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Old 01-13-2011, 08:47 AM   #1
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Home Motorcycle Lift Tables.

I am wanting to go ahead and spend the money. I am tired of laying on the garage floor or sitting on a milk Crate!

Where should I look if I am wanting to spend about 400.00 on a motorcycle lift table. Or should I just give up in the 400.00 price point?


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Old 01-13-2011, 08:49 AM   #2
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okay or crappy?


http://www.harborfreight.com/automot...ift-91764.html
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Old 01-13-2011, 09:25 AM   #3
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Check out the back of the Cycle world Dirtrider, or Motorcyclist, the 400 buck lift has been on sale for 279 all winter. Get different vice or wheelchock bolted on and your good to go!
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Old 01-13-2011, 09:35 AM   #4
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Check out the back of the Cycle world Dirtrider, or Motorcyclist, the 400 buck lift has been on sale for 279 all winter. Get different vice or wheelchock bolted on and your good to go!
Did just that a month ago, after wanting one for years. It works just fine.

There was another thread going on about this before the holidays.
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Old 01-13-2011, 04:26 PM   #5
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Not bad at all really. The wheel chock is junk but other than that its a good lift. I use this for a chock:

http://www.harborfreight.com/automot...ock-97841.html

Just bolt it to the lift table and your good to go.
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Old 01-13-2011, 04:57 PM   #6
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Not bad at all really. The wheel chock is junk but other than that its a good lift. I use this for a chock:

http://www.harborfreight.com/automot...ock-97841.html

Just bolt it to the lift table and your good to go.
Thats the exact setup I have. You can grab a coupon for the wheel chock for $39 and the table lift for $279. For right at $350 with tax, you're good to go!
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Old 01-13-2011, 05:29 PM   #7
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I have a professional lift that cost over $700 new, and the Harbor Freight unit works just as well. Previously, I used an 18" wide piece of plywood on a framework of 2x4's about 18" high, I would need some help to roll the big bikes onto it with a 2x6 ramp and strap them down, but I used it for years and then gave it to my neighbor, it works OK for free.
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Old 01-13-2011, 05:35 PM   #8
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I thought about making one! We usually have plenty of job scrap left over and I could probably do it for free or by spending a couple of bucks.

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I have a professional lift that cost over $700 new, and the Harbor Freight unit works just as well. Previously, I used an 18" wide piece of plywood on a framework of 2x4's about 18" high, I would need some help to roll the big bikes onto it with a 2x6 ramp and strap them down, but I used it for years and then gave it to my neighbor, it works OK for free.
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Old 01-13-2011, 05:36 PM   #9
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really? I have never shopped at Harbor Frieght. Tell me about the coupons?

There is a store about 10 minutes away..

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Thats the exact setup I have. You can grab a coupon for the wheel chock for $39 and the table lift for $279. For right at $350 with tax, you're good to go!
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really? I have never shopped at Harbor Frieght. Tell me about the coupons?

There is a store about 10 minutes away..

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The coupons are in the back of most car or motorcycles magazines...full page ads containing a 20% off coupon (although they restrict what you can use the coupon on) and a handful of pretty deeply discounted items which vary from month to month. The coupons are valid for several months. You can also do a google search 'Harbor Frieght Coupons' and they will pull something similar.

Key to remember when shopping Harbor Freight is never pay their retail price (their prices go up and down like the temperature...$399 this week, $499 next week, then the 20% doesn't look so good!), and don't buy anything that, if it breaks (and it just might) you'll get hurt!
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Old 01-14-2011, 01:04 AM   #11
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2 diy lifft tables download the files

http://myaccount.dropsend.com/file/6558de62636eaa19

here the link for 2 DIY lift tables plans. ether one seem to be ok design.
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Old 01-14-2011, 06:42 AM   #12
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I have some HF coupons right here. They are fairly ubiquitous. I save them with the thought I would use them eventually, but I never get there. If you need some, I have a 20% discount coupon and a free flashlight or free screwdrivers coupon.

Send me a pm if you need them.
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Old 01-14-2011, 11:57 AM   #13
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I just got the harbor freight lift table last Tuesday. Works like a champ.

Price was $399 and at checkout they asked if I had any coupons. I told the young lady I had looked all over for one but didn't find it. She sold me the lift table for $319 and added in a 2 year REPLACEMENT policy to to make up the difference. All told with tax, it was $423.00.

To me, it was a good deal. Now I don't have to lay on the floor to work on the bikes. I have 2 maxi scoots so I couldn't use a jack lift due to the belly panels on them. I have plans on replacing the front wheel clamp soon, but for now, it is holding my X9 like a champ.

Some of the reviews I read had people complaining about the rate of decent with the lowering pedal and how many pumps it takes them to raise the lift with a bike on it. I didn't find the same results and my wife can pump the table up with my fat ass on it in about 10 pumps, so they maybe need to add some hydraulic fluid to their reservoirs, just like it says in the users guide. (RTFM strikes again).

I believe that HF has one with an electric motor to run the hyd pump for $499 as well, and you can get others from $700 on up. Let your wallet be your guide too.
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Old 01-14-2011, 01:58 PM   #14
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How about this one? It's much better and with the 20% coupon in every bike mag, it's at your price point. http://www.harborfreight.com/1200-lb...ift-94813.html
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Old 01-14-2011, 08:22 PM   #15
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Here's a pic of my bike on the lift table...sorry for the less-than-Ansel-Adams-quality!
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