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Building A Space Saving Lift For Motorcycles

January 4, 2011

Building A Space Saving Lift For Motorcycles

Working on a motorcycle can be difficult when it is sitting on the ground. To solve this problem, instead of buying a hydraulic lift, we built this stand and used a chain hoist to lift the bike into place. List of Materials 2 – 24 inch slings (28 inches to end of D Rings 1 – 3/4 inch clevis 1 – 1/2 inch clevis 4 – 3/8 inch clevis 1 – 3/8 x 3 x 28 inch flat iron 1 Hoist 1 Table 24 x 24 x 24 inch made of 1/4 inch plate with 3 inch pipe legs that is bolted to the floor.

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by David Hough

Proficient MotorcyclingThis is another favorite of mine.  Easy to understand, good illustrations and very valuable food for thought as you ride.  ~Sienna  

This review is from: Proficient Motorcycling: The Ultimate Guide to Riding Well (Paperback)

Until recently, I've never had the desire to ride a motorcycle, mainly because I was afraid of becoming an organ donor. However, that suddenly changed a couple of months back, probably due to turning 37 and sitting through a marathon viewing session of "American Chopper" episodes. So, I began to shop around for a bike that would fit me, and at the same time I tapped into all the informational sources I could find about motorcycling (friends, the Web, etc.). "Proficient Motorcycling" was one of the first books I read, and I bought it based on the good reviews I saw on It was my desire to arm myself with as much knowledge and hands-on riding skills as possible before swinging a leg over the motorcycle I finally settled upon (a Harley-Davidson Fat Boy). I signed up at a local Harley-Davidson dealer for a "Rider's Edge" class, and "Proficient Motorcycling" was an excellent supplement to the MSF course materials. Indeed, Mr. Hough recommends taking an MSF course, and frankly I can't imagine a novice trying to ride without formal instruction. The techniques that Mr. Hough advocates in "Proficient Motorcycling" have made me a better AND safer rider. I feel more confident riding my new H-D, and therefore I'm able to enjoy my road-time that much more. I've already started reading the book's sequel "More Proficient Motorcycling: Mastering the Ride" to build upon what I've learned so far. If you want to be a good motorcyclist (and not a "donor-cyclist"), then by all means dive into "Proficient Motorcycling."



  • Paperback: 288 pages




    • Publisher: BowTie Press; 2 Pap/Cdr edition (April 2008)
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-10: 1933958359
    • ISBN-13: 978-1933958354
    • Product Dimensions: 27.7 x 21.1 x 2.3 cm
    • Shipping Weight: 1.2 Kg

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