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Old 11-01-2013, 12:42 PM   #16
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I did a lot of research on DIY lifts and found many good designs on the net, some with detailed drawings.
I have the means to build a lift, but not the free material, and ended up buying an HF lift table and have modified it to suit my needs.
This guy just extended a motorcycle jack


And here's a site with 34 different DIY lifts
http://www.homemadetools.net/site/se...le+lift&Search=
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Old 11-01-2013, 12:48 PM   #17
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DIY Lifts

Here's a link to a detailed build
http://www.customfighters.com/forums....php?p=1022434
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Old 11-01-2013, 01:16 PM   #18
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Thanks for the links, but I am looking for specific likes/dislikes of people's lifts, or lift features, not full designs. Like a "I hate this strap positioning because it's always in the way" or "Don't put the support bars too close to the front/middle/side because you will hit your knee on them" or "Don't bother trying to make that back hole to change your tire through" kinda thing.

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...ended up buying an HF lift table and have modified it to suit my needs...
Here we are getting somewhere. What did you modify on it and why?
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Old 11-01-2013, 01:46 PM   #19
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I am in for this one
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Old 11-01-2013, 06:48 PM   #20
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I'm in too. This looks interesting!
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Old 11-01-2013, 07:30 PM   #21
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Chock for Lift table

I don't have any tie down anchor points because I don't use no stinken tie downs.
I installed a Harbor Freight Chock and use a ratchet strap over the front tire.
OK, rather than taking pics of what I have, here's a vid of what I copied, after 30 seconds you'll see.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=S9szax4vSyM

OK, more like a minute and 20 seconds
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Old 11-01-2013, 07:40 PM   #22
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Simplest lift design I've seen
Down

UP with a $20 boat winch

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Old 11-01-2013, 08:27 PM   #23
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I hate my cheap wheel clamp, I'm terrified the bike is going to fall off the lift every time I unhook the straps. Just buy a good wheel clamp or chock.
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Old 11-01-2013, 08:33 PM   #24
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^ Simple and elegant... yet, what do you do when you want to put it back down? I can imagine some busted knuckles before that crank starts whizzing like mad.
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Old 11-01-2013, 10:09 PM   #25
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Simplest lift design I've seen
I love the simplicity
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Old 11-01-2013, 10:55 PM   #26
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^ Simple and elegant... yet, what do you do when you want to put it back down? I can imagine some busted knuckles before that crank starts whizzing like mad.
You can buy a winch that will crank both directions.
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Old 11-02-2013, 08:04 AM   #27
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You can buy a winch that will crank both directions.
yep, winch ratchets out too, not just free wheeling.
http://www.harborfreight.com/1000-lb...nch-65688.html
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Old 11-02-2013, 09:06 AM   #28
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great idea i need to make one now!
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Old 11-02-2013, 09:30 AM   #29
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Old 11-02-2013, 10:39 AM   #30
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I did a lot of research on DIY lifts and found many good designs on the net, some with detailed drawings.
I have the means to build a lift, but not the free material, and ended up buying an HF lift table and have modified it to suit my needs.
This guy just extended a motorcycle jack


And here's a site with 34 different DIY lifts
http://www.homemadetools.net/site/se...le+lift&Search=
Damn, that's pretty sweet. I have a jack just like that too... Wish I could buy this as an add on kit, no damn time to make something like that :(
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