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post #1 of 12 Old 08-02-2019, 06:25 PM Thread Starter
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Motorcycle jack lifts 1000 lbs ? is it worth the cost ?

Hey members, I saw an ad for this in the AMA mag I've been reading
and wondered if any of you have purchased one or used one to
lift a motorcycle that has fallen over. Claims it can easily lift up to 1000lbs

The site is: motobikejack.com and it looks like it fits in a rather small space
for storage.
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That would be an excellent replacement for not having several friends with you. It's about 17 pounds or so, I think. Could be strapped to a side case or under one. Just don't crash on that side so you can't reach it.
When the bike fell on my ankle spraining the crap out of it. I was stuck under the bike but the riding buddies quickly got the bike off me. Id'a been in a world of hurt trying to use it in the worst case scenario.
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Interesting product. Looks like it would be useful.
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That's a good idea for those who need it. I've been in that spot myself and that looks like a pretty good solution. I went a different route and bought a lighter bike! DD
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Thanks Big boy for the pictorial. 17 lbs is pretty hefty being it's rated at 1000 lbs is most likely why.

It would make sense if they would offer lower range products for lighter bikes in which the dry weight
of the jack was less "noticable" just lugging araound. But it's kind of like a flash light in the dark:
You don't know when you might need it until you need it .

I see from the article Big Boy posted it says $196 plus $32 shipping anywhere in the USA.

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It's 17 pounds of salvation. I've seen guys with saddle bags full of canned goods, cabin sized tents, their dogs, etc.
Lots of folks run overloaded with far more impractical things.
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In some cases a good size piece of rope could be your salvation.
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This is a pretty good tutorial on picking up a bike. Should work for most riders on any bike in the size range of a VStrom.
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I've used that method and can tell you that it is much more difficult on an uneven gravel dirt road slope. Everything slides and you're fighting gravity.

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There are a few other examples of the MobiBikeJack variation, but in different names / brands, examples are: http://advrider.com/f/threads/a-port...a-bike.930670/, https://www.advmotorrad.com/dustriders-motorcycle-hoist and Over-n-Up Upright Jack. Not sure who was the first to have claim to fame on the original concept, but as with everything in life, there are a few copies..
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