Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Dumbarton, Scotland, United Kingdom
Re: Bike lift / table
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.
On the bonnnie bonnie banks of Loch Lomond
1995 K75RT now deceased