i agree a table lift is the way to go.. you could also get by on a sears type jack for $100.00.. THey are really not that bad at all. Now just get you H-D specific tools and you are set too go...You never have to rely on the dealer anymore. I know my local dealer has roughly 2 week waits on oil changes. I think that is outrageous. This will save you tons of bucks in the long run....good luck on all your project, if you have any problems/questions let us know....oopp i almost forgot the service manual..the most importand h-d tool.