DIY Motorcycle Lift

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Ricardo Kuhn, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Lots of rules here: http://www.irsauctions.com/popups/b...ction=ANJFV88E38A7X68447VNMK8CGQ3QFF&id=18416

    Plus a mandatory $75 loading fee and you need a flatbed truck or trailer capable of side loading.
  2. sailah

    sailah Lampin' it

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    The rules are pretty plain english you need to remove by a certain time etc.

    The loading rule has been flexible for me at times, you just need to call and ask. I've had the same issue but wanted in the back of a truck and they said no problem.

    Their buyers premium is way cheaper than most auctions at 18%. I've bought a number of industrial tools from their auctions and always been very pleased with my purchases

    So say it goes for $300, add $30 for buyers premium, $75 loading fee and a few bucks for tax. You get a hydraulic lift that is capable of lifting a small car with the press of a button for a little more than a Harbor Freight model.

    You can look back at the completed auctions to get a sense of about what it will sell for. Sometimes it's just plain luck these auctions are sparsely attended from my experience vs bidspotter or proxibid and the other industrial auction sites.
  3. knallert

    knallert Adventurer

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    Almost the same :-)

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  4. Fortunate Son

    Fortunate Son Storehouse of useless information

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    I don't know if anyone has posted this link in this thread because I didn't feel like reading all of it.

    I found this in ADV and saved it for future consideration. Looks fairly simple.

    http://www.afabonline.com/table_lift_plans.htm
  5. lesman

    lesman Live easy, Brake Hard

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    Bought the plans years ago. I went to a steel yard to buy the steel. Steel cost then $550-600+. I bought a real nice lft for $725 delivered. My is 48" wide, drop plate and 3 ft extention for the future dream chopper when I get through with adv bikes. I love building stuff but it make absolutely no economic / time sense.
    The Afabon bike lift is very well designed lift. It would be super easy to build.




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  6. ben2go

    ben2go Moto Flunky

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    Ya have to learn to scavenge.If I had to buy everything new,I would be in a world of hurt.

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  7. HanShotFirst

    HanShotFirst Been here awhile

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    Here's the one I built


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    http://www.gixxer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=4075466

    Just like the thread says, mine cost me about $45.00 to build and it's the best thing I've ever done for working on motorcycles...my back is SOOO much happier.

    Anyhow, it's easy-peasy to make, I was done in about 30 minutes. It's very stable, I've had my ZZR-1200 up there and it didn't budge an inch.

    Later I added a Harbor Freight wheel chock just to making loading a little easier.
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  8. yankeeone

    yankeeone Been here awhile

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    HanShotFirst,

    When you put the bike up on the table, how do you get it up the ramp? One person, two, bike running?


    Thanks
  9. Nostaw

    Nostaw n00b

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    Some great designs on this thread. I have intentions of making one some day. Till then I have picked up old hospital beds. They work great, though due to the different designs some work better then others with heavy bikes.
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  10. Florida Lime

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  11. ben2go

    ben2go Moto Flunky

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    Bump for a good thread, and guys been talking about the high costs of lift tables.Maybe time to DIY.

    Also,check your links and pics in this thread.They need to be fixed.
  12. GlennR

    GlennR Playin' in the Fire

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    Good thread. Gives me a lot of ideas.

    Seems feasible to design a lift for using on trailer or pick-up bed for doubling the toy hauling capacity.
  13. kenstone

    kenstone worn out

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    I've used my lift table to load bikes and other heavy stuff into my pickup bed...much easier than a ramp :clap
    just sayin'
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  14. TheAdmiral

    TheAdmiral Long timer

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    I've seen better ways to secure the front tire but this is how I did it and haven't changed it yet. One of those wheel chocks would work really well. This isn't my design but got the plans from a forum member on here called Jaglite I think. Give him the credit. Just showing this here for another simple push on lift. It's pretty easy to push a light dirt bike type bike. The ramp I use a trifold ATV ramp just because I have it on hand.
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  15. Dusty Boots

    Dusty Boots Wanderin Saddle Tramp

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    I didn't want a typical air/hydraulic bike lift as they take up too much valuable floor space in my 20' x 30' shop, so I made a wooden one out of 5/4 x 6" that 'docks' under my workbench, freeing up valuable floor space when not in use.

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    I added some 250 lb casters to make it easier to move around to where I want and they retract before I run my bike up on it

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    I cut the 3/4" plywood top so it would fit under my one workbench.



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  16. Fullsaddlebags

    Fullsaddlebags Lost in the highways

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  17. TheAdmiral

    TheAdmiral Long timer

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    I like a couple of your idea's which I will use to upgrade my wood lift. I like your caster wheel idea and the separate walk along-side ramp.
  18. nzrian

    nzrian renegade master

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    I like it, where did you get the plans?

    Or did you copy another, I am keen to make one like this, but it easier to follow plans than an idea in my brain.
  19. Fullsaddlebags

    Fullsaddlebags Lost in the highways

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    IMG_6250.JPG I looked at one from Princess auto in canada which is the same as harbor freight .Didn't like it so I drew my own plans . All the bolt holes are sleeved with DOM 1/8 thick walled pipe. Used all 5/8 diameter bolts 2x2 square tubing 3/16 wall thickness .This has an 8000 lb ramp . no problem lifting 2000 lbs. When I don't have a bike on it I use it as a mobile table.
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  20. Motorius

    Motorius Road trippin'

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    This is a cool thread. I have limited garage space and can now see building a plywood box and putting a small tool chest under it as well!
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