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    For amusement purposes only.

    I got tired of busting my ass, and rolling around on the ground when working on bikes, so I -finally- broke down and bought a motorcycle lift. one of the 350$ ones from harbor freight.

    I got it home, but then discovered I could not get it from the van, to the shop. How was I ever going to get this thing moved... my eye landed on my pig, a 1980 HD FXE1200... and an idea formed..


    And some rope, and I was off to the races!



    And away I went, towing my new lift, crate and all, behind me!



    Getting it into the shop, however, posed a problem.... we needed to figure out a way to move the lift -into- the shop....



    A winch, a genset with a 12VDC leg, and some sheetrock screws.

    resulted in this....



    Which, FINALLY! gave me this...


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    Looks good. Like the way it came together. How do you like it BTW?

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    Frankly, by the time I was done getting it in, and set up, I was done for the day. it seems nice, but I wont be able to give a good report until I've actually used it. which will be tomorrow.

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    That reminds me...I have a coupon for one of those that expires pretty soon. Guess I need to head down to HF pretty soon. I have a 3/4 ton pickup...I hope that'll be enough truck.
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    I like the "Hot Rod Lincoln".
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    There are two of them, a '49 and a '50

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    It Lifted Me!

    Roguetek,

    The only downside to a lift is that it just spoils the hell out of you. I've got MBD (Multiple Bike Disease), and sometimes don't want to take a bike OFF to put another one ON the ONE lift I have if it's just for a smaller, quick job. It takes me about two days to recover my full body movement after crunching up on the concrete floor. OUCH!

    I may need two lifts. . .maybe three. . .

    You'll never go back, and your back will thank you. For those out there pondering such a purchase: Go for it. Life-altering event.

    Love those old Lincolns. You don't lack for projects, eh?

    Walking Eagle

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    hahaha that was good. i love my new HF lift also. had to rent a truck from home depot, the guy at HF loaded the box with a fork lift, but when i got back to the house i had to man-handle that SOB off the truck myself. slid it out part-way, tipped it up on its end, jumped off the truck and did a sort of reverse deadlift to gently lower the other end to the ground. fortunately i was right outside my garage.

    best tool-related purchase i have made in a long time.
    BMWMOA #182796

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    There are two of them, a '49 and a '50
    aka, Baby Lincolns!!!!!
    "It is what you discover, after you know it all, that counts." _ John Wooden

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    I sense a motorcycle pull competition in the works..

    Cool cars.

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    a motorcycle pull..... I like it..

    oh, and after using the lift all day? I'm in love.

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    And for $350 it seems you got a heck of a deal! I saw this "sale" price today...

    http://www.harborfreight.com/1000-lb...8892-8495.html
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    Just picked up the Harbor Freight 1000 lb. lift for $299. Found a coupon in one of the motorcycle mags. I already have a very nice Handy 1,000 pound air lift, but like someone stated above, I have a couple of projects going on so I needed to have two lifts. For $299, it's pretty hard to beat.
    1969 Triumph Bonneville T120R, 1972 Commando 750, 1974 Vespa Rally 200, 1974 Commando 850, 1975 Commando 850, 2010 Triumph T100 w/sidecar, 2011 BMW R1200RT, 2013 Honda CB1100

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    For $299, it's pretty hard to beat.
    Considering that I paid $35.00 for a sheet of 1/4" steel 2' x 4' that weighed 60 lbs @ $.55 lb. from the steel warehouse scrap bin, Having a fully fabricated and working lift for that price is a good deal!

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