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hi everyone I have a harbor freight yellow mc lift that I have used for years. Is this ok to use with the 800 custom? This is my first Vulcan so wasn't exactly sure. Thanks Wayne
 

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The 800 is a fairly light bike (~500lbs) so any lift rated for motorcycles should be ok. The only issue Ive had with the 800 is that the lowest lifting points dont necessarily line up perpendicular to the bike. So you'll need to make/find spacers to make up the elevation distance of the lifting points. You want to lift the frame, not the engine (which is the lowest point if lifting the front half). In the rear you can fit a 2x12 on the frame infront of the swingarm mounting points that makes a good sturdy mount.
 

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The 800 is a fairly light bike (~500lbs) so any lift rated for motorcycles should be ok. The only issue Ive had with the 800 is that the lowest lifting points dont necessarily line up perpendicular to the bike. So you'll need to make/find spacers to make up the elevation distance of the lifting points. You want to lift the frame, not the engine (which is the lowest point if lifting the front half). In the rear you can fit a 2x12 on the frame infront of the swingarm mounting points that makes a good sturdy mount.
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Hockey pucks work perfect for the spacing offset - they are nice and grippy and don't seem to come up missing out of the garage like wood spacers do.
 
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