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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-04-2008, 09:29 AM Thread Starter
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Where's a good jack when you need one?

I love the center stand on my VN750 even though sometimes it doesn't give me quite the height that I need (like when pulling the rear wheel). I also have an 1100 Shadow that does not have a center stand. Does anyone know where I can get a good jack?

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I know for the vulcan, alot of us simply put a piece of wood under the stand to give it more lift. Other than that, I would try harbor freight. There pretty reasonable.
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I bought one (china) from Harbor Freight for $79.00. I like it.
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I picked mine up at Schucks auto stores. Sold as motorcycle/ATV lift for $49.

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I've got a craftsman lift I bought from a buddy of mine. It works good. I don't know what they go for new but I've been happy with it.
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I use a lift similar to this one....



Got it at Kmart, on clearance for less than $30.
With a jack or whatever kind of support you use, you should make sure to somehow secure the bike from tipping over.


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this is the best money will buy! made right here in the U.S.A.! trust me this jack is great!
www.pitbullmotorcyclelifts.com
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this is the best money will buy! made right here in the U.S.A.! trust me this jack is great!
www.pitbullmotorcyclelifts.com
Holy smokes! Check out the vid of this thing in action: http://www.pitbullmotorcyclelifts.com/ManualLift1.m1v

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If it's anything like the hydrolic jack I have I don't wan't to be around when that bike comes down. Notice they didn't show that. BANG!
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Holy smokes! Check out the vid of this thing in action: http://www.pitbullmotorcyclelifts.com/ManualLift1.m1v
there's no need for me to watch the vid, i saw it in action in person at the bike show the other weekend. it was just mind blowing! not only did they jack the bike up with no tie downs on it but one guy got up and sat on the bike and the other guy wheeled the jack around with the guy sitting on the back of the bike while it was jacked all the way up (25").

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