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« on: November 09, 2017, 10:01:28 PM »
Iím thinking about pulling the trigger on this. I can get it locally, no shipping and tax included.

https://www.apluslift.com/products/new-apluslift-mt1500x-1500lb-air-op-motorcycle-lift-table-with-side-extension


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Re: Lift table
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2017, 02:59:11 AM »
I've got the exact same one with a different brand sticker on the side. I like it and have used it for a few years now but when it arrived the piston  in the air cylinder was stuck, some oil and working the cylinder manually freed it up. Recently one of the bearings split in half with a loud bang. Chinese, you get what you pay for. 3 times as good as a Harbor freight lift and half as good as a Handy.
But what do I know? I drive a school bus.

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« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2017, 05:41:19 AM »
Looks like a quality product.

 One of the things I like about my lift is that it's long enough to park the bike on without having to use the wheel vise. Takes up no more garage space really than the bike itself...
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« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2017, 05:59:00 AM »
I have had this one (looks to be the same as the one you posted) for about 7 years...knock on wood, I have had no problem(s).  Sure makes working on, maintenance on, cleaning on....enjoyable.
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Re: Lift table
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2017, 06:08:46 AM »
This company is about 1hr from me, however they do have free shipping. Reasonably priced lift table package.

https://www.nhproequip.com/pro-1200-motorcycle-air-lift
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Re: Lift table
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2017, 06:29:02 AM »
This company is about 1hr from me, however they do have free shipping. Reasonably priced lift table package.

https://www.nhproequip.com/pro-1200-motorcycle-air-lift

That's the lift I have. Love having the longer on-ramp than most other's I've seen. Sees a lot of use with no complaints. Clark was a great guy to work with, too.
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Re: Lift table
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2017, 06:45:12 AM »
Like others, I have the same table with a different name on it.

Works great and lifts a bagger with no issues.

Only thing to address on them is making sure you have good air for it.   Water separator is a must and an oiler would be money well spent. 

One complaint I have is that the bolts than came with it are crap.  You might want to have a look at what comes with it and perhaps buy a box from the hardware store to replace them with.  And keep the short bus riders away from the ramp when its up in the air. 


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Re: Lift table
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2017, 07:03:31 AM »
I have the same, different name. They work well and have not had any issues with it since I bought it in 2012.

Just me, but as a safety precaution, I always position a lift where I can back up a pickup truck bed to it. Just in case you ever get one stuck in the up position and a bike is on it.
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Re: Lift table
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2017, 08:15:09 AM »
 

Just me, but as a safety precaution, I always position a lift where I can back up a pickup truck bed to it. Just in case you ever get one stuck in the up position and a bike is on it.

Good point. Never thought of that.
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« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2017, 09:42:10 AM »
 

Just me, but as a safety precaution, I always position a lift where I can back up a pickup truck bed to it. Just in case you ever get one stuck in the up position and a bike is on it.

Good point. Never thought of that.

Will it clear the garage door in the back of the truck?
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Re: Lift table
« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2017, 09:49:52 AM »
 

Just me, but as a safety precaution, I always position a lift where I can back up a pickup truck bed to it. Just in case you ever get one stuck in the up position and a bike is on it.

Good point. Never thought of that.

Will it clear the garage door in the back of the truck?


It does in my shop.

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« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2017, 10:04:50 AM »
I was just thinking that with my luck, I would do it, won't clear the door, now my bike and truck are stranded in the garage. I try to think ahead, but it doesn't always work...
I would try and find a way to jack the lift down if it got stuck up.
Or, just tip it over, unstrap the bike, and pick it up. What could go wrong?
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Re: Lift table
« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2017, 10:27:02 AM »

Or, just tip it over, unstrap the bike, and pick it up. What could go wrong?

Reminds me of the time I came into the garage to find my ultra on the lift table, but tipped over and leaning against the garage wall. Fun times.
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« Reply #13 on: November 10, 2017, 12:13:06 PM »

Or, just tip it over, unstrap the bike, and pick it up. What could go wrong?

Reminds me of the time I came into the garage to find my ultra on the lift table, but tipped over and leaning against the garage wall. Fun times.
Mine didn't get as far as the wall.

