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I looked at this type jack as well as a higher end one from another manufacturer and I like them. I know many people use the standard floor m/c jack and are satisfied, but-----and as for me, I will never lift my bike off the floor again with a regular floor jack. I don't care how you cut it I simply do not feel my bike is secure on one of them. I have noticed that even the stealers only use them to lift one end and for small jobs---and their jacks have a base of twice the size of the standard Sears, HF or Larin jacks.



Therefore, I WILL either have a m/c table lift or one of the jacks in your post. I do prefer the table lift even though I know the lift table cost a few hundred more but how much willone spend shouldtheir bike tip over off a regular floor jack???That's my "O".
 

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I looked at this type jack as well as a higher end one from another manufacturer and I like them. I know many people use the standard floor m/c jack and are satisfied, but-----and as for me, I will never lift my bike off the floor again with a regular floor jack. I don't care how you cut it I simply do not feel my bike is secure on one of them. I have noticed that even the stealers only use them to lift one end and for small jobs---and their jacks have a base of twice the size of the standard Sears, HF or Larin jacks.



Therefore, I WILL either have a m/c table lift or one of the jacks in your post. I do prefer the table lift even though I know the lift table cost a few hundred more but how much willone spend shouldtheir bike tip over off a regular floor jack???That's my "O".
I see your logic. I want a mc jack as well but have not been sure what way to go. I even thought about rigging a motorized lift from the ceiling in my garage, but I'm not sure How I could stabilize the bike enough while in the air. The table lift is nice but how do they work when changing tires? Then you do have to have the storage room.
 

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I have this one - http://tinyurl.com/oy9uo

It's quite solid, andworks very well under the 12 and 15.

I can see where the extra height might be nice, if you have room to store it - and it's not too "bouncy". That is a nice price, too.:)
 

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I have this one - http://tinyurl.com/oy9uo

It's quite solid, andworks very well under the 12 and 15.

I can see where the extra height might be nice, if you have room to store it - and it's not too "bouncy". That is a nice price, too.:)
I just bought the Canadian version of that one at Canadian tire today.(It is red instead of yellow) On sale for $59.99
 

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Nonyab wrote:
I looked at this type jack as well as a higher end one from another manufacturer and I like them. I know many people use the standard floor m/c jack and are satisfied, but-----and as for me, I will never lift my bike off the floor again with a regular floor jack. I don't care how you cut it I simply do not feel my bike is secure on one of them.
I understand your feelings, but used properly they can be used safely. I have had several 1200's on both of mine and also my 1500 on one of them,and can roll them all over the place on the jack. You just need to make sure they are strapped to the jack well. Rudy has a good article with pictures on his site.

John
 

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I was in the HF store last night and saw one of these and I have to admit, I was impressed. Has any body bought one of these or at least seen one too? I need a new jack and I am strongly considering one.
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=99887
That is one solid jack, but my only thought is:
how do you work on the "off side" while it is still on the jack, without lowering it down, and moving the jack around to the other side of the bike?

 

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That is one solid jack, but my only thought is:
how do you work on the "off side" while it is still on the jack, without lowering it down, and moving the jack around to the other side of the bike?

Exactly my 1st thought when I viewed it, John. :baffled::stumped:
 

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AZgl1500 wrote:
wing ding wrote:
I was in the HF store last night and saw one of these and I have to admit, I was impressed. Has any body bought one of these or at least seen one too? I need a new jack and I am strongly considering one.
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=99887
That is one solid jack, but my only thought is:
how do you work on the "off side" while it is still on the jack, without lowering it down, and moving the jack around to the other side of the bike?


As far as I'm concerned, the only reason to lift the bike is to work on the wheels/brakes which would stick out from either end. If I was working on the center like the starter, battery ect. it would be on the ground. But that's just me.
 
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