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    Harbor Freight Motorcycle Lift

    Got my lift at 9pm last night. Paid $299 for the lift and got 20% off the wheel chock. (THANKS to those that sent me the coupons!)
    Got it back to the office at 10pm and worked till 2:30am setting it all up. Still have a few more mods to do (Tie Down points and a rubber pad for the center stand. I'll also be adding a hook in the ceiling to lift the rear so I can set it on the center stand after its in the wheel chock.)

    Here she is!

    ON THE LIFT!




    I used the Harbor Freight Wheel Chock#96349. Then I took it apart. Mounted it directly to the lift table. Cut off the tabs on the bottom plate and used it as a backing plate to mount the top into. Will post details below.




    Up close, you can see that once you move the arm in the back to the lowest setting, it works perfectly with Larry's STuff STopper.




    I can't get a full lift out of it because I hit the ceiling. If need be, I can pull the wind screen and get it all the way up.



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    Re: Harbor Freight Motorcycle Lift

    Just looking at your pictures, You are going to want to give yourself more room on the right (starboard) side of the lift. Also might want to make out rigger boxes (for your feet) to be able to ride the bike up on the lift easy. As a note: I do not use the wheel chock, as I find it gets in the way of some maint. procedures, such as taking the front wheel off, turning the bars, etc. Do what works for you. Make sure you ALWAYS USE THE SAFTY BAR. Never let just the jack hold the weight.

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    Re: Harbor Freight Motorcycle Lift

    Nice job, Larry. Thanks for sharing the photos.
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    Chuck, I don't have room to move it over unless I'm working on that side.

    As for the floor. Carpet...she's actually in my office!

    Unigo Trailer is hiding in there too.









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    Details on the Mod to the chock.

    I removed the chock from the bottom plate.




    Using the bottom plate as a template, I marked and then drilled the mounting hole locations for the chock (not the plate mounting holes!)




    I cut the two "ears" off the back of the plate to allow it to fit under the bar on the lift table. Repainted and put in place.




    Now using the same bolts that came with it, I reassembled it and dropped the rear arm to the bottom hole.



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    Re: Harbor Freight Motorcycle Lift

    NICE.

    I have a friend with one of these. He's had it for years and it's seen a lot of use. He got the same chock you're using too. Man, I love that thing. I've worked on his bike, other peoples' bikes and even my own bikes on his lift. It's on my purchase list for someday.
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    Re: Harbor Freight Motorcycle Lift

    Quote Originally Posted by RealST View Post
    Chuck, I don't have room to move it over unless I'm working on that side.

    As for the floor. Carpet...she's actually in my office!

    Unigo Trailer is hiding in there too.







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    And I thought I had space issues. Must be hell getting the bike around the corner with the desks there.
    Here is a small mod I made for the safety bar storage. It is alway handy, I don't have to go look for it and it is always on the correct side of the lift.
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    Re: Harbor Freight Motorcycle Lift

    I like your bar storage Chuck. i have left the chock on mine and it serves as a good place to park the one wheel trailer.
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    Re: Harbor Freight Motorcycle Lift

    Chuck, I like that idea! Thanks.

    It is tough and had tried a skate board on the carpet, but no go. I use some moving men pads. Throw it up on the center stand on the moving men and then spin the bike into position.

    I am real close to turning this office space into my entire shop. If I don't some agent in those desks in the next few moths, out they go and I'll take over that area for the shop.

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    Re: Harbor Freight Motorcycle Lift

    Quote Originally Posted by ChucksKLRST View Post
    And I thought I had space issues. Must be hell getting the bike around the corner with the desks there.

    Here is a small mod I made for the safety bar storage. It is alway handy, I don't have to go look for it and it is away on the correct side of the lift.
    Attached Thumbnails[URL="http://www.st-owners.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=117279&d=1335545496"]
    Thanks for that Chuck! I've been wondering what to do with mine.
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