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Re: Lift table
« Reply #14 on: November 10, 2017, 12:22:59 PM »
I have an American made Handy Lift thatís worked trouble free for 20 + years.

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Re: Lift table
« Reply #15 on: November 10, 2017, 01:12:20 PM »
I purchased one similar, with side extensions, a couple of years ago, and it was a game changer.  No more lying on the concrete or kneeling on the floor to work...   AWESOME. Squeeze the trigger and never look back.

I also use it work on the John Deere garden tractors, and pretty much anything else I want.....  it becomes a great work space when there isn't a bike on it, as my workbenches seem to fill up fast.   

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« Reply #16 on: November 10, 2017, 03:26:59 PM »
Makes a good bar during gatherings as well. Love my Handy.
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Re: Lift table
« Reply #17 on: November 10, 2017, 03:44:13 PM »
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it becomes a great work space when there isn't a bike on it

 :agree:   there's a lawn mower on my lift waiting a new rope pull start   :crook:

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Re: Lift table
« Reply #18 on: November 10, 2017, 07:12:29 PM »
I have a Handy here in Ak.  Snow caved the roof in a few years ago and my 84FLH was the highest thing in the shop.  Blew the forks seals out and bent the rear shock mounts along with destroying the fiberglass.  Had to straiten the back of the table a bit and reinforced it with some aluminum but still works fine to this day.  Quality American made product.  At my Az home I scored a used lift like the OP showed in his pic.  I had my Rhino SXS on it to change out the rear tires.  Jacked it up and put a block under the skid plate in the rear.  All the sudden the rear started settling down and I'm going what the hell.  It was like slow motion as the rear of the table just bent down.  Chinese piece of crap.  Well I run 1/4"x2" flat bar down the sides and welded it and put some diamond plate on top of the table in the rear area.  Stout now though had to epoxy some holes in the air cylinder that had rusted through.  Get what you pay for.  My brother bought a HF lift and thought he had done good.  Found his FXR laying on its side one morning.   :angry:

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Re: Lift table
« Reply #19 on: November 10, 2017, 07:29:49 PM »
Another  :up: for Handy.
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Re: Lift table
« Reply #20 on: November 10, 2017, 07:42:45 PM »
Nobody ever questions whether they should buy a Handy lift, or questions if they are worth the money.
Every other lift available has been questioned here. And every one of them has had at least one issue and detractor.
Not the Handy.
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« Reply #21 on: November 10, 2017, 08:41:57 PM »
Nobody ever questions whether they should buy a Handy lift, or questions if they are worth the money.
Every other lift available has been questioned here. And every one of them has had at least one issue and detractor.
Not the Handy.
Just sayin'.

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Re: Lift table
« Reply #22 on: November 10, 2017, 09:19:55 PM »
Besides my lift the dental stool is just as important. Set the lift on two notch's on the lock bar perfect height.
Can't do it all sitting down but a lot you can. I wouldn't do without a lift. The added sides are a big plus to.
Set aside another $100 for the small scissor jack a must have also. A lift is a good investment. And what a back saver, from working on a bike jack.
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« Reply #23 on: November 12, 2017, 11:03:01 AM »
Nobody ever questions whether they should buy a Handy lift, or questions if they are worth the money.
Every other lift available has been questioned here. And every one of them has had at least one issue and detractor.
Not the Handy.
Just sayin'.

Who's got the best deal on a Handy???

Try the usual suspects, eBay, Craigslist, etc. I and friends have found decent deals on used ones over the years. Put the word out, my neighbor had one he sold to me for a good price. Talk to your local Indy, they might have a line on one, or could order a new one with a discount possibly. Maybe call Phil. The local dealer sold a couple used ones for good prices. Found out through a coworker.
The problem with shipping, is that they normally require a loading dock to ship, Handy doesn't shop to residences, or shops with no dock or at least a fork lift.
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« Reply #24 on: November 12, 2017, 01:08:25 PM »
Nobody ever questions whether they should buy a Handy lift, or questions if they are worth the money.
Every other lift available has been questioned here. And every one of them has had at least one issue and detractor.
Not the Handy.
Just sayin'.

Who's got the best deal on a Handy???

