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    Ok im gettin ready to buy a lift for my bike a triumph america 550 lbs.I was @ harbor freight this morning lookin at their hydraulic lifts and they look like they would do the job just fine,I have also seen some on the web that look like rear wheel lifts but go under the engine and lift at the frame to lift the bike the ad says will lift both wheels................any advice or tips would be helpful

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    Leebo.....Harbor freight has a table lift with a 1000# lift capacity for $419. This might not be what your looking for but for the money...not bad. I used to have one and it worked out great for me, way better than just a standard lift ( for me anyway). Here's a pic of my last bike on the harbor Freight lift, bike weighed around 700# and it worked great.
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    wow that's an awesome lookin lift but I'm lookin at the ones that slide under the motor kind.I guess I shoulda said jack probably as you can tell I don't know that much about them.I was lookin also at the kind that kinda pivot ur bike up.My prob is don't have that much room,thanx for your help

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    Check craigslist. I got a decent "jack" type cheap.

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    auto parts store, i wanna say i payed $100. i bought mine from autozone 3 years ago, never had a problem yet and i use it all the time.

    skip the HF one, the pump didn't last long for me.

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    Allright got one right up the road,will ck it out.

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    Check this website J&S Jacks for only $359 its an awesome lift. The wife got me one 4 years ago for birthday present on Gasman's advice, and I love the thing. great wheels that roll great across the concrete. it also rotates the bike directly over the base of the lift so the footprint is the same as the bike. great thing is that you don't even need to have any straps to stabilize. just jack it up and get to work. I use it during the winter to get the tires off the floor and I'm able to move the bike closer to the wall as its straight up and down and I can tuck it in close to the wall to get it out of the way more and then put the cover on it and she's all tucked in for the winter. Hope that helps before you buy something else.
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    if you're looking for a floor jack style, hit craig's list. I got a crafstman one for 60$, never had an issue.
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    Caves J&S as well as a pit bull brand are the best in that style. Next down would be the sears craftsman alum jobber. Then down to the harbor freight stuff.

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    thanks gman. Gonna look @ the one from autozone & craftsman today got some good feedback on craftsman tho.got to get one soon got small oil leak.

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