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Motorcycle lift 99 concours
« on: March 21, 2019, 09:58:26 pm »
Would a motorcycle lift be helpful,? to make work easier? Harbor freight has some for under $100.00 maybe a home made one?

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Re: Motorcycle lift 99 concours
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2019, 10:08:37 pm »
you can't beat the H/F platform, for the $ modify to suit....your back, and knees will thank you...

and forget about the $100 one, wait till this one is on sale, subscribe to H/F and you will get monthly "deals"


https://www.harborfreight.com/1000-lbs-steel-motorcycle-lift-68892.html


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Re: Motorcycle lift 99 concours
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2019, 10:12:48 pm »
What he said ^^
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Re: Motorcycle lift 99 concours
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2019, 10:15:06 pm »
This won't work.
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Re: Motorcycle lift 99 concours
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2019, 10:23:55 pm »
Harbor freight has one for $89.99 I see a picture of one on your post. I thought it would make things easier for me.? Not to expensive.  But I heard it will not work for a 99 concours?  Is this true?

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Re: Motorcycle lift 99 concours
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2019, 10:31:59 pm »
That one is $400.00 must be nice but $400.00 I was hoping for something under $200.00?

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Re: Motorcycle lift 99 concours
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2019, 10:32:53 pm »
look at/under your bike....
no, it will not work.... :-X :truce:
and even if you could "make it work"... well,.... prepare for being a Conni Dropper's Anonymous member...
 :-\ :-\ :-\

like I noted, if you have a H/F local, and can pick up... you have an advantage, subscribe to them, and when they go on sale ( like every 2 weeks..) you can pick one up for around $260

can't buy anything close, for less.

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Re: Motorcycle lift 99 concours
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2019, 10:34:22 pm »
Oops you don't have that one on your post it is on bud post.

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Re: Motorcycle lift 99 concours
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2019, 10:38:23 pm »
Ok  I understand it won't work. Is there something under $400.00 that would work.

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Re: Motorcycle lift 99 concours
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2019, 10:39:00 pm »
Oops you don't have that one on your post it is on bud post.

and he said....????? :)

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Re: Motorcycle lift 99 concours
« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2019, 10:43:26 pm »
I get all the stuff from HF and keep it in the "reading room"  :rotflmao: :rotflmao:  Anyway, I've not seen it below $279.  Don't see $279 often.  $299 is more common and $289 less common than that.  When you get one, it's one of those things that you wish you would have bought years ago.  HTH
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« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2019, 10:52:29 pm »
Feb and March catalogs were at $399...
April will likely bring out the $280 or less price...
and even then, If you Join the H/F club, it's discounted even further for onsite pickup.

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Re: Motorcycle lift 99 concours
« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2019, 10:53:27 pm »
I am on a budget.  But I need a good way to save my knees and back. I wonder if could make a one?

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Re: Motorcycle lift 99 concours
« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2019, 10:59:22 pm »
Depends on whether or not you're a jack of all trades, including being a good fabricator.  We have those around here.  Haven't heard of anyone building one.  It can be done. :)
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Re: Motorcycle lift 99 concours
« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2019, 11:09:35 pm »
 I might be able to convince my girlfriend to put it on her credit card. This work stand really works good.....?$=$?

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Re: Motorcycle lift 99 concours
« Reply #16 on: March 21, 2019, 11:15:45 pm »
Any complaints about the work stand?

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Re: Motorcycle lift 99 concours
« Reply #17 on: March 21, 2019, 11:23:45 pm »
All I can do is repeat myself.  Rich and I are not BSing you.  I think we're both known for giving our true opinion on whatever we're asked about.  Rich gets beat on because of that from time to time by folks that don't know how to take him.  Someone told me one time that they didn't always like what I said, but they knew where they stood.  Go buy one! :)
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Re: Motorcycle lift 99 concours
« Reply #18 on: March 21, 2019, 11:27:53 pm »
having built a half dozen over 40+ years...
they were fine for dirtbikes, back before affordable true lifts came about...
today, meh... time/cost/time/danger level with a "heavy bike"... I pass...

I built "tilt style" ones, but getting a bike on and stable, is a multi person adventure...
and even then, they are all gonna be a "fixed height"...


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Re: Motorcycle lift 99 concours
« Reply #19 on: March 21, 2019, 11:28:26 pm »
OK I will.

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Re: Motorcycle lift 99 concours
« Reply #20 on: March 21, 2019, 11:34:34 pm »
I can sell anything to anyone if I believe in the product I'm selling.  You won't find me pushing stuff I don't believe in.  If somebody took my lift, there's gonna be trouble. :-\ ;D
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Re: Motorcycle lift 99 concours
« Reply #21 on: March 22, 2019, 01:02:03 am »
This won't work.



I now have a Harbor Freight lift and agree it is the best way to go, but I know from personal experience, this type of lift can be used to lift a C10.  I used one to service my 2000. 

It has been several years, but as I recall I removed the belly pan and used a piece of 2 X 4 between the front jack lifting and the underside of the engine (oil pan) and rear jack lifting point placed under the lower shock mounting point.  The 2x4 acts a spacer to allow the jack fit in the narrower space. If you look under the bike this will make more sense. Ratchet straps were used to secure the bike to the jack and I also had a helper when raising and lowering. Once the bike is up and the ratchet straps tight it is very solid.

There used to be thread where a member - linby,  had posted photos of the exact steps I described above. Perhaps some of the veteran forum members remember this, I think it might have been before the forum split 10 or so years ago.   

Just found this:  http://forum.cog-online.org/concours-c10-zg1000-general-chat-and-tech/remove-belly-pan-to-use-lift/

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Re: Motorcycle lift 99 concours
« Reply #22 on: March 22, 2019, 01:21:18 am »
HF platform lift
As said before The extra bucks are worth the saved knees
It has gotten so bad around here I put the bike on the lift just to check the air
I have no idea about anything.
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Re: Motorcycle lift 99 concours
« Reply #23 on: March 22, 2019, 02:59:25 am »
The harbor freight platform work stand looks good to me. It is a little  more money but I think it's worth it. I wonder if the hydraulic Jack ever went bad,if you can buy a new one? I can't think of much else that could go wrong with it? Can you get parts for it , if you ever needed too?

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Re: Motorcycle lift 99 concours
« Reply #24 on: March 22, 2019, 10:13:15 am »
The harbor freight platform work stand looks good to me. It is a little  more money but I think it's worth it. I wonder if the hydraulic Jack ever went bad,if you can buy a new one? I can't think of much else that could go wrong with it? Can you get parts for it , if you ever needed too?
That's crossed my mind a bunch of times.  My bet is you're not going to get a replacement cylinder from HF.  I may call today and ask.  It could be that one would just have to source a cylinder somewhere else and adapt it.  Has anyone had one fail?  How did you repair it afterwards?
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