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Anybody have plans for constructing a motorcycle lift? I know you can buy them, but I'm too cheap.
 

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Can't say I ever saw a set of plans for one. That would be a great project. Are you more interested in using an inclined plane or air to actuate the table? I bet if you looked at whats out there and could put a measuring tape on one, your problem would solved.-2$en#e-
 

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For the time and money, you can get one at Harbor Freight about the same price as building one.
Or you could get the Sears Aluminum one which is better and still save money.
 

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I have the tools and ability to build a table lift. But after I got looking at one I decided I'd spent almost as much in materials as it would cost just to buy one. I ended up buying the Direct Lift. $600 to my door. If you spent much time wrenching on bikes you really need to invest in a table lift. It lowers enough that I can park my pickup over it.

For some reason I've gotten kinda popular with my buddies that ride! :whisper:
 

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Can't say I ever saw a set of plans for one. That would be a great project. Are you more interested in using an inclined plane or air to actuate the table? I bet if you looked at whats out there and could put a measuring tape on one, your problem would solved.-2$en#e-
I'm leaning toward the table lift style. Anyone know of any good threads in this forum discussing lifts? We all know how bad the search function is here.
 

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I think that's the ticket!
 

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Pikeslayer said:
Anybody have plans for constructing a motorcycle lift? I know you can buy them, but I'm too cheap.

If you're really cheap, you'll buy one from Sears. I've seen them on sale for less than
$75. You can't buy the materials for that.
 

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newultraclassic said:
If you're really cheap, you'll buy one from Sears. I've seen them on sale for less than
$75. You can't buy the materials for that.
Sears doesn't sell table lifts.................all they sell is the small lifts.

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Greg Smith Equipment has the same lift as HF, only cheaper. gregsmithequipment.com 1.800.262.1950 Indiana and 1.800.715.1950 in Delaware.
 

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Greg Smith Equipment has the same lift as HF, only cheaper. gregsmithequipment.com 1.800.262.1950 Indiana and 1.800.715.1950 in Delaware.

That's the Direct Lift. I've had mine a year now. I love it. Best $600 for tools I ever spent.
 

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Keep in mind, with a table lift, you still need a lift to jack the bike off the tires. Unless all you do is jack it up to polish it.
 

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Keep in mind, with a table lift, you still need a lift to jack the bike off the tires. Unless all you do is jack it up to polish it.


Ditto that. I use the hell out of the scissor jack on my table lift. I think it cost me an extra $75.
 
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