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Hoping to get a bike lift/bench soon, anyone here got one lately, what's the real review?
Also if someone here is flogging one then let me know please, thanks.
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got an eazy rizer recently, cant complain, very handy and i can take the entire rear and front end apart on it, only downside is downpipes, engine and footpegs cant be removed when attached
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Bought one from cotters this year and it made life very easy. Converted a gsxr to a trackbike and the lift just made everything easier. The clamp at the front isnt great, i wouldnt trust it on its own to hold the bike i always use the rear paddock stand too. I will buy a wheel chock and bolt it in place that would hold the bike a bit more securely. Its a foot operated hydraulic lift. It does take about 20 pumps to get it to its highest point but the ram can be swapped out for a pneumatic one instead but I'm not bothered. The safety mechanism for holding it in place is a bit finnicky, not by any means unsafe just could be better. The paint finish is good, its low enough to the ground for easy loading/unloading. Lots of tie down points and it doesnt take up too much room in the garage. It is a budget or entry level option but i like it. My only real gripe is that front wheel clamp. Its a blessing when it comes to doing almost anything. Pull the pin and treat yourself.
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Re: Bike lift

What kind of money, if you don't mind me asking?


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Bought one from cotters this year and it made life very easy. Converted a gsxr to a trackbike and the lift just made everything easier. The clamp at the front isnt great, i wouldnt trust it on its own to hold the bike i always use the rear paddock stand too. I will buy a wheel chock and bolt it in place that would hold the bike a bit more securely. Its a foot operated hydraulic lift. It does take about 20 pumps to get it to its highest point but the ram can be swapped out for a pneumatic one instead but I'm not bothered. The safety mechanism for holding it in place is a bit finnicky, not by any means unsafe just could be better. The paint finish is good, its low enough to the ground for easy loading/unloading. Lots of tie down points and it doesnt take up too much room in the garage. It is a budget or entry level option but i like it. My only real gripe is that front wheel clamp. Its a blessing when it comes to doing almost anything. Pull the pin and treat yourself.
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Re: Bike lift

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What kind of money, if you don't mind me asking?
This ^^^^
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This ^^^^
530 including delivery. Ordered it on a thurs evening and it arrived the following tuesday from the uk. Great service.
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Re: Bike lift

Gone up to 600 now:
https://www.cottermc.com/default-cat...hyjsk-j4b.html

500 on dungdeal:
https://www.donedeal.ie/motorbikeext...ables/24651342

Would it be high enough to use as a general workbench when not using it for the bike?

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They've gone up a good bit, think i paid €450 for mine a few years back.

Originally Posted by CodeJACK

Would it be high enough to use as a general workbench when not using it for the bike?
Yup, plenty of room on them, I've used it for that very purpose in the past.



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For that kind of money would you not get a sky lift?
https://abbastands.co.uk/product-det...ky-lift&pid=44
Or is it just a bit flash looking and no better than a normal bench?
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Re: Bike lift

Originally Posted by CodeJACK
Gone up to 600 now:
https://www.cottermc.com/default-cat...hyjsk-j4b.html

500 on dungdeal:
https://www.donedeal.ie/motorbikeext...ables/24651342

Would it be high enough to use as a general workbench when not using it for the bike?
They would be handy as another workbench alright, that crowd on dungdeal are out of stock, I rang them.
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Re: Bike lift

Originally Posted by dawgz
For that kind of money would you not get a sky lift?
https://abbastands.co.uk/product-det...ky-lift&pid=44
Or is it just a bit flash looking and no better than a normal bench?
Somehow I just don't trust those, I never used one but it I prefer a bench
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They've gone up a good bit, think i paid €450 for mine a few years back.



Yup, plenty of room on them, I've used it for that very purpose in the past.



These things must be all made in the same place in China . I bought one a couple of years ago
However its been a good yoke once you replace the shitty original wheel chock with something better
https://www.harborfreight.com/1000-l...gg_q=bike+lift

Wheel chock I used was this , Baxley Sport , great piece of kit picked one up on craigslist for $50.
https://www.amazon.com/Baxley-Sport-.../dp/B01MR2E5QD
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Somehow I just don't trust those, I never used one but it I prefer a bench
That 'Lamb Chop Rides' dude from Youtube had a bike fall off one of them, can't remember now if it was a fault with the stand or something he'd done wrong. Gimme a bench any day of the week. My shed hasn't the room for one otherwise I'd of gotten one years ago.
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This site was touted as good value for a dealer lift.

Caveat: forklift required (driver will not help off truck)

https://primetools.co.uk/product/sea...50kg-capacity/
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Bench is the best thing you will put in your shed. Be lost without it
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Re: Bike lift

Originally Posted by GreenRex
These things must be all made in the same place in China . I bought one a couple of years ago
However its been a good yoke once you replace the shitty original wheel chock with something better
https://www.harborfreight.com/1000-l...gg_q=bike+lift

Wheel chock I used was this , Baxley Sport , great piece of kit picked one up on craigslist for $50.
https://www.amazon.com/Baxley-Sport-.../dp/B01MR2E5QD
Can you post a pic of the end result?
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Bench is the best thing you will put in your shed. Be lost without it
That's what I'm thinking....
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The clamp at the front isnt great, i wouldnt trust it on its own to hold the bike i always use the rear paddock stand too. I will buy a wheel chock and bolt it in place that would hold the bike a bit more securely.
https://www.donedeal.ie/motorbikes-f...ivery/24522167

Donedeal, €49 delivered from Cork bai. Haven't bought one myself (yet) so can't speak for the quality.
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https://www.donedeal.ie/motorbikes-f...ivery/24522167

Donedeal, €49 delivered from Cork bai. Haven't bought one myself (yet) so can't speak for the quality.
I've seen them before and they look grand for a bench but I would prefer something sturdier like the baxley. I've seen them in the flesh and they are very well put together. I have it in my head that id like something i can bolt into a trailer too for doing track days and the like and the baxley i think would keep the bike steadier over the pot hole infested roads around me
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Re: Bike lift

Made myself one of these a few weeks ago,bolted a wheel chock to the front of it,fairly basic but it does the job fine I have a fireblade on it at the moment it’s solid as a rock!cost me €0

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Nice idea but I'd be concerned that the day you put it on the bench, you'll be in a hurry and not bother having that 2nd pair of hands about and your bike ends up falling 2 feet to the hard concrete floor. If you are lucky.
Otherwise it's an excellent bench.
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Even simpler than that, a sheet of plywood on top of 6 or 8 beer crates. Solid as you want and stacks away neatly. I have a hospital bed job now which takes the Street Triple easily.
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