Try the usual suspects, eBay, Craigslist, etc. I and friends have found decent deals on used ones over the years. Put the word out, my neighbor had one he sold to me for a good price. Talk to your local Indy, they might have a line on one, or could order a new one with a discount possibly. Maybe call Phil. The local dealer sold a couple used ones for good prices. Found out through a coworker.
The problem with shipping, is that they normally require a loading dock to ship, Handy doesn't shop to residences, or shops with no dock or at least a fork lift.

Yep, I put the word out a while back in a few places, 'just have to keep at it I guess...

when buying from an individual, shipping / distance to me (FL Panhandle) can turn a good (used) deal into costing near new (with "free" shipping)...

loading dock / last mile,,, no problem...

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Re: Lift table
« Reply #25 on: November 13, 2017, 03:36:39 AM »
I have a Handy lift and a RedLine twin cylinder for UTVs. Both are good. But I like that the RedLine goes 40" up as to were the Handy only goes 30.
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« Reply #26 on: November 13, 2017, 01:41:50 PM »
I have the Complete Hydraulics one myself, have had it for about 14 years or so. No problems except for the pedal,
I would recommend putting some anti slip tape on the ramp. It will keep the wheel from slipping when putting the bike up on the lift. i bought it a Home Depot in a 4 in x 15 ft roll, lots let on the roll, replace it once in a great while.


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« Reply #27 on: November 13, 2017, 02:19:51 PM »
FWIW.....

I was all set to buy a Handy lift. I then saw the K&L MC625R...

At the time, I bought it (about 3 years ago), the K&L beat the Handy in several areas..

K&L= 1750lbs v Handy= 1200lbs

K&L= 40" lift v Handy= 35" lift

K&L had two hydraulic rams v Handy had one

K&L scissor mechanism steel wheels, rolled on a steel frame v Handy steel wheels, rolled on your shop floor - that was important because I spent some time/money on a good epoxy floor covering. I didn't want it worn out/through..

And lastly, I got the K&L lift (MC625R), K&L deluxe wheel clamp (MC10R), side extensions, retractable wheels, nose wheel, and shipping for right at $2K. That was a better price than Handy at the time, by several hundred dollars..

I haven't had any regrets or any issues with the K&L.....


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« Reply #28 on: November 13, 2017, 03:00:03 PM »
Add me to the Handy lift owners- I bought mine straight from Handy many years ago,

I think I paid around 900 for it

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« Reply #29 on: November 13, 2017, 05:23:08 PM »
I had a Handy years ago, I had to sell it when I closed my shop. When I bought my Direct Lift a few years ago it was under $800 with a wheel clamp, side extensions and drop tail. Plus it was available locally so no freight.

I shopped around for a Handy and a comparable lift was $1,500 plus freight, so about 2 times the price. I would have rather bought the Handy, but not at 2 times the price. I have had my Direct Lift for about ten years and use it fairly often. I can not complain! Plus I was in a HD shop about the time I was shopping for a lift and they had about 10 Direct Lifts in the shop. I asked the service manager about them and he said they did not have any issues with them.

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« Reply #30 on: November 13, 2017, 05:34:57 PM »
What is everyone using to lift the bike to change tires?

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« Reply #31 on: November 13, 2017, 05:39:12 PM »
What is everyone using to lift the bike to change tires?

I use my table lift which has the rear drop plate and put the scissor jack under the bike to change the rear tire. For the front tire, I use my floor jack.
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« Reply #32 on: November 13, 2017, 06:42:01 PM »
I had a Handy years ago, I had to sell it when I closed my shop. When I bought my Direct Lift a few years ago it was under $800 with a wheel clamp, side extensions and drop tail. Plus it was available locally so no freight.

I shopped around for a Handy and a comparable lift was $1,500 plus freight, so about 2 times the price. I would have rather bought the Handy, but not at 2 times the price. I have had my Direct Lift for about ten years and use it fairly often. I can not complain! Plus I was in a HD shop about the time I was shopping for a lift and they had about 10 Direct Lifts in the shop. I asked the service manager about them and he said they did not have any issues with them.

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 That's the exact lift I have, and like you it was local.... no freight. The company even gave a cash discount. It's very sturdy with my Limited on it. If I had one wish it would be for the lowest locking position to be just a little lower.

