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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-03-2019, 02:03 PM Thread Starter
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What Motorcycle Lift or Jack do you use?

So I'm in the market for a Motorcycle Jack. Just wanting to know which one you guys use or prefer. Lift or Jack?
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I bought this one several years ago for $49.99 with a coupon. Thought I would replaced is soon. Used on my Honda CBs, Vstar 1100 and Harley. Might not be the best but has worked way better that I thought.


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found a deal on a used Harbor Freight lift on Craigslist that I modified so the 650 sits securely. Search this forum for "motorcycle lift" posted 8/24 to see a picture.

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I had been looking at those but I didn't know how they held up overtime.
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I'm not saying it's the best lift, but has got to be the best bang for the buck. Used it to pull tires on the 1100 multiple times, change shock, change oil, clean bike and many other maintenance items. I've also used it as a transmission jack on a Mustang, Blazer and Cutlass. Used it as a differential jack twice. The top rubber pads did come off a few years ago, but glued some old inner tubes in its place and still working great. Would I buy again, yes. Would I like something better, sure. But no reason for it.
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I bought this one several years ago for $49.99 with a coupon. Thought I would replaced is soon. Used on my Honda CBs, Vstar 1100 and Harley. Might not be the best but has worked way better that I thought.

Same one I currently use on my SVTC.
Works great.
It’s rated for 1500lbs and has no problem holding my 963lb bike.
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My brother-in-law just bought one of these for his Harley and really likes it. It's a screw jack but doesn't have as much stuff to get in the way of working.


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Like Les and Chief this is what i have. No need for anything else. Used it for my 850# vtx 1800 and for my 1100 classic.
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I bought this one several years ago for $49.99 with a coupon. Thought I would replaced is soon. Used on my Honda CBs, Vstar 1100 and Harley. Might not be the best but has worked way better that I thought.

i have the same. got mine for about $80 a decade ago. besides being cheap, it was pretty much the only one that would fit under my lowered bike. in the past few years the pump has slowly been giving out in that when i lower the bike it drops a few inches before the hydraulics catch it then lowers it down. emptying and replacing the oil didn't change anything. replaced the pump for $50 and now it's like a new lift.

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i have the same. got mine for about $80 a decade ago. besides being cheap, it was pretty much the only one that would fit under my lowered bike. in the past few years the pump has slowly been giving out in that when i lower the bike it drops a few inches before the hydraulics catch it then lowers it down. emptying and replacing the oil didn't change anything. replaced the pump for $50 and now it's like a new lift.
Had mine for 10 years also with no problems. I think it was about $70 back then now it is up to $150. I store my bike on it all winter.
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