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A while back after reading The Stig's 1-JAC post, I started thinking about getting a bike lift. I looked at all of the available options out there and decided to go with a manual hydraulic lift from discount ramps after talking to my cousin who has one. http://www.discountramps.com/motorcy...ands/p/BW-550/
The price is great $319 and I was really surprised at the sturdy quality when it arrived. Depending on where you live shipping cost might be a bummer but the lift is pretty nice. The manufacturer said you can store the bike on the ramp and it won't damage the hydraulic system, which is key for me because it saves room. It's convenient to pull into the garage park it on the ramp and walk away and it rolls very easily around the garage.

The only mod I'm going to do is put adjustable spring-turnbuckles on the tie-down hooks so I can secure it to the foot pegs.

The deck raises to 32"/ Fits my 4-wheel extra-wide rear stand.
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The adjustable hand-crank wheel clamp holds the bike secure in place so you don't have to balance it to secure it to the stand.
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There 2 pairs of tie-down hooks. A set up by the handlebars and a set back buy the foot pegs. You can raise or lower the wheels easily.
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The raise and lower foot pedals are quick release so they are not in the way while working on the bike.
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Got one just like it...best for servicing at home for me.



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Looks really good! The 1Jac has its pros and cons, but I like it and have been using it.
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I like your setup though, very nice.
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Looks really good! The 1Jac has its pros and cons, but I like it and have been using it.
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I like your setup though, very nice.
The I-JAC is is pretty cool. It really saves a lot of space and it gets the bike up higher than I thought.
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The I-JAC is is pretty cool. It really saves a lot of space and it gets the bike up higher than I thought.

I still need to adjust the front a bit, but so far it has enabled me to remove all necessary parts.

I love the fact that I can still wheel the bike around even as it is apart (huge space saver).

Looks like your lift has wheels too though, and I like how high your bike is.

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Good info on the motorcycle lift.

The JAC style is not for me. I do fine with stands. Plus I am able remove the swingarm using my stands and solid rearsets.

There are a ton of motorcycle lifts available I researched a while back. Here are some that were interesting.

I like enough width to be able use use jackstands underneath the solid rearsets, for swingarm work. That means potentially wider platforms. The standard width seems to be 24".



This was nice overall. It has a modular drop tail and optional added width kit.
http://www.atlasautoequipment.ca/atl...0lbs-capacity/

This one included the added side rails for more width, instead of being optional.
http://www.revolutionlift.com/RXLDT-...Lift-P6C8.aspx

This one is hydraulic foot operated with some nice stuff. This one also appears to be wider than the standard 24" most are.
http://www.globalindustrial.ca/p/mat...cycle-li-table

This one comes with some nice stuff, has optional added width plates, and a drop tail.
http://www.premiumbikelifts.com/prod...ils.php?id=730

This one has a fair amount of options and can be had electric or air lift. It doesn't lift quite as high and I didn't see the option of added width.
https://www.handyindustries.com/prod...-1000-air-lift

They also have a slightly larger option, length, width, and height-wise
https://www.handyindustries.com/prod...00-bike-lift-2

And this hydraulic lift looks premium. It is wider and goes much higher than other lifts out there.
https://www.handyindustries.com/prod...-electric-lift

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