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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 02-04-2013, 11:26 PM Thread Starter
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i am currently in the market for a lift for my 900 custom. after looking online at so many different options i came accross this

http://www.princessauto.com/pal/prod...otorcycle-Lift

has anyone used this model?
is the 900 custom too long for this hoist?
does anyone have any reviews on this lift?
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 02-05-2013, 12:03 AM
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If you have a budget that is limited, maybe you buy that lift. Personally, the Handy lifts are the only ones I would own. This link has what they sell that is similar to the one you are considering:

http://www.handyindustries.com/produ...-1000-air-lift

It costs over twice as much. However, as usual, "you get what you pay for". Handy lifts are U.S. made and they don't malfunction. This is why you see them in the pit area of MOTO GP race teams and in repair shops.
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Just a question how do you get the wheels up for like a tire change with them tables?

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That sure is a nice lift Heater. I bought the Harbor Freight brand and it is foot operated, not air. [URL="http://www.harborfreight.com/1000-lb-capacity-motorcycle-lift-68892-8495.html"] Works fine for what work I do on the bike. With the lift and a roll around stool from Harbor Freight, I like the fact I can pretty much do any thing on the bike and not have to bend over. The rear part of the floor had a removable piece to make it easy to remove the rear tire. ErnieC, I use a small floor Jack and sit the bike down on some wood blocking I made for the when I need to get the tires up.


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Handy makes a model that has a front and rear drop down leaf. So you still would have to use a jack to prop the front or rear, but the drop down feature (like what Vulcar's has) allows unobstructed access to remove a tire or suspension, etc.

I like these lifts for the same reason as Vulcar, you can do the work without stooping or kneeling. But right now I don't have space for one. I almost bought a demo model at the IMS several years ago. My wife would have had a fit, but if I had room, I would have bought it.
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I went with HF lift table with their wheel chock. To change a tire you'll have to use a scissor jack to lift and stablize either the front or rear. If changing the front I can remove the wheel chock (once you use the scissor jack to lift/stabilize). The rear has a drop out panel. Works great. Look for a coupon in most motorcycle magazines for $299.
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I went with HF lift table with their wheel chock. To change a tire you'll have to use a scissor jack to lift and stablize either the front or rear. If changing the front I can remove the wheel chock (once you use the scissor jack to lift/stabilize). The rear has a drop out panel. Works great. Look for a coupon in most motorcycle magazines for $299.
And subscribe to their online catalog. I bought mine there, also the front chock, but also used an additional online 25% off coupon!



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post #8 of 22 (permalink) Old 02-07-2013, 07:42 PM Thread Starter
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Messages hf a out shipping to Canada and they said they can't so I'm pretty much screwed


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Sorry Dude. That sucks. if I wasn't a day and a half from Canada I'd volunteer to meet you with one someplace. I wish you luck.



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I think a road trip to buffalo is sounding good this weekend.


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