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On January 12 I put my xct on the lift, strapped her in, took the bags etc off, raised the lift and inserted the safety bar. The next day I had a hip replaced.
I wanted the bike up so I could tinker while I recovered from the surgery. Well, today was the first tinker day. I open the garage and she is still strapped in and upright, but the lift is down. The safety bar is bent like a pretzel. Pretty poor place to cut corners.
Beware. If you leave it up, even with the bar, keep kids and pets far away.
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On January 12 I put my xct on the lift, strapped her in, took the bags etc off, raised the lift and inserted the safety bar. The next day I had a hip replaced.
I wanted the bike up so I could tinker while I recovered from the surgery. Well, today was the first tinker day. I open the garage and she is still strapped in and upright, but the lift is down. The safety bar is bent like a pretzel. Pretty poor place to cut corners.
Beware. If you leave it up, even with the bar, keep kids and pets far away.
Wow. Any pictures?

By the way, I think they all have some disclaimer not to leave a bike up on the lift unattended. Wishing you fast recovery.

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Wow. Any pictures?

By the way, I think they all have some disclaimer not to leave a bike up on the lift unattended. Wishing you fast recovery.
I didn't lift it back up as I'm not ready to ride yet anyhow. It was hard just to bend enough to see the bent rod. I'll have it up in a couple weeks and take a pic.
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Got pics? Are you taking the big red lift table?

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I may take a picture this weekend, but I'm really not up to pumping that sucker up again yet. Yes. It is the big red lift 1000 lb capacity.
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It's funny because just the other day I was looking at the bar and how much pressure is on it, it was bowing slightly and I thought that was odd. Post some pics of the bar as well if you could please. Looks like I'm going to be looking for a replacement bar real soon...

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HF does sell a lot of shitty stuff, the lift itself is great so far, especially for $299! I figure I'll swap out the made from recycled tsunami debris bar with some good North American steel and she'll be good!

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