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Just got a HF bike lift, i like it but pads do not fit under the frame without problems. Jiffy stand stop pad interferes with rear pad on lift. If i go forward on the frame the balance is shifted and the bike wants to tilt upward in the front as it goes up

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If i remember right i had the same issue 15 years ago with my Craftsman klft with my 2005 1200c ? guess i need to modify the lift.
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Just give it up and get a table lift. So much better.
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I only use it to get it off the ground enough to clean my wheels,bike only has 1,500 miles on it and i doubt i will do any mods requiring a table lift.
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I only use it to get it off the ground enough to clean my wheels,bike only has 1,500 miles on it and i doubt i will do any mods requiring a table lift.
I used to have the Pitbull Motorcycle Jack/Lift. They cost a bit but really stable.
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I only use it to get it off the ground enough to clean my wheels,bike only has 1,500 miles on it and i doubt i will do any mods requiring a table lift.
If all you need to do is wheel cleaning a $25 wheel roller from Harbor Freight might do the trick...bought one myself and it works OK.

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my sportster dont fit my lift well either.
i was shown two 1/2 x 1/2" tubes across it will work, but my 1200 low wont fit over it.
mine hits the jiffy stand, and the exhaust to lift level.
i dont see a way i can miss both and have it work.
i hate having it under my exhaust!
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Just got a HF bike lift, i like it but pads do not fit under the frame without problems. Jiffy stand stop pad interferes with rear pad on lift. If i go forward on the frame the balance is shifted and the bike wants to tilt upward in the front as it goes up

2014 Iron.
If i remember right i had the same issue 15 years ago with my Craftsman klft with my 2005 1200c ? guess i need to modify the lift.
Don’t worry about it so much. Roll on the wood then put the lift under the bike if your having problems getting the lift under there. My Iron sat up on my HF lift from December to February while I knocked out my 1275 conversion and some other stuff. It works fine, just throw a strap on front to prevent front falling off. The bike is pretty sturdy up there as long as your not wailing on it.

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