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post #1 of 5 Old 11-27-2016, 05:34 PM Thread Starter
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Harbor Freight Motorcycle Dolly

I know that HF stuff takes a lot of bashing on line, but I just bought the Harbor Freight Motorcycle Dolly, and I'm pretty happy with the purchase. Heavy duty with a nice finish and, at about 80 bucks, I'd have had that much invested in materials if I'd tried to build one myself. Very easy to roll up onto the dolly by yourself, and takes very little effort to roll the bike around the garage. It's great to be able to tuck the bike into a corner; I can finally get all three vehicles in the garage without a lot of jockeying around.
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post #2 of 5 Old 11-27-2016, 06:33 PM
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I have the HF 1500 lb. hydraulic lift and it works great. I got it for $60 on some sale/coupon. A 600 lb. VStrom or 700 lb. ATV I have is barely a load on it. Just be sure to strap it where it can't tip over.

1500 lb. Capacity ATV/Motorcycle Lift

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I have that same lift; I'm actually trying to sell it on Craigslist right now. It worked great when I had a Harley, but I don't like lifting up the Super Tenere with the lift under the debris guard.

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That is a bummer. I read this. I guess he must not have a skid or maybe he has the big lift table?

For the record, I use my Harbor Freight lift to work on my Tenere, it usually sits on the lift all winter (lift lowered on the big locking pin). Very stable, no problems. Also had a Concours 1400 on it as well, which I think weighed maybe 100 lbs. more than the Tenere (or maybe not quite that much). These things make a night and day difference on knees and backs ....the older we get the better it works.

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I agree with you, a lift is nice, and it'll lift the S10 with no problem at all. I have the OEM debris guard on mine, and I don't feel confident of the load being placed on that single bolt at the rear of the guard that threads up into the engine when the bike is sitting on the lift. Might never be a problem, but if it was, it would end up being an expensive one.

If I got another lift it would be a table lift. I think they're better for maintenance than the undercarriage lift, though they definitely take up a lot more room.

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