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Old 04-25-2005, 03:03 PM   #1
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Best lift stand for a thumper?

I bought a Fly Racing lift stand from my local shop last week, and I just returned it today because I feel it's just too wanky. My 640 Adventure leans to the right while on it due to the flimsy nature of the centerpost.

I seem to recall seeing a few sturdy ones here and there. I think Vrago had a nice one IIRC. Vincent or any others care to give me some advice on what works for you?

This is what the one I just returned looks like:

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Old 04-25-2005, 03:07 PM   #2
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$69.99 from your local Harbor Freight Tools.
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Old 04-25-2005, 03:09 PM   #3
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$69.99 from your local Harbor Freight Tools.
how high does that thing lift, I think the craftsman one only lifts like 14", which would be barely enough to get my bike off the ground
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Old 04-25-2005, 03:18 PM   #4
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That yellow one looks exactly like the Craftsman one. I got it a few weeks ago at the store on sale for $88. It's OK. Kinda hard to hide though.
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Old 04-25-2005, 03:22 PM   #5
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Matey,

That looks like the shizz. Does it lift high enough for a 640 Adventure? I assume it does since you have one, right?

Thanks for the lead!
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Old 04-25-2005, 03:23 PM   #6
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Oops, I was wrong. There was something weird about the safety latches on the yellow one; i.e. they appear to be missing.

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Old 04-25-2005, 03:29 PM   #7
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The Craftsman looks a little beefier on closer inspection. I wonder if the Yellow one has a higher lift spec?

Check out the bottom of the frame on the Craftsmen... it seems to have an additional metal base welded on (like an I beam deal), and also the wheels on the left side of the pic are outboard, which seems like it would add stability.
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Old 04-25-2005, 03:35 PM   #8
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Check out the bottom of the frame on the Craftsmen... it seems to have an additional metal base welded on (like an I beam deal), and also the wheels on the left side of the pic are outboard, which seems like it would add stability.
Nah, it's kindof a clap-trap. But it works as long as you don't mind a little knuckle scrape along the way. The yellow one says it also latches in several places. I don't see how, though they both have a similar looking bar to activate the locking.

Didn't mean to imply that it wasn't stable. It's more like overkill. The clap-trap part is this laughable little tab on the pump, which has no purpose at all. But when you go to stow the "safety" locking arm, it's right there, ready to pinch your knuckle.

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Old 04-25-2005, 03:42 PM   #9
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I bought this one at Sam's Club last year. I think they were under $100 last time I was there.

I like it. It is light weight, but feels strong, handle pops out quickly to make storing easier, plates move for different size bikes and large safety pin works great. Once it is tied down it is very easy to get to the bike, not much getting in the way.











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You bet the HF one is tall enuf to get an LC4 Adventure off the ground.

Oh and did I mention
$69.99
They're sometimes on sale for cheaper, but I paid $69.99 and got a 3 year warranty for free cuz it wasn't on sale.

And it does indeed have the safety latches like the Craftsman, but the HF one has 5 positions while my brother's Craftsman only has 3.
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I bought this one at Sam's Club last year. I think they were under $100 last time I was there.

It's aluminum too! Dayum. Hang on the wall. I need a lift just to to stow my lift.
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Old 04-25-2005, 04:02 PM   #12
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It's aluminum too! Dayum. Hang on the wall. I need a lift just to to stow my lift.
I looked it up at samsclub.com.


CREW LINE
ALUM. MOTORCYCLE/ATV 1500 LB
Item: 709892
Price: $77.81
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Old 04-25-2005, 04:44 PM   #13
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I picked up one of these for $40.. much sturdier than the single post MX lifts..
The long arm gives good leverage to lift up heavier bikes like LC4 Adv.

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Old 04-26-2005, 02:19 PM   #14
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I looked it up at samsclub.com.


CREW LINE
ALUM. MOTORCYCLE/ATV 1500 LB
Item: 709892
Price: $77.81
Man I'm building aluminum products all day long. How the hell they make those and sell at that price. Looks nice . Must buy 100,000 of them from China.
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Old 04-26-2005, 03:09 PM   #15
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Man I'm building aluminum products all day long. How the hell they make those and sell at that price. Looks nice . Must buy 100,000 of them from China.
Last year they were $175 for the longest time, DAMHIK
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