 

 
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« Reply #33 on: November 14, 2017, 06:29:37 AM »
Ditto on this......I use my table lift which has the rear drop plate and put the scissor jack under the bike to change the rear tire. For the front tire, I use my floor jack.

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« Reply #34 on: November 14, 2017, 05:10:04 PM »
Nobody ever questions whether they should buy a Handy lift, or questions if they are worth the money.
Every other lift available has been questioned here. And every one of them has had at least one issue and detractor.
Not the Handy.
Just sayin'.

Who's got the best deal on a Handy???

I bought my Handy BOB here last year, only thing I wanna do is have the ramps and side extensions sprayed with bed-liner for traction
 They were about 2 hours from home so I picked it up. really nice people,

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« Reply #35 on: November 22, 2017, 12:07:25 AM »
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it becomes a great work space when there isn't a bike on it

 :agree:   there's a lawn mower on my lift waiting a new rope pull start   :crook:

got it fixed today   :hyst:

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« Reply #36 on: November 22, 2017, 06:29:32 AM »
Iíd have to check but I think my direct lift is about 11-12 years old now. Previously I had put my shovel together from the frame up on a bike jack and swore never again.  I did not know what I had been missing.

Itís no Handy but I donít make my living wrenching scoots either.  No problem so far.
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« Reply #37 on: November 22, 2017, 06:38:37 AM »
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it becomes a great work space when there isn't a bike on it

 :agree:   there's a lawn mower on my lift waiting a new rope pull start   :crook:

got it fixed today   :hyst:

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That's quite a "selection" on the far wall.....does the lawnmower start? :wink:

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« Reply #38 on: November 22, 2017, 07:13:17 AM »
Iíd have to check but I think my direct lift is about 11-12 years old now. Previously I had put my shovel together from the frame up on a bike jack and swore never again.  I did not know what I had been missing.

Itís no Handy but I donít make my living wrenching scoots either.  No problem so far.

You're not kidding about the bike jack. I've done two sets of cams on a jack, this after working on my table for years, and swore never again.
Guess what I'm doing next month? Yup, cams on a bike jack at a good friends house. I'm lucky to have good friends, so a minor sacrifice, but not looking forward to it.
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« Reply #39 on: November 22, 2017, 07:46:51 AM »
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« Reply #40 on: November 22, 2017, 07:47:08 AM »
I fell into a deal on a Snap-On lift, Hydraulic over electric, it is a top quality lift. That lift looks to be a fair price but as said you get what you pay for and the way I look at whats holding my bike 3' in the air is what do I value my bike at. I am not a fan of the very low dollar lift as jacking it up manually, the bike will shake like a dog shitting peach seeds :hyst:

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« Reply #41 on: November 22, 2017, 07:52:02 AM »
Whichever one you get, your knees will thank you.

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« Reply #42 on: November 22, 2017, 09:58:58 AM »
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« Reply #43 on: November 22, 2017, 11:47:09 AM »
That's pretty slick. Looks like it was made to be there.
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« Reply #44 on: November 22, 2017, 01:10:11 PM »
    The one thing that does get my goat is that when you drop something, guess where it goes! I build a couple of little rails that clip on the sides to keep stuff from rolling off, But sure as shit, its like a black hole & attracts almost anything that hits the floor. I'm kind of contemplating some sort of curtain, maybe?
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« Reply #45 on: November 22, 2017, 01:26:49 PM »

That's quite a "selection" on the far wall.....does the lawnmower start? :wink:

yes, unfortunately   :emsad:

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« Reply #46 on: November 22, 2017, 02:20:21 PM »

That's quite a "selection" on the far wall.....does the lawnmower start? :wink:

yes, unfortunately   :emsad:

Well.....maybe some paint touch ups on the mower or a polishing would keep you in there a little longer? :hyst:

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« Reply #47 on: November 22, 2017, 03:58:39 PM »
Hoss get yourself one of those Sears mechanics stools on wheels, it'll make your life a lot easier.


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« Reply #48 on: November 22, 2017, 05:57:22 PM »
Good answer. I've got a stool, I'll have to remember to bring it over.
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« Reply #49 on: November 22, 2017, 06:00:08 PM »
    The one thing that does get my goat is that when you drop something, guess where it goes! I build a couple of little rails that clip on the sides to keep stuff from rolling off, But sure as shit, its like a black hole & attracts almost anything that hits the floor. I'm kind of contemplating some sort of curtain, maybe?

