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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-11-2006, 03:11 PM Thread Starter
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Jacking the 1800

What is the bike lift of choice for lifting the GL1800?
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-11-2006, 03:20 PM
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#1 would have to be the Pit Bull in regular lifts. The Handi Lift #1 in table lifts.

Not to say there aren't others that work, some quite well, but you did say "of choice"

Regular lift and table lift each has its pros and cons as well, depending on what you're doing to the bike. You'll get lots of opinions....stay tuned

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My choice (in my budget) is Sears
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Re: Jacking the 1800

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What is the bike lift of choice for lifting the GL1800?
Thats like asking "what is the oil of choice for the GL1800" or "what is the tire of choice for a GL1800?" But the problem is, if you find a lift you think will work and ask "does anyone know of any problems with the ACME 5000 lift" you'll get nothing but responses telling you about other lifts.

Okay, I'll shutup now. I have the Sears lift and it works great for all my bikes including the GL.

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Sears lift like the one holding up the trike above. Fred H. says the bolts are week. If you care, strong replacement bolts would be pretty cheap.

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I got mine from a guy in Nebr city, he had a metal shop and hand built them. It is the heaviest lift i ever used so far, it has a 8 ton jack and will lift my pickup truck.
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I picked up an aluminum ATV jack from Sears. Itís rated at 1500 lb and it easily fits under the GL1800 without any boards. I have only jacked it up and lowered it right back down just to check the jack.

http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/product. ... Cookie=Yes

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mine wont fit

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I picked up an aluminum ATV jack from Sears. Itís rated at 1500 lb and it easily fits under the GL1800 without any boards. I have only jacked it up and lowered it right back down just to check the jack.

http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/product. ... Cookie=Yes
I have the same Sears Jack however the ;underside of he GL1800 is not flfat.... also there are two exhaust pipes that should not be lifted with and yes I am scared to lay it down.
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I use the Sear's Jack also.


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post #10 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-03-2013, 08:52 PM
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I have a Kobalt 1500lb lift, but I prefer using the platform I built, see below. The Kobalt seems too shakey.

http://gl1800riders.com/forums/members/15972-skullwrench-albums-stuff.html
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