Suggestions for a bike lift for the garage? (2024)

Mellow

Member
  • Friday at 3:54 AM
  • #21

riderr1150gsadv said:

I'm pretty sure they have a kit for your bike. I'd give them a call to see for sure if you like that lift.

Not sure about that.. the '13 Rt does not have exposed swingarm bolts... so, it's probably possible if plastic is removed to expose those as that's where the Abba connection points are.

riderr1150gsadv

Well-known member
  • Friday at 7:48 AM
  • #22

Yes you'd have to remove some of the body panels IIRC.. Haven't had my RT in 6 years and that was before I got the ABBA lift.. Like I stated just give the ABBA people a call to make sure..

DavidR8

Member
  • Friday at 9:56 AM
  • #23

From the ABBA folks:
"Sorry it is not possible to do a fitting kit for this model as the bike does
not have an accessible swing-arm pivot.

Sorry we couldn't help.

Best regards"

20774

Liaison

Staff member

  • Friday at 12:21 PM
  • #26

From the forum:

work stands

Lights I have a lift should have gotten one years ago. Anyway, slight change of subject. My problem is I can't see,not enough light and tired of dragging around a trouble light. Anybody have a good setup ? Would like to see some.

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riderr1150gsadv

Well-known member
  • Friday at 1:07 PM
  • #27

DavidR8 said:

From the ABBA folks:
"Sorry it is not possible to do a fitting kit for this model as the bike does
not have an accessible swing-arm pivot.

Sorry we couldn't help.

Best regards"

Well that solves that issue. A shame really.. Suggestions for a bike lift for the garage? (9)

  • Friday at 2:19 PM
  • #28

The Skylift looks useless for clutch or transmission work and pretty much anything on the lift side in the middle of the bike. Tripping over the legs would also seem to be an annoyance.

There is probably a good reason that every bike service department uses lift tables.

My HF table stays out of the way. I roll a work bench on top of it and then push it against the wall. Suggestions for a bike lift for the garage? (11)

Dollar for dollar the Harbor Freight table, when it’s on sale (which is every couple months) works great for residential use. The wheel vise is junk, but is replaceable for under $100. HF Table about $400 when on sale, upgraded HF wheel vise about $80, aftermarket scissor platform jack to lift bike while on table about $50. All in around $530 plus tax

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drneo66

Active member
  • Friday at 2:50 PM
  • #29

I use my HMC lift all the time for other projects - snowblower, lawnmower, extra table for garage parties, etc. One of the best purchases!

https://forums.bmwmoa.org/threads/hmc-industries-sl-3086-motorcycle-lift-review.96157/

98lee

3 Red Bricks

Staff member

  • Friday at 5:16 PM
  • #30

Perfect for use on your lift table when you need to remove your final drive, transmission, or clutch. You don’t want the larger wider ones.

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88bmwjeff

SF Bay Area
  • Friday at 6:38 PM
  • #31

98lee said:

Dollar for dollar the Harbor Freight table, when it’s on sale (which is every couple months) works great for residential use. The wheel vise is junk, but is replaceable for under $100. HF Table about $400 when on sale, upgraded HF wheel vise about $80, aftermarket scissor platform jack to lift bike while on table about $50. All in around $530 plus tax

A quick search on HF's website indicated the lift is on sale-$50 off for a net price of ±$500. Given inflation, I don't think the $400 price will be seen again.

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98lee

3 Red Bricks

Staff member

  • Friday at 9:53 PM
  • #32

88bmwjeff said:

A quick search on HF's website indicated the lift is on sale-$50 off for a net price of ±$500. Given inflation, I don't think the $400 price will be seen again.

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Jeff,

If you are familiar with Harbor Freight sales and coupons, you would be aware that they have sales every week and many different coupons that many times have several different prices for the same item. The price you pay depends on which coupon, if any, you present. At the beginning of May I was sent a coupon for 25% off any single item no exclusions. That would have made the lift $413 plus tax.

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88bmwjeff

SF Bay Area
  • Friday at 10:16 PM
  • #33

98lee said:

Jeff,

If you are familiar with Harbor Freight sales and coupons, you would be aware that they have sales every week and many different coupons that many times have several different prices for the same item. The price you pay depends on which coupon, if any, you present. At the beginning of May I was sent a coupon for 25% off any single item no exclusions. That would have made the lift $413 plus tax.

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