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Hi,I am looking for a motorcycle lift for my 49 WL.Since the frame isn't like a big twin with the 2 tubes side by side.What type of lift can I get?Thanks



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49 WLspeedster wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 9:15 pm
Hi,I am looking for a motorcycle lift for my 49 WL.Since the frame isn't like a big twin with the 2 tubes side by side.What type of lift can I get?Thanks
This has always bee tricky for me. You can get the slide under pump style lift with the eyelits for the tie downs.

But what I ended up doing is using 2 jack stands in the front, one under each floorboard support rod. and then 2 more in the back, or jack up the back at the transmission area with a socket style lift.

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Post by RUBONE »

You need to be a bit more specific. Any shop lift will work, Handy to Harbor Freight. A frame lift is a different story. You can use any frame lift if you are willing to fabricate a custom top plate to accommodate a 45. The big issue is that curved belly pan on the frame. An extended plate with a couple of stand offs (like the jack stand idea only a permanent part of the plate) will work, but no over the counter frame lift in stock configuration will work.

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Why not build one from the plans in this article?
https://www.globaldimension.com/2018/06 ... workbench/

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old man emu wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 9:00 am
Why not build one from the plans in this article?
https://www.globaldimension.com/2018/06 ... workbench/
This user is saying "lift", but they mean jack.

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Post by kevsett »

It's been awhile since I used my Craftsman Motorcycle Lift but if I recall correctly it works fine with little placement/adjustment needed to put my panhead on, but I did have to be careful when lifting a 2000 FLSTC that I used to own. I've always wanted an electric or hydraulic lift and also been intrigued by the wood lift ramp table assembly but not enough to try to build one.

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Post by RooDog »

I have a Craftsman lift, $60 from Craig's List, the PO had bought a table and didn't need the lift any longer. I have no room for a table. I have a jack too for occasional use as it only raises part of the MC, but some times that's good enough.....

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Post by 45Brit2017 »

I use one of those slide under, pump up ones, with some wooden blocks and wedges to stabilise the bike and tie down straps. Works fine

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