MC Lift Plans - Two Sheets of Plywood

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  1. Flash412

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  2. dlearl476

    dlearl476 Two-bit Throttle Bum

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    Dude, I didn't know you were looking for it. I've had it saved on my computer since you first linked it way back when we first joined the Professor.

    Funny how the original site turned into an online sex toy company! :lol3
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  3. Flash412

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    About a month ago somebody posted in Jo Momma asking for plans. I knew I had it. I searched my archives but didn't find it. Yesterday I was looking for something else and stumbled across it on the (Linux equivalent of) my c:\data\ drive. I figgered if I posted it here, maybe someone would use it. It sure is a GREAT design. Personally, I quite like my Harbor Freight lift.
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  4. mud390

    mud390 Been here awhile

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    Any pics of this thing actually built?

    Kris
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  5. Cumminsman76

    Cumminsman76 befuddled

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  6. Flash412

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    Not in my garage. IIRC, this was a Wetleather project and a couple or three guys built one for each of them at the same time. I liked the design. But before I got around to building it, HFS started selling theirs for what I felt was a reasonable price.

    Still, someone with a couple of sheets of plywood laying around, a box of screws and some glue, could build one for just the time it takes.
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  7. Bongolia

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    How does it lift? I see no jack or similar. In fact, it isn't very clear at all.
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    Cumminsman76 befuddled

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    Here.
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  9. Flash412

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    The lift is accomplished using a simple machine called an "inclined plane." :lol3 You push the bike up a ramp and then it is on the raised workbench.
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  10. koifarm

    koifarm Twas ever thus!

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    I'm inclined to like this idea.....maybe we can ramp up the thread a bit.:D:D:D
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  11. Bongolia

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    ah, so its a ramp, not a lift then? :D :fitz
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  12. Flash412

    Flash412 Elk Biffer

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    Whadda expect outta two sheets of plywood plus some glue & screws? :ear :clap
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    Hey, I'm not fighting over it. It just says 'MC lift' in the title..
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  14. Flash412

    Flash412 Elk Biffer

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    It is a workbench with a ramp. When you push the bike up the ramp, the bike is LIFTED up off the ground to make it more comfortable and easier on which to work upon it. The project is not just a ramp. The project is a narrow work bench with fold-out areas to facilitate working on the bike while it is LIFTED up off the ground.

    To me the pictures pretty much explain it. Maybe it is a left-brain / right-brain thing? :huh :dunno

    But yeah... :clap :freaky :D :1drink
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    Note: Not my garage. Not my stand. Not my photo.
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  16. kbasa

    kbasa Roubaix! Super Moderator

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    Needs more photos, man. The instructions are nice, but dayum, they're hard to follow. Anybody have photographs of the ends of this thing? Stacking up the notched bits is hard to figure from the description in the instructions. :D
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  17. tellec

    tellec n00b

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    Kbasa's buddy (and fellow assembler) here. We got it together, but the instructions could definitely be a bit clearer, and an exploded view would help. I'll see about throwing something together - anyone handy with a CAD program that wouldn't mind translating a few (detailed, but hand-drawn) schematics into a more Saturday-ready project file?
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  18. mjydrafter

    mjydrafter evil boy for life

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    Let me know if you guys come up with anything, I can help out with making some drawings.
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  19. Commuter Boy

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    It's designed by engineers, the assembly is someone else's problem :lol3
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    Yes, usually QA to translate it into something that can actually be made.:D
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