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Old 04-30-2012, 08:15 AM   #31
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I've used my HF (with the standard chock) for over four years now, I trust my GSA, S1000RR, kids R100R, many of my friends bikes (including one friends GW that I change tires on on a regular basis) and have had zero issues. I know some wish it was wider, but I like being able to get close to it when I work.

One thing I did do was mount it to the floor for sure stability, not saying it is tippy, I would do it to a Handy as well.
I thought about doing this, but it is nice to be able to move it around if needed. I do take the time to level it and make sure it is stable. I have even moved the lift with a bike on it... in the lowered position, never raised. No issues so far.
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Old 04-30-2012, 06:28 PM   #32
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This one from Redline is on my Christmas list.

It includes: wheel chock, extentions, and many other goodies.

http://www.redlinestands.com/catalog...atv-lift-table
What about these ones from redlinestands for a bit less?

http://www.redlinestands.com/catalog...ft-table-p-633

http://www.redlinestands.com/catalog...atv-lift-table

http://www.redlinestands.com/catalog...atv-lift-table

You also have DiscountRamps and their selection. That's where I bought my Baxley sport chock and even bartered a bit on price/shipping

The Kendon lift is a fold up get out of the way lift but narrow which equals less stability.
http://www.discountramps.com/kendon-sportbike-lift.htm

Depending upon your needs and space their is also the lift gate option
http://www.discountramps.com/motorcycle-lift-gate.htm

Or their own lift
http://www.discountramps.com/motorcycle-lift.htm

Yes I too have been wondering which one to get and don't have money freely flowing. The more input from the inmates here the better!!!!

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Old 04-30-2012, 11:22 PM   #33
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I've had the HF Lift for a couple or three years now and for the money it works very well with my 1100GS.

Money was a big factor in purchasing it, as at the time HF put them on a big sale, and combined with HF coupon(s) I got from leads here on ADV my total cost on the brand new lift was $168.00.

The wheel chock upgrade is a good idea as the stock one is way too small.

If I worked on bikes every day for a living I'd certainly invest in a more heavy duty model, but for maintenance and my piddling around it was a great investment.
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Old 05-08-2012, 12:54 PM   #34
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Finally set up the HF.
However, there are no lift screws to raise the puppy off the casters!!

Anybody else have this issue?

freedomtwoup screwed with this post 05-08-2012 at 03:40 PM Reason: Typo
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Old 05-08-2012, 11:08 PM   #35
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Finally set up the HF.
However, there are no lift screws to raise the puppy off the casters!!

Anybody else have this issue?
Mine has them. Take another look and/or go back to HF to get them...
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Old 05-09-2012, 10:30 PM   #36
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Mine has them. Take another look and/or go back to HF to get them...
This is the one I've got (http://www.t-motorsports.com/800-lb-...e-shop-garage/) & it has no lifting screws!
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Old 05-10-2012, 12:40 AM   #37
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This is the one I've got (http://www.t-motorsports.com/800-lb-...e-shop-garage/) & it has no lifting screws!
Bummer, Mine is the #1000. I wanted the extra capacity.

Maybe you can add levelers?
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Old 05-10-2012, 10:34 AM   #38
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One thing I did do was mount it to the floor for sure stability, not saying it is tippy, I would do it to a Handy as well.
How did you mount it to the floor?
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Old 05-31-2012, 01:55 PM   #39
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Well I do have the 800 lb capacity lift with the upgraded chock.

Did not set the chock correctly the first time and it took two of us plus deflating the front tire to get the puppy
off.

Have set chock to lowest level and considering taking the casters of the puppy to lower the unit. Wheeling the GSA up the ramp (without bags of course) is no joke. I'm not powering just free wheeling.

Any thoughts other than working out!!
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Old 06-01-2012, 05:22 AM   #40
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Well I do have the 800 lb capacity lift with the upgraded chock.

Did not set the chock correctly the first time and it took two of us plus deflating the front tire to get the puppy
off.

Have set chock to lowest level and considering taking the casters of the puppy to lower the unit. Wheeling the GSA up the ramp (without bags of course) is no joke. I'm not powering just free wheeling.

Any thoughts other than working out!!
upgrade the chock to one that catches and locks the tire like I did. I walk my bike up in gear. Keep the momentum as the ramp is slickery... I have considered painting mine with nonskid paint or bed liner but I haven't yet.
You might want a buddy or two the first time or two in case things take a turn for the worse. Too much momentum is also a bad thing DAMHIK

I thought I had the stones to ride my little bike up it, I was wrong I am way to vertically challenged... that first step is a doosy...
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Old 06-01-2012, 06:35 AM   #41
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upgrade the chock to one that catches and locks the tire like I did. I walk my bike up in gear. Keep the momentum as the ramp is slickery... I have considered painting mine with nonskid paint or bed liner but I haven't yet.
You might want a buddy or two the first time or two in case things take a turn for the worse. Too much momentum is also a bad thing DAMHIK

I thought I had the stones to ride my little bike up it, I was wrong I am way to vertically challenged... that first step is a doosy...
Did upgrade the chock & HF does not do side wings for this model to safely ride up and put the sidestsnd down. Hopefully with some silicone grease on the hoop and lowering the chock, it will slide in this time without a platoon to assist ... We Pray!
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Old 06-01-2012, 12:27 PM   #42
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Did upgrade the chock & HF does not do side wings for this model to safely ride up and put the sidestsnd down. Hopefully with some silicone grease on the hoop and lowering the chock, it will slide in this time without a platoon to assist ... We Pray!

This is the chock I put on mine...

http://www.harborfreight.com/motorcy...ock-97841.html

No hoop. Just have to get it adjusted for the size tire you are using it for.
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Old 06-01-2012, 12:35 PM   #43
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I went this route due to limited garage space:


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Old 06-01-2012, 02:38 PM   #44
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I went this route due to limited garage space:




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So easy!! Now I've got a 400 lb HF with a marginal chock . . SHIT!!!
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Old 06-01-2012, 02:39 PM   #45
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This is the chock I put on mine...

http://www.harborfreight.com/motorcy...ock-97841.html

No hoop. Just have to get it adjusted for the size tire you are using it for.
Looks way better, BUT, Fred's idea below looks fantastic . . . don't you just love buyers remorse
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