Homemade moto table lifts?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Spicy McHaggis, Mar 25, 2007.

  1. Spicy McHaggis

    Spicy McHaggis Darth Peach's cracker...

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    Just wondering if anyone has done a homemade motorcycle lift?

    I'm trying to figure out how to make a table lift using my Sears motorcycle/atv jack, that will SAFELY and SECURELY hold my moto.

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    Any thoughts? Anyone done this? I found some plans online, but figured I'd check here first...

    Thanks! :1drink

    EDIT: Added picture to give you an idea what I'm talking aboot.
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  2. scapegoat

    scapegoat Pushin forward back

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    The thought entered my mind, although a fixed height table would do the trick for me. Nuthin like tryin to squeeze my fat head under 6" of clearance to find the damn oil drain plug on my womans scoot.:lol3 be nice to have it even 2' off the ground to scoot around on one of the wheeled work chair dealybobbers.
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  3. johnjen

    johnjen I've Been Resigned

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    I have a door with 2x4's around the outside edge sitting on milk crates that are screwed together. I use a 2x6 as a ramp.

    It works well enough as a second bench.

    JJ
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  4. gsweave

    gsweave Yinz, blinkers are on, JACKWAD!

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    Looks pretty damn nice.



    Hows about a link to that site?

    I have been wanting a lift myself, The jack isn't enough anymore.
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  5. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    Friend of mine had very little space, like, the size of a one car garage, with tool shelves and crap around the perimeter. He built a coffin looking thing about knee-height, or a little bit higher, and a wooden ramp to get onto it. Im thinking ofgoing that route, too.
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  6. modre

    modre Banned

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    this is tested at 1000 lbs.
    cost was $100 + jack

    did that post?
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  7. modre

    modre Banned

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    I made it wide enough for small tractors
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  8. Cruiser

    Cruiser Long timer

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    If you could post a link to the site with the plans that be great!!

    Steve
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  9. MadMax96

    MadMax96 Stay Classy

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    For a fixed platform this is about as budget as you can get. Two 4x8' sheets of plywood and a saw.

    You'll need a ramp to get the bike up there... but it looks to do the job and doesn't take up much room when it's not in use.

    I've been meaning to build one but never got around to it. :D

    http://webusers.warwick.net/~u1002217/Bike%20Stand.htm

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  10. Spicy McHaggis

    Spicy McHaggis Darth Peach's cracker...

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    The link to the lift I posted above is HERE.
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  11. Luke

    Luke GPoET&P

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    If you're going to build this stand, change the angle on the safty catches so they have positive engagement. From the angle of the picture, it looks like the whole thing is held up by friction- not good. If the jack were removed, one good whack would collapse the whole table.:eek1

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  12. Poolside

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    +1 Good call Luke.

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    It looks good in the highest position. But you're right, the middle and low safety catch positions appear dangerous. Maybe they didn't think to just stand the small piece of angle iron up, or cut down one of the 'legs' of the 'prop piece' to make a smaller angle with the bottom rail.

    - Jim<BR><BR>
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  13. gsweave

    gsweave Yinz, blinkers are on, JACKWAD!

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    Thanks Spicy,


    Now off to order steel.
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  14. Ironrdr

    Ironrdr Pay No Attention...

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    I bought those plans, and after some study, and thought, I went and bought the H-F lift table. By the time I factored in cost of steel, time, and energy, the H-F table worked out to be a much better deal for me.

    Just my $.02

    -darrell
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  15. Cpt. Ron

    Cpt. Ron Advrider #128

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    I have one of these. I bought the plans years ago, and my buddy, Pin_It, Dad! built it. My one and only complaint is the descent rate. It's hard to modulate with the floor jack. With no other damping in the system, if you open the jack too fast, it drops fast.

    I've learned to strap the bikes securely when lowering or raising it.
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  16. Dogscout

    Dogscout Been there done that

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  17. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    That looks a nice simple lift at a great price. Question...did you get it shipped or did you pick up ? If shipped, how much was it (the web site doesn't say - it says they need to contact you for a price) ?

    Thanks.
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