A Motorcycle Dolly is a Great Motorcycle Accessory

When space is at a premium, the Low Profile Motorcycle Dolly made by Haul Master (SKU 95896) is an awesome motorcycle accessory to ensure an orderly garage. This quality tool allows a single person to slide a bike weighing as much as 1,250 pounds across almost any level hard surface to make storage a breeze. Motorcycle dollies are a fantastic addition to sales floors, busy repair shops or even the home garage. Let’s take a closer look at why the Haul Master Motorcycle Mover is the best choice:

 

motorcycle dolly

A Quality Product that Can’t Be Beat

Motorcycle owners expect top quality whether purchasing a new bike, motorcycle tools or motorcycle accessories, and the Low Profile Motorcycle Dolly fits that bill. The powder-coated steel body is rust resistant with a bright-red finish that looks right at home in any garage. It features an adjustable kick-stand plate that switches between three different positions to accommodate a variety of bike configurations. Equipped with swivel casters, this motorcycle dolly rolls smoothly across the floor with minimal effort. Whether it’s used to move a chromed-out Harley or a sleek sport-bike, this product can deliver years of convenient, trouble-free use.

The Affordable Price Tag

For right around $100, bike shops, do-it-yourselfers and bike collectors can add this motorcycle dolly to their arsenal of motorcycle tools. Bike shops generally find that these motorcycle movers quickly pay for themselves as man-hours and damage decrease when you have the right tool to move the bikes across the sales floor or garage area. You will find that it was worth every penny the first time you use the dolly to push your bike out of the way for off-season storage.

Take Advantage of Every Square Inch of Space

In personal garages, this becomes even more important. Most homes today come with garages that barely hold a car or two, but motorcycle owners would rather store their favorite two-wheel vehicle under cover than any car or truck. Instead of allowing the bike to take up an entire bay, homeowners can drive into the garage, push the bike on the dolly and secure it (straps sold separately) and roll it safely to the side. A motorcycle mover becomes even more important for do-it-yourselfers who enjoy rebuilding bikes. Between work sessions, the Haul Master Low Profile Motorcycle Dolly makes storing a bike out of the way an easy task.

Once a bike rider has given the Low Profile Motorcycle Dolly a try, they will wonder how they ever managed without one! And feel free to check out all the automotive and motorcycle tools at Harbor Freight.

This Mini Tire Changer Practically Pays for Itself in Couple of Changes

Although most guys don’t like to admit it, it’s really embarrassing to find out you’re the last to discover the latest gadget or tool all your buddies are talking about. It’s even worse to learn they’ve already been using it for ages without you even knowing about it. That’s how I felt when I discovered Central Machinery’s Mini Tire Changer (SKU 34552). Sure, I’ve been aware of professional grade tire changers for years. You know, I’m talking about the kind used by practically every tire shop on the planet. But when I saw this mini-tire changer for the first time, my jaw just about hit the floor. I stood there looking at it with this puzzled “duh” feeling, wondering why I never thought about that idea myself. Inventing aside, I could have at least owned one by now!

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This mini tire changer is an absolute must-have for those who ride ATVs

So why all the bother over this thing? Well, anyone who owns a small vehicle, trailer, ATV or golf cart with rims up to 12″ could sure use one. While you might not have the space or need for a full-sized tire changer, a miniature version is bound to come in handy for all the little jobs that you wouldn’t want to bother taking to the tire shop. Sure, you could try to do it yourself with tire irons, but what a hassle! You not only waste time that way but also risk damaging your tire and marring the wheel’s finish.

Another great feature of the Central Machinery Mini-Tire Changer is its usefulness while traveling. It’s an absolute must-have for those of you who ride ATVs far away from the beaten path. A quick tire change with the Mini-Tire Changer can keep a day-long outing from being ruined over a blow-out. The same goes for those who boat fish. Nobody wants a boat stuck on the lake just because the boat trailer got a nail in one of its tires, right?

The Mini-Tire Changer isn’t just practical for travelers. It’s also ideal for servicing vehicles with wheels up to 12″ rims (like a lawnmower or golf cart). And at a ridiculously low $49.99, this mini-tire changer is an absolute steal. Heck, with some tire shops charging as much as $30 or more a pop to change a tire, this thing practically pays for itself in just a couple of changes.

Of course, Harbor Freight has you covered when you want to change regular-sized tires with the Semiautomatic Tire Changer with Air Operated Tilting Arm (SKU 90589).

Coupon Tuesday Is Here!

Beginning this Tuesday, we at the Harbor Freight Blog are going to be highlighting selected items where the already ridiculously low price can be even lower if you use a coupon code.

electric ATV winch

This winch has plenty of power to assist in ATV recovery, retrieving game or loading your boat.

This week we’re highlighting our 2000 lb. Electric ATV Winch with Automatic Load-Holding Brake (SKU 68146) from Badland Winches.

Below are some key features:

  • Three-stage planetary gear system for fast line speed and sure hold
  • Permanent magnet motor draws less current, ideal for ATV use
  • Freespooling for fast line-out
  • Power in/out for positive load control
  • Automatic load-holding brake for maximum safety
  • Remote switch with 12 ft. lead
  • Roller fairlead:5” L x 3-1/8” W x 1-7/8” H
  • Aircraft grade wire rope

So use the code below to get $40 off this item from the Harbor Freight website! This offer lasts through June 20, 2011.

electric ATV winch coupon

Motorcycle Wheel Chocks: The Unknown Stuntmen

Motorcycle wheel chocks are like unknown stuntmen; they play an essential role but hardly get any credit for what they do. While motorcycle chocks are often taken for granted, their absence is definitely noticed. Anyone who has ever tried to haul a bike around without using one can swear by this.

motorcycle wheel chock

A motorcycle chock can help secure a motorcycle during transit

So just what is a motorcycle chock and what do you do with it? Well, a motorcycle chock is a simple device used to help secure a motorcycle during transit, repairs or long-term storage. A motorcycle’s front wheel is usually rolled into the chock so that the sides of the chock help secure it in an upright position. It is typically used in conjunction with straps or tie downs (sold separately) and, depending on the type and use of bike, may need to be mounted onto a solid surface.

