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post #1 of 12 Old Jan 17th, 2010, 6:00 pm Thread Starter
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Bike lift / table

Hi Everybody I am looking at buying a motorbike lift that can accommodate the 1200LT. Does anybody have any advise to offer on this purchase. They are available over a large price range 300ish to 2000ish what does anybody on this forum use? any advise would be appreciated.
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post #2 of 12 Old Jan 18th, 2010, 3:37 am
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I have been using an Italian manufactured lift made by a company called Tecnital for the last 8 years for my LT. Absolutely fantastic and rock solid. Not sure where you can get one over there but.

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Thanks for your reply Mark I will look that type up on Google. Is yours the moveable type or is it fixed to the garage floor?

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I use a Sealey just make sure you get one that has the right weight limit

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I have one of these There are specific attachments for the LT that fit into the holes just behind and above the riders footpeg. If you have other bikes I would also suggest getting a wheel holder and footpeg kits. Any questions let me know.

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Hi Graham
Thanks for your reply I will email you.

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Hi Graham,
just looked at the web site for this lift do you have any pics of your bike on this stand, looks interesting. Cheers Paul
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Here is a good pic and some of my pics. Good points are it takes up very little space and you have great access from both sides. Not so good is it does move which is a bit unsettling until you get used to it - just be sensible and undo high torque items when it is on the deck. It is very easy to move up and down. Anyone who has done a clutch will spot that doing the clutch requires some thought. The forward support can obstruct the filter housing which is why I went with the wheel support. You can get much closer v's a table and I am more than happy with it.

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Sealey 390 foot pedal operated does the job o/k . remember these are tested with at least 25% on top of capacity . Had mine 3 years with no probs . Just over 300.00
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You might try looking at these.
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Here is a good pic and some of my pics. Good points are it takes up very little space and you have great access from both sides. Not so good is it does move which is a bit unsettling until you get used to it - just be sensible and undo high torque items when it is on the deck. It is very easy to move up and down. Anyone who has done a clutch will spot that doing the clutch requires some thought. The forward support can obstruct the filter housing which is why I went with the wheel support. You can get much closer v's a table and I am more than happy with it.

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Hi Graham would you advise me to go with the wheel support option, or get both types of support including the LT specific type, do you only need the wheel support option for the oil filter removal or will it help if I had one to do the clutch/transmission removal. I assume you can do the clutch/transmission removal using this lift?

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If you ever help your pals work on their bikes then the wheel lift and footpeg holders will let you lift nearly any bike. I also feel that holding the wheel in stops the bike twisting. If I remember correctly the boss is called David and you can speak to him on the phone.

You can do the clutch with this lift but it does have a few issues. The nut and bolt that holds up the back of the engine/gearbox is located behind the holes where the uprights slid into and access is through the holes :-/

But all is not lost. When you are ready to undo the bolt lower the bike and rest the bottom of the panniers on a strong piece of wood supported by axle stands.
Once you have the uprights out you can loosen the bolt and then you have a couple of options. Keep the bike down low and use a hydraulic car jack to lower the engine - the jack will sit on the lift cross bar. Or you can use the blocks on the cross bar. As there is no table you can get right underneath the bike which is nice.

I know it is a bit more expensive but if I was going to buy a table lift I would have to consider adding either wings so you can drive the bike on and off or recess it into the garage floor both of which will add to the cost.

If there is anything else let me know.

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