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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-08-2015, 09:31 PM Thread Starter
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I have a regular lift, same design as a "Pit Bull" lift. Have had it for years, works fine. The XCT is ass-end heavy with trunk attached, so I have to remove the trunk to use the conventional lift. Looking to downsize the lift device for ease of use so I can lift the wheels off the ground an inch so I can spin for inspection, cleaning and checking pressure. Anybody have any experience - good or bad - with a scissor jack? The larger one with platform and wheels, or the narrower device for one end of the bike at a time. Thoughts and opinions welcome . . . .

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the one on the right is the best

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Yep got the one on the right and works good ....

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I use one of these on my lift table so I can take wheels off etc.
Can't live without it.
Both those jacks look good. If you ever want to use the scissors lift with the pitbull to say steady the bike you will need the narrower one.

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I use the one on the right, all of the time, while bike is on my lift

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This one fits under both my XCT and my honda VTX. Wide deck. I got the one that had the posts but won't fit under the honda.
22mm socket on a drill raises and liners it no p
Problem. Doesn't come with a crank

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+ 5? on the right one. Here's a LINK TO THE ONE i HAVE 54 bucks and free shipping. I've used the crap out of mine on too many bikes to count. Here's a helpful note; I put a schoosch of anti-seize on the threads and it runs right up and down.

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Thanks for sharing your wisdom. sheets

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Default Lift Point?

Is this how you use the scissor jack? Lifting the rear is easy enough. The front seems a bit of a challenge to avoid contact with various things, same as using the regular lift. Difficult to center it good. The black rubber pads are pieces from an old pickup bed liner. Don't like the lateral movement of the device when lifting the front from the point shown. Can I center the lift under the engine and lift from there to keep the weight square on jack?

Still a heavy lift to get a inch off the ground. Need to grease the screw drive.

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Second last photo you are too far forward. Your going to twist it.
Move it back a couple of inches toward the rear axle.
I often lift on the flat plate. Couple of layers of carpet or thin wood.
Section of newspaper, old magazine etc.
You could use door shims from the hardware store if you need them. I keep a box of them in the shop for things that don't sit right on the floor etc. Welding tables that sort of stuff. Would work OK there too. I like the composite ones best but the wood ones work too.

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