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    Motorbike lift table

    My knees and back are creaking and I have been thinking of a lift bench to make work easier but my little shed is too small for a proper lift. I spotted these when looking at benches
    Trad4U 1100lbs Motorcycle Scissor Lift Jack Hoist Stand ATVs Wide Desk https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07FNNJZ...ing=UTF8&psc=1

    They seem sturdy there's a picture of a Hardly Lard Slide lifted on one. Only problem is without lower frame tubes how stable would a Hawk be on the platform. A quick look at the engine and I think I would be wearing the bike if I tried to lift it. Has anyone used one and how did you get it stable.

    #2
    I have not used that specific lift, but I've used similar. You are going to have to make something to hold the hawk stable there.

    I prefer a role on lift, especially one that has the room to use race stands.

    All that said, some wood and an hour and I bet you can make something to hold the hawk stable on the table. ("no more rhyming and I mean it!"...." anybody want a peanut?")
    Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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      #3
      You could build a custom wood "frame" out of 2X4s on edge that would nestle the engine and contact at points to give stability. You could even grind out some shapes at places to contact the crankcases and covers even better. Doesn't even need to be permanently attached to the lift, so you make other ones for other bikes.
      "I couldn't afford NOT to buy it!"

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        #4
        Originally Posted by Captain 80s View Post
        You could build a custom wood "frame" out of 2X4s on edge that would nestle the engine and contact at points to give stability. You could even grind out some shapes at places to contact the crankcases and covers even better. Doesn't even need to be permanently attached to the lift, so you make other ones for other bikes.
        ^^^^^^^^^
        that.

        Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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          #5
          Found some framing timber and some coach bolts so I will have a go at making a cradle to fit the crankcase. I have had a thought I wonder if I could use the frame to crankcase mounting bolts to hold the bike steady.

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            #6
            Its perhaps not what you're looking for, but I've found that the chain hoist that I have rigged up is very handy for either lifting the whole bike or putting the frame (etc) on and off the engine. I use it in conjunction with my conventional hydraulic lift but it would work just as well without. You might need to reinforce your shed with some extra 2x4!

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