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Wanted Bike lift

Discussion in 'Other Items For Sale & Wanted' started by Alba, Apr 2, 2021.

  1. Alba

    Alba Active Member

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    I'm tired, ok getting too old, crawling on the garage floor cleaning or repairing my bike. Any suggestions for a value for money ramp?

    Cheers
     
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  2. austin

    austin Well-Known Member

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    I came really close to buying a Clarke one from Machine Mart. Started with a for sale ad on UKGSER that I nearly bought but decided I’d rather have a brand new one. It was only when I actually took a tape measure in the garage and marked it out did I realise how much of my little single garage it would take up. Then I checked out the weight of the things and realised this was something you put down once and leave it there. I didn’t buy one in the end. I’m still crawling around on the floor.

    It’s one of these that are too big and heavy imho anyway. I might change my mind though Clarke CML3 450kg Foot Pedal Operated Hydraulic Motorcycle Lift - Machine Mart - Machine Mart
     
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  3. Alba

    Alba Active Member

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    I remember Boris had one in the garage with his GS on it I thought "this is the way to maintain a bike". Cheers Austin
     
  4. Philwhiskeydrinker

    Philwhiskeydrinker Well-Known Member

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    I had one many years ago, worth their weight in gold - if you have the space they are heavy if you need to move them around.
    From what I understand, the scissor lifts take up a bit less space (as they lift vertically) but less stable than the parallel lifts (that lift up in an arc).

    It can be a worry if you are flogging a siezed swing arm pivot or wheel spindle or using a big power bar on a bike that is 3' from the floor

    I will get another, one day.....

    Sorry, what was the original question

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    Rubberchicken Well-Known Member

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    I hope to get one one day and dig it into the floor. That way you won't trip over it when it's down.

    Hey one can dream... ;)
     
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    boboneleg Well-Known Member

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    IMG_7980.jpeg I have a Clarke lift from Machine Mart. Bloody excellent, no more crawling around on the floor.......
     
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  7. Stuart D

    Stuart D Active Member Forum Supporter

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    I have the same as Bob, bought it about 6 years ago and it's the best money I've wasted in many a year. I was putting braided brake lines on my 1500 Goldwing and lying on the floor I thought "there's got to be a better way". Ace if you've a bike with no main stand, buy one but only if you've room.
     
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