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      I have a Harbor Freight lift I bought about 5 years or so ago and like it quite a bit:

      1500 lb. Steel ATV/Motorcycle Lift

      I've heard people complain about them but it was because they don't understand how the release works. Contrary to common sense, if you step on the release pedal gently the bike will drop like a stone. You have to push the pedal i all the way and it lowers gently. Completely counter-intuitive I know, but as long as you follow that methodology the lift works great. Throw one of their 20% coupons at it and you'll get it out the door for about $75! I've had my vegas on there for a few days while waiting for a tire swap and it never had a problem of any kind.

      EDIT: Sorry, just realized this thread was a necro bump!
       
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      That jack is made to be used on a MC lift table. If your using it on the floor with no way to lock the front wheel down your in for trouble. Get a full jack like this look on craigslist for one

      1500 lbs. Capacity ATV/Motorcycle Lift
      The harbor freight jack is sturdy. Bit I still can't stand the way it lowers. To get it to go slow, you gotta push the lever hard full, and jump past the fast motion, which you gotta push the lever slightly.
      You think that sounds backwards, so is the retraction movement on that jack
       
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      Anyone have any experience with these jacks from Harbor Freight? I just want something for light maintenance like doing wheel bearings and tires. I doubt I'd wear it out, I just for the price as long as it's not wobbly it might be good enough.

      1500 lb. Capacity ATV/Motorcycle Lift
      I have a J&S jack for my 2015 Vegas 8 Ball.

      The front rail on the jack contacts the frame on both sides. The rear rail on the jack contacts the frame on the side opposite the kickstand. On the kickstand side of this rail I have a wood strip to fit under the flat edge of the engine case alongside the bolts holding the engine case together - quite a large flat surface area so no worries. I have wood strips with hard neoprene rubber on all lift points just to protect the frame paint and provide cushion. The bike is rock stable on the jack without straps. Rolls around my garage with a push from one hand. A really fine and very compact jack. Probably the only jack which could allow me to easily locate the bike in the one spot it can fit in my crowded garage. Pricey but you do get what you pay for!

      Take care,

      Phil
       
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      I don't have a garage and limited on space outside of our house. Looking at doing some work on the exhaust and a few other things, found a lift that should work at harbor freight 1500 lb. Capacity ATV/Motorcycle Lift that should work and I have a 20% off coupon, but thought I'd see what all of the experts on the forum thought.

      Thanks!
       
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      I don't have a garage and limited on space outside of our house. Looking at doing some work on the exhaust and a few other things, found a lift that should work at harbor freight 1500 lb. Capacity ATV/Motorcycle Lift that should work and I have a 20% off coupon, but thought I'd see what all of the experts on the forum thought.

      Thanks!
      I have a J&S lift for my Vegas and it is everything they advertise it to be. Very stable, compact, well made and very easy to roll around with the motorcycle on. I also have limited space in my garage and without this jack I would not be able to fit the bike in the garage. With this jack it is easy to locate the bike in the exact position it needs to be. The only downside is that this jack is not cheap.

      If you plan on doing any maintenance on your bike yourself a good jack is an absolute necessity. It also makes cleaning the bike very much easier.
       
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      I was looking at motorcycle jacks and this came up on one of the reviews. I hope this is in the right forum?

      (10 of 15 customers found this review helpful)
      5.0
      Great for Heavy Wife
      ByRolland
      from Mixville, AR
      Pros
      • Durable
      • Good Grip
      • Powerful
      Cons
      Best Uses
      Comments about Central Hydraulics 1500 Lb. Capacity ATV/Motorcycle Lift:
      My buddy says he uses this to lift his heavy wife in and out of bed. She weighs abouts 350. He says it works great but it's cold on her bare butt.
      Bottom LineYes, I would recommend this to a friend
      (10 of 15 customers found this review helpful)
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