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Table lift vs regular lift
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Guth Offline
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RE: Table lift vs regular lift
(10-09-2017 03:17 PM)Teamwalker Wrote:  To those with the Handy lifts. Is your's the compressed air or electric type lift? Any thoughts re. the differences? Plus or minuses? Thanks.

Mine uses compressed air. It works like a charm. I have no experience with the electric variety. If I didn't have an air compressor, I could understand the appeal of the electric model. (However, in all honesty I'd have a hard time imagining being without an air compressor.)

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10-09-2017 11:21 PM
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Houtman Offline
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RE: Table lift vs regular lift
I had for years a Handy lift with side extension to work on my lawn tractor.
If you already have an air compressor than buy the air lift.
In my opinion an air compressor is one of the first things to buy if you have a motor cycle.
10-10-2017 04:14 AM
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GaryMNM Offline
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RE: Table lift vs regular lift
Keep in mind, a table lift definitely requires/consumes a large amount of space. Many due to size and weight are not easily moved out of the way or conveniently stored especially if they are equipped with the side ramps/trays.

As for the compressed air models, depending on what make or model you have, you do need a decent compressor to handle the lift. Mine requires at least 100 psi which most compressors claim to handle but often aren't up to the task and have to build pressure to lift during the lift.

   
10-10-2017 10:08 AM
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RE: Table lift vs regular lift
room is what keeps me from having one, although I'd love to have one. With 2 motorcycles and a snow blade equipped ATV on my side of the 2 car garage, there is simply no room for one. My brother has one and my son's FIL has one if I get desperate.

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10-10-2017 01:57 PM
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gmike Offline
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RE: Table lift vs regular lift
Room is getting scarce here also, I always have a bike parked on it. My HF lift doesn't require air or electricity, 59 leg pumps gets the bike 30" off the ground. Havent had any problems with it after I finally got all the moving parts lubed. I did add the HF wheel chock and made side boards to make it easier to ride the bike on it.

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10-10-2017 06:21 PM
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Guth Offline
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Table lift vs regular lift
Deja vu, lol — haven't we had this same discussion at least once in the past? If you desire a lift, but a lack of space is your primary issue (as opposed to a lack of money) then a Kendon lift would be worth investigating. I owned one before acquiring the Handy lift (the Kendon was another craigslist score).

The Kendon lift will get the bike up off of the ground just like a table lift, but without the table. When not in use, you can simply flip it up on end and push it up flush against the wall. A pretty cool solution all in all.


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10-10-2017 09:06 PM
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Scooter12 Offline
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Washington State
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RE: Table lift vs regular lift
I just bought a Forward lift through my Matco Dealer. I know I paid more for it, but he'll take $50 a week.
http://www.forwardlift.com/Motorcycle-Li...cyle-Lift/
I haven't got it assembled yet, but winter is wrenching time here in the PNW.

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10-12-2017 06:11 AM
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CA200 Offline
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RE: Table lift vs regular lift
Space is always a issue in my garage with 2 bikes a car ,scooter the lift
and my room with my tire machine. In the fall when I put the bikes up
and get the snow blowers out to get them running I store one bike on
my lift and move it tight to a bench. I have a scissors lift that I have
wheeled cart for it so I can lift one end of the lift with the bike on it
and move it.Works great!
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when it is below 0.
10-12-2017 11:32 AM
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Django Offline
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RE: Table lift vs regular lift
I only have a corner in the underground garage, which belongs to our flat in this 6 flats house:

This is my K1100 in work in the year 2012:
İmage

This is my K1100 in the background at the table lift and my CB1100 in the foreground, ready to get new tires:
İmage

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10-12-2017 11:43 AM
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