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Old 10-05-2012, 08:06 AM   #316
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Sorry but I couldn't bother to read all the other posts. The only thing I have ever bought from harbor freight was a clamp one time that shitted on me the first time I ever used it and media blasting material. It's been my experience, well the experience from some of my cheap ass friends that their tools aren't worth a fuck!! The clamp I bought proves it!!! As a former auto tech, the cheapest tools I will consider purchasing is Craftsman. With that said, my toolbox is filled with Snap On, Mac, and some Matco, but primarily Snap On. If I need to make things such as engine lift, motorcycle lift, etc.... I make it. Using my Miller TIG welder and Thermal Dynamics plasma cutter.
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Old 10-05-2012, 01:42 PM   #317
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I have had my lift for 3 years now and it has been great, i have the air and foot pump but never use the air. I leave it up for days at a time with a bike on it and no leaks or creeping down. This is one HF item that is worth it.

Doesn't this have a pin or something to keep it in place once it's raised?
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Old 10-09-2012, 04:11 PM   #318
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It does have a safety bar.
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Old 10-09-2012, 04:16 PM   #319
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Doesn't this have a pin or something to keep it in place once it's raised?
Yes it does, You can see it laying on the floor under the pump pedal. I do put it in if I know the bike will be up in the air for a week or 2 but usually forget.
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Old 10-09-2012, 05:46 PM   #320
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It does have a safety bar.



Silver bar in the front.

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Old 10-10-2012, 04:45 AM   #321
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Jim - is that the manual version you converted somehow to air ? If so, how did you do that ?

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Old 10-10-2012, 05:20 AM   #322
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Jim - is that the manual version you converted somehow to air ? If so, how did you do that ?

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No, it came that way. Back when I purchased mine there were a couple options. One was air over hydraulic. I never used the air option. My compressor is small, and it took longer using air than just pumping it manually.

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Old 10-12-2012, 10:30 PM   #323
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Just got it today

Seems to work better than hunching over or laying on the floor.
I got the upgraded wheel chock but I don't think I'll use it too often because of the side stand.
I've always wanted a lift and today was the HF sale.
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Old 10-13-2012, 12:47 AM   #324
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Sorry but I couldn't bother to read all the other posts. The only thing I have ever bought from harbor freight was a clamp one time that shitted on me the first time I ever used it and media blasting material. It's been my experience, well the experience from some of my cheap ass friends that their tools aren't worth a fuck!! The clamp I bought proves it!!! As a former auto tech, the cheapest tools I will consider purchasing is Craftsman. With that said, my toolbox is filled with Snap On, Mac, and some Matco, but primarily Snap On. If I need to make things such as engine lift, motorcycle lift, etc.... I make it. Using my Miller TIG welder and Thermal Dynamics plasma cutter.
You dont bother reading other posts, and apparently you dont bother doing your research either, no wonder your clamp broke. I bet if you took the time to bother to read reviews on it you'd learn that without wasting your money.
Just because it's name brand, and you over paid for it, doesnt mean its failure proof. I would also love to see a motorcycle lift and engine lift you built in your garage even come close to the quality of manufactured machines, even crappy chinese ones.
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Old 10-13-2012, 01:35 AM   #325
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Sorry but I couldn't bother to read all the other posts. The only thing I have ever bought from harbor freight was a clamp one time that shitted on me the first time I ever used it and media blasting material. It's been my experience, well the experience from some of my cheap ass friends that their tools aren't worth a fuck!! The clamp I bought proves it!!! As a former auto tech, the cheapest tools I will consider purchasing is Craftsman. With that said, my toolbox is filled with Snap On, Mac, and some Matco, but primarily Snap On. If I need to make things such as engine lift, motorcycle lift, etc.... I make it. Using my Miller TIG welder and Thermal Dynamics plasma cutter.
Lets see what you built with your bitchen' tools.

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Old 12-01-2012, 03:31 PM   #326
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HF lift w/o garage

I'd love to get one of these lifts, and I just received a $330 coupon (I'll check Rider, too). However, I only have a carport (no sides), and it will get wet. What do you think, will it become a rusty heap soon, or could I keep it covered & lubed...and hope to get a few good years use out of it?

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I've had my air over hydraulic (an upgrade) for about 4 years. I use it a lot, and it has held up great! I bought it with a coupon for $299, and a 20% off coupon. $240!

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Old 12-01-2012, 10:20 PM   #327
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I'd love to get one of these lifts, and I just received a $330 coupon (I'll check Rider, too). However, I only have a carport (no sides), and it will get wet. What do you think, will it become a rusty heap soon, or could I keep it covered & lubed...and hope to get a few good years use out of it?
Throw a tarp over it and keep it well lubed, it should be fine. The powder coat on it is plenty thick.

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Old 12-01-2012, 10:36 PM   #328
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I'd love to get one of these lifts, and I just received a $330 coupon (I'll check Rider, too). However, I only have a carport (no sides), and it will get wet. What do you think, will it become a rusty heap soon, or could I keep it covered & lubed...and hope to get a few good years use out of it?
When not in use , just stand it up , thats what I do. It will minimize the footprint . It will take a lifetime for it to rust sitting under roof , IMHO.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:23 PM   #329
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Been looking for this thanks for all the post it helps me a lot!


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Old 12-04-2012, 12:30 AM   #330
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Anyone use this? Might be good for front tire changes?
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