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alfie92
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PostSubject: Added 3" to motorcycle jack   Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:47 pm

Hi just added 3" to the reach of the jack, I found it to awkward to use as it was,as it just about sat under the rails.It now sits with room to spare each side and makes me feel more comfortable.

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PostSubject: Re: Added 3" to motorcycle jack   Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:07 pm

Thats a very good idea Alfie, I have been thinking about doing the same to mine. There is very little room for error with them as standard & do that is a very good idea.
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PostSubject: Re: Added 3" to motorcycle jack   Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:12 pm

Cheers Dave,it is well worth doing I got hold of an old gate post 3" angle iron,well enough for the job and as I said it makes you more comfortable leaving it up for periods of time,without worrying.
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PostSubject: Re: Added 3" to motorcycle jack   Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:16 pm

What will you do for the new end, cut up an old car matt and stick it on?
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PostSubject: Re: Added 3" to motorcycle jack   Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:55 am

Good idea, is it just a weld-on Alfie? And yeah like MR I says, you gonna rubber the new bit of plate?
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PostSubject: Re: Added 3" to motorcycle jack   Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:51 pm

Cut a peice of the rubber that sits in the middle,it was doing nothing and saved me more money,(times are hard).Yes Joe I welded it on,and believe me it wont come off without an angle grinder.
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PostSubject: Re: Added 3" to motorcycle jack   Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:58 pm

I will definitely do that mod as soon as I pick up another welder, mine died a while back but as you say times are hard and I like a bargain. The problem is that the bargains don't seem to come up when you feel cash rich enough to spend.
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PostSubject: Re: Added 3" to motorcycle jack   Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:09 pm

Just incase you did not understand what I ment here is the finished product.The part were the rubber is missing does not need it,for there is nothing to be supported under that part.

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PostSubject: Re: Added 3" to motorcycle jack   Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:48 pm

Excellent job Alfie, That extra few inches will make a massive difference. It annoys me making sure the thing is under it right before lifting.
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PostSubject: Re: Added 3" to motorcycle jack   Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:15 pm

Thats lots better
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PostSubject: Re: Added 3" to motorcycle jack   Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:24 am

Similar mod but used Gal Posts for a retaining wall.

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PostSubject: Re: Added 3" to motorcycle jack   Thu Jun 07, 2012 2:24 pm

Looking good, those lifts are great but a bit to skinny for comfort on the cruiser so I can see why you guys are modifying them
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PostSubject: Re: Added 3" to motorcycle jack   Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:34 pm

Good mod Brian well worth the effort doing it,much safer.
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PostSubject: Re: Added 3" to motorcycle jack   Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:53 pm

Excellent job done Brian, looks the business mate. I will do mine when I get the time but to be honest it has almost become redundant since I made the wood lift, which I use all the time.
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PostSubject: Re: Added 3" to motorcycle jack   Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:49 am

Mr Intruder wrote:
Excellent job done Brian, looks the business mate. I will do mine when I get the time but to be honest it has almost become redundant since I made the wood lift, which I use all the time.

I was using the wood one as well, works great.

These are on special at one of our Car Accessory places for $99, thats about 60 Pound, to good to pass up. The heavy gal channel pieces and longer bolts cost me another 10 Pound.

ATV lifts rated at 680kgs.
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PostSubject: Re: Added 3" to motorcycle jack   Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:20 pm

Thats well worth the extra few quid to have a lift that is much better suited and the extra piece of mind, good job
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PostSubject: Re: Added 3" to motorcycle jack   Mon Jul 23, 2012 1:51 am

very nice job!!
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