Building Your Own Motorcycle Lift Revisited

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A few years ago I talked about different types of motorcycle lifts that I could use. Now that I am a few years older, a few years more sore, still without all the money I want, and not wanting to bend over too much to work on my motorcycle I have thought more about lifts.

I found a great 1,000 Lb. capacity motorcycle lift from Harbor Freight for a great price of $599.99. It has some really cool features:

  • Foot-operated pump and ram assembly leaves your hands free. Easily lifts motorcycles and ATVs up to 1000 lbs. for servicing.
  • Heavy-duty hydraulic pump with hands-free foot pedal operation
  • Diamond plate steel platform and ramp
  • Retractable casters and integrated leg-lock for safe operation
  • Three position tire vise opens to 6-1/8″
  • 7″ wide tire stop
  • Removable steel ramp with dual mount pins for security

If you do not have that kind of cash you could go for the poor man’s motorcycle lift. You will need:

  • (1) 3 ft. long 4″ x 8″ Douglas fir
  • (1) 4′ x 3/4″ galv. threaded pipe
  • (1) 3/4″ galvanized pipe flange
  • (4) 3″ x 5/16″ lag bolts

The directions on how to assemble the lift can be found here. Here is a YouTube video on the completed project lifting a Yamaha Raider.

Have you ever used a home-made motorcycle lift? If you have let me know how it went. You can submit your bobber motorcycle here.

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Matt Storms is an avid motorcyclist, he has ridden all over the world and has had a great time doing it. This site is a hobby of his and he is working hard to grow it. Leave a comment, good or bad to let him know how it is going. Matt also teaches MSF and he wants people to be safe, please wear a full face helmet to protect yourself and your family.
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