I'm pleased to announce that we have a new lift in our garage. We drove to Indianapolis after work on Friday, picked it up at Greg Smith Equipment Sales, stopped at BMW Indy on the way home (of course), and set it up last night and today.
The lift is a Direct Lift Pro-Cycle XLT DT (I think that's the entire name
). I chose this brand based on related threads from this site. The "XLT" refers to the side extensions -- 12" on each side, including the approach ramp. The "DT" refers to the "drop tail" feature, where the rear section of the lift table can be removed to make working on the rear tire, brakes, etc. much easier. With a 1000# rating it can handle the LT; with the side extensions it can handle ATVs, lawn mowers, etc., and it only needs 90 psi. The side extensions will also make it easy to park the LT on the lift, if I need to do that. Right now I don't, as there is sufficient room in the garage to give the lift its own bay.
The cool thing is this: I rode into the garage after the ride home from work on Friday, as usual. In front of the spot where I park the bike was a large "Happy Sweetest Day" sign. It wasn't until I got off the bike and looked at the stall next to the bike's that I noticed the area had been cleared of the clutter we inherited, and swept clean. I thought that was my Sweetest Day gift, and would have been happy with that. Then, Mrs. hschisler tells me we're off to Indy to pick up the lift. Very cool.
The first photo shows Lisa w/the sign. The second photo shows the lift. This thing is huge...
It goes without saying that the lift is here for anyone who wants to use it. Of course, now I'll have to host some more Tech Sessions! (and I'd be happy to do that)