Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Crothersville, Indiana, USA
Model: GL1200AA (Interstate)
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.