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Has anyone looked at, or bought one of these?

I see they are on sale right now, curious if they are sturdy enough to lift an 1800.

Looking for feedback before I go look at them.
 

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Hey Chris, post a pic or link so we'll know what you're talking about.
 

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I don't have that exact model but I have one very similar, use it for my 1500 all the time. Its rated for up to 1500 lbs., never had a problem with it. Do make sure to strap the bike down to it before doing any wrenching.
 

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Is that the one on sale for $79.95? If so, then yes it is a good deal.I've got one. Only lifts it up about 10" or so but that helps a lot. There are some problems balancing the bike fore and aft, since the lifting point under the engine is not at the centrer of gravity. You will need a couple of short pieces of 2x4 to place between the lift and the engine.
 

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Here is mine in action lifting an 1100.

It makes a big difference being able to raise the bike just a little. Much easier to work on. I got mine last year - I think they were on sale for sixty something. A good deal.
 

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I have the Canadian Tire one. Have not used it on my GL1100 but did use it just fine on an '06 Suzuki M50 I had a couple of years ago.
 

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Sonny in Indiana wrote:
I have one similar to those, they work great. As mentioned, make sure you tie the bike off. Although I must admit, my home made lift works even better :)
I presume we might see your plans on the forum?


Very nice. Like the way it it dug into the floor, no tripping hazard, clear floor space.

Good job
 

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I tried one a few years ago for my V-Star, could not find a way to balance it satisfactorily and finally took it back. Hadn't thought about it for the Wing, would certainly be useful.
 

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I have the CTC lift and it is less than what I trust anymore.

Had my 1800 fall off it after it collapsed.:X

I'm on my 3rd one (2 warranty replacements) and will not buy another.

I understand the the Pit Bull is the best..

I even used the lift to remove the engine just the other day and it was leaking internally. Couldn't hold even the engine up for very long..

Cheap cheap cheap...
 

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I've been using that CTC lift for about 3 years - one precaution, if the seal goes in the pump it is non replaceable, even from the company making the jack in CAL. I called & was told they could not sell rebuild kits for liability purposes. The "O" ring is not metric or imperial, it's a Chinese size not found in N America. I also tried a hydraulic shop & they said they call those jacks "disposable". :waving:
 

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96aspencade wrote:
I've been using that CTC lift for about 3 years - one precaution, if the seal goes in the pump it is non replaceable, even from the company making the jack in CAL. I called & was told they could not sell rebuild kits for liability purposes. The "O" ring is not metric or imperial, it's a Chinese size not found in N America. I also tried a hydraulic shop & they said they call those jacks "disposable". :waving:
The places that sell "O" rings also usually sell kits to make your own. It' a cut and glue set-up.



Would I trust them with my life? Not for an instant but go for it ifanybody wants to.
 

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Actually I found another perfect replacement "O" ring in another CTC jack ???
 

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My CTC lift has worked well--so far-- Always-always use the safety locks to hold the weight--and always secure the bike to the lift.
 

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I agree Hawker, I have no problems with the Jack itself, made the timing belt change easy. :waving:
 

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96aspencade wrote:
I agree Hawker, I have no problems with the Jack itself, made the timing belt change easy. :waving:
I picked one up last week, just for that purpose. I haven't had the chance to assemble it and try it out yet, as it's been too cold here for working in an unheated storage room. My buddy has had one for4-5 years and had to return the 1st one shortly after he got it, due to a leaking seal, but the replacement has been working just fine.



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The piston should be the same size in the $10.00 bottle jack, that's where I got my replacement "O" ring.
 

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I guess I need the replacement bottle jack. I would think I can retro fit a better unit into place..
 
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