Jacking the 1800
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 22 of 22

Thread: Jacking the 1800

  1. #1
    Seasoned Member twinsbampy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    U.K.
    Posts
    136
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Jacking the 1800

    What is the bike lift of choice for lifting the GL1800?

  2. Remove Advertisements
    GL1800Riders.com
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    Seasoned Member White Wing's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    1,922
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    #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
    _____________________

    Opinions expressed are my own.
    (UNLESS offensive or stupid, in which case
    they have been posted by a clever imposter.
    )


  4. #3
    beastie
    Guest

    Default

    My choice (in my budget) is Sears

  5. #4
    Seasoned Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    SF Bay Area
    Posts
    2,328
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Jacking the 1800

    Quote Originally Posted by twinsbampy
    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.
    ******This space for rent******

  6. #5
    Seasoned Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Campbell, CA
    Posts
    4,435
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by cjmitch View Post
    Lets see... last time I checked, Army, Marines, and Airforce BEATS lame fat goldwing rider with a gun
    2004 GL1800AT
    2000 CBR929RR
    1987 CR500R
    1982 MB5
    1981 CB900F
    1971 CB836K1

  7. #6
    Seasoned Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Crescent Iowa
    Posts
    7,973
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    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.

  8. #7
    Seasoned Member winger63's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Meridian, ID
    Posts
    441
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    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
    Ride Safe
    '05 Silver Bullet
    I wish I could remember where I put my short term memory................





  9. #8
    Seasoned Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Taylorsville NC
    Posts
    124
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default mine wont fit

    Quote Originally Posted by winger63 View Post
    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.

  10. #9
    Seasoned Member Red GL1800's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Planet Earth
    Posts
    230
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I use the Sear's Jack also.

    <img src=http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/205730_10200495492056832_629976419_n.jpg border=0 alt= />

  11. #10
    Seasoned Member CAC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Bedford PA
    Posts
    2,224
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    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/album.php?albumid=2349
    2008 Goldwing Pearl White
    goldwingladiator@gmail.com

    3 of my Favorite trips
    Daughter #1 distance: 4 tanks
    Daughter #2 distance: 1 tank
    Son distance: 1.5 tanks


  12. #11
    Seasoned Member GatorWing's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    South Florida
    Posts
    2,315
    Post Thanks / Like

    Thumbs up

    PitBull Dyna .



    2012 Level III metalic blue Goldwing - 42K trouble free miles
    2009 metallic silver Goldwing - 43K trouble free miles

    2005 VTX 1800N - 33K trouble free miles
    2005 VTX 1300R - 16K trouble free miles
    1975 GL1000 red with chrome fenders & Vetter Windjammer faring
    1941 Tank shift Harley Davidson painted light blue with house paint

  13. #12
    plcbithead1800
    Guest

    Default

    Pitbull is my jack of choice. There are other less costly options, but I prefer the stability and strength of this lift. Well worth the $

  14. #13
    Seasoned Member EZ Reiter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    The birth place of the Harley: Milwaukee, WI
    Posts
    653
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    J&S jacks.

    It all started with a 1970 Fox Campus Mini Bike
    2004 Candy Red 1800 ABS, 2004 Candy Red "the Breeze" trailer
    NRA Member
    EZ Reiter
    Darksider 1082
    195/55R-16 Michelin Primacy Alpin PA3 ZP Run Flat


  15. #14
    Seasoned Member Fluke189's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Lakewood, CO
    Posts
    1,610
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I wish I would have thought to take a picture last summer when I jacked up the goldwing on the shoulder of the highway with my pitbull to change a flat. I'll wager no one ever has seen a goldwing jacked 2ft off the pavement before or since. Would you Sears jack guys trust the wing up in the air on the side of the highway with no straps? I love my pitbull.

  16. #15
    Seasoned Member alleyway's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    BROKEN ARROW, OKLAHOMA
    Posts
    585
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by CAC View Post
    but I prefer using the platform I built, see below. http://gl1800riders.com/forums/album.php?albumid=2349
    I like that, pretty slick...





