. I doubt the HF chock is the same quality, but if it's a lot less money then it's probably worth it.

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I have a Bike Master chock. Very nice quality and function @ $149 msrp. Bike Master is sold by Tucker Rocky. Any local dealer or e-tailer can order it. I paid a lot less.

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Princess Auto had this wonderful device on sales $ 100.00 offf...so after 40 years of changing my oil on my hands and knees.. I now have a lift..

Awesome.. early Christmas prsent to myself..

cheers

Gary
I picked one up this earlier this year (mines red). I was in the middle of building my garage and had it stored in my crappy caravan for 2 months. The garage is finished now and also looking forward to using it.
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