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Old 05-01-2008, 07:27 PM   #1
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Well Ive had this in my garage for awhile and decided to use it today while changing my spark plugs and getting ready to change my fuel pump tomorrow. I lifted the bike and noticed it wasnt stable so got it where I wanted and through a rachet strap from the jack over the bike and back to the jack and its stable as can be and has no wobble what so ever. I recomend this jack to any do it yourselfers on a budget or not!
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Well Ive had this in my garage for awhile and decided to use it today while changing my spark plugs and getting ready to change my fuel pump tomorrow. I lifted the bike and noticed it wasnt stable so got it where I wanted and through a rachet strap from the jack over the bike and back to the jack and its stable as can be and has no wobble what so ever. I recomend this jack to any do it yourselfers on a budget or not!


Not hateing.........but I don't think I want to risk my bikes on a $75.00 lift.
Maybe an ATV.........:/: Just my .02
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Old 05-01-2008, 10:00 PM   #3
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those are great for atv's and cruisers., they DO NOT work for sportbikes.
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Old 05-02-2008, 03:04 AM   #4
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i have used one on my bike (different model) many times and never had a problem...just make sure its balanced and strapped down...my worry the first time was the weight on the exhaust but no issues and i had the bike on there for a month at one point while i was gettin paint and powdercoat done
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what the heck would it lift up on a sportbike? the plastics? take them off and it would lift your pipes, which i'v never really found to be all that flat of a surface lol.. yeah dont think i'd work
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Old 05-02-2008, 04:33 AM   #6
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if you read the directions the dont recommend not strapping the bike to stand so flatness doesnt really matter per say...but like i said it can be done and with no worries...but its up to the owner also

besides the 06 and newer R6 is pretty flat with that cat. on there
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those are great for atv's and cruisers., they DO NOT work for sportbikes.
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sportbikes, headers and plastic are in the way.
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ya, i doubt those would work on a sportbike without removing a lot of , and even then, I don't know about lifting my bike on the oil pan...just sounds like a recipe for disaster.

however, if you do lift your bike using it again, please take some pics so we can see what you've done.
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Old 05-02-2008, 09:41 AM   #9
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those are great for atv's and cruisers., they DO NOT work for sportbikes.
i bought one to use on my fz6 to change the oil. the way my pipes come under the bike it wouldnt sit on it correctly. yeah i could have built something to make it work, but then, whats the use. but it was actually well made.
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I had a similiar one and the hydraulic broke on the first lift...POS in my opinion.
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The real question - - Why the do you need the bike lifted up to change spark plugs or a fuel pump?!?

That $75 you spent on the lift could have gone towards a BMC filter or something.
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i need a bigger garage so i can get this

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here is a pic from when my bike was apart for paint and powdercoat...i used it again not to long ago when i got the forks redone and i let a buddy borrow it with his gsxr750

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i need a bigger garage so i can get this

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My girlfriend bought me that lift. It works great and very stable.

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those are great for atv's and cruisers., they DO NOT work for sportbikes.
That's my logic as well but the crazy thing is that at MMI (Motorcycle Mech Institute) that's pretty much all they use is a center lift stand and they do strap the bikes down. My girlfriend is almost done with MMI and she said when she wanted to use a rear stand she brought her own Pit-bull stand saying they do not use regular lift or fork lift stands. Owner's manual states you can lift a sportbike by the header but that may be for certain makes/models but I know the manual for my 02 GSXR 600 says to lift by the header.
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wow, i didnt think that would work...i'd be afraid to crush the header.
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I wouldnt worry about crushing headers. I worry about the stress put on the headers where they connect to the motor.
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