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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-01-2017, 09:29 AM
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Sorry for not getting back sooner holidays and family have taken up my site time. So as to your question about how I dropped my 1500. I was trying to put bike on by myself bad move the front wheel kicked out of the plate on the front of the lift I couldn't hold the bike up. It went down with me on top of it stupid move on my part always use two people to put bike on and off the lift. Getting back to the wheel chock I bought also from Harbor freight it is Item number 61670 Motorcycle stand wheel chock. Its really a stand you can put on the floor and ride your bike into and it will stand on its own. I took the wide bar off the stand and took the cheap wheel chock off the lift drilled some holes bolted it down. Now when I put the bike on the lift with two people the front wheel goes into the stand and locks the wheel in and I can put the straps on and do maintenance on my new 1800. To get the bike off I use the reverse with two people works great. Guess if I had a big bike without reverse I would look another wheel stand and harbor freight has them also hope this helps.
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Sorry for not getting back sooner holidays and family have taken up my site time. So as to your question about how I dropped my 1500. I was trying to put bike on by myself bad move the front wheel kicked out of the plate on the front of the lift I couldn't hold the bike up. It went down with me on top of it stupid move on my part always use two people to put bike on and off the lift. Getting back to the wheel chock I bought also from Harbor freight it is Item number 61670 Motorcycle stand wheel chock. Its really a stand you can put on the floor and ride your bike into and it will stand on its own. I took the wide bar off the stand and took the cheap wheel chock off the lift drilled some holes bolted it down. Now when I put the bike on the lift with two people the front wheel goes into the stand and locks the wheel in and I can put the straps on and do maintenance on my new 1800. To get the bike off I use the reverse with two people works great. Guess if I had a big bike without reverse I would look another wheel stand and harbor freight has them also hope this helps.
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It really helps to put some removable runners on the sides of that lift so you can get your feet down on something. If I had to have a helper to do anything I wouldn't get much done.
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[QUOTE=AZgl1800;4955033]Coupons are ONLY good when applied to the regular price.

Tried that 20% coupon last week on a sale item. Won't happen.

flylow and I ran the numbers on that last week and the sale prices are better than the coupon prices.[/QUOTE


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Coupons are ONLY good when applied to the regular price.

Tried that 20% coupon last week on a sale item. Won't happen.

flylow and I ran the numbers on that last week and the sale prices are better than the coupon prices.
sorry about earlier post ,But the 20% will work on a sale item as long as you're not using a super coupon. But knowing this you have to read the fine print. As of about 2 months you can't use a20% coupon on any lifts. Go hft won't give you break on any of the good stuff. The only way to beat them is make friends with someone who works there. they can get the discount on the regular sale price that they sometimes run. The employees don't get the 20% off the super coupons either.
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I have the http://www.harborfreight.com/automot...ift-99887.html

high lift the down low stuff. has worked well so far.....

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I have the http://www.harborfreight.com/automot...ift-99887.html

high lift the down low stuff. has worked well so far.....
That sir is absolutely terrifying.
You have over 800 LBS of motorcycle supported by one weld and no safety's to catch the bike if/when that weld fails.

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I bought one of the HF lifts a few years back before starting on the poor-boy conversion on my first GL1200.

Though it seemed to work pretty well, it isn't nearly as wide as it looks when you put a bike on it... I was going to ride the 'wing onto the lift and quickly discovered that there wasn't much for room for my feet once the bike was on the lift! Pretty sketchy. Walking the bike on from the side works much better. Once the bike was on the lift and "secured" with the included wheel vice, the stability was less than confidence inspiring... I ran a couple ratchet straps between the bike and the lift table that made it stable enough that I was comfortable working on it.

I wouldn't call the HF lift the end-all be-all of motorcycle lifts, but I am glad I purchased mine. It sure makes life a lot easier being able to sit on a stool vs flopping around on the floor. I haven't actually used the lift in around 2 years (aside from as a makeshift shelf), but it's nice to know it's there if I need it. It'll probably get used again this Spring for the upcoming timing belt job on my current GL1200.
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