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    Posted: 25 Jan 2021 at 14:06

anyone got one of these? I am thinking of getting one to fit under a sidecar seat with a motor to make getting out easier! What I would like to know is how many turns of the screw are there from fully down to fully up?
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They work well if used for what they were designed for. Good chance you might push the sidecar floor out.
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Are you in Stanley Coonty Derram?

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Certainly am. Although I have forgotten what the outside world looks like! Hope to get back to the swan at heddon sometime this year.
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Just had this "Wallace & Grommit" picture come into my head plyboard-spring-seat and a lever .... What could possibly go wrong?
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I’ve been thinking about getting one of these lifts for the Guzzi to make it easier to work on.  Does anyone know if it safe to lift the Guzzi of the ground by the sump?

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ken-Guzzibear Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Jan 2021 at 10:11
Those wee lifts are really for use on a lift table there are lifts you can get usually known as a "Sears" lift. I used one for some time. Yes they will hold a Guzzi. Yes it goes under the flat sump BUT you have to put boards on it and tie the bike to it. OK for light jobs but not very stable.  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Shoze-Motorcycle-stand-motorcycle-hydraulic/dp/B08HSMJHMW/ref=asc_df_B08HSMJHMW/?tag=bingshoppinga-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=&hvpos=&hvnetw=o&hvrand=&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=e&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=&hvtargid=pla-4584413745924438&psc

Annie bought one of these from Martyns Bargains Retford Ray Dunkley and I went and picked it up decent guy good prices This is fine for the V1000 and the Cali EV


 find it very stable


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 I have one of these lifts and as said I use it on my full size bike lift  with the bike tied down.

I think that there would be too much effort required to raise the lift, even with a human load rather than a bike, for a motor to cope with. Mine is a cheapo version off ebay though, so a posher one might have an easier action.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jmee54 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Jan 2021 at 11:57
I have one of these that I use atop of my bike lift.

I think that the effort to raise it, albeit for a human load might be too much for a motor to cope with, or you'd have to have some heavy duty gearing. Mine is a cheapo one off ebay though, a posher one might be easier, possibly.
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Hi jmee54, if you can help me with a couple of questions I would be very grateful.

Can a battery powered drill with a socket in the chuck raise your jack with a load on it? How many turns to raise?

Gearing can be achieved with sprockets and a chain but gearing down means more turns. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote andrewhush Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Jan 2021 at 13:19
Bond equipe - wife had a good laugh at the cartoon! However I think any of my designs will require her approval before starting!

Edited by andrewhush - 26 Jan 2021 at 13:57
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jmee54 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Jan 2021 at 13:55
 As I said mine is a cheapo one, but there is no way a drill would turn mine loaded. I've only ever used it with my Ambassador sitting on it though. It's pretty much like a car scissor jack and quite a crude affair. My bike table is worked by a hydraulic jack and that works easily and is easy to pump.

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OK thanks for the info. A sidecar company called hannigans in the usa make one but the screw lifts vertically and so avoids the difficulty scissor jacks have starting from the fully closed position.
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