Harbor Freaight Lift and the V Star 1300
I couldn't find any recent threads on the topic, so here is a new one. I recently bought the HF lift for $72 w/ 20% coupon. But as we all know, it doesn't exactly fit the underside of the V Star. So I made a modification to the jack that cost $15 and took 30 minutes to complete. I extended the lift on the side that goes towards the front of the bike using a 4' section of angle iron purchased at the local hardware store. I cut two 20" lengths. Marked them with the location of the bolts and the cross member. Cut out the notches for the bolts and cross member. I loosened the bolts slid on the two pieces of angle iron and tightened up the bolts. Works perfect and all I need is a piece of 5/4 decking wood on each end of the extension and one accross the back of the lift that goo\es under the frame cross member and the bike lifts perfectly straight and stable.