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Prairieparson




PostSubject: Motorcycle Jack recommendations?   Sat Jul 07, 2012 6:35 pm

Any suggesttions on a good motorcycle Jack. I've seen people just use a plastic bucket, but I'd like something hydralic. Too old to lift heavy bulky things.
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PostSubject: Re: Motorcycle Jack recommendations?   Sun Jul 08, 2012 6:03 am

I was considering buying one as well but ended up making my own stand out of wood. All the cheapish jacks are pretty flimsy/not really that stable unless you put down some good amount of cash. Advantage of making your custom stand of wood is that you can make it just as high as you need (my wheel are only 2cm off the ground), so you don't have to do much lifting. Plus it's super stable. thumb



If you are only looking to lift the wr, it's not really a problem. Don't really need to lift it at all, (by making the stand the correct height), I just need to pivot the bike off its side stand, swirl it around so one side goes rests on the stand, then pivot off that and slide bike completely on. Done thumb
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PostSubject: Re: Motorcycle Jack recommendations?   Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:27 am

I have one of those hydraulic bike/atv lifts that looks like it has a bottle jack built in to lift the platform. The jack seal went bad last year. I never fixed it and have been using one of those Harbor Freight foot pedal lift stands instead. I have had two back surgeries and my back is always hurting so I cannot lift the bike from the flat ground using any technique without major pain. The cheapo HF stand works well. A little unstable/wobbly sometimes, but you can add a strap across the seat if you are doing any heavy work. Worth the $30 to me.
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PostSubject: Re: Motorcycle Jack recommendations?   Sun Jul 08, 2012 11:24 am

It's good to be young. wink

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Rapid Dog




PostSubject: Re: Motorcycle Jack recommendations?   Wed Jul 25, 2012 4:48 pm

..those are all viable and oldskool alternatives...but if your too old and or weak to pick the bike up on a box, a Rhinostand is the sha-itza!

Just got mine, work s great, and yes,I did the research on what's junky and what's not.
A decent piece of engineering.

http://www.rhinostand.com/



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chuckP




PostSubject: Re: Motorcycle Jack recommendations?   Wed Jul 25, 2012 5:18 pm

I rock a milk crate with 2 pieces of 3/4" plywood adhered to it.
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PostSubject: Re: Motorcycle Jack recommendations?   Wed Jul 25, 2012 5:22 pm

That's nice for sure. I only paid $30 for the Harbor Freight version though and it lifts my WRR like I need it to so I am happy. If it lets me down I will for sure take another look at the stand you posted. I like it a lot.
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PostSubject: Re: Motorcycle Jack recommendations?   Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:48 pm

Find one of these ATV jacks used on Craigslist:

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Coop

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PostSubject: Re: Motorcycle Jack recommendations?   Mon Jul 30, 2012 1:38 pm

jon_l wrote:
Find one of these ATV jacks used on Craigslist:


I have that exact jack. The hydraulic pump went bad and I only ever got to use it once (bought brand new). I haven't been motivated enough to pull it and either replace the whole pump or try to replace the seals.
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PostSubject: Re: Motorcycle Jack recommendations?   Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:53 pm

Coop wrote:
I have that exact jack. The hydraulic pump went bad and I only ever got to use it once (bought brand new). I haven't been motivated enough to pull it and either replace the whole pump or try to replace the seals.

Will Sears replace it? I'd sure give it a try.

Or buy a new one, and return the broken one as defective, tell them you don't want another.

Mine isn't that brand, I just grabbed a convenient photo, but mine was well used when I bought it, and gets used a lot, without issues so far.
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PostSubject: Re: Motorcycle Jack recommendations?   Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:12 pm

They won't replace it, but I didn't try your second idea yet Very happy .
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mudmojo




PostSubject: Re: Motorcycle Jack recommendations?   Thu Aug 02, 2012 3:46 pm

jon_l wrote:

Mine isn't that brand, I just grabbed a convenient photo, but mine was well used when I bought it, and gets used a lot, without issues so far.

I have a CanTire one like that. You too? I haven't used mine yet but am surprised at how heavy it is.
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PostSubject: Re: Motorcycle Jack recommendations?   Fri Aug 03, 2012 4:23 pm

mudmojo wrote:
I have a CanTire one like that. You too? I haven't used mine yet but am surprised at how heavy it is.

Mine is CT, but old, looks a bit different from the one in the flyer lately. Yes, it is seriously heavy. Mine has very small dia. steel wheels, and my garage is about 1" higher than my driveway, and it takes some effort to get it over the lip.
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