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I'm considering buying a motorcycle jack for my 1500 goldwing. What I'm wondering is, are they really worth it, or is there something better. Other than putting it up on a table.In the past, I have bought things thinking they were needed and they ended up in a garage sale. The problem being I'm not as young as I used to be and getting up and down gets harder every day. Also, any do's and don't would be appreciated.



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I find mine of great use a lift would be better. But it makes it so you don't have to sit on your knees as much and make you legs go to sleep. A low stool on wheels is a nice when using a bike jack.

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I have a jack and I find it useful however, I really think I will build this sweet setup over the winter.

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great job John, I love it,,,, too bad I dont have a garage. Mine is outside and I will get a portable jack they get on sale here quite often at 60$

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I got one of the yellow motorcycle jacks from HF for my 1200. Works pretty well, makes life a little easier, BUT, make sure you strap the bike when you lift it up...

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I use one for my VTX 1300 and its invaluable, Ive yet to need it on the GW but that day is coming...good luck

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Motorcycle Jack. Is that any relation to Cousin Jack?

I have used a cherry picker (engine hoist) before on my 1200 to change the rear tire. I got a cloth strap much like what truckers use to tie there load down. I could pick the whole bike up with it if needed.

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I have a craftsman jack and do use it quite a bit. I just wish it was lighter. Someone else bought the aluminum one and it wouldn't work on an 1800 and cost twice as much.

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I have the aluminum Craftsman m/c jack.

Have not used it in 3 years, but that is not the jack's fault. Penske's fault and I'm getting older...

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For anyone interested, Harbor Freight has their 1500 pound hydraulic lift on sale for $69.99 through tomorrow. If I had the cash I'd have one. It's regularly $119.99.

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http://www.harborfreight.com/1500-lb...tm_source=1012

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