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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-06-2009, 07:32 PM Thread Starter
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Question Has anyone seen plans for building bike lift and table?

I found a link quite a while ago with plans for sale for building a motorcycle lift table, but I cannot find it again. I thought it was from this site, but it may have been from the VROC, or the Honda Aero 750 site. Does anyone else remember seeing this or know where to find it?

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I found a link quite a while ago with plans for sale for building a motorcycle lift table, but I cannot find it again. I thought it was from this site, but it may have been from the VROC, or the Honda Aero 750 site. Does anyone else remember seeing this or know where to find it?
Could this be it? But It's not a Lift.















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Thanks jt, it is not the one I was looking for, but a fair substitute for someone whose woodworking experience and skills are better than my metal working and welding ones are.

The one I`m looking for has the blueprints for sale, and is all steel and can be raised with either a manual bottle jack or a powered hydralic pump. It has a wider table, (about 36" I believe) than any I have seen for sale online. There were several pictures of customers tables , with their own modifications built in to suit their particular needs. It is wide enough to ride your bike onto it, and still have enough width to put your feet down with no fear of falling off the side while stopping and parking the bike.

It is wide enough to work on riding mowers and ATVs as well.

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Relocated R/R
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F&S luggage rack and engine guard
Kury Offset Hiway pegs
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If you do a search for "motorcycle lift plans" you can come up with quite a few. Some of the more sofisticated ones they usualy have a charge for copies of the plans. (Then type in "Free motorcycle lift plans"....)

One problem I have noticed is the parts required will sometimes end up costing you more than buying one from Harbor Freight , or even Sears.

I prefer the lifts that pick up the bike by the bottom of the frame as opposed to ones you just ride on like the one pictured above. If you need to change tires you still have to jack up the bike to remove the wheels.

The simple lift type sears and harbor freight sell only really need you to fab up custom supports for your particular bike. This one from JCW is what I am refering to:
http://tinyurl.com/lh7rcp

For me, there really is nothing at the bottom of a bike I need to mess with, so a nice soft pad for my butt on the garage floor does the trick for me, no lift needed.
(I do have a heavy duty eye hook bolted into an overhead joist in my garage in case I need to hoist up one end of the bike)

One of those little shop stools with the wheels are very handy too, and cost less...

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Hey!!! 2 1/2 years after I started this thread I found it again on Duck`s website under "Tech Tips". Woo hoo
http://members.shaw.ca/chopperhed/

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Relocated R/R
MF-AGM battery
Fiamm Freeway Blaster horns
F&S luggage rack and engine guard
Kury Offset Hiway pegs
July 13, 2016, Riding on the DARKSIDE now, Classic Radial 165/80-15


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how much do u think it would cost to build one . priced steel the other day it isnt cheap. they shure would be handy tho

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how much do u think it would cost to build one . priced steel the other day it isnt cheap. they shure would be handy tho
Don`t know what the cost would be. Never really built anything out of steel except a swing set for my kids 20 odd years ago. Took a basic welding course at the community college just before building it.

A person could look through the pictures of customer`s lifts and get a pretty complete list of materiels needed I think. With a little practice I could probably get my welding skills back up to where I could build this.

I think you can buy one ready to go starting at about $500 or so, and going up to $1000 depending on features.

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H-D windshield
Relocated R/R
MF-AGM battery
Fiamm Freeway Blaster horns
F&S luggage rack and engine guard
Kury Offset Hiway pegs
July 13, 2016, Riding on the DARKSIDE now, Classic Radial 165/80-15


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I have seen a thread on "custom fighters" about making a steel lift with a trolley jack or scissor jack lifting mechanism. I'll try to find it!
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thought maybe good reason to hone my welding skills but pressed for money like everone else but i guess i can dream

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96 750 vulcanlittle red bewitch
12561 miles
r/r relocated
leathersaddle bags(take on/ off)
memphis slim windshield (depends on mood)
p/u coils set at .020
agm battery , flame embossed seat cover
drilled clutch hub(3-20-12)
stainless steel coasters (3-28-12)
toc mccts installed(4/3/13)also changed to led bulbs in tail lamp
k&n air filters (4/20/13)
iridium plugs(4/20/13) along with ngk plug caps
V&H pipes, crash bars , luggage rack 4/5/2014
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I bought one a couple of years ago never really used it, its round at my daughters garage now haven't room for it in my place not with the 2 bikes and the car and the junk I keep
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