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Old 07-12-2018, 11:35 AM   #21
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Air operated or foot pump hydraulic? Dont remember what I got but hook air compressor to 7t, bump pedal and bamm up it goes. I remember 350 shipped.
Sounds like a great deal I've always wanted one could be a game-changer for me.
So is it air operated or foot pump hydraulic for the Harbor Freight one?
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Old 07-12-2018, 06:46 PM   #22
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Foot pump, but easy. Then has a steel cross-bar to lock in place so you're not holding it on the cylinder alone.
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Old 07-12-2018, 10:01 PM   #23
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Old 07-12-2018, 10:04 PM   #24
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I do like how they say to compare it to Direct lift. Not even close. A friend of mine has one. Its best to buy their optional wheel stand, as the clamp one that comes with it doesn't work to swell

https://www.northerntool.com/shop/to...5635_200335635
How much is the optional wheel stand and do they usually stock them at Harbor Freight?

Is the original one really that bad?
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Old 07-13-2018, 04:37 AM   #25
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well not necessarily "optional"

But you can bolt this to it https://www.harborfreight.com/motorc...ock-69026.html
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Old 07-13-2018, 05:22 AM   #26
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Normal price is $400. https://www.harborfreight.com/1000-l...ift-68892.html
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Old 07-15-2018, 11:35 AM   #28
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Okay boys I went down to HB and picked one up damn the freaking crate is heavy now I have to get some more beer and call some buds to help me lift it out of the van!



Oh and while I was there in the line they had these for $11.99 Standard/Metric size Mini - box wrenches.



Thanks guys!
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Old 07-15-2018, 11:44 AM   #29
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Don't lift it out! Open it and take out the parts one at a time!
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Ok boys, Lift is up and operational


I wish I would have known about the need for hydraulic oil as I did not find out till I was ready for the initial lift. Mine was near empty.

It also says "do not lift until you remove the plug and check the fluid".
Mine was near empty. So I went to Home Depot got some fluid and put it in with the lift in the full down position. This made for putting the plug back in a real PITA as there was limited room to maneuver the plug! Ended up trimming the rubber plug to fit and now it's all buggerd up!

Will try to find an alternative like a cork plug, was surprised it didn't leak with the damaged plug.

But so far so good and this is a game changer for sure, might make working on bikes FUN again!

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I guess I need to get one next time they go on sale then
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They are still on sale for $299 till the end of July. I didn't have the "book ad" but had it up on my phone as he wanted to charge me $400! LoL

Oh and on Aug 16 they are $284!
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I wish I would have known about the need for hydraulic oil as I did not find out till I was ready for the initial lift. Mine was near empty.

It also says "do not lift until you remove the plug and check the fluid".
I did not know this, nor have I ever checked it! lol..

Glad you're happy with it, though. It just plain works and makes just about ANYTHING easier..

I see you have the bike on a center stand - you probably already know how you can use those on most other bike styles as well. Between that and standard rear spool/front fork or stem lifts - which fit onto the platform - it made working on bikes so much more enjoyable.

.. I recently discovered that other brands ($$$) make extensions to allow wider vehicles, like ATV and lawn equipment, to go up. I shall be fabricating one for this lift, as I put off basic maintenance on my JD tractor way too long because of the PIA it is to get down on my knees to work on it!
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Ok boys, Lift is up and operational


I wish I would have known about the need for hydraulic oil as I did not find out till I was ready for the initial lift. Mine was near empty.

It also says "do not lift until you remove the plug and check the fluid".
Mine was near empty. So I went to Home Depot got some fluid and put it in with the lift in the full down position. This made for putting the plug back in a real PITA as there was limited room to maneuver the plug! Ended up trimming the rubber plug to fit and now it's all buggerd up!

Will try to find an alternative like a cork plug, was surprised it didn't leak with the damaged plug.

But so far so good and this is a game changer for sure, might make working on bikes FUN again!

Wish we had deals like that up here.
Looks great!
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I wish I had A/C in my garage!
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