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im thinking of getting a bike lift ,has anyone used a lift if so
I would advice please .
Its got be one in Uk

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This may sound obvious, but you need to make sure that the lift goes down low enough to go under the bike. Some won't.

I have a H-D lift, the old one made by Fulton which works on a screw, not hydraulic.
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Hello,
im thinking of getting a bike lift ,has anyone used a lift if so
I would advice please .
Its got be one in Uk

Thankyou
What kind of lift?


Drive on Table style lift?



Frame Jack style?
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I have a hydraulic frame Jack style and a smaller one with a screw.

This one:
https://carcaretotal.com/wp-content/...Motorcycle.jpg
...and like this one:
https://carcaretotal.com/wp-content/...cycle-Jack.jpg

However...both ones had to be adapted with some hardwood to fit under the frame and have it stand stable. Jiffy stop got in the way too. The pre-2003 Sportsters frames are pretty narrow. Don't know about the 2004 and up frames.

More on jacks:
https://carcaretotal.com/best-motorcycle-jacks/
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Sorry yes I want a ride on table type lift.

I dont like the look other type cant see them being safe
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The Harbor Freight lift tables work fine. With a 25% coupon that they issue all the time, you can get one new for about $299. I just scored a used one on Facebook Marketplace that I was able to negotiate down to $100. Look around.
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We dont have Harbor Freight here in UK
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I have had a direct lift. It makes working on the bike so much easier that I look for things to fix.
Keep in mind that you need a compressor and you will eventually need a scissor jack to lift the rear end up.
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We dont have Harbor Freight here in UK
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Hopefully you'll hear from someone who actually lives in the UK.
Out of curiosity, I looked at Amazon UK.

The Progen looks similar to the Harbor Freight

https://www.amazon.co.uk/PROGEN-1000...SMXNQDDCP9RVS7


The Clarke CML3 looks to be a little bit nicer with a more robust wheel chock. They offer an air option too.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Clarke-CML3.../dp/B003CBO8QQ

IMHO, Both of those are for the enthusiast, (not the pro bike shop) Both are likely made in China. A friend has Harbor freight and as said, it works fine.
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looks like the Clarke CML3 is the one to get

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