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One question on the Condor. I looked it up so I know what it looks like. You just roll the bike on and good to go?
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I used a similar type lift and even with my lowered rear shocks (11") on my 05 1200C exhaust isn't an issue. The frame is slightly too low towards the back tho. I just use a bottle jack right in front of the rear tire to jack it up a little then slide the bike jack under. Same thing when I lower it and pull it out.
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No, absolutely not.

This is what it looks like:





That痴 an interesting type using a trailer jack for the lifting.

I see pros and cons.

The biggest pro is that you don稚 have worry about (cheap) hydraulics failing.
Others are infinitely and precisely adjustable, and no need for a safety lock.
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The main con is you don稚 have both hands free to hold the bike as you lift it. That first lift off the ground and also when it touches back to the ground is the critical part.

I also see some obstruction from the long trailer jack, and it looks more difficult to stow it away vertically.
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One question on the Condor. I looked it up so I know what it looks like. You just roll the bike on and good to go?
I've just added a couple of pics of the Cruiser Cradle to my post. Yes, you just ride (or push, I guess) the bike onto the chock.

It's actually harder getting it out again. It'd probably be best to fix the chock down to the floor, but I've never done that.
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Agreed. At times I've had a bike up on the lift for several days, without any worries.

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The main con is you don’t have both hands free to hold the bike as you lift it. That first lift off the ground and also when it touches back to the ground is the critical part.
True, but I haven't found that to be a problem. One thing is that it's better to lift the bike a good height, not just a couple of inches. That way it's more stable. If you only just lift it off the ground, the weight of the bike is all at one side of the lift, and it could, maybe tip over sideways. That's never happened to me, but I suppose it's possible.

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I also see some obstruction from the long trailer jack, and it looks more difficult to stow it away vertically.
That's right; I stow it flat.
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I'll stick to my trolley jack. My bike lift is 5.25" fully compressed, which isn't low enough to get beneath both frame rails w/o the bike being stood up.
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