While the traditional motorcycle chock helps prevent a bike from moving sideways, it suffers from allowing the bike to roll backwards and out of the chock itself. This is especially true should the straps securing the bike become loose. Traditional chocks are also somewhat difficult to use by one person as they often require someone to assist in keeping the bike in place while the straps are being connected to the bike and mounting surfaces.

Fortunately, the guys at Haul Master (distributed exclusively by Harbor Freight) a modern chock design that minimizes these problems and more. While standard chocks consist of a simple one-piece metal bracket design, the Haul Master Motorcycle Wheel Chock (SKU 96349) takes advantage of an extra pivoting bracket connected to the standard chock component. This extra pivoting bracket is lowered down to allow the motorcycle to roll into the chock more easily. Once the bike is in position, the pivoting bracket is raised up to secure the bike in an upright position. While the non-pivoting bracket provides the usual support found in regular chocks, the pivoting portion helps keep the bike from rolling out the back. Although this design provides a fairly snug and secure fit, straps are still recommended for additional safety.

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The Haul Master Motorcycle Wheel Chock can accommodate a range of wheel sizes

The Haul Master Motorcycle Wheel Chock is one nifty little gadget. Like standard chocks, it can mount to many types of floors, truck beds or trailers. It has a 10-inch movable chock length, so whether you’re into dirt bikes, sport bikes or classic cruisers, the Haul Master Motorcycle Wheel Chock can accommodate a range of motorcycle wheel sizes (but be sure to check your particular wheel size in advance). What I like about this chock is its quality for the money. It isn’t very often you can find a carbon steel chock at such an affordable low price. Don’t let the low price fool you though. The Haul-Master Motorcycle Wheel Chock is guaranteed to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for 90 days from the date of purchase.

I can honestly say the Haul Master is the best motorcycle wheel chock I have ever purchased. Whether you plan to use it for motorcycle storage, repairs or transit, this wheel chock is definitely the way to go. Harbor Freight has plenty of other great wheel and tire tools too, so check them out online or at your local store.

Give Your Motorcycle a Lift with a Motorcycle Lift Jack from Harbor Freight

Even when treated with the utmost care and attention, all motorcycles will eventually need repair. This is where having a motorcycle lift comes in handy, especially for the enthusiast and “do it yourself” types. Whether performing an overhaul or just fitting new motorcycle accessories onto your prized motorcycle, a motorcycle lift jack is a wise addition to your suite of motorcycle tools. Although some routine maintenance can be done with your motorcycle leaning its side stand, any serious work usually requires the bike to be lifted up.

Even dirt bikes that come with a center stand can be more conveniently serviced when using a good motorcycle lift jack. When servicing large bikes, a motorcycle lift jack is an absolute must. With all the options out there, just how do you choose the right motorcycle lift for you?

ATV Motorcycle Lift from Harbor Freight

With a maximum capacity of 1500 pounds, this motorcycle ATV lift is ideal for a wide range of applications

When it comes to finding the right motorcycle lift jack for you and your motorcycle, Harbor Freight offers select choices that can meet your needs. Our 1500 Lb. Capacity ATV/Motorcycle Lift (Item #2792) is an all-around good choice. Made from steel, this lift comes with an extra-long handle and 4 built-in positioning hooks for strapping your ride down with tie-downs (not included). It locks at four different heights ranging from 4.5 to 16 inches, providing you a wide degree of access to your ATV or motorcycle. It even includes a foot pump to keep your hands free to help position and stabilize your ATV or bike. With a maximum capacity of 1500 pounds, this lift is ideal for a wide range of applications, and at under $100, this motorcycle lift won’t break the bank either.

For those looking for a motorcycle lift that is easier to transport, check out the Lightweight Aluminum Motorcycle Lift ( Item #94715). This model weighs a mere 46 pounds, but has the same 1500 pound maximum lift capacity of its heavier cousin. Its extra-wide base offers a stable foundation. It even includes rubber grip pads which will help protect your beloved motorcycle’s frame.

Lightweight Aluminum Motorcycle Lift from Harbor Freight

This lightweight aluminum motorcycle lift can lift your bike up to 19 inches off the ground

For some motorcycle enthusiasts, ground clearance is more important than maximum capacity or lift weight. This is where the High Position Motorcycle Lift (Item #99887) comes into play. This motorcycle lift weighs a hefty 140 pounds, but for a good reason: it can lift your bike anywhere from 2.6 to 30 inches off the ground! You can easily work on your bike both safely and conveniently with such ample clearance. Although it supports a maximum capacity of 1100 pounds, it more than makes up for the lower capacity in convenience. For those that hate laying down on the ground to service their bikes, this is the right choice for you. With such a high clearance, you can even sit in a chair to perform a simple oil change. With its placement wheels, included safety pin, and tie-down straps, this is one of our most popular motorcycle lift jacks.

High Position Motorcycle Lift from Harbor Freight

For those that hate laying down on the ground, this High Position Motorcycle Lift is the right choice for you

As with servicing any vehicle, safety is a priority not to be taken lightly. All of these jacks are hydraulically operated and are guaranteed to be free from defects in materials and workmanship 90 days from the date of purchase. Regardless of which model you choose, rest assured that you will have no regrets when it comes to making a motorcycle lift your next tool purchase. You may even have to purchase two to keep your riding buddies from “borrowing” yours permanently!