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    Harbor Freight lift table?


    Thinking about buying one of the cheap harbor frieght lift tables. Anyone have one or use one? any opinions would be helpful. thanks.

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    Thy work well for home use. Not commercial grade but totally worth it for home.

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    I am also toying with getting one, pity they discontinued the air operated one. I am on the fence as they take up a decent amount of room permanently. I am also looking at the folding work tables which can be easily stored when not in use, they are a similar price to the HF lift.

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    Re: Harbor Freight lift table?

    I was a guys house just yesterday and he had one. Looked decent and he said he loved it. I didnt care for the front wheel lock and it looked like thin gauge steel but he had a full harley on it and it was fine. Id probably try to get one if i had room but i dont.

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    Re: Harbor Freight lift table?

    The space thing might be an issue here also. The kendon cruiser lift looks good because you can put it away. twice the money tho and you cant put an atv on it....hmmmm

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    Re: Harbor Freight lift table?

    in the back of any motorcycle/car magazine they have a coupon for 299.

    the air one is great but the pump one will get the job done. Just be ready to pump it over 50 times to get the lift all the way up.

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    Re: Harbor Freight lift table?

    The manual pump ones are a pain - I'd stick with air or elec/hydro. There are a couple good threads on the board; the one below has a review of the HF lift in post 13.

    http://www.nestreetriders.com/forum/...cle-lifts.html

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    Re: Harbor Freight lift table?

    I have the HF lift table with the air attachment. I replaced the front clamp with a chock that HF sells.
    It works great... definitely not commercial grade, but I've had all my bikes up on it.

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    Re: Harbor Freight lift table?

    I have one and it makes working on a bike so much easier. $299 model FTW.

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    Re: Harbor Freight lift table?

    something to keep in mind, the shorter ones (not sure if they still sell it) is VERY short. had to have the wife hold the vmax while i put straps on the handle bars then had to jack the swingarm up to put the centerstand under it, wasnt' even eough room to rock it back...

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    Re: Harbor Freight lift table?

    Quote Originally Posted by gamorg02 View Post
    something to keep in mind, the shorter ones (not sure if they still sell it) is VERY short. had to have the wife hold the vmax while i put straps on the handle bars then had to jack the swingarm up to put the centerstand under it, wasnt' even eough room to rock it back...
    Never seen that one before, looks like a disaster waiting to happen! Hope the straps don't let go!

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    Re: Harbor Freight lift table?

    Quote Originally Posted by Expat View Post
    Never seen that one before, looks like a disaster waiting to happen! Hope the straps don't let go!
    Most of the time the rear tire is in the air with a centerstand. No worry

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    Re: Harbor Freight lift table?

    My brother has one and loves it... I've worked with it too and it's definitely worth the price.

    Narrow and low enough to just park the truck right over it when not in use.

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    Re: Harbor Freight lift table?

    Quote Originally Posted by nt650hawk View Post
    Most of the time the rear tire is in the air with a centerstand. No worry
    yea, when its on the ground its a few inches in the air anyways.


    Quote Originally Posted by Expat View Post
    Never seen that one before, looks like a disaster waiting to happen! Hope the straps don't let go!
    yea i have 4 straps on it now and a block under the rear tire. not that it'd save it, same issue as i put it on the CS during the winter usually.

    its also not as high as it looks but just keep the length of the lift in mind.

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    Re: Harbor Freight lift table?

    Man that Max looks good all blacked out....

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    Re: Harbor Freight lift table?

    I built a table for $60 in materials... It even has wheels!

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    Re: Harbor Freight lift table?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheIglu View Post
    Man that Max looks good all blacked out....
    thanks man. during the holidays my brother and i powdercoated the sissybar/luggage rack and pegs so that should be the end of it. heh.

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    Re: Harbor Freight lift table?

    Quote Originally Posted by Doc View Post
    I built a table for $60 in materials... It even has wheels!
    Do you have any pics?

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    Re: Harbor Freight lift table?

    Or diagrams/drawings?

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    Re: Harbor Freight lift table?

    I built a table out of 1/4 deck plate. You could park a bus on the fucker. It's heavy and does take up space though.

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    Re: Harbor Freight lift table?

    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    Or diagrams/drawings?
    this is what i built mine off of. ive had my zx6r myself and a friend stand on it and no issues

    http://www.bbcracing.com/old/box/

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    Re: Harbor Freight lift table?

    I built this a couple years ago. Solid and stores easily.

    http://nedoc.org/forums/index.php?to...17418#msg17418

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    Re: Harbor Freight lift table?

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlief View Post
    I built this a couple years ago. Solid and stores easily.

    http://nedoc.org/forums/index.php?to...17418#msg17418
    I built one of those above first but also built this.



    It is a little high and I plan to cut it down but it is very sturdy and I like that I can move it, plus the storage is handy.

    My only regret is that I didn't have any wheels that lock. I will most likely replace the ones on it for ones that lock.

    Excuse the mess.

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    Re: Harbor Freight lift table?

    I needed it to be out of the way 99% of the time. I really only use it over the winter when I rebuilt my bikes.

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    Re: Harbor Freight lift table?

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlief View Post
    I built this a couple years ago. Solid and stores easily.

    http://nedoc.org/forums/index.php?to...17418#msg17418
    The ceiling brackets are a great touch. Really well done.

    I am not sure I would find 2' to be the right height. I feel like the bike would be too high most of the time.

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