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Just ordered the J&S motorcycle lift. Looks like a good product. I plan on wrenching on it with no straps. What do you think?


I've cleaned my bike on it, rubbing pretty vigorously, without straps....no problem. If I was doing any really forceful wrenching, especially that would torque the bike from side to side, I would use straps (just cause I'm paranoid about the bike falling). I talked to Jim when I ordered mine, and he recommended this since the frame is so much narrower on the bottom than a BT. He said it wasn't as stable from side to side as a BT on the jack.
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I have the same jack for mine and while its pretty stable for cleaning polishing etc, I wouldn't be wrenching on it without a tie down or two on it.
I just wouldn't be able to handle it if my sporty fell off.
My luck it would probably fall on me and pin me.
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What type of tie down would you suggest? Where would I look to buy one? Would it run from one side of the jack over the seat to the other side or is there a better way? Thanks
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You can buy them in almost any motorcycle shop, tool store, online, etc. I saw some a couple weeks ago in one of those mega tool stores. You can buy them at the harley store too. I'd suggest getting the 'ratchet' type over the pull type.

The instructions say to run one strap across the seat and another across the steering head. I'd almost say it would be better to use 4 and run from the frame of the jack to the rear of the motorcycle frame and to the handlebars on either side, respectively, just like you strap it when you're trailering it.
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Now I am sorry I bought the cheapo jack at Harbor freight. The only thing good it does is lift the back tire for valve adjustments I would not even think of jacking my bike in the air with that cheap jack. Gonna have to invest in a good one like yours. GOOD BUY!
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Now I am sorry I bought the cheapo jack at Harbor freight. The only thing good it does is lift the back tire for valve adjustments I would not even think of jacking my bike in the air with that cheap jack. Gonna have to invest in a good one like yours. GOOD BUY!


I think so, too! I had the sears jack for about half an hour before I decided to go ahead and order this one. The sears (yellow) jack looks good, but the design doesn't work well for the sporty. It was returned the day after I bought it.
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Sounds like it's a good jack, but it's not really worth it unless you have extremely short shocks.
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