At least you know where to look most of the time. My stuff goes from one of the floor to the other. Somewhere in my garage is a tranny drain plug (how the hell do you lose that?) and a good little Allen socket. I'll be damned if I can find them.
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« Reply #50 on: November 26, 2017, 04:57:17 PM »
Reason #317 for buying a lift...

 You can slide out one of the cross poles & use it to get the comp off   :up: :up:

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« Reply #51 on: November 28, 2017, 12:30:08 AM »
Can I tell you guys a funny story. It's a bit long-winded but bear with me!

I read this thread last week and couldn't help but be impressed with the images of the Handy lift that some of you had posted. I started to google them and even watched a few YouTube videos, including one that was filmed in the factory in Iowa. I was really taken with the quality and workmanship in them and the fact that they are obviously built to last for years. I am very fond of good quality gear and always try and buy the best quality that I can realistically afford.

Being in Australia I just knew that Handy lifts would be very thin on the ground here and the price of a new one shipped to my home would likely be well out of reach.

Last Friday I went to a local goods and chattels auction to bid on an old car trailer that I had my eye on. Anyway, the bidding went way higher than I was prepared to pay, so I let it go. I was planning on heading off straight away but then realised I didn't need to be anywhere else, so I hung around to watch the auction for a little while.

About a dozen lots later the auctioneer says, "Okay buyers we'll move on to the next one and here we have the Handy ATV lift."

I was trying to see where it was but couldn't see it. All I could see was what looked like a sheet of form ply sitting on top of something on a timber pallet. Obviously it didn't look appealing to anyone there and it was passed in with no bids. The buyers and auctioneer moved on and I stayed right there to check this thing out.

Sure enough it was a genuine Handy SAM 1000lb lift and came with the two side extensions, the ramp, the moving dolly and all. The previous owner had fixed a sheet of form ply on top of it to protect the surface and probably make it a little more grippy. It had been kept in great condition.

Some quick negotiations with the auction people saw me heading out with it loaded onto my truck for a total cost of 400 bucks.

Sometimes things just seem to have an uncanny knack of falling into place. I reckon Ol' Samuel might have been watching over me and whispered quietly in my ear, "don't rush off son, there's something here with my name on it that you'll be needing."

RIP Samuel, Grumpy, Bubbie et al.

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« Reply #52 on: November 28, 2017, 12:39:24 AM »
well done   :up:     :SM:

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« Reply #53 on: November 28, 2017, 05:15:53 AM »
Sweet deal! Congrats.
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« Reply #54 on: November 30, 2017, 01:37:16 PM »
Iíd have to check but I think my direct lift is about 11-12 years old now. Previously I had put my shovel together from the frame up on a bike jack and swore never again.  I did not know what I had been missing.

Itís no Handy but I donít make my living wrenching scoots either.  No problem so far.

You're not kidding about the bike jack. I've done two sets of cams on a jack, this after working on my table for years, and swore never again.
Guess what I'm doing next month? Yup, cams on a bike jack at a good friends house. I'm lucky to have good friends, so a minor sacrifice, but not looking forward to it.

I did cams on my 06 with a jack and they would have to be really good friends before I tortured myself doing another set on a jack.  My lift paid for itself when I had to replace my main drive gear this year.

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« Reply #55 on: November 30, 2017, 02:55:51 PM »
The more I think about it, I may just load my table up and bring it over.
Or get the bike to my garage, and keep the wife's car outside in the snow.
Maybe not. Looks like I'm loading the table up.
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« Reply #56 on: November 30, 2017, 05:46:08 PM »
Russ, I'd say that was a score...very well done. Thats how it happens. When you are not expecting it things turn up.  Cool :up:
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« Reply #57 on: December 01, 2017, 12:12:58 PM »
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 :agree:   there's a lawn mower on my lift waiting a new rope pull start   :crook:

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« Reply #58 on: December 02, 2017, 05:12:01 AM »
Yep, I have the same lift as well but with a different sticker on it. That lift has made me some money so I am happy with it. I think that I will be buying another one soon.
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« Reply #59 on: December 03, 2017, 04:17:29 PM »
So I pulled the trigger, went and picked it up. It seems like it will do the job. Looks like the only thing I might have to do is reinforce the left side extension. I have to park on it daily and thereís a bit of flex in the side extension. Also add some non slip grip tape or maybe rhino line the ramp and side extensions for grip, I donít want to go siding off the dang thing.

