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Old 11-23-2012, 09:04 PM   #16
fire carl
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love mine, i have the air /hyd model and wont spend money again on the air portion, only problem i had with the lift is after about 3 months the hyd ram and would not extend after pumping on it for 5-8 times, with investigation i found that the rubber plug on the top of the hyd unit had swelled and created a vacume inside the cylinder preventing the lift from raising, solution was to drill a vent hole in the rubber plug and has been trouble free fro 2 years now.
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Old 11-23-2012, 09:42 PM   #17
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I like everyone else always bitched and moaned when lying on a cold, damp shop floor working on our treasures. I said enough was enough and bought one. It is by far the best tool you will ever buy for the bike. I also put 2 of these on the sides near where the u-bolt tiedowns are. http://www.boatbuckle.com/transom/pr...transom_g2.htm

They are spring loaded so they auto-retrac. One handed operation and a tight ratchet, sweet!! I attached the set that are rated at 2500lbs, 1" wide x 50" long. So, no more trying to attach a tiedown one handed and having it come loose then trying to get it tight by pulling at unsafe angles with all my weight. When not in use they are rolled up and out of the way.
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Old 11-24-2012, 05:35 AM   #18
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My buddy just bought one of these, I am not really a great fan of Harbor Freight but I was surprised how nice it was. He also bought it for $299.00 and the warrantee with it.

Best part is his garage is full so it had to go to my shop. If he ever makes room at home I would go right out and buy one.
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Old 11-26-2012, 04:16 AM   #19
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Yep...

Been there, got that...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=457623

This question comes up from time to time... Search is your friend...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...highlight=lift

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...highlight=lift

Mine has been solid. Well worth the investment for me...

I line the mods I have made. It is very versitile.
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:17 AM   #20
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It also works great for wheel balancing...

...with my Marc Parnes balancer. No more working stooped over or fiddling with jack stands like I used to do:



Since this shot was taken, I bought a 4-foot-long, 1/2" steel rod (same size as the one in the balancer) at Lowe's for about $5. The one that came with the Parnes balancer was at the very edge of being too short. I cut it to about 2' long and now have plenty of hangover.
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:33 AM   #21
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Sweet...I think I'm going to pull the trigger this week...
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