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Old 09-19-2012, 08:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Lift recommendations please

I need a lift to work on my 2012 Super Glide. I am not looking for anything fancy, just enough to do my own oil changes and services such as the 1K that is coming up.

I am hoping that there is something that will get the job done at a low cost.
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Old 09-19-2012, 09:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Look up J&S Jacks very happy with mine.
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Old 09-19-2012, 09:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I picked up a center lift at granger for about $400.00. It rated around 1500lbs. It makes servicing and cleaning so much easier.
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Old 09-19-2012, 09:21 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Look up J&S Jacks very happy with mine.
I went to the website of J&S and the videos are impressive.
Read some reviews and those where impressive also.

Tad bit expensive, but I might have to buy this one.
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Old 09-19-2012, 09:25 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I've tried cheaper ones; with a Dyna frame I highly recommend the J&S as well.

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Old 09-19-2012, 09:31 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I had put off buying a lift. I was changing oil while climbing underneath, etc. Then I decided to remove wheels (well, I was put in that position...)

Took a chance on:
http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...6249_200326249

LOVE IT! Works like a charm. I really like that you pump it up with your foot and how easily it lets the bike down. Bike feels very secure on it. Only question is longevity.

Best part? Hundred bucks takes it home.
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Old 09-19-2012, 09:33 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I too was looking for a cheap way out but, I'm now saving my change (literally) for a J&S. I'm almost there only a few quarters to go!

Note: My credit union does a deal where they round up all your transactions for the day to the next dollar and drop it in a high interest account. This becomes my bike accessories money.

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Old 09-19-2012, 09:48 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Be careful with the cheap jacks. You don't want to drop your bike because of a bad welds or pot metal.
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Old 09-19-2012, 10:04 PM   #9 (permalink)
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J&S is a gem . I took nipplesurfer's advice from another thread he posted a while back and got one myself a few months ago. I couldn't be happier. I've done both my 10k and 15k services with it and getting ready to do my 20k in about 1,100 miles.

It ain't cheap but where me and my bike's safety are concerned it was a no brainer.
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Old 09-22-2012, 03:41 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I don't know about the 12s but my 05 has a fin on the bottom of the tranny that protrudes below the frame tube, so I had to get adapters for my floor jack.

Harbor Freight sells full sized lifts for cheap and they're pretty decent.
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