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« Reply #60 on: December 03, 2017, 04:20:30 PM »
Hereís a couple more

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Re: Lift table
« Reply #61 on: December 03, 2017, 05:00:03 PM »
Pro Cycle Direct Lift from Greg Smith. This pic shows what a cheap bastard I am using 2X10s for side extensions. I ran 3/4" pipe through the holes in the frame to support them.  Stair tread tape on the ramp is a must. I can get a Polaris 500 ATV on the 2x10s. 2X12s would've been better.



Without the side lumber (I just couldn't bring myself to say side wood).







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« Reply #62 on: December 03, 2017, 05:02:24 PM »
Looks like your getting your moneys worth   :SM:

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« Reply #63 on: December 03, 2017, 05:07:12 PM »
Looks like your getting your moneys worth   :SM:

 It handles the shovel fine. I have to make sure the air compressor is all the way up for the 12 Ultra.
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« Reply #64 on: December 03, 2017, 05:23:34 PM »
My little porter cable pancake compressor seems to have plenty of pressure for mine. My foot peddle takes some getting used to.

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« Reply #65 on: December 03, 2017, 05:30:30 PM »
Hereís a couple more

 Interesting about the side extensions flex. My Direct Lift (like the one above) has 3 cross poles to prevent that. I'm too lazy to put in all 3, and I also park on mine daily... no issues so far. I think you'll be fine.
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« Reply #66 on: December 03, 2017, 05:32:37 PM »
Pro Cycle Direct Lift from Greg Smith. This pic shows what a cheap bastard I am using 2X10s for side extensions. I ran 3/4" pipe through the holes in the frame to support them.  Stair tread tape on the ramp is a must. I can get a Polaris 500 ATV on the 2x10s. 2X12s would've been better.



Without the side lumber (I just couldn't bring myself to say side wood).




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« Reply #67 on: December 03, 2017, 06:23:07 PM »
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This pic shows what a cheap bastard I am using 2X10s for side extensions.

no that's smart   :up:    :SM:

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« Reply #68 on: December 04, 2017, 05:23:06 AM »
I bought my first Handy when i lived in Ohio.  There was a distriubutor a little mote than any hour from my house so i went and picked it up there. I have another  one now and a direct lift.  I have a line on 3 more Handy lifts from a shop that is closing, when I get them I'll ditch the direct
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« Reply #69 on: December 04, 2017, 03:02:08 PM »
Just ordered a lift through work .now waiting for it to come in. Got a Forward lift coming in the drop tail one

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« Reply #70 on: December 04, 2017, 03:31:59 PM »
Let us know how you like it. How much did it cost, if I might ask. Their site doesn't have pricing.
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« Reply #71 on: December 04, 2017, 03:58:20 PM »
So I pulled the trigger, went and picked it up. It seems like it will do the job. Looks like the only thing I might have to do is reinforce the left side extension. I have to park on it daily and thereís a bit of flex in the side extension. Also add some non slip grip tape or maybe rhino line the ramp and side extensions for grip, I donít want to go siding off the dang thing.

Nice! That looks just like my Pro 1200, right down to the crate it was packed in which I see in the background.
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« Reply #72 on: December 04, 2017, 04:16:01 PM »
With tax 1300 Napa had them for 2400 list but on sale for right under 1100

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« Reply #73 on: December 05, 2017, 12:09:44 PM »
Reason #317 for buying a lift...

 You can slide out one of the cross poles & use it to get the comp off   :up: :up:

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I just put a wrench on the Compensator hex, then use my 1/2 impact on em. 

Using some heat, actually a lot of heat, on that bolt makes them come out with a lot less effort.  And helps insure that the threads don't bugger up in the Sprocket shaft. 

