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I have had one for several years as have several others on this forum. It is not the fanciest, but it does the job. My 92 GL1500 weighed in at 1025 lbs on a grain elevator scale, they are checked quite often to make sure accuracy is up to par. I like it as it is a good lift for the bucks. If you want to buy one like in the shops, be ready to shell out at least $1000. for it. my 2 cents.
 

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lot of them sold, some add extensions to the sides of it so you can ride up on the bike, and still put your feet down.

also, gives you a place for parts and tools while it is up in the air.
 

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Commercial duty lift tables are not cheap and they are designed for everyday use. If you're going to use it occasionally then what HF offers would be okay.
 

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I bought a HF one and it is very handy
I dug a pit in the garage and placed the lift in the hole.
It is out of the way and I have a place to park the bike on.


They will fit underneath a truck for storage.
At first I did put on some side rails for my feet when putting the bike on the lift. But the lift was always in the way when not using.


If you do buy one--Ask for a bottle of jack oil for the lift or ask to see the level in the jack, before you buy. They sometimes come half empty.


They are nice to have.
 

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I have one bought it early these year 2019. And I Love it I did some modifications to it. I added a better wheel chock to also from HF. I would suggest you do that to can load your bike on it but your self . The one it comes with is junk. You won't be disappointed that you did it. Right now I have outside plants on it lol. Oh I have a 1985 Aspencade. One other thinging I am going to do us make the ramp 2ft longer . Because my exhaust rubs going up. But I would buy it again . Worth ever penny and works great.
 

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If you get one, get the cheaper grey wheel chock, not the black one that is in the photos. That way you don't have the floor feet in the way. I just unbolt mine when not using it or working on the front wheel. I store mine on it's side against the garage wall. Like Trike Lady said, it is a great lift if you are only using it a few times a year. I use it to work on my snowmobiles also.
 

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I will not sell mine after I stop riding. On many occasions I have used the lift to remove heavy boxes from the truck or lift heavy items to tailgate level when no help is around. I always leave it locked in the up position making a good work surface for small projects.
 

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You can take off that bar with the feet on them. I just have it on there because I prefer to strap it down to that bar holds it really good . But it does have it's draw backs. Just like everything has it's pros and cons . But over all it works great. I read the reviews on both of them and went with the black one.
 

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I have a Harbor freight lift, (not the platform) that is rated for 1500lbs. My brother tried it on his 900+ lbs Harley and the supports started to bend so I would not trust it.
 

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I have a Harbor freight lift, (not the platform) that is rated for 1500lbs. My brother tried it on his 900+ lbs Harley and the supports started to bend so I would not trust it.
I have a HF lift for a lawn tractor. I won't trust their stuff at all anymore.
That damn thing collapsed from full height...

I bought a commercial lift made with 1/4" thick metal plates on edge for the heavy lifting parts.
 
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