What is a good motorcycle jack to get?
Don't jump for joy yet, while I have the J&S Jack and it is made in the USA, or rather assembled in the USA, the bottle jack is a china sourced bottle jack as I don't think there are any bottle jacks left that are built in America.I was wondering where it was made. SOLD!!!
Their video does look a bit deceiving. They don't show it being strapped down. With him jumping on the lifted bike, aren't there straps somewhere?
I saw this one (or a similiar one) at home depot while searching for one:
Went with this because
A. compact and since we travel that's a good thing.
B. Multiduty- the saucer pops out and I'm left with the frame to pick up the bike. Nice to have a bike jack that I don't have to move the truck jack out of the way to get to.
C. 4500 pound rating is way overkill for the bike.
D. About a buck and a quarter on eBay.
A. There is a bar that you insert when the jack is almost fully lifted to act as a stop. That's the only stop.
B. The first one I was sent arrived beat to hell. Jack may have been OK but they shipped it in it's box without an outer box or any padding and the trip was not kind to it. Second time was the charm.
C. Came with tiedown points but not tiedowns.
I have used it maybe a half dozen times. It's a good jack. Cross Country wobbles on it just like they do on any belly jack but I stuck a couple of plastic wedges between the bike and the jack frame and it stiffened right up.
Picked up the wifes Avalanche with it no sweat.
The PitBull is a good jack as well but the J&S Jack one ups it. There is a video on youtube that compares the PitBull, J&S and Harbor Freight jack and the J&S was the strongest jack of the three.