Waddya got, how do you like it, what would you do differently next time?
+1 Nelli lives on this lift. Not because it always needs work, but for space constraints. I've had the lift for a couple years with no complaints.Harbor Freight standard foot pump model bought on sale for $279. Love it! Having a pull out for side stands would be nice for centering the bike but it was only $279. Comes with a wheel chock but I prefer using the limit plate instead and a Canyon Dancer with straps fore and aft. Very nice having the bike at eye level. Fits my 999, my two CBXs and Hayabusa and my kid's bikes, an SV650 and Sprint RS 955i Triple as well. Supposed to be sturdy enough for a Harley or Gold Wing but my guess would be that it might be a tad tippy with heavy weights up high.
+1on the handy lift got mine the same way ,local dealer went belly up.Got it for$400 very litte use on it ,great piece!I picked up a used Handy lift from a local Ducati dealer who went out of business. They had like 15 of them and I was lucky to snag this one.
It is a great lift, but they are quite expensive new.
Mine looks the same, except it's red. Paid EUR 200 for it.
+1on the handy lift got mine the same way ,local dealer went belly up.Got it for$400 very litte use on it ,great piece!
I also paid $400 at the auction. Another nice thing is that there are a bunch of optional accessories available for it like extension wings, mounts, etc. I like how strong and sturdy this lift is even at max height. A professional grade piece of equipment for sure.THIS IS the one we have now, AWESOME lift, can handle a Harley
We got it for $400 on CL
My Handy does not lose any air. I usually raise it and set the safety and walk away. If I come back the next day it still will not be resting on the safety latch. It is a bit jerky as you say though. No big deal.I have both a Handy lift and a Harbor Freight pneumatic HD lift.
The HF lift is not the one you buy in the store this one was a special order from their catalog and was a little over $400.
It has a 6in ram with a capacity of 1200 lbs and is a scissor type configuration like the Handy.
Also like the Handy it has an "L" style clamp at the front to hold the bike tire.
The Handy lift is built heavier and is quite a bit more stable. I also like the clamp quite a bit better on the Handy lift.
But the HF lift operates much more smoothly and will remain at full lift for weeks with no leak-down.
The Handy lift is jerky in operation both up and down and will leak down and completely collapse in about an hour.
I put long-term projects on the Handy but for every day use I like the HF better.