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Those that have bought one, are you happy with it? I know there are stronger and much more expensive out there. I have read where some have said it did not seem strong enough for the task, that the arms flexed but, the Goldwing is approaching its maximum weight limit. It is at a killer price right now with a coupon. My only use would be for brake and tire changes, or other minor maintenance and the use would be infrequent. If you were not happy with it did you try the Sears Jack?

Also as a side note. If you are making a breakdown kit, Harbor Freight has a socket set on sale that has all the sockets you will need including the 22mm front axle bolt. With 20% coupon it is pretty reasonable. I am buying as the sales go on and using my coupons. Makes it much more affordable.
 

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harbor freight jack

I have one for about four years now.Just got my 1800 so I have never used it on it.but have 82 GL1100 that it worked just fine with.Only mistake I made is I cranked it up and ran it for a litttle bit with the exhaust on the rubber,rubber still good but a little mushy in one spot
 

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the cheapest one didn't work.
..I brought it back.

this one (about $69) works GREAT !


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It will do the job for cleaning the wheels, checking rear tire pressure, etc. I use mine for cleaning the bike. The jack and a roll-around seat make the job a lot easier. If I were a mechanic, though, I'd have to use something stronger and steadier. No matter what you use, extreme care must be taken.

I buy from Harbor Freight all the time. If you are not a professional, their less expensive tools get the job done. If I used the tools every day, I'd invest in better ones. In a few instances, I've found Sears Craftsman tools such as my hedge trimmers and pruners at a price that's not much higher and they are guaranteed for life.

Sears sells a similar motorcycle jack for a price that's a few dollars higher. I bought one for my son several years ago for $99. I'm not sure it's any better, though.

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I'm glad somebody posted about this jack. I've seen the ads & wondered if it was any good.
 

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Mines been doing the job for at least two years now and no problems.
You do realize that jack was manufactured either by an evil, no-good, pension-slashing corporation or by those godless socialist Chinese commie perverts, right?
 

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i bought the floor lift from harbor not sure if i would trust my wing on it , but it has raised my level of repair on my other bikes. simply because it raises everything to eye level. price was right
 

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I had an 84 Wing up on my harbor freight bike lift, it's the table type with a 1000 lb capacity, haven't put my 1800 on it yet though! I think I may replace all the bolts in it first to some grade 8's, then I'll feel better about it!


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My jack and my neighbors both quit working after about a year. Spend the extra money and get a good jack.
 

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I have one. It worked, kinda. I never felt comfortable with it. I had to strap the bike to it to feel like I could work on it, and even then, I thought the whole thing might fall over. It lowered the bike ridiculously fast, others have had that issue. It was still a matter of tapping the release pedal for an instant and lowering it in several large jerks. Not fun.

When it came time to build my trike, the idea of using it as a workstand was laughable. I bit the bullet and bought a Pit Bull, the cheapest one they sell. Night and day, no comparison at all. The Pit Bull still flexes a bit, but the long and wide footprint makes it far more stable. I still strap to bike to it for work, it's a why not spend a minute for safety kind of deal. The Harbor Freight did serve as an auxiliary jack to lift the trike unit, and roll it into place.

I won't sell it, I won't give it away. I just couldn't justify unloading it on someone to make a few bucks, or encouraging them to use it. I use it to lift the front end of the trike, like a car jack. Works fine in that application.

So, if you must save a few bucks, be very careful with it. Honestly, I'm not at all well off, I bought my Wing used at 6 years old. I went Racetech, not Traxxion. I use a seat pad, rather than buy the custom seat I want. The Pit Bull was still worth it to me.

If you're just doing tires, you can get by with doing one at a time. If you're doing brakes you can just sit on the floor or a mechanics chair. That would be preferable to me over having the whole bike in the air on a $100 jack. One problem, some damage to the bike or worse, yourself, and you'd regret the decision for a long time. Even without the problem, it's a nervous deal.
 

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I have one from Tractor Supply that is heavy duty, solid as a rock, and really easy to use. I use it with my Wing and my cruisers, and it easily brings the Wing up for super easy work on the lower bits.

It has a lot of good safety features, like screw stabilizers so it can't roll while the bike is on and lifted, also has automatic ratched notches as you raise it in case the hydraulics were to fail, and has a very controllable descent, and a very easy lift via the handle. Overall, I think this is as good as it gets.

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I had that HF jack for about 2 days. Put the GW1800 on it and never found a good balance point. WWAAYY too tippy for my tastes. Even wife was leery of it.

Bought a J&S Jack. Far superior product. As stable as a PitBull, tho it does not lift as high, but high enough.
 

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the cheapest one didn't work.
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this one (about $69) works GREAT !


Dennis
+1 on this one, strong, good safety considerations.
 

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Mine works well for me. I can raise it to the very max with the wing on it. If someone else dosen't post pics I will try later tonight.
 
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