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post #1 of 48 (permalink) Old 10-25-2012, 06:05 AM Thread Starter
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The Best Motorcycle Tool I Own....What's Yours?

Greetings Everyone....I recently picked up a Hi-Lift Motorcycle Jack at Harborfreight Tools...This puppy really makes working on your bike a piece of cake...if that's even possible: The tool is well constructed and works exactly as advertised...I'm not a big fan of Harborfreight tools...so I wouldn't recommend them for all tools: But, if you're tired of slithering around on your back and struggling to get up off the ground ....if your knees hurt and you have arthritis than give this tool a look....It wont disappoint!!!
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post #2 of 48 (permalink) Old 10-25-2012, 07:15 AM Thread Starter
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Forgot to mention that the Retail price is $199.... but download a 20% off coupon and get it for $159.00....
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post #3 of 48 (permalink) Old 10-25-2012, 07:50 AM
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Best tool i own is my laptop. If i dont know or cant remember how to do something i just do a little research. If i need ideas for fabrication i do a little research. If i just want to blow off some steam and relax....then i can blow some shiz up with my laptop too.
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Very nice, this would make it alot easier on my back when working on the bike. And plus you look wayy more official like the WestCoast Choppers people!

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Very nice, this would make it alot easier on my back when working on the bike. And plus you look wayy more official like the WestCoast Choppers people!
Are you sure you would want to look like Jessie James and his old crew at West Coast Choppers?

and always remember, "Ride until you rot!"
**Really not sure if the Big "C" is back right now
but having to face the fact that this is a lifetime routine
going forward. Five operations done and it still continues.

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post #7 of 48 (permalink) Old 10-25-2012, 10:41 AM
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Wink

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A church key! It's nice to see you have a spiritual side. lol "wink, wink"
Not sure if too many know that is just one of the many names for the highly specialized tool you just posted from long ago. Many in this audience may be too young to know the term. Thanks for the laugh when I really needed one.

and always remember, "Ride until you rot!"
**Really not sure if the Big "C" is back right now
but having to face the fact that this is a lifetime routine
going forward. Five operations done and it still continues.

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post #8 of 48 (permalink) Old 10-25-2012, 11:01 AM
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Greetings Everyone....I recently picked up a Hi-Lift Motorcycle Jack at Harborfreight Tools...This puppy really makes working on your bike a piece of cake...if that's even possible: The tool is well constructed and works exactly as advertised...I'm not a big fan of Harborfreight tools...so I wouldn't recommend them for all tools: But, if you're tired of slithering around on your back and struggling to get up off the ground ....if your knees hurt and you have arthritis than give this tool a look....It wont disappoint!!!
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That is the exact MC jack I have, I pd $179.00 on sale from $199. 6 months ago.

Fixin' to pull my engine (Nov 2nd) with this jack, keeping the bike on it's center stand.

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Knifemaker,

A church key! It's nice to see you have a spiritual side. lol "wink, wink"
Not sure if too many know that is just one of the many names for the highly specialized tool you just posted from long ago. Many in this audience may be too young to know the term. Thanks for the laugh when I really needed one.
see pic in Post #6
KM, that is an oldie, I am sure it's worth a couple bucks as a collector's item.

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-Purchased 2008 w/8800mi
Replaced ALL Cables . Kuryakyn LED Voltmeter
SilverStar Ultra 9003/HB2 H4 Headlamp, Jardine Fwd Controls,
Iridiums DPR7EIX-9 & Wires, Tuxedo Mod, Coil Mod, P/U Sensor Mod, Fork Seals,
Splines Lubed - 11/4/2012 - MF AGM Battery
Additional Flashing LED Brake Light on Trunk
Dampers went out @ 13+K !
After TOC MCCT's..... so amazingly quiet I discovered a rattling heat shield on my stock exhaust !
...have a vulcan good day!

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my favorite tool is my 1/2 inch drive cordless impact gun but my least favorite is the damn battery for it

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