  17. #16
    Seasoned Member ChrisE's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Lewisville,TX
    Posts
    2,839
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Fluke189 View Post
    I wish I would have thought to take a picture last summer when I jacked up the goldwing on the shoulder of the highway with my pitbull to change a flat. I'll wager no one ever has seen a goldwing jacked 2ft off the pavement before or since. Would you Sears jack guys trust the wing up in the air on the side of the highway with no straps? I love my pitbull.

    So you carry the pitbull on your bike?
    .
    .
    .
    .
    .
    .
    .
    .
    .
    .
    .
    .
    .
    Sorry, couldn't resist
    My Toys (Current Stable)
    '12 Aprilia Tuono V4 APRC
    '08 GL1800 (Level 3) Traxxion Full Monty, '04 Uni-Go Trailer
    '07 Suzuki GSXR1000
    '08 KTM 300XCW
    '07 Ducati 1098S
    '98 Yamaha R1
    '93 Bimota DB2
    '75 Honda CB400F
    DS #1166 (Once)

  18. #17
    Seasoned Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    ZEPHYRHILLS, FL
    Posts
    9,466
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Red GL1800 View Post
    I use the Sear's Jack also.

    That's the one I like too. I pull motors with that one with the bike on the center stand. However, most of the time all I want it the fron tire off the ground and don't use a jack at all for that.

  19. #18
    Seasoned Member kikker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    S.E. Oklahoma
    Posts
    3,403
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I may regret it one day but I've use the red Craftsman jack for 8 years and 4 bikes.

  20. #19
    Seasoned Member pidjones's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Clinton, TN
    Posts
    4,082
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I guess, if you are replacing the rear shock this would be needed. I have ~73000 miles on my '06, and have yet to jack it other than using a small floor jack to lift the front for a front wheel change (just pivoted on the center stand). What is everyone lifting their wings for?

    Sent from my LePanII
    Love 'em all... Let GOD sort 'em out!"
    LIMNCS #632 DS#1085 Michelin Primacy Alpin PA3 ZP #19
    Trialsman Seminar Videos
    Swapping the Rear Wheel by Laying Her Down (youtube)

  21. #20
    Seasoned Member edsetsdude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Dayton OH
    Posts
    108
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I got mine from Tractor Supply, it's very well made, and I've had my wing on it dozens of times, always solid, reliable and predictable when jacking and lowering. Not even sure the make, might have been Craftsman, not sure.
    Ed Davis, aka 'edsetsdude'

  22. #21
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Location
    Ok
    Posts
    412
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Just got this second lift for my Shop. K & L mfg. I had to add an extension on the front for length. It is stronger than my Direct Lift by 400 lbs. Lifts the Wing with ease.
    Last edited by RandomGuy; 01-07-2013 at 04:38 PM.

  23. #22
    Seasoned Member WingMan71's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Atlanta, GA
    Posts
    1,014
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default TCML is a great Table Lift

    In my book The Complete Motorcycle Lift (TCML) is a great table lift at a great price. Best lift I've ever owned.

    Here:

    http://www.completehydraulic.com/lif...ycle-tcml.html

    On sale right now for $649.00. Comes complete with a fork brace and a service jack. It's a heavy duty commercial grade lift rated at 1,500 lbs. Really sturdy.

    The front section extends to three different positions so it's plenty long enough for a Gold Wing without modification.

    They also make a wide version with two 1-foot wide removable side extensions for $749.00 here:

    http://www.completehydraulic.com/lif...cle-tcmlw.html

    Most other table lifts I've looked at that were this well built were twice this price.

    They are out of Franklin IN, so you can actually make a United States phone call and get parts and service. I've talked to their service technicians and they are knowledgeable guys that actually work on the lifts, not some moron with a script to read to you.
    Last edited by WingMan71; 01-07-2013 at 04:42 PM.
    Bob
    2006 Arctic White GL1800
    1987 Black/Grey GL1200 Aspencade
    1981 Blue/Blue CB750 Custom
    U.S. Navy SWO (1967-1976)

+ Reply to Thread

Quick Reply Quick Reply

Register Now

Please enter the name by which you would like to log-in and be known on this site.
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.

Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Posting Permissions

  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •