GSA high lift jack for the sleeping bike

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by SocalRob, Oct 28, 2008.

  1. gsjam

    gsjam Been here awhile

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    Just a thought from down under what if the jack is packed under the bike:eek1 and by the way where can i purchase one:D
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  2. gsjam

    gsjam Been here awhile

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    Come on guys :clap It looks a lot lighter than a kangeroo jack are they still available and where
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  3. Visian

    Visian Look out!

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    looks like they took your advice and have upgraded.

    [​IMG]

    great find, btw... i have been thinking of adding a come-along to my gear for this reason, and to get unstuck.

    with the "rope trick" accessory, this thing does both!

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  4. nevermind

    nevermind sLOW Rider

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    I told my bike Chuck Norris would be by to lift it up and in fear, it stood up all by itself.
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  5. Dulsprtrider

    Dulsprtrider Been here awhile

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    I guess it's an advantage to be 6'4" 240 in some cases....heave ho!
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  6. dfhepner

    dfhepner Been here awhile

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    http://www.snowbuddy.com/ You will need to call [SIZE=+1]1-888-766-9116 and tell them that you want the unit to pick up your bike. They will sell you the lighter unit which is less.

    I bought one a few weeks ago so I think that they are still around.
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  7. Sergiok

    Sergiok Underwater Basketweaver

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    This is pretty cool... especially for a short guy like myself. :D
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  8. azgsa

    azgsa Apathetic

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    Vendors???
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  9. jrozar

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    +1...A mechanical advantage is always better than an injury! especially if you are out alone!

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  10. ghostrider1964

    ghostrider1964 Edumacated Red Neck

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    I have used a rachet strap and a motorcycle tie down strap to get big beasts up if close to tie off points...would not work in the desert:lol3
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  11. Sleepy John

    Sleepy John Grumpy Adventurer

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    I'd like to pick up your wife! :evil
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  12. OurBC

    OurBC Live to Travel

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    I'll definitely pick up one of these. After parking too close to the pavement to take a picture over it went. There was no way I could pick it
    up. Thankfully I had another rider with me.

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  13. tallguy-09

    tallguy-09 Smile 4 Miles

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    Make it a factory option (Gravity Eliminator), however not sure if this would be a seller :-)
    Definitely Downsizing
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  14. HaChayalBoded

    HaChayalBoded Brooklyn Bored

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    One of these costs a little more than 10% of that contraption and you don't need to cobble it together. Strong enough to lift a GSA off the ground.

    Cut it down to make it easier to pack. It does not need to lift the bike completely vertical, just past the point of no return and you can take over from there.

    It's called a ratcheting cargo bar. You can pick one up at most auto parts stores, harbor freight, home depot, lowes, e.t.c.

    Stay away from the model by Highland, it's made cheaply.

    http://www.harborfreight.com/ratcheting-cargo-bar-96811.html
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  15. Coachgeo

    Coachgeo Diesel Adventurer

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    this thread keeps getting more and more innovative
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  16. orgo

    orgo Been here awhile

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    That would be a tough lift. I've been in situations with a bike over on the downhill side and it's impossible to get low enough to get any leverage and if it's loose gravel your feet just slide
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  17. SocalRob

    SocalRob Long timer

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    May add a couple of scratches, but in this case I would spin the bike around so wheels are downhill, take off the top case, luggage bag, and side case on the "up" side of the bike, and there is a good chance you can dead lift it.

    I normally can pick the bike up, but a few times not. Not sure why the difference. I probably is easier if the gas tank is not full.:lol3
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  18. SocalRob

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    Not sure if you cut it down enough to fit in a case that it would lift the bike enough. Be nice to see somebody try.
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  19. bonox

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  20. lhendrik

    lhendrik Truffle Rustler

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    Anyone know if the motorcycle light version is still available from Snow Buddy?
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