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    So I'm thinking about building a table lift like this:

    One of the reasons I like this design is that I can use the Hydraulic floor jack that I already have to lift, and also to move it around the shop. Also, this is pretty economical to build. I'm also thinking of making a section that pulls out under the rear tire for easy removal. I'm also planning on adding a second set of safety braces on the front part of the lift.

    Does anyone have any other suggestions, like what to do, even better- what NOT to do, or any other ideas that may be of help??

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    ya, build 2 of em.. I want one....


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mosa
    ya, build 2 of em.. I want one....


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    That's what I was thinkin'!!

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    Ditto on what Mosa and BobE said. Delivered too.






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    So, I guess what Y'all are saying is that you'll take my prototypes as long as I deliver them?

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    You catch on real quick for a young un........ LOL



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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocket
    So, I guess what Y'all are saying is that you'll take my prototypes as long as I deliver them?
    I can pick mine up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocket
    So, I guess what Y'all are saying is that you'll take my prototypes as long as I deliver them?
    I'll pick mine up AND bring beer.



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    Mosa!
    you don't need a lift! You can just pick it up and put it on the kitchen table!

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    Jeff K
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    Mosa!
    you don't need a lift! You can just pick it up and put it on the kitchen table!



    BAWHAAAAAAA>






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    Since you're comin up to my place in a week and half you can bring it with you then... I'll have beer waitin for ya!

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    Jeff, the pieces of it are already ON the kitchen table.... and sandy dont like it.....

    Rocket... I'll pay ya in BEER..... come on down....

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    Thanks for all the useful suggestions

    Guess I'd better get to

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    What is pretty reasonable, I bought one from Harbor Freight for 299.00 and it works great, I had to add a little extra length to accomodate the chops that I usually work on but for a stock scoot it worked just fine.

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    Check your messages on BBR, sent you a LONG one. I had one of those made for me, had to cut it up and make a table out of it. But might have been the fabricators fault, he was trying to help me out.........I think?

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    I have been kicking LOOKING at these. Just haven't found the time to tackle it.....


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    I got a bike lift off the web from this site

    http://www.asedeals.com/ATV_motorcycle_lift.html.

    It is a ranger lift... it has worked well with the Valkyries.

    they often discount it.

    Jack

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    I finally started my lift this past weekend and it's coming along nicely. I'm very impressed in how strong and sturdy this is going to be. I have no doubt it'll hold that new Boss Hoss some day!




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    That is too cool. You did good Bro.

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    Looks like you are doing an excellent job

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    Look-in good...
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    Wow, looks good!
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    Looks good dood!



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    NICE!! I really like how you put those drawers underneath it for storage. That will come in handy.

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    I hope its not too late for comments, but I just read the post! Be sure to make the table wide enough so you can easily put your feet down on each side of the bike at any point of going on (I learned from experience it is not good to have your feet in the air when riding onto the lift with no place to touch down when on a tall bike!) and make the surface a rough texture like non skid. My lift was a regular shiny metal and when you get a little oil on it or whatever it can be a problem! One more thing, the points where you tie the bike down to stablize it need to be as far out from center as possible, use at least a 4 foot pipe to give you good leverage to keep the bike verticle when you are yanking on it.
    Enjoy using it!!

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    Yep! saw it yesterday, Mines next. 'cept it's gonna take three men and 2 boys to lift the thing off the Work bench.....

    Mosa, Lamont. Whatcha doin????



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    Damn good work, it almost looks like you know what you are doing
    Keep the pix coming as it progresses.

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    I sort of had to put this on the back burner for a couple of weeks, but recently got back to it so that I could get finished up. Here's the finished product:


    I'm Happy with how it turned out, however, I can see the need for a pneumatic cylinder to make it easier to use. I also need to make a wheel clamp for the front so that it's easier to tie the bike down. All in all it was a worthwhile project, and a tool that I'll have forever. Thanks for all the suggestions everyone.

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    Schweet!



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    so when do we start on version 2.0?



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