Best value lift?

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by freedomtwoup, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. freedomtwoup

    freedomtwoup freedomtwoup

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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!
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  2. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman PROUD 2B Riff Raff!

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    This is the chock I put on mine...

    http://www.harborfreight.com/motorcycle-stand-wheel-chock-97841.html

    No hoop. Just have to get it adjusted for the size tire you are using it for.
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  3. FredRydr

    FredRydr Danger: Keep Back 500 Ft.

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    I went this route due to limited garage space:

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    Fred
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  4. freedomtwoup

    freedomtwoup freedomtwoup

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    So easy!! Now I've got a 400 lb HF with a marginal chock . . SHIT!!!
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  5. freedomtwoup

    freedomtwoup freedomtwoup

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  6. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman PROUD 2B Riff Raff!

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    While it looks cool, it looks like it would be in the way for a lot of the work I have done... Not having used one I dunno for sure.

    I use a block of wood when I want to use a side stand on mine.

    Right now I have the chock off (pull 2 pins) as I had my big bike on it on the center stand. It offers a lot of flexibility.

    Mine always has a bike on it whether to store or work on so it really isn't in the way. It earns its space but ymmv...
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  7. FredRydr

    FredRydr Danger: Keep Back 500 Ft.

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    It's an amazing device, that's for sure. Everything is so accessible and stable. I haven't used the wheel supports, which raise the bike in the same manner as a table lift. The blue version is probably faster to use and appropriate for big bikes, but my red lift works great for my F800GS, R1200R, Versys and KLR650. It was safety tested to support two tons without a failure, but the 770lb maximum of the red lift is well within my needs.

    The space saving is what is the best feature for me. It can literally be hung on the wall. Otherwise, I'd have to build another bay to the garage, or banish a car to the outdoors.

    Fred
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  8. SLOco.moto

    SLOco.moto dos ruedas adicto

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    What do you have for mounts to work with the different bike models? Does the multi mount work for all? I didn't see on their site where that was clearly explained. Can you lift the bike from either side so the post isn't in the way if you are going to be working on one side more than the other ?
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  9. ONE ARMED ROB

    ONE ARMED ROB n00b

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    I saw an easy rizer at Birmingham NEC in 1999 and dreamed of one until 2012 when i bought one....NIGHTMARE!!!
    1. i couldn't find any1 who had it...even one of the people on there list who i know through racing bikes so couldn't 'try before I buy'
    2. No-one at the factory with any technical knowledge was available to talk to.
    3. There is no movement on price...even for trade purposes and taking into account it is considerably more expensive than an equal quality table
    4. They took weeks to post it
    5. Essential parts were missing on arrival
    6.it burns drills out unless you use a good quality and usually expensive drilling (technically adding to its price as it is a nuisance having to use a drill for jobs and the lift...usually meaning you will get fed up and buy another just for the lift)
    7. The wheel holders and other attachments were made to fit tightly....i assume with no thought for the powder coating to be applied during production adding to thickness, meaning that when you build the lift this gets damaged causing it to rust later and looking 'shabby' quite quickly...i also assume that this could corrode to the lift for people only using occasionally and potentially seize in place.
    8. It is very time consuming to change attachments if used in a workshop environment on various bikes and if extreme care isn't taken you could easily damage bike to be lifted.
    9. Extreme force was needed to remove wheel holders causing further damage
    10. Company accepted return, accused me of keeping the parts that were missing, as well as damaging it (i could not use it without taking the coating off it as there wasn't any tolerance)
    11. The boss was then aggressive and intimidating when i asked for a refund.
    12. No refund was given, yet they kept the product I paid for!!!!
    If/when I get chance i will try and get hold of one and put a video on YouTube with the things they don't want you to see

    In my opinion BEST AVOIDED
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