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    Harbor Freight Lift Table $289
    on: Jun 10, 2017, 07.50 pm
    Jun 10, 2017, 07.50 pm
    A heads up for anybody that may be in the market for a table.  I bought Mine a year ago and have been extremely happy with it.  Looks like sale is June 9, 10 and 11

    https://m.harborfreight.com/1000-lb-steel-motorcycle-lift-68892.html?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2317b&utm_source=1021&cid=mEmail_s1021_c2317b&utm_referrer=direct%2Fnot%20provided

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    Re: Harbor Freight Lift Table $289
    Reply #1 on: Jun 10, 2017, 09.46 pm
    Jun 10, 2017, 09.46 pm
    Shame can't get it over here

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    Re: Harbor Freight Lift Table $289
    Reply #2 on: Jun 11, 2017, 07.44 am
    Jun 11, 2017, 07.44 am
    The photo looks like the standard made-in-China product. Someone has it, under another name, but at that rather keen price, (even though it is only foot operated), maybe not.

    Perhaps you can put together a group buy in the UK?
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    Re: Harbor Freight Lift Table $289
    Reply #3 on: Jun 11, 2017, 08.33 am
    Jun 11, 2017, 08.33 am
    Anyone got any tips for loading the TT onto a table. I havent tried yet, still wary of the ctr stand, feels like it is going to fall away from me when lifting. Cant face trying to stand on the edge of the table and lift the TT, if it were to topple either way I doubt that I could save it 😞 :005:

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    Re: Harbor Freight Lift Table $289
    Reply #4 on: Jun 11, 2017, 09.12 am
    Jun 11, 2017, 09.12 am
    Putting the Trophy on the Centre Stand takes a little technique and some practice.

    It also helps if you have a some weight on your side  :164: !

    Most of the effort needed to get it up on the Centre stand is achieved
    by the downwards pressure exerted onto the "foot finder" part of the centre stand,
    and the more weight you push down on that with, the easier the task becomes.

    So practice that first of all - with an assistant standing on the other side,
    in case the bike does start to lean away from you !  :012:

    Start off on the Side stand -
    Support the Trophy by holding the left handlebar grip with your left hand,
    and with your right hand, hold either the rear pillion grab rail,
    or the purpose hand hold within the pillion footrest hanger.

    Push the bike away from you until it is upright, and press down - gently at first
    on the centre stand "footfinder". 
    Make sure you get both "legs" of the centre stand
    down onto the ground before you start the actual "lift"  :169:

    You can feel when it's right by gently moving the bike slightly towards and away from you,
    as you push down gently on the centre stand "footfinder" with your foot,
    until you feel both "legs" of the centre stand make contact with the ground.

    Swap your right hand hold to the hand hold within the pillion footrest hanger,
    and then push your foot down HARD on the "footfinder" of the centre stand,
    Simultaneously, lift up ( and slightly rearwards) with your right hand,
    and the bike should rise up onto the centre stand without any problem.

    With confidence you can actually put ALL of your body weight onto the "footfinder"
    by literally standing up on it, with no need to do any hand hold lifting !

    With the technique mastered, to do so on your lifting table,
    if there is no assistant available, or no room on the far side for an assistant,
    I would consider deploying one or more ratchet tie down straps
    attached to your side of the table, up and over the seat and the other end
    either attached to part of the Trophy on the "far" side,
    or back under the bike and secured to your side of the table -
    to prevent the Trophy from being able to fall away from you,
    taking care to protect any parts of the bike that the strap comes into conact with.

    You'll obviously need to adjust the length of the strap so that there is enough slack
    to allow the bike to be lifted onto the centre stand, but with enough tension
    to prevent it from falling away from you.

    Cheers  :821:


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    Re: Harbor Freight Lift Table $289
    Reply #5 on: Jun 11, 2017, 09.21 am
    Jun 11, 2017, 09.21 am
    *Originally Posted by Coconut [+]
    Swap your right hand hold to the hand hold within the pillion footrest hanger,.....


    I just love this place. I am always learning!
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    Re: Harbor Freight Lift Table $289
    Reply #6 on: Jun 11, 2017, 09.35 am
    Jun 11, 2017, 09.35 am
    We learn something new every day !

    Last Edit: Apr 25, 2020, 05.54 pm by Coconut

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    Re: Harbor Freight Lift Table $289
    Reply #7 on: Jun 11, 2017, 10.21 am
    Jun 11, 2017, 10.21 am
    *Originally Posted by john348 [+]
    Shame can't get it over here

    Aye, I wish that the likes of HF would bring their stores to the UK.

     



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