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Lifts, ramps and almost everything else...
« on: November 13, 2020, 03:24:43 am »
Came across this place in t'ether the other day...

https://cjautosheywood.co.uk/product/hydraulic-700mm-wide-motorcycle-lift-mb03c/

...and thought 'Oooh!' The way you do.

They do almost everything to do with lifting, jacking, turning, rolling or spinning things up and round and I want one of everything please, especially the Rotisserie!

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Re: Lifts, ramps and almost everything else...
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2020, 09:35:08 am »
You should buy one if only to fund their upgrading more than just the first image to a reasonable resolution :p. It's worse than an auto trader photo album!
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« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2020, 09:40:06 am »
Bought exactly the same years back and just never used it, can’t fault the the theory of its use but in the end was far happier working off a nice warm comfy garage floor, sold it to a mate early on in the year.


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Re: Lifts, ramps and almost everything else...
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2020, 10:24:46 am »
You should buy one if only to fund their upgrading more than just the first image to a reasonable resolution :p. It's worse than an auto trader photo album!

What? It isn't the photo you buy you silly boy. It is the lifting, twirling, sliding, spinning things.

I guess the rest of the pics are from dumbass users...

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« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2020, 01:47:12 pm »
From a practical point of view...try standing up and holding a rear wheel when trying to bolt it up...was always much happier being closer to the floor, probably why most of the time I had a bike stored on it but never used it.

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« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2020, 04:46:41 pm »
Having just fitted new discs and pads to the front of the S3, a lift or even adjustable ramps would have been a godsend; there comes a time in most folks lives when the old joints just don't like being crunched up for half a day and as for crawling underneath to position a trolley jack...

I realise my wrists are now a limiting factor in ground level maintenance and have various leverage stuff to help to get the wheels back on. Whatever happened to wheel studs where you stood a pretty good chance of getting the wheel lined up on the first go? Now, with the bloody bolts it can take half an age to get the great heavy thing on the hub stub and then try getting the holes aligned...

It was even a struggle to get the enormous discs back on. No one ever said old age was going to be fun, but I was thinking they meant you could get to your nineties before it all went south.

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Re: Lifts, ramps and almost everything else...
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2020, 05:33:44 pm »
once upon a time i struggled to get up of the floor , now i also struggle to get down to it!
my garage floor is not nice, warm or comfy... i still want a lift. i have a two post for cars but cannot figure out a good way to adapt it for bikes as well.
there are a few of those rotisserie yokes about here (big escort country) all various grades of home made, but the star of them all has used an old single speed gearbox to turn the car round.. one hand and the car stops when he stops. its pretty impressive.
anyway i still want a lift. 

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« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2020, 06:12:11 pm »
Just one of those things that you have to spend your money and see if it works for you, had mine must be close on maybe 10 years?,at the height the bike had to be for me stood upright never felt all that stable, and hold a wheel at that height while trying to fit, turned into a 2 man job.

If you buy, make sure you get the security bar that you put through scissors rather than risk hydraulics with all that weight on.

What happened in the end, foam tiled the floor of the garage but bikes and gear sank into them, so boarded the floor out on top with decent ply wood and finally arrived at a happy medium

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« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2020, 08:12:39 pm »
Keep an eye out for friends, neighbors and relatives getting new carpet. Their old one is probably fine for the garage floor, even in sections.

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« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2020, 09:19:02 pm »
Yeah half my garage is carpeted now. Though that's the brewery half :P.
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Re: Lifts, ramps and almost everything else...
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2020, 09:26:20 pm »
Keep an eye out for friends, neighbors and relatives getting new carpet. Their old one is probably fine for the garage floor, even in sections.

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Grab the initiative and tip a little red wine on it next time you're round, post-Covid. They'll soon chuck it out.
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Re: Lifts, ramps and almost everything else...
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2020, 09:53:39 pm »
I dread to think what sort of bodily fluids other folk have left in the cheap nylon carpets in my upstairs so I wouldn't want to lie on it in the garage...