MC lift...A pain in the Garage!

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by walleye, Dec 6, 2009.

  1. walleye

    walleye Junior Member Contributor

    Where do you store your MC lift? I always find myself moving it or stepping over it. Has anyone come up with a good place or idea for keeping these pesky things out of the way? They are a must have but a real pain (at least for me) to store. :(
  2. Wayne R

    Wayne R Active Member

    I have the pit bull lift and I put one of those large hooks in the stud in the garage wall I tied the lift arms so they dont swing open and stand it straight up like a ladder against the wall and tie it to the hook and I can still store stuff in front of it. I have a one car garage two touring bikes and a lot of stuff space is always a problem in my garage. :glasses :rider
  3. Joyflyin

    Joyflyin Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator

    We slide ours under a table. (We have the yellow Sears version like Smitty's) We can take the handle out & stand it against the wall of the table so that it is all out of the way.
  4. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

    Slide the lift under a cabinet, table, or bench against the wall if you have any of those. You can detach the handle on most of them so it's also out of the way. Mine sticks out into a very low traffic area but, just to be safe, I stuck a bright colored plastic cup over the end of the handle so I don't impale myself.
  5. glider

    glider Veteran Member

    I stand it on end against the wall and secure it to a hook above so it can't fall over.
  6. Drumrguy

    Drumrguy Account Removed

    Unfortunately I have 2 air lifts, and they gotta stay ont the floor, the answer is to do what I did, I built a 24X40 garage just for me, All my tools and everything in there where it does not bother anyone or anything. I even put a car lift in there. I call it my vacation are!
  7. walleye

    walleye Junior Member Contributor

    Well, As much as I would like to use Drumguy's solution, unfortunately it is not an option for me. I will use the stand on end - hook in wall method. Keep ideas coming. Thanks.:D
  8. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

    I built a wodden work bench with sufficient space underneath to store my bike lift
    workbench is 8ft long and it never seems to big enough

  9. gs34

    gs34 Junior Member

    Due to limited space in the garage, my Classic lives on my J&S when it's not being ridden.
    Takes me all of about 2 minutes to put the bike on the jack, spin it around and shove it to the front of the the wifes car will fit.
    When the bike isn't on the lift, it rolls under the workbench.
  10. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

    Brian has the right idea, garage, work shed or storage my case just "adapted" the space...FOR ALL no problem, place for working on bike...put'er there, park the car...inside or outside it's all good.

    If that doesn't work, the "RULE" is floors and walk areas must be clear and hazard free 'cause..."--you really need the room to fit that 2nd "tools for work!" A man HAS to live within his means after all...What was that?...I'll be right in to fix that leaky faucet...houses require much more maintenance than a Harley after all...dont't they?!!!