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Old 01-13-2009, 03:01 PM
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What do you guys use to jack up your trikes? Buddy has a Lehman and was wondering how my J&S would work under it.
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Old 01-13-2009, 03:38 PM
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A handy table lift with extended sides. Beats working while sitting or kneeling on the floor.
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Old 01-13-2009, 08:07 PM
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Direct lift with extended sides......like cms says, only way to go.
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Old 01-14-2009, 06:02 AM
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Sounds pretty pricey. If he doesn't want to go that route will a J&S or other standard MC jack work. I'm sure it will handle the weight, just wondering if's there's a problem with the sideboards or an off balance issue.
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Old 01-18-2009, 10:40 AM
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I have a Pit Bull jack and it won't work with my trike -- balance issue.
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Old 01-18-2009, 12:55 PM
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Wife has a Fatboy with DFT kit on it. The jack will pick it up but it is not really wide enough and you will have a SERIOUS balance issue. I have to agree with the other replies you have gotten. Think about a true lift with side extenders. That is going to be my next purchase.

I had to change the starter on the Fatboy and it was a pain in the shorts. I didn't know that when they build a new Harley they begin with the starter and build everything around it. Though for awhile we were going to have to disassemble the whole thing to get to the starter.
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Old 01-31-2009, 04:18 PM
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Thanks for the suggestions, I'll pass it on to him. Just thought that since they show the J&S with the guy sitting on the passenger pillion with no problem, it might work with a trike.

Seems like a table jack with side extensions is going to run $1000+. Do I have that right or do they have models cheaper than that?
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I have used my motorcycle jack for the front and borrowed a buddys scissors jack under the rear when I needed to get the back of the bike off the ground to have my rear wheels taken off to powder coat. But my plan is to get a table lift
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I have used my motorcycle jack for the front and borrowed a buddys scissors jack under the rear when I needed to get the back of the bike off the ground to have my rear wheels taken off to powder coat. But my plan is to get a table lift
Yea, that's what we were thinking of trying. My J&S is very stable and I think it and the scissors would work in a pinch. He's not much of a wrencher so I doubt he's going to be doing it very often.

BTW, that's one of the sharpest looking trikes I've ever seen. A real eye catcher. But I'm sure you know that
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Yea, that's what we were thinking of trying. My J&S is very stable and I think it and the scissors would work in a pinch. He's not much of a wrencher so I doubt he's going to be doing it very often.

BTW, that's one of the sharpest looking trikes I've ever seen. A real eye catcher. But I'm sure you know that
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