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Old 8th August 2015, 07:16 PM
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I am on the lookout for a bike lift, what type should I buy and what should I avoid? Is there a good supplier in this country or will I need to go up north or across the water? I would rather buy secondhand but I think most keep them if they have one, thanks all.
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Old 8th August 2015, 07:58 PM
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well i have a hydrolic one that you pump with your foot, http://images.esellerpro.com/2475/I/...BS-KMSWM01.jpg
thats the exact one. chinese probably. its grand, does the job i would prefer if there was a ratchet type system to stop it from falling if the hydrolics went tho
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Old 8th August 2015, 08:09 PM
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Hospital bed?
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Old 8th August 2015, 08:14 PM
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Originally Posted by fzr.rider
well i have a hydrolic one that you pump with your foot, http://images.esellerpro.com/2475/I/...BS-KMSWM01.jpg
thats the exact one. chinese probably. its grand, does the job i would prefer if there was a ratchet type system to stop it from falling if the hydrolics went tho
There's a bar that goes across the bottom of the front lift arms.It's fitted in that pic.It stops the unit from dropping in case of failure.
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Old 8th August 2015, 08:47 PM
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Handy........professional benches are the business..........i you can get a good used one you will have it a lifetime..or just go for the pedal pump hydraulic ones for 500 or less........."chinese" functional thats about it.



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Old 8th August 2015, 09:11 PM
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Hospital bed?
Too wide and too high when on the ground.
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Old 8th August 2015, 09:11 PM
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i bought one from andrew hourigan in newmarket there on donedeal 500 euro cant fault it ,great job should have bought one years ago
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Old 8th August 2015, 09:14 PM
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Originally Posted by The Road Runner
Handy........professional benches are the business..........i you can get a good used one you will have it a lifetime..or just go for the pedal pump hydraulic ones for 500 or less........."chinese" functional thats about it.



I don't want the small scissors thing on that video!
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Originally Posted by fzr.rider
well i have a hydrolic one that you pump with your foot, http://images.esellerpro.com/2475/I/...BS-KMSWM01.jpg
thats the exact one. chinese probably. its grand, does the job i would prefer if there was a ratchet type system to stop it from falling if the hydrolics went tho
Where did you get it and how much?
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Old 8th August 2015, 09:16 PM
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Originally Posted by fzr.rider
well i have a hydrolic one that you pump with your foot, http://images.esellerpro.com/2475/I/...BS-KMSWM01.jpg
thats the exact one. chinese probably. its grand, does the job i would prefer if there was a ratchet type system to stop it from falling if the hydrolics went tho
I have on of these also. But its the Sealey made version of it. Managed to get it used on donedeal..!! The minute I saw it I rang your man and leaped in the car..
I did have to cut my wheel clamp and extend it to put the rear wheel of the blade in it...

Will never get rid of... its the bomb...
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Old 8th August 2015, 09:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Vjmc.Cork
There's a bar that goes across the bottom of the front lift arms.It's fitted in that pic.It stops the unit from dropping in case of failure.
well you learn something new everyday! hahaha ill have to check if its on mine. cheers bud


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Where did you get it and how much?
couldnt tell ya, im pretty much just minding it for a friend until he finds somewhere right to put it, which might take a while
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Old 8th August 2015, 11:23 PM
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Bike lift on dung deal Wexford , worth a look
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Old 8th August 2015, 11:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Rontec
Bike lift on dung deal Wexford , worth a look
Ya saw that, 500, bloody expensive.
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Old 8th August 2015, 11:48 PM
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500 seems to be the least you will pay, well worth it Imo, I made one out of box iron and a car jack last year, by the time you buy material and factor in labour 500 starts to look cheap...
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Old 9th August 2015, 12:22 AM
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Originally Posted by padraic2271
500 seems to be the least you will pay, well worth it Imo, I made one out of box iron and a car jack last year, by the time you buy material and factor in labour 500 starts to look cheap...
I know but that don't make it cheap!!
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Old 9th August 2015, 01:33 AM
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http://www.cottermc.com/hydraulic-mo...hop-table-lift

I bought this one last year. Very happy with it and it was the best price I could see for this quality lift. Worth a look.
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Old 9th August 2015, 10:47 AM
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I know a lift is definitely the way to go but does anyone use one of those Moto Gp Mechanic static benches that they use in the pits. They don't look adjustable but might be worth a look
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Old 9th August 2015, 11:05 AM
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Yep, made one. All the height I need and I use a mechs rolling stool.
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Old 9th August 2015, 02:11 PM
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Originally Posted by godofbiomechanics
Yep, made one. All the height I need and I use a mechs rolling stool.

I had thought of making one. I reckon you either need the bike at that height or at else on the ground?! I was thinking one with foldable/ removal legs you could store it away if space was an issue
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Old 9th August 2015, 06:25 PM
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Originally Posted by godofbiomechanics
Yep, made one. All the height I need and I use a mechs rolling stool.
What are they like? Any pic?
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