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I had one of these yellow ones that I used all the time for my last bike. The last bike had a frame underneath it that sat nice and evenly on the support arms of this lift. I was just looking under my new Wee and the exhaust hangs down below everything else so I don't think it's going to work?



I have the centerstand on (back)order so that will help, but sometimes it's just nice to get the bike lifted higher to work on. I saw someone here had one like this red one but I guess you would still need the centerstand in order to get the back wheel up? What I liked about the first one is that it got BOTH wheels off the ground and at the same time so the bike was level.



So do i need to spend the big bucks ($299 vs $62) on the red one?
 

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I use a paddock stand like this one [/url]http://www.flyncycle.com/acatalog/Rear_Paddock_Stands.html
 

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I have the Harbor Freight Motorcycle Lift Table. After you use one, you will never be without one ever again. You can lift the bike from about 8 inches to almost 32 inches above the floor. You no longer have to contort to get into "the position" to reach this that or the other.

There is a reason that most shops have them for their techs. It makes the work go more quickly as you can reach everything you need to. No more dropping down on the ground to fiddle around only to find that's not what you need.

The bike is tied down while you're working on it, so if you make a mistake the bike does not fall over.

Like I said, I've got one, had it about 2 years now and would not be without one.

Of course, this is simply my opinion.


 

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How much $ are they?

Can the lift be moved while there's a bike mounted on it? It looks like it has fairly heavy-duty wheels so I'm guessing that's a "yes". My ATV jack has the same type of wheels and I was amazed at how easy (and convenient) it is to move it with a bike perched on it.

Sadly, I can't use my jack with the Wee so I need something like this table-lift thing. It sure would have made installing the center-stand a lot easier. And oil changes... no more drips on the garage floor! Good Grief, now I REALLY want one...

- Martin
 

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fl_strom, but what do you do when you need the wheels off the ground? Like for oiling the chain. Do you put the centerstand down while it's on the lift table?
 

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The lift came from Harbor Freight. I did not get it while on sale, so I paid the full price, $349.

Another $20 will have it delivered right to your door.

To put the rear wheel elevated, I strap the front down and use a jack under the frame to lift the rear - tire changing, chain lube, etc;. You might notice the rear of the table is removable so tire changing is a whole lot easier.

For lifting, I've made some adaptors from wood to fit under the frame and not cause any damage. Scrollsaw and some plywood and laminate them together.

Like I said, I really like working on the bike at MY level, not it's level.
 
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I want one of those HF lifts bad. I just haven't told the wife the part about moving her car out of the garage to accomodate it. :shock:
 

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kurt1305,

Do you have enough room to park the bike in the garage?

Then you have enough room in the garage without evicting your wife from the garage!

Park the bike on the lift!

Works for me!
 

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I just received a 20% off coupon from Harbor Freight. If anyone is thinking about buying a lift, let me know, send me your e-mail and I'll forward it to you. It expires on July 12th, 2006.
 

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I have the Harbor Freight Motorcycle Lift Table. After you use one, you will never be without one ever again. You can lift the bike from about 8 inches to almost 32 inches above the floor. You no longer have to contort to get into "the position" to reach this that or the other.

There is a reason that most shops have them for their techs. It makes the work go more quickly as you can reach everything you need to. No more dropping down on the ground to fiddle around only to find that's not what you need.

The bike is tied down while you're working on it, so if you make a mistake the bike does not fall over.

Like I said, I've got one, had it about 2 years now and would not be without one.

Of course, this is simply my opinion.


In the Harbor Freight advertisement page shown in the current issue of Motorcyclist magazine, there is a coupon to buy this lift for $300. Does anyone know if this is a perpetual offer or a one-time offer? I would like to have one of these, but would wait a while if the coupon is typically re-issued month to month. Thanks.
 

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In the Harbor Freight advertisement page shown in the current issue of Motorcyclist magazine, there is a coupon to buy this lift for $300. Does anyone know if this is a perpetual offer or a one-time offer? I would like to have one of these, but would wait a while if the coupon is typically re-issued month to month. Thanks.
It's offered all the time :fineprint:
 

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I just received a 20% off coupon from Harbor Freight. If anyone is thinking about buying a lift, let me know, send me your e-mail and I'll forward it to you. It expires on July 12th, 2006.
You might want to read the "fine print" on your 20% off coupon......it may exclude hydraulic lifts.
 

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i use cable puller (hand winch) hooked to garage rafter. can lift front, rear or, both. better than standard mc lift because bike will not tip over. cost $20.. from discount hardware store.
 

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better than standard mc lift because bike will not tip over.
You can tell yourself that but by the time you have it all strapped up mine is on the lift at eye level and I am working on it. I have never even come close to loosing a bike off of my lift. Though I do have the full table lift I wound not even consider a jack type lift.
 

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i use cable puller (hand winch) hooked to garage rafter. can lift front, rear or, both. better than standard mc lift because bike will not tip over. cost $20.. from discount hardware store.
Let me add that I would immediately replace that vise chock with a more secure one, probably the pivoting type. Where do you attach straps when you suspend your bike?
 

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i use cable puller (hand winch) hooked to garage rafter. can lift front, rear or, both. better than standard mc lift because bike will not tip over. cost $20.. from discount hardware store.
I hope that you are wearing a helmet and have a cell phone handy when doing an oil change or other maintenance as your bike is suspended from it's "lift".....:weapons_9:
 
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