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post #21 of 30 (permalink) Old 11-28-2012, 08:51 AM
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I just picked me up a craftsman motorcycle jack for $109.00. Its perfect, and very durable! I know a guy that has had his for over 8 years and it still looks and works like new. Got it from sears, you can order it online too! Heres a picClick image for larger version

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I've been using my red Craftsman floor jack for about 9 years with no problems and I use it on many different Harley models. The one problem was the rubber pads coming loose, solved that by drilling some holes and bolting the rubbers to the metal rails with stove bolts.
I too have the Red Craftsman Jack. With store credit and additional coupon I snagged it for $50. Normally I steer clear of craftsman unless it is hand tools and to me this fit in that category so I made the purchase.

It lifts my Sporty and Ultra just fine. Takes a bit of getting used too for single person operation but works fine.

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I first bought one from Cycle Gear on sale (down to $99 from $139) that worked a few times then died. Total PoS, made by Lifan (I think that was the brand - or something similar in spelling). Then I purchased a lift from either Northern or Harbor Freight (whichever one advertises in the cycle mags with the two-page coupon spread). Got it for $60 or $70 and it's worked fine and I've used it many times.

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I just picked me up a craftsman motorcycle jack for $109.00. Its perfect, and very durable! I know a guy that has had his for over 8 years and it still looks and works like new. Got it from sears, you can order it online too! Heres a picAttachment 34626

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the one i have appears to have the exact same construction but is painted blue and yellow and i think it says Goodyear on it. Bought it at sams club late in 05, and haven't had any problems. My only complaint is that it's just barely low enough to fit under my 1200 custom, but with a good push it goes.

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I also have the red Craftsman. With a Wide Glide I had to move the pads to the outside with longer bolts and some washers to clear the oil pan hanging down. Works like a charm. Here's a shot.
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What more can you say. That video sure does say it all. I have sent an email off too see if they ship over here too Australia. Thanks for the heads up guys.

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post #27 of 30 (permalink) Old 11-28-2012, 06:09 PM
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I've looked at the Craftsman red jacks and like them , I'm curious the difference in those compared to the vary similar looking J&S jack.

J&S's video is pretty impressive, I'm wondering if those that have the Craftsman jacks would be comfortable doing all or some of the things there doing in this J&S video , I realize there's $200 + difference in price I'd just like to know that there's a good reason for that difference.

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I know this thread is a tad old but:

A years ago I hunted for a good/quality lift and found 2 lifts Made in the USA...J&S and Pitbull. Every/all other lifts are rip-offs of these two brands and made in china or some other Pacific rim country.
I bought a J&S to lift my '03FXDL and am very happy with my purchase. Besides these being Made in the USA, the Lifetime Warranty goes with the lift, not the buyer....IOW: whoever has the lift can use the Lifetime Warranty. The transferrable warranty is very least to me.

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I'm rocking the Harbor Freight jack...does everything I need from a jack and hasn't let me down and is very affordable

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post #30 of 30 (permalink) Old 03-25-2013, 08:53 PM
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Lift recommendations please

Bought the Harbor Freight yellow jack for $69.00 a couple of weeks ago and used it this past weekend to remove and replace he wheels on my sportster. It worked like I expected... It even felt a bit more stable than I thought it would too!Click image for larger version

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