Motorcycle Lift bench/table

Discussion in 'Australia' started by MymoJoe, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. MymoJoe

    MymoJoe Ride Ride Ride

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  2. R&R4adv

    R&R4adv Been here awhile

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    Seams to be ok Joe, not much difference to what i made good price
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  3. Eddieb

    Eddieb Long timer

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    A lot of those are advetised on Trade Me (local ebay variant) in NZ except in Red. I had a look at one in an auction house one day and to me it didn't look that stable so I didn't buy one. I'm happy to be proven wrong by owners however.
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  4. fayeslane

    fayeslane Rankest of amateurs

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    Had a similar unit for a few years now, cost under $500. Works fine although the wheel clamp doesn't grab as tight as I'd like so I squeeze it up with an F clamp. Had a range of bikes on it up to about 280 kgs. Makes maintenance and cleaning so much easier.

    Best advice with all tools is to buy as good as you can afford :thumb
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  5. McAdoo

    McAdoo Been here awhile

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    6 months ago I purchased an pretty well identical lifter to the example you quoted on eBay.
    It uses a hyd jack to do the lifting instead of air, but it is all good.
    Go ahead & buy with confidence.

    IIRC it cost $290 at auction + $70 freight
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  6. digga1111

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    Sport Been here awhile

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    The HF $299 unit works very well. I don't use the chock and instead use a Canyon Dancer to keep it upright and stable. Love it!
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  8. MymoJoe

    MymoJoe Ride Ride Ride

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    keep the feed back coming please.
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  9. Precis

    Precis Maladroit malcontent

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    I've had a red hydraulic version for about 8-9 years: works perfectly and has had a bike parked on it for 95% of that time and probably raised to top position for about 90% of that.
    Biggest bike on it was either a Guzzi EV or Aprilia Caponord - both around 250kg.
    As I get older, I appreciate the thing more and more!
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  10. MymoJoe

    MymoJoe Ride Ride Ride

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    Oi Precis, is yours a cheapie?

    Yeah I am trying to save my back. Big sessions in the shed see me walking out hunched over..



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  11. b0mb3r

    b0mb3r Old Git

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    u dirty old git :D
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  12. M.R.

    M.R. Been here awhile

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    Had one of these, the red one with a manual pump on it. Great item. No problem with stability even with fully kitted rally bikes on it.
    cheers
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  13. Precis

    Precis Maladroit malcontent

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    Dunno - it was a gift from the wife - she said she was tired of me looking like the lunchpack of Notre Dame....
    But I suspect it was about $200 back in the day - it's got the hydraulic pump-up lift mechanism and a pipe that slips through a pair of holes to act as a dead-rest: I never leave it raised up on the hydraulics - that would be asking for strife unneccesarily.
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  17. DustyWheels

    DustyWheels Nomadic motorcyle traveller

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    You could do what I did and make your own,

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  18. Not the Messiah

    Not the Messiah Old enough to know better, but slow learnin'

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    Hey Joe,
    I have one of the Hafco red ones with manual hydraulic jack. In terms of it's engineering quality of build, it's a bit ordinary. Very Chinese. But it's strong enough and does the job. The front wheel clamp is too deep and clashes with disc brakes, so I binned it and use a rear wheel workshop stand. At the $500 or so I reckon they're value.
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  19. johnquinnell

    johnquinnell Been here awhile

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    Just wondering about the advantage/disadvantages between the trolley jack type of lift that you move under your bike then raise it up and the ride on work tables?
    I'm looking for a lift for my dirt bikes and can't help but wonder how you are meant to remove a front or back wheel on the ride on work tables?
    I'm tending to lean more to the trolley type lift for things like wheel changes etc.
    Some good specials in the latest Repco catalogue that came in the mail today. Their trolley jack type of lift is on sale for $118. Would this be more suitable for the types of applications I've mentioned?

    John Quinnell
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  20. DustyWheels

    DustyWheels Nomadic motorcyle traveller

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    when I had my exc 300 and sxc 626, I used lever type lift stand.
    my V-strom and 950 had/have a centre stand so I use that.
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