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Old 03-08-2014, 06:58 PM   #31
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36" is total lift table height over the floor.

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Old 03-09-2014, 03:23 PM   #32
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36" is total lift table height over the floor.
Wow, now that is a lift ... inset in to the floor and all!
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Old 03-09-2014, 11:41 PM   #33
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Riding it up

In my situation, I feel that it is safer to ride up onto the lift. With my previous bike, a 750# K1600GT pushing it up the driveway and up onto the lift i was afraid of losing either balance or footing and dropping the bike. Also had to move the other bike out of the garage to have the pushing room. Riding up was a trial solution that worked well and it never felt precarious. The GS is even easier, so why not? In my opinion. The link below is for the riding up video. Sorry I could not get the video embedded.

http://s1337.photobucket.com/user/sz...b8332.mp4.html

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Old 03-10-2014, 04:01 AM   #34
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Wow, now that is a lift ... inset in to the floor and all!
Yes, and as a bonus it collects all the little things you drop in one tiny pit that you have to crawl into, while the bike is raised over you.
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Old 03-10-2014, 04:25 AM   #35
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Yes, and as a bonus it collects all the little things you drop in one tiny pit that you have to crawl into, while the bike is raised over you.
Which is one of the reasons why we never bury them in the floor.
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Old 03-10-2014, 04:29 AM   #36
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"...because the other two hit the ceiling or rolled up garage door."

Hmmm, did you find that out the same way I did? Head down, watching the bike to make sure it was stable, pumping away on the manual hydraulic lifter. I can tell you for fact that cracking windshields go bang like a 45 calibre! D'Oh.
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Old 03-10-2014, 12:16 PM   #37
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Yes, and as a bonus it collects all the little things you drop in one tiny pit that you have to crawl into, while the bike is raised over you.
Yes, yes it does
I have a long stick with a magnet.
Oddly enough, when I first set it up I dropped stuff down there all the time.
Now rarely.
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Old 03-10-2014, 12:17 PM   #38
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"...because the other two hit the ceiling or rolled up garage door."

Hmmm, did you find that out the same way I did? Head down, watching the bike to make sure it was stable, pumping away on the manual hydraulic lifter. I can tell you for fact that cracking windshields go bang like a 45 calibre! D'Oh.
Ouch! I have an up/down footbox - electric over hydraulic. I got lucky because the first bike up was the Harley and it has long antennas. They hit and reminded me.
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Old 03-10-2014, 11:41 PM   #39
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I'd for sure loose a lot of interesting parts in the pit!

I use a HF about 10 years old, still good.

I have to park a bike on it as my garage is full of bikes (oh dear me).

I either push a bike on or walk it on with the bike running and me standing on the left side slipping the clutch.

There is NO WAY I could ride a bike on this lift.

After I get the bike on the lift I put down the side stand, then I put the bike on the center stand. Then I tighten the front wheel vice. Then I strap the bike down and strap the center stand secure.

The lift is great for working on any bike.
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Old 03-11-2014, 03:25 AM   #40
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I think most of you guys are sick. Your garages look tidier than my living room before company comes. Other than Danger 4u2, i have to thank him for making me feel at least a bit normal. As for lifts i have the Princess auto one and i push my bikes on. No issues at all.
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Old 03-11-2014, 02:02 PM   #41
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I think most of you guys are sick. Your garages look tidier than my living room before company comes. Other than Danger 4u2, i have to thank him for making me feel at least a bit normal. As for lifts i have the Princess auto one and i push my bikes on. No issues at all.
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Old 03-12-2014, 02:57 AM   #42
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Old 03-12-2014, 05:18 AM   #43
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I push bikes on and off lifts all day long, and I would still never want to have to park on one every day. I just want to stop, pop the side stand and walk away. No way would I want to deal with it being there every day when I only needed the lift once every month or two.

Lifts are great for working on the bike, but if I was tight enough for space that I would have to park on it every day, I would seriously consider one of the Kendon stand-up lifts.
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Old 03-12-2014, 10:11 AM   #44
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I leave the wings on all the time and ride up..

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Old 03-12-2014, 10:20 AM   #45
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I leave the wings on all the time and ride up..

Very nice Thanks for sharing
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