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Well I am been thinking about getting a lift or jack for the stryker. I am not sure what everyone else uses and I would really like some input. I am not looking to spend a ton of money, because I have to convince the boss ( wife )...lol.. but I know that I can throw up the ... "Honey it will be safer to work on, I don't want it to fall over"... Please post some pics if you have any, or post up a web site.

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Well I am been thinking about getting a lift or jack for the stryker. I am not sure what everyone else uses and I would really like some input. I am not looking to spend a ton of money, because I have to convince the boss ( wife )...lol.. but I know that I can throw up the ... "Honey it will be safer to work on, I don't want it to fall over"... Please post some pics if you have any, or post up a web site.

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Hey Jeremy, one of the most common is the Craftsman lift from Sears. You can usually get it for $99 on sale. This is the one I have, and it truly is safer to use, and a lot more convienent http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00950190000P?prdNo=2&blockNo=2&blockType=G2
 

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I jacked mine up to remove rear wheel tonight with regular car jack and then put blocks under to keep it balanced, but took my son helping me to steady bike until I got Blocks under. So a bike jack would be a definite plus, But would'nt a Bike Jack be a 2 man job also to hold bike upright until jack base hits contact points?
 

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11stryker said:
I jacked mine up to remove rear wheel tonight with regular car jack and then put blocks under to keep it balanced, but took my son helping me to steady bike until I got Blocks under. So a bike jack would be a definite plus, But would'nt a Bike Jack be a 2 man job also to hold bike upright until jack base hits contact points?
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Not really, we have one here and its rather easy to lift up a bike (normally my HD FLHTP or my fathers venture, both at 820+ punds) by yourself. Just steady the bike and pump with your foot. I like to throw a tie-down over the bike and to the arms of the jack after as some added protection, but that is most likely from me knowing if it weren't for bad luck I'd have NO luck.
 

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Just bought an OTC lift from Summit Racing. Only 149.95 and has wide 17" platform. Wider than any other on the market, and well built. OTC has been building big engine lifts and specialty tools for over 30 years and there stuff is top notch. Will have a pic for you all on Tuesday.
 

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Just bought an OTC lift from Summit Racing. Only 149.95 and has wide 17" platform. Wider than any other on the market, and well built. OTC has been building big engine lifts and specialty tools for over 30 years and there stuff is top notch. Will have a pic for you all on Tuesday.
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Phil and I did it like 11stryker for a long time.....till I decided to get the swingarm
powdercoated.....needed a motorcycle jack for that but I think we only paid
like 90.00 for it.
 

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I was supposed to get my Jack today, but since it weighs 92 lbs- there is special UPS handling and sets in Buffalo. Hopefully they get it to me tomorrow! I got my L&M lowering kit today and wanted to use jack for that!
 

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you will have to be careful where you set the jack for....actually, you guys
take you shock assembly out of the battery compartment right??!! Scratch
that ;D ;D
 

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I was supposed to get my Jack today, but since it weighs 92 lbs- there is special UPS handling and sets in Buffalo. Hopefully they get it to me tomorrow! I got my L&M lowering kit today and wanted to use jack for that!
take pix as you do it, and post in the how to.
 

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Will do!!
 

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Got my OTC Lift Jack Yesterday. 92 lbs and has 17" wide runners for base to bike. This is the only jack I could find that had a 17" wide lift base. Cost 149.95 at Summit Racing. OTC is top notch Brand. Foot Jack and foot release so you can hold bike by yourself and pump jack with 1 foot, and also release with 1 foot and handle bike by yourself!
 

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Yes, Very strong lift!!
 
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