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?
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.
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.
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!