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« Reply #74 on: December 06, 2017, 07:15:03 AM »
Alright I'm ready to get flogged here but I just bought my 2nd Harbor Freight lift.  The first one I sold because I moved back up north and it was not worth the effort transporting it.  So now that I'm re settled I got a new one.   The front wheel contraption is useless and I installed a real chock.  Also the new one is without air and only foot pump.
The first one gave me 5 years of uninterrupted service, mind you I'm only working on one of my two bikes and its not lifting and lowering several times a day, not even once a day unless I do something quick as maintenance but usually my Shovelhead lives on it.  Even parked when lowered.
When I do something like a top end job or pull the motor or whatever, it stays locked at work height so there is no stress on the cheap (Im well aware of this) hydraulic pump.

Well all that is the long way of saying I'm easy on the lift and I know that extends its life.  For my purposes it earns its measly $275.00 price tag and suits my needs.  I know its a cheap piece of s#it compared to Handy and the rest but I gotta work within my means.  Besides since I can't have everything I'd rather dump ridiculous amounts of money into the bikes themselves.    Hows that for rationalizing?

Give me time and I'll rationalize buying a Handy or equivalent the first time this thing gets stuck raised with a bike on top.(Sorry, but you are not allowed to access the gallery)
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« Reply #75 on: December 06, 2017, 09:30:24 AM »
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So I pulled the trigger, went and picked it up. It seems like it will do the job. Looks like the only thing I might have to do is reinforce the left side extension. I have to park on it daily and thereís a bit of flex in the side extension. Also add some non slip grip tape or maybe rhino line the ramp and side extensions for grip, I donít want to go siding off the dang thing.

I bought what appears to be the same table in '12; sold as the "The Complete Motorcycle Lift", AKA TCML.  Added the Condor wheel chock and mounted the foot pedal on the table. The hose attached foot pedal was always a PITA. Had to replace the pedal once; internals failed. I am thinking about replacing it with one of the pneumatic pedals I have seen on other tables. Ride/roll the bike on and step off. :wink:

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« Reply #76 on: December 06, 2017, 10:07:06 AM »
I bought a lift table a year or so ago... a K&L. It seems like a solid, reliable unit...

I've heard a few references to tables being stuck in the up position with a bike on them.....

Just curious, since many here have used table lifts for years, how often does this happen? Is there a way to prevent it?

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« Reply #77 on: December 06, 2017, 10:47:58 AM »
Lube all the moving parts, grease the zerks, and the Handy lift has an oil hole on the cylinder to add a couple ounces of oil to lube the seals.
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« Reply #78 on: December 06, 2017, 07:05:37 PM »
No complaints here hotrodshovel, if it works for you then it works. Better than not having one, so I would say ur one up 👍. I just joined the club so Iím looking forward to doing work on the bike on the lift. Or having the guys over to work on there bikes.

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« Reply #79 on: December 06, 2017, 07:45:03 PM »
Lube all the moving parts, grease the zerks, and the Handy lift has an oil hole on the cylinder to add a couple ounces of oil to lube the seals.


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« Reply #80 on: January 14, 2018, 03:43:36 AM »
Lift fianally came in now trying to get it from work through my swamp tp my shop to set it up

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« Reply #81 on: January 14, 2018, 08:26:43 AM »
One tip...

 When you get it to near it's final location, air it up & raise it.... lots easier to jockey around than if it's 8" tall.  :up:
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« Reply #82 on: January 14, 2018, 10:20:11 AM »
One tip...

 When you get it to near it's final location, air it up & raise it.... lots easier to jockey around than if it's 8" tall.  :up:

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« Reply #83 on: January 19, 2018, 11:38:37 AM »
Mine is a Tuxedo purchased here in Canada for $1,400 taxes in.... and ya we pay way too much tax.   It's pneumatic, and chugs a little going up with the Ultra on it, but works really well, no flex in the sides, no complaints with the chock, or its performance in any way.   When you look at these, I wonder if they aren't all the same manufacturer, and then they paint them different colors to sell as if they are from different locations.... kind of like Sony does with TVs and Stereos.

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« Reply #84 on: January 19, 2018, 12:15:27 PM »
One tip...

 When you get it to near it's final location, air it up & raise it.... lots easier to jockey around than if it's 8" tall.  :up:
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