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Thread: I have searched and don't see any posts on the use of a smaller lift for the k1200lt.

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    I have searched and don't see any posts on the use of a smaller lift for the k1200lt.

    Is the smaller lift sufficient to raise the LT or is a table the only option. Space available makes a table a problem for me but its getting to the point where I might store it outside if its the only option. I am afraid the LT would overwhelm the standard jack for cycles that you can get used for 100 or less and is pretty small.

    Paul

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    Have a peek at this Best of Forum- https://forums.bmwmoa.org/showthread...torcycle-Lifts

    On sale, the HF lifts are around $300.00. Well worth it.

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    Harbor freight is ALWAYS a crap shoot.
    My lift **** the bed on the second use and of course was out of the usual 90 day warranty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fmdualexhaust View Post
    Harbor freight is ALWAYS a crap shoot.
    My lift **** the bed on the second use and of course was out of the usual 90 day warranty.
    What part? There isnít much to go wrong.
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    The biggest problem with the Harbor Freight lift is the wheel clamp. Unless you have two people to get the bike up and secured on the lift, it presents an opportunity to lose the bike over the side of the tabletop while placing it. PLEASE DAMHIK this. I have used my HF lift for about six years now and like it well enough to keep it - but only after bolting it to the floor and after the wheel clamp was replaced with a drive-on Baxley Sport Chock that cost dang near as much as the lift did. There are cheaper clamps, but since I work alone, the HF lift as delivered did not get it done.

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    Have three HF lifts with many years of service and no issues. I did add an angle iron extension off the front about a foot for certain models to be able to roll back onto centerstand, Wedge GT's seem to slide back before you can get the stand set and the bike sits too far rearward.
    I use a strap instead of the wheel chocks 90% of the time.Depends on what is being done.
    Many a LT has resided on them. I rarely have help, so being strictly focused on task at hand has worked for me. I'll roll a bike on/off to be centered if I get close...close may not work! A few more years and I may change that method.

    Have used the twin pad small lift a few times, it is in the way for oil changes on a LT, but OK for a front tire change. Seems the headers rest on it more than I care for as well, so try to avoid. I may be thinking of the headers on a Wedge K as well.

    On any lift, a test lift to check stabiity before any height is added is prudent to say the least.
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    There are two different lifts at www.harborfrieght.com part # 69904 and part #68892 not much difference but some. Both are 399$
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    Quote Originally Posted by junkjohn View Post
    There are two different lifts at www.harborfrieght.com part # 69904 and part #68892 not much difference but some. Both are 399$

    I don't see any difference between those. The one I have has air/hydraulic operation in addition to the pump pedal.
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    I think the caster wheels are different, Min. height by 1", product length by 12", weight by 45 pounds, lift height by 3.2". But the pictures online look identical.
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    Quote Originally Posted by junkjohn View Post
    There are two different lifts at www.harborfrieght.com part # 69904 and part #68892 not much difference but some. Both are 399$
    They have a coupon available that gets you one for $279.

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    I keep looking at them, but haven't pulled the trigger yet.
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