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I have two bike benches, they're both occupied and I recently started looking for another one. I can see a day when all my bikes will be taller than me.
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I have exactly the same problem, always a long termer on the bench. I put overalls on and just lay on the garage floor. Someone on the VMCC forum (nowhere near as good as this one)solved the problem by buying a second bench.
Bob, that 2 foot raise makes All the difference. Stool each side for me too.
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We need a Forum T Shirt.

Perhaps this is it?


















Edited by Tarquin - 05 Sep 2018 at 03:40
California 111 70th Anniversary Model, California 1100i 75th Anniversary Model, Honda ST1300


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Wrong engine on that t shirt
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Find one with a Guzzi engine.

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California 111 70th Anniversary Model, California 1100i 75th Anniversary Model, Honda ST1300


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Originally posted by Tarquin Tarquin wrote:

We need a Forum T Shirt.

Perhaps this is it?

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Originally posted by BobV7 BobV7 wrote:

Hi Motty

Think my garage is about the same but I assumed it would be a bit too low. The bike is about 4' 6" at the highest point so that would only leave a "safe" 2' of clearance before it hit the door closing mechanism. What make of lift have you got?

Reading the rest of the messages, it looks like you have already decided
I'm not exactly sure what model the lift is but it has an Aerco label. It safely lifts the bike some 30" and it is still well clear of the roof
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I want one !
Change the engine / bike and put me down for one.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BobV7 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Sep 2018 at 22:10
Thanks Motty...looks like you got one of them there fancy roller shutter doors, whereas mine is the old up and over which means I'd better not get too enthusiastic with the foot pump. Got to say there's some very persuasive folk on this forum...I've done a 180 in 24 hours.LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote iansoady Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Sep 2018 at 10:23
Originally posted by Motty Motty wrote:

Originally posted by BobV7 BobV7 wrote:

Hi Motty

Think my garage is about the same but I assumed it would be a bit too low. The bike is about 4' 6" at the highest point so that would only leave a "safe" 2' of clearance before it hit the door closing mechanism. What make of lift have you got?

Reading the rest of the messages, it looks like you have already decided
I'm not exactly sure what model the lift is but it has an Aerco label. It safely lifts the bike some 30" and it is still well clear of the roof
Photo attached


How do you get to the right hand side of the bike? It looks very tight to the wall. That's one reason I've gone for the smaller bike lift as the wheels allow me to drag it from side to side (carefully!)
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Originally posted by iansoady iansoady wrote:


How do you get to the right hand side of the bike? It looks very tight to the wall. That's one reason I've gone for the smaller bike lift as the wheels allow me to drag it from side to side (carefully!)

There is 18" or so between the bike ramp top and the garage wall. I can (and do) work in that gap but would usually turn the bike around to work on the side facing the wall. With the benefit of hindsight and having used the bike ramp for 10+ years, one with a narrower top would have been an advantage
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You must be thinner than I am - plus have a harder head given the shelves that are just waiting to cause serious damage!

It is possible to do a lot of stuff from one side but then of course once the wheels are off you realise you need access to the other side......
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OK, I've just taken delivery of a bloody great big wooden crate which I'm assured contains my new bike lift, and it's Censored heavy. If I end up flat on me back for weeks I'm blaming you Censored lot!

PS Anyone want a 6' x 2' wooden crate?Big smile
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I presume this warning isn't necessary, but I crushed my fingers (twice Shocked ) unpacking and manovering the lift into the garage. So be careful.
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Originally posted by BobV7 BobV7 wrote:


PS Anyone want a 6' x 2' wooden crate?Big smile


Keep it and save money on a funeral?
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