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Old 12-17-2012, 02:32 PM   #1
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Dirt Bike Lifts

Are these lifts any good for bike maintenance?

http://www.discountramps.com/mx-lift.htm
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Old 12-17-2012, 03:04 PM   #2
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Are these lifts any good for bike maintenance?

http://www.discountramps.com/mx-lift.htm
I have a friend who has one and he loves it. It is held securely in the stand with bolts so it won't fall over on your when you have it jacked up.
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Old 12-17-2012, 03:21 PM   #3
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Thanks. Does he have this exact one or another brand?
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Old 12-17-2012, 04:52 PM   #4
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I'm not sure of the brand. It looks like the one he has. He is out for the rest of the year so I can't ask him.
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Old 12-17-2012, 10:51 PM   #5
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I ordered a similar lift off of ebay today. I will report back once it comes in and I get to test it out.
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:04 AM   #6
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i had a craftsman jack lift similar to these and I liked/disliked it at the same time. It was cool for rolling it around (mine had locking casters); but, most of my 4-stroke maintenance is done on the top end, so I prefer it to be lower rather than higher so I can peek down at the head. It will get both wheels off the ground for tire changes, pulling suspension components, and keep the bike from falling over, but I think these are overkill for the average guy. At least my craftsman lift was. The major downside to it is weight and size.

that 4 in 1 stand that I got from you has been one of my favorite shop pieces once I got used to using it. i think i will always have one of them for maintaining the bike. i mostly use it in "wheel chock" position.

The next stand that I use almost always is my Rhino foot lift stand. It will get both wheels off the ground. it's great for everything I can think of maintenance-wise, and it's small and lightweight and goes in the truck with the bike. I don't necessarily suggest the brand so much as the type. I think this style can be found from anywhere from $30 and up to $150.

Let us know how you like what you picked up from ebay.
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:05 AM   #7
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They use lifts similar to that at EBR Performance. Held up well.
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:05 PM   #8
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That 4-in-1 stand is a good stand. I thought about getting another one to use as a wheel chock, but I ended up installing a kickstand on my KTM so I don't have to mess around with the rear triangle stand. Plus the kickstand is convenient if I need to get off the bike and help my son on his while out riding.

I try to do as much maintenance myself as I can on all my bikes and am tired of laying down or sitting on the garage floor to access certain parts on the bike. I wouldn't mind a big lift for my street bikes, but that will have to wait.
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Old 12-28-2012, 06:07 PM   #9
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Ended up ordering a stand from Boss Powersports. It is stable even at the highest setting:

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