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Old 06-20-2013, 08:39 AM   #1
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Cheap lift table @ Pep Boys

It seems that there's an alternative to the ubiquitous Harbor Freight hydraulic lift. sold by Pep Boys, the "Big Red Motorcycle Jack"

http://www.pepboys.com/product/detai...03/?quantity=1

It's narrower than the HF lift, slightly shorter, lifts slightly higher at full extension, and lifts more or less "straight up" rather than in a small backwards arc. This last was the selling point for me; I have an 8x8 shed, and the HF lift would fit when lowered, but stick out the door when raised.

I've replaced the (useless) front wheel chock with a HF locking front wheel chock, which pretty much everyone does with the HF lift, too.

Last but not least, it's also about $100 cheaper, if that's even possible, at $239 and they'll ship it to your door for next to nothing.

It's not the world's greatest lift or most stable, but I had my BMW R1100RT on it without any problems at all. For someone looking for an investment grade, lifetime piece of equipment, this isn't it; it is what it is, but anyone who does their own wrenching should think about it.



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Old 06-20-2013, 09:08 AM   #2
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Interesting, there is a Pep boys not far from me that offers a pickup in store (i.e. ship to store) option. Does it raise and lower with hydraulics or a screw mechanism? There is no information on the pep-boys website, so I must ask - how much does it weight? A photo of your bike on the lift would be very useful.
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Old 06-20-2013, 09:18 AM   #3
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yeah, some measurements photos etc would be helpful

I have a Pep Boys about 15 miles from me.
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Old 06-20-2013, 10:55 AM   #4
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I found this by googling the part number:

http://torintools.en.made-in-china.c...TRE64007-.html
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Old 06-20-2013, 10:57 AM   #5
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Old 06-20-2013, 02:26 PM   #6
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no tie offs for safety straps? It's all on the chock? Does that feel okay?
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Old 06-20-2013, 02:48 PM   #7
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Looks like eye-bolts for tie down straps on the rear of the base.
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Old 06-20-2013, 04:23 PM   #9
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Specs say it has a 1.6 ft wide and 4.4 ft long table. That seems awful small. The wheelbase on my bikes is more than that.
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The wheel base on a R1100RT is ~ 58" and my airhead is ~ 63". So, the specifications may not be accurate. Hmm.
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Old 06-22-2013, 04:43 AM   #11
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The wheel base on a R1100RT is ~ 58" and my airhead is ~ 63". So, the specifications may not be accurate. Hmm.
About 1/3 of the table length is the rear ramp panel, so overall length is about 7 feet. Width is slightly misleading as well, as the base extends laterally beyond the table edge.

Re: questions above, it's hydraulic and uses a foot pump. There are four tie down points, although I only used them for raising/lowering and relied on center stand and chock while working on the bike.

Will try to take photos today.
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Old 06-22-2013, 04:47 AM   #12
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Re: ship to store, I chose to get delivery service (which was pretty cheap) because I don't have access to a truck. If you have a truck and a couple of strong friends , no problem. But it's not a 1 man job.
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Old 06-22-2013, 06:20 AM   #13
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Interesting. How much does this weigh?

I've often considered a lift, but I just can't give up the floor space in the garage. This one looks like it may be possible to move & stand up against a wall when not in use. Is that feasible?
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Old 06-22-2013, 06:47 AM   #14
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Sounds pretty nice, and reasonable, would like to hear from some people that has and used for a while.
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Old 06-22-2013, 06:59 AM   #15
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It's maybe 150 lbs or so? Not enough to pick it up singlehanded, but it has wheels so you can roll it around, and it wouldn't be hard to tilt against the wall along its long axis.

I've had it for 3 months and have lifted my project Duc ST and BMW R1100RT on it, so not so bad.
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