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Old 04-07-2007, 08:04 PM   #46
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Has anyone ever tried recessing their lift into the garage floor? I'm thinking about sawing out the pad around the lift and re-pouring the base so the top of the lift is flush with the rest of the floor. Any downside to this?
You'd need to be very careful getting a good moisture barrier in there. Water in the hole would not be kind to one of these lifts.
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Old 04-07-2007, 09:27 PM   #47
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You'd need to be very careful getting a good moisture barrier in there. Water in the hole would not be kind to one of these lifts.

Yeah, I'm sure it's cheap-ass Chinese heritage would come through quickly in bright Orange.
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Old 04-08-2007, 04:15 AM   #48
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You'd need to be very careful getting a good moisture barrier in there. Water in the hole would not be kind to one of these lifts.
Good point, thanks.

I measured the height an I think It'll be too short if I do that anyway. I'll just keep the old Honda parked on it.

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Old 04-08-2007, 10:08 AM   #49
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Me too, and I spent $40 and bought a wayyy nicer vise off ebay.

$209.99 + tax for the lift, and $40 + tax and freight for the vise.

So, for ~ $280 , I have a kickass bike lift.

Super deal, when you think that Handy-lift will knock the hell out of a grand.

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Damn....I bought the HF manual lift, then bought the Handy vise for $99..the little side plates that come on the HF lift don't quite cut it for a GS (see below)

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Old 04-08-2007, 11:48 PM   #50
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We have a handylift (have had for about 6 years) works great.
Bought a HF because the section drops out to ease with wheel removal.
Also dumped the cheezy HF wheel vise and got a real vise from Handy
Had to realize that with the investment we have in bikes, a lift was a very
inexpensive addition to the shop. Aint regreted either one!
We did build legs for the HF to stabilize it when the bike is backed on.
Seemed to want to tip the wrong way in that situation.
Lets see 20K motorcycle 1K lift saved bike & back priceless
That and 5 bucks will get ya a cup of whatever somewhere down the road
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Old 04-09-2007, 06:02 AM   #51
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I have a handy lift for 5 years now. I bought it used. It is electric powered. I keep one of the bikes on it all the time to save space. friend of mine has the Direct Lift and is very happy with it. If you do your own service it's worth every penny.
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Old 04-15-2007, 05:46 AM   #52
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It does but it's chintzy. I am about to go out to the shop and bolt this on there.

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Stu - did you try the new wheel clamp yet ? If so how is it - will it hold the bike ?

The one that came with the lift is total shite (I know...who knew )

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Old 04-15-2007, 06:25 AM   #53
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I found this in another thread

http://www.gregsmithequipment.com/SB...t-p/ht1001.htm



For $200 it seems a very good deal.

Has anyone any experience with this lift ? Better/worse than the equivalent HF lift?

Cheers...
Was there (Delaware) Saturday. They no longer carry that model but the Pro Cycle series lifts ($545 & up) they do still carry look like they'd do the trick...and the wheel clamp seems a bit more substantial - like that on Bounty Hunter's Handy Lift.

Not yet ready to commit the space to a full lift I picked up one of these http://www.gregsmithequipment.com/Ph...uctCode=HT1007 for the KLR & KDX. Haven't tried it yet but it seems sturdier than it might look in the photos.

One could go nuts there if they were inclined to outfit a shop!
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Old 04-18-2007, 03:35 PM   #54
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Found this:

http://www.4x4times.com/article/harb...pon-codes.html



and



and finally...



Not sure if anybody has had any luck with these recently.

Anyone
Used the 20% off coupon today at my local HF store. Got the table for $262.00 including tax! Thanks, guys!
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Old 04-18-2007, 04:17 PM   #55
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Resessed Lift

I bought a used forklift ram from a hydraulic repair shop $200.00 plumbed it to a 20 gallon air tank. Hooked the tank to a air supply thru a service station lift valve $45.00. Filled the tank 1/2 full of hydraulic oil. It takes about 30psi to lift a M/C. The platform is made from 1" plate then bolted to the top of the ram.
The plate was from a scrap yard and cut to size at a welding shop using a auto torch.

You gotta wanna!



see the connection to the ram



The valve is located on the wall between the tool boxes

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Old 04-18-2007, 04:56 PM   #56
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I bought a used forklift ram from a hydrulic repair shop $200.00 plumbed it to a 20 gallon air tank. Hooked the tank to a air supply thru a service station lift valve $45.00. Filled the tank 1/2 full of hydrulic oil. It takes about 30psi to lift a M/C. The platform is made from 1" plate then bolted to the top of the ram.
The plate was from a scrap yard and cut to size at a welding shop using a auto torch.

You gotta wanna!



see the connection to the ram



The valve is located on the wall between the tool boxes

Get the F out of here That is the coolest lift ever

How is the base mounted? Do you have a safety catch to hold it in case of an air/hyd failure? Details on the plumbing?

This looks like it could be real easy to do. Does the air just pressurize the tank to make the lift work?

I may have to put one in my large garage. I have plenty of access to hyd cylinders.

Thanks for the info,
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Old 04-19-2007, 10:00 AM   #57
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Peck's lift plan

Da plan

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Old 04-20-2007, 01:24 PM   #58
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Thanks for the tip, I just ordered one
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Old 04-20-2007, 03:25 PM   #59
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I was looking at the Greg Smiths sales for this month and the Pro DT XLT is on sale for $775

http://www.gregsmithequipment.com/Pr...-tpxlt-kit.htm

Anyone have any experience with this model? That's the cheapest I've seen it for to date. I might run down to Newark and pick one up on Saturday.

Thanks,
Chris

That's the Direct Lift, made in China. The importer of those used to sell Handy lifts: he sent one of them to a company in China and said "make it cheaper." For home use they work fine but from what I've seen they don't survive long in a shop environment.
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Old 04-20-2007, 05:32 PM   #60
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Da plan

Sweet, thanks.
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