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Those of you who know me know I've been wanting this for a LONG time!

Should make all sorts of maintenance a lot less strain on the old back.

Seems well-made and easy to use - photo of K RAPIDO on it as soon as K RAPIDO finds her way back from S FL.

Got the 12" side extensions as well, for the Snapper and ATV.

Thanks to Pirate for his help.
 

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Handy Lift

You lucky dog! I want one of those things also. I'm a little worried about how it will fit in the garage space. Still, I really NEED one of those things! Mebbe I'll brake down and do the deal at the Cycle World MC show in Seattle this December.

Now you no longer have any excuse for dirty wheels.

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Congrats!!! That is real high on my list of things I want in my garage!!!!!!
 

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I wound up buying the Harbor Freight model for $300. It was all I could afford but it works. Congrats on getting a good one and like the rest I am jealous.
Later == Bobby
 

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I've had one for 10 years and I love it . Mine is electric , and has a 36inch table . It was a add-on by a buddy ,, they used it to build some sort of printer on it .
I put the bike , lawn tractor , snow blower , Hell i've even thrown a table cloth over it and used it as a serving table for yard partys !!! :cool:
 

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Paughco said:
You lucky dog! I want one of those things also. I'm a little worried about how it will fit in the garage space. Still, I really NEED one of those things! Mebbe I'll brake down and do the deal at the Cycle World MC show in Seattle this December.

Now you no longer have any excuse for dirty wheels.

Seeya
ATB
The ideal way to install is to figure where you want to place it, then recess it into the concrete. Allows you to park the bike on it, or even park a car over it, just watch out for the vise. That's how mine will be as soon as I build a "real" garage!
 

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Bobmws said:
The ideal way to install is to figure where you want to place it, then recess it into the concrete. Allows you to park the bike on it, or even park a car over it, just watch out for the vise. That's how mine will be as soon as I build a "real" garage!
Downside is that the little itty-bitty stuff that falls off the bike when you're working on it always heads for the inaccessible spots in the recesses of the floor. Sometimes, if you're lucky, a magnet will retrieve the errant parts. But, say for instance you're working on the windscreen, the little plastic parts that sit in the standoffs will hide where they can't be got. Some axiom of Murphy's law, I understand.



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Paughco said:
I'm a little worried about how it will fit in the garage space.
A reasonable compromise between the cheaper chinese lifts and the granddaddy Handy might be here. Solves the space issue and made in the good ol USA. If the lifts are anything like their trailers it will be a first rate device.

http://www.kendonusa.com/lift.htm
 

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romoshka said:
A reasonable compromise between the cheaper chinese lifts and the granddaddy Handy might be here. Solves the space issue and made in the good ol USA. If the lifts are anything like their trailers it will be a first rate device.

http://www.kendonusa.com/lift.htm

That is a pretty slick looking set up. I did the chinese thing because of price and no shipping. I was able to pick it up by the house at the store. I looked at others but for a $600 lift it was still $175 minimum to deliver to the house. I don't make my living working on bikes and the chinese lift put the beemer up without a problem so all is well and fine. I park the turbo Kaw on the lift so it never sits empty taking up space.
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lytnin said:
That is a pretty slick looking set up. I did the chinese thing because of price and no shipping. I was able to pick it up by the house at the store. I looked at others but for a $600 lift it was still $175 minimum to deliver to the house. I don't make my living working on bikes and the chinese lift put the beemer up without a problem so all is well and fine. I park the turbo Kaw on the lift so it never sits empty taking up space.
Later == Bobby
I too have a chinese lift (not Harbor Fright) which has served well to date so I wasn't diss'ing your lift. Just sharing a slightly less expensive option (vs Handy)that has the advantage of a smaller footprint for the space challenged out there.
 

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I too have a chinese lift (not Harbor Fright) which has served well to date so I wasn't diss'ing your lift. Just sharing a slightly less expensive option (vs Handy)that has the advantage of a smaller footprint for the space challenged out there.

I knew you wasn't dissin it and I was just telling why I went cheap. I have ricer friends who won't put their bike on my lift because of chinese quality so I let them lay on the ground and work on theirs. I agree I like the space saver lift and clearing a wall to lean it against is easier than finding floor space. I have a 24X24 garage so I have space for my truck on one side and the other is for 4 bikes, 3 roll arounds, two stage 60 gallon compressor, 4X8 workbench, ice box, 20 gallon parts cleaner, electric furnace, 4 floor jacks, 8 jack stands, and a lot of junk. Now you know shy I said I liked that stand up lift
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Yep , this lift is one "handy" thing . I got mine about 15 yrs ago from a dealer who was going out of business . Payed a whopping $100 for it ! Mine will lift an LT easy enough . I even used it to lift a 1000 lb safe so I could roll it past 3 steps into my house , but that made it grunt .
 

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Bobmws said:
The ideal way to install is to figure where you want to place it, then recess it into the concrete. Allows you to park the bike on it, or even park a car over it, just watch out for the vise. That's how mine will be as soon as I build a "real" garage!
Exactly what I did when I built my new house two years ago. The lift is flush with the floor, I don't have to mess with any ramps and can still pull a cage into my work area if need be. A couple of tips for those considering doing this ( I spent a lot of time thinking about my setup before I actually built it):
1. Be sure to run a 1.25" conduit under the floor, into the pit that will hold the lift, so you can feed your air line under the floor and not be tripping on it. I used a "sweep" on the conduit to bring the pipe up out of the floor along the wall, where my foot valve can be left hooked up and just pushed under the bench when not used.

2. If you just put the lift into a concrete pit it will shift around just from running up and down. Cut a piece of 1/8" steel plate the size of your pit, drop it in before the lift goes in. Position the lift in the hole, run it up/down a few times to verify clearance, then weld a pair of 1/8 x 1.5 x 16 angle irons to the steel floor plate--one angle iron in front and one in back of the fixed "foot" on the lift. This keeps the lift from walking, and the steel plate allows the rollers on the lift to work smoothly and without working the lift for and aft. The steel plate seems to make it easier to find bits that have dropped into the pit, also

3. Buy a small fridge for the garage so all your friends who want to use the lift can keep the beer supply replenished...

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GTRider
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