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Posted: 12/14/2013 7:47:17 AM EDT

Today is my Birthday and it's snowing again. But I didn't want to sit in the house so I put my motorcycle lift together and tried it on my Road King. It lifted it easily and it's pretty stable so I'm happy with the purchase. In the picture, that's snow falling. for you guys that never seen snow. The lift came off Amazon.
The brand is OTC 1545.





Link Posted: 12/14/2013 7:49:47 AM EDT
Drive it in the snow

I'll meet you in my vert if you want to do an epic arfcom video
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 7:51:18 AM EDT
I'll break a leg for sure!
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 7:53:33 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 7:55:37 AM EDT
Which one is the present - the Road King or the lift?  
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 7:56:43 AM EDT
Happy BIrthday OP, she's beautiful!!!!
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 8:00:45 AM EDT
Nice bike, and Happy Birthday.

Lift looks handy........I love tools.

BTW.......forget this "I bought this for MYSELF on my birthday" crap. If you want something.........go get it.......anytime.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 8:08:20 AM EDT
Happy Birthday! It's my son's B-day too!

He's 7, and we're also in CT.

Nice bike!
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 8:17:48 AM EDT
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Happy F'in' Birththday to YOU!!!

Wooo Hoooo!

Most excellent B'day gift! Congratulation on the day and the beautiful HD!

Get yourself a heavy duty lift TABLE (if you have room) for the next B'day!.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 10:10:36 AM EDT
Pretty sweet!!!  
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 10:14:36 AM EDT
Lift is so nice to have, makes cleaning and maintenance much easier for an old guy with a bad back.  Good looking RK.
Summer seems a damn long way off.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 10:15:02 AM EDT
Nice bike
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 10:16:26 AM EDT
get some straps on that thing!
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 10:16:59 AM EDT
Happy birthday.  Youz looks likes youz live in real nice trailer.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 10:17:00 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 6:31:00 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 12/14/2013 6:32:49 PM EDT
Happy Birfday. It was in the upper 60's here today.  
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 7:10:04 PM EDT
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16 degrees and it's still snowing here. It will be about a foot of snow when this blows thru my late morning.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 7:12:26 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 7:19:32 PM EDT
Thank you everyone!
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 7:19:41 PM EDT
see those little D shaped rings on the base?

those are to strap it down, trust me you want to use those, I have had my bike sit on the damn thing for 3 hours while removing the wheel and going to get the tire changed and reinstalling the wheel just to fall off the lift once we started to lower it down.

Use the straps!

nice bike BTW
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 7:29:28 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Devilman13xx:
see those little D shaped rings on the base?

those are to strap it down, trust me you want to use those, I have had my bike sit on the damn thing for 3 hours while removing the wheel and going to get the tire changed and reinstalling the wheel just to fall off the lift once we started to lower it down.

Use the straps!

nice bike BTW
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Good advise. I have the tie downs as it came with 2 of them. When I lowered the bike down, it dropped fairly quick and I let go of the lever. The bike seemed to bounce on the jack at that moment. So the thought of dropping the bike after you cleaned the wheels would be the end of a nice day.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 7:33:53 PM EDT
Happy birthday!

I got an engine hoist as a Christmas present one year.  Girlfriend couldn't understand why I was so excited by it.

Tools are great gifts.  
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 7:42:58 PM EDT
Happy birthday, the Road King is my favorite Harley.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 8:28:07 PM EDT
birth
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 8:38:50 PM EDT

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Good advise. I have the tie downs as it came with 2 of them. When I lowered the bike down, it dropped fairly quick and I let go of the lever. The bike seemed to bounce on the jack at that moment. So the thought of dropping the bike after you cleaned the wheels would be the end of a nice day.
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Originally Posted By Devilman13xx:

see those little D shaped rings on the base?



those are to strap it down, trust me you want to use those, I have had my bike sit on the damn thing for 3 hours while removing the wheel and going to get the tire changed and reinstalling the wheel just to fall off the lift once we started to lower it down.



Use the straps!



nice bike BTW


Good advise. I have the tie downs as it came with 2 of them. When I lowered the bike down, it dropped fairly quick and I let go of the lever. The bike seemed to bounce on the jack at that moment. So the thought of dropping the bike after you cleaned the wheels would be the end of a nice day.
I only strap my Ultra down if I am going to be getting rough with it and have never had any problems.

 
It is a shame I can't use mine for oil changes..blasted thing blocks the drain plug.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 8:42:12 PM EDT
How long is that damn extension cord?
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 8:47:57 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 8:52:25 PM EDT
Nice bike! I sold my sled lift, loved it for cleaning the sled and maintenance of course. Mine had a hand crank, but I adapted it to accept my Milwaukee 1/2 drill with a 1" socket. Made running it up and down a lot easier. More snow on the way for you next week, enjoy!
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 9:18:03 PM EDT
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There is 2 or 3 on a large nail. About 25 feet each.
Link Posted: 12/15/2013 4:49:35 AM EDT
That's a nice looking lift.

And a gorgeous bike.

Happy birthday!
Link Posted: 12/15/2013 5:17:19 AM EDT
Happy Birthday!

With it strapped down and the position locks set on the lift, that's probably a good place for it for the next 3 months or so.
Maybe for Christmas you'll get a bottle of Stabil and a Battery Tender.

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