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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.


I live on a small farm near a major city in Alberta, Canada, home of the beautiful Rocky Mountains. I have been priveledged to have many wonderful animals and birds in my life. Most notable my beloved Horses, German Shepherd Dogs and now a wonderful Pitbull Terrier. There are four motorcycles in my garage. Two Honda Valkyries, a Honda CBR 1000RR, and a Yamaha V Star.

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