Have been looking for a lift table for quite sometime until I ran across this unit at BMWMOA Johnson City Rally 2009.
Kicked the tires and took a chance.
The Rally deal was free shipping.
Here is their website: http://www.stands-and-lifts.com/
Unit arrived quickly . . . took just a few minutes to bolt it all together
Took about 30 minutes, lots of sweating and pondering trying to figure how get the bike and lift arranged for the lift.
I took my time and developed a very safe one person procedure without needing to have a separate wheel chock.
1. Takes up very little space in the garage, can take it into the basement, easy to move around
3. Powered by a stong drill
4. You can actually take off both wheels and all the tupperware while on the lift
5. You can actually get under the bike for easy inspections and some maintenance
6. The foot, large blue post and main extension are "rock" solid at all heights
7. Lifts bike about 24"
8. Requires a few diferent brackets to secure other type bikes (will lift a Goldwing and a Rocket III)
9. Do not need all the lift table attachments - air compressor, wheel chocks, side ramps, approach ramps, bike frame scissor lifts, drop out plates and the list goes on.
1. The LT mounting does not bind the bike tightly thus it rocks slightly - was a little nervous at first but nothing that cannot be managed.
Not sure you can really tug and pull - I mean really tug and pull. Might look into engineering a more stable mount.
2. Cannot change transmission or engine oil since the support system blocks access.
3. Pricey ($$$)
If you wish to see more pictures and detail on how the lift works click below:
So I will shoot a few videos showing it in action and will post later. For the time being I think I am going to like this unit for the number of times I need to use it.
Maybe the boys at CCR might want one - a lot easier than lugging around a table and the people in attendance will be able to see a lot more . . .