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Old 9th February 2016, 12:09 AM
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hows it going lads?

just wondering does anybody have one of these?

https://www.donedeal.ie/motorbikes-f...e-lift/9745994

they look handy but was wondering if theyre any good and are they well put together?

thanks
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Old 9th February 2016, 12:14 AM
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Why would you need your bike that high up in the air. ?

It looks sturdy enough but for 400euro I'd want to try it out first
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Old 9th February 2016, 12:24 AM
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prefer a proper ramp

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Old 9th February 2016, 03:43 AM
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i second the proper lift, unreal comfort with it if you have the room
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Old 9th February 2016, 11:09 AM
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When converted to Euros plus the delivery charge from UK(thing must weigh a ton) the second ones gonna cost a lot more id reckon
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Old 9th February 2016, 11:53 AM
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Originally Posted by The comb over kid
When converted to Euros plus the delivery charge from UK(thing must weigh a ton) the second ones gonna cost a lot more id reckon
They can be bought here....i bought one about 8 years ago, no problems. just cant remember where, someone else will be along shortly with details of where to buy...
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Old 9th February 2016, 12:44 PM
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Thanks for the replies lads. The ramp is some job but I haven't really got the room for it. The one on donedeal looks handy because it's mobile - if I have the bike on it I can still move it to one side of the shed if I need to do something else and it's fairly small and narrow so wouldn't take up much room.
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Old 9th February 2016, 03:55 PM
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That second lift looks identical to the one I have. For a chinese yoik they are decent. Only issue I had with mine was the front wheel chock. It was shit and not secure, so I bought a better quality chock and bolted it to the ramp. Good to go then. That first one looks a bit dicey, but as long as it is stable , good idea
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Old 9th February 2016, 06:17 PM
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Hi that fella selling the bike lifts was at carlow classic show last easter ,he was demonstrating it there it looked a decent solid lift and it wasnt that bulky, it would be handy to move around shed
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Old 9th February 2016, 09:44 PM
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Was at bikefest too, looked good in fairness but id still prefer the normal type bike lift.
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Old 9th February 2016, 10:31 PM
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Originally Posted by sub zero
hows it going lads?

just wondering does anybody have one of these?

https://www.donedeal.ie/motorbikes-fo...e-lift/9745994

they look handy but was wondering if theyre any good and are they well put together?

thanks
I don't know much about benches .Do they assist in removing front ends , wheels , swingarms etc ?

This featured lifting device does all of that plus takes up little space when not in use and also makes it easy to turn bikes in a tight space.

To me , this is the one to buy instead of a bench.
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Old 9th February 2016, 11:23 PM
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I've the abba sky lift.
Cost a fair bit more but absolutely love it.
Takes up only the space of the bike & I can move it around.
For €400 that is not bad!
I paid 450 delivered from UK.

My shed is tiny but now it's a workshop.

You won't regret it.
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Old 10th February 2016, 01:35 AM
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Cheers lads - appreciate the replies. I'll give him a ring and ask him a few questions. It might suit me and my current set up.
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Old 10th February 2016, 06:51 AM
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I have one like the first one:

http://www.demon-tweeks.co.uk/motorc...r-spider-stand

Takes a while to set up, getting the pin spacing just right takes a lot of trial and error. Once it's done it's handy though, very easy to wheel the bike over to the corner and out of the way.

I've had one and both wheels off using it, it's lovely for wheel access, but you won't be able to remove fairings or work around the left footpeg area because the stand is in the way. Ideally I'd have paddock stands as well for when i can't do the job on the stand.

I'd get another, but if I was I'd buy a "1Jac", they're the same principle but a more rugged build.
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Old 10th February 2016, 12:16 PM
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Only other issues id have with this is that they do not fit all bikes, you must be able to put the pin through the frame, cant do that with my bikes, plus you are putting all the weight of a bike into a very small area, probably ok but id not be happy doing that. Maybe ok for sportsbikes, no good for my pan.
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Old 11th February 2016, 09:25 PM
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Don't really like those lifts.
I rather the bench, much safer & with me working on peoples pride & joy.
From the smallest bikes to the biggest, it just makes working much easier & safer imho.
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Old 11th February 2016, 10:36 PM
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Originally Posted by kido
Don't really like those lifts.
I rather the bench, much safer & with me working on peoples pride & joy.
From the smallest bikes to the biggest, it just makes working much easier & safer imho.
Well who'd a thunk it.

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Old 12th February 2016, 10:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Chronos
Well who'd a thunk it.

Well some people wouldn't have thrunk it.
Maybe you do.
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Old 29th February 2016, 04:37 PM
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Originally Posted by kido
Don't really like those lifts.
I rather the bench, much safer & with me working on peoples pride & joy.
From the smallest bikes to the biggest, it just makes working much easier & safer imho.
Hi Kido,
just a quick on what make/brand is your lift bench? looks like a good one...
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Old 29th February 2016, 09:07 PM
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Originally Posted by fergus
Hi Kido,
just a quick on what make/brand is your lift bench? looks like a good one...
http://www.knee-down.co.uk/Bike_Tek_...3_6608017.aspx
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