I am presuming that the HF was for Harbor Freight.hallzee said:I have been considering getting a lift. The cost (I have 'guestimated' to be around $1,000.00) would easily repay me by me doing my own wrenching.
Which ones are considered by the group to be best?
BTW, which lift caused the catastrophy? Glad no human daamage was done!
I find it a bit odd that you speak badly of the lift, when you admit it was not in proper condition nor was it level.mabden said:I used the lift when it was obviously and to my knowledge not in proper condition. Thus, this incident is clearly my "fault" for using the lift in it's compromised state. Had the lift been level and in good condition, the movement of the bars would have not caused the same result.
funny how most seem to have missed the details you pointed out and then press on bad mouthing the lift. I'm glad he wasn't injured BUT even with a "better" lift, if it isn't used properly or used when it isn't working right, the same thing can/will result.Tat_n_Telle said:I find it a bit odd that you speak badly of the lift, when you admit it was not in proper condition nor was it level.
I use a HF lift. It has a front wheel clamp that is always tightened when the bike is on the lift (I would NEVER put a bike - any bike - up on a lift solely on a sidestand). The lift is always leveled prior to riding up on it, and once the bike is on it, I always strap it down, just to be sure.