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Old 03-25-2007, 05:31 PM   #1
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Question Homemade moto table lifts?

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.



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

Thanks!

EDIT: Added picture to give you an idea what I'm talking aboot.
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Old 03-25-2007, 05:59 PM   #2
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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. 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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Old 03-25-2007, 06:49 PM   #3
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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.

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Old 03-26-2007, 05:34 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by Spicy McHaggis
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.



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

Thanks!

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



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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Old 03-26-2007, 06:29 AM   #5
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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. be nice to have it even 2' off the ground to scoot around on one of the wheeled work chair dealybobbers.
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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Old 03-26-2007, 07:06 AM   #6
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this is tested at 1000 lbs.
cost was $100 + jack

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Old 03-26-2007, 07:15 AM   #7
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I made it wide enough for small tractors

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Old 03-27-2007, 01:38 PM   #8
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If you could post a link to the site with the plans that be great!!

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Old 03-27-2007, 02:51 PM   #9
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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.

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

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The link to the lift I posted above is HERE.
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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.
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Old 03-27-2007, 08:23 PM   #12
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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.
+1 Good call Luke.



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.

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Old 03-27-2007, 09:58 PM   #13
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The link to the lift I posted above is HERE.


Thanks Spicy,


Now off to order steel.
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Old 03-28-2007, 12:18 PM   #14
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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

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Old 03-28-2007, 03:10 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by Spicy McHaggis
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.



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

Thanks!

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

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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