Well that really is what I may have to do and this is why.
I need a lift for this bike bad. Problem is all I have is a carport enclosed on 3 sides, windows down the one side length.
So the dilemma is space. I currently park on a 4x8 sheet of 3/4" plywood off center in the carport and that allows enough room for also being able to use it to grill, and chair or two and such.
So if I get a lift it has to fit on that 4x8 and I NEED to park on it every day.
How much of a pain is that going to be?
I assume folded, of floor height is going to be the issue? I think if it is like 7" then on the center stand, I am going to be taking an extra 7" step down. And more importantly, up. I can overcome that with a step of some type, on each side.
I guess what concerns me the most is hitting that ramp each time, both directions. And by ramp I mean the smaller little pieces that make the transition off the ramp, I mean I know I can hit a 24" ramp no issues, just that smaller one, and I am not even sure I would need it?
I mean I know I am capable of hitting it and all that but is it a really big deal to do day in and day out?
Here are some of a bunch I got my eye on:
Most are 24-29" wide, and 84" or so long.
I like the idea of a drop tail, is that the way to go?
Most I look at are without the side rails as I don't need them or their bulk, and are in the 1000-1500 pound lift range.
How important is table or deck height with the LT. To get into 40" heights cost a bit more, most are 30" or so.
Is air, or pneumatics, or ones that do both, any better, more to worry about, etc?
Any thoughts and personal experience would be much appreciated.