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I can understand if it's operated by a jar jack, but not with a screw type. That's mechanically not possible.
I'm keeping an open mind on this, I want to hear his story. Rejeanprimeau has been here a long time so I give him a lot of credence.

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I have one if those and I have tried to get my bike off the floor with it but have not had much luck myself doing so. What I usually do is put my front or rear tire in my hf wheel chock and lift the opposite side of the bike off the ground with the scissor lift. I don't trust leaving my bike on it without it being secured to something. I probably could weld some u-bolts to the side of it to give it some points to put tie downs on but they would end up being under the bike when I put the bike ontop of it. I do prefer to use my sears motorcycle jack but last time I went to use it it pissed out enough oil out of it that it would pump the bike up but every time I would pick my foot up to pump it up again the bike would go back down like I had my foot on the release pedal. I'm sure there is a way to have the bike sits on that scissor lift but I need to play around with the jack angle to get the right spot. Plus my shed is on a slight Angie to begin with which doesn't help either
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I'm keeping an open mind on this, I want to hear his story. Rejeanprimeau has been here a long time so I give him a lot of credence.

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Absolutely! Maybe he's refering to the pressure release scew on a jar jack, because that can fail...
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I can understand if it's operated by a jar jack, but not with a screw type. That's mechanically not possible.
How many planes got Jack-Screew failure? How many time an acme thread failed, don't forget the chinasium factor. Any way, even with screw type jack I install legs when going under a car. The 2$ a day welder might had miss the weld that hold the nut's tab also.

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How many planes got Jack-Screew failure? How many time an acme thread failed, don't forget the chinasium factor. Any way, even with screw type jack I install legs when going under a car. The 2$ a day welder might had miss the weld that hold the nut's tab also.

Better be safe than sorry.
I understand, I see what you mean. But now we're talking heavy loads or loads that maybe exceeds the prescribed load. Or like you said the chinesium factor. I had a vise once that ended his own life with a loud bang
Even though following the instructions and prescribed loads: Not going under a car without any extra support.

Besides of loads, failure or working itself loose: I always used extra support using this type of jack. They can be wobbly and you don't want to bump into the bike while it's standing on this type of jack.

I think we all can agree with your last sentence.

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I like the ones with holes on the base feet so I can bolt angle iron to em.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Extreme-...5047/306535611

Or bolt em to concrete.
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We used K&L supply at the dealership i worked at..

or Handy as they came with the lifts.

both are pricey however.. but then aren't all pro tools..

mine came with my lift, I think promaster makes a good one also.
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I got one of the cheap ones off ebay. It works well enough although I've since bought a Craftsman lift (works great). It helps to put a 2x4 (or whatever works) under the kickstand to level the bike a little when lifting / lowering. And I don't think you can get the whole bike off the ground with it. (nor would I considering how unstable it would be)
The cheapo wrench thing takes forever to use so I use a socket wrench.
Given the force on the screw assembly I would throw some dunnage under it just in case.
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