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motorcycle lift
Thu Aug 27, 2009 12:25 am


overbilt hitch i install a overbilt hitch on my coach and it was suppose able me to carry my full dress harley so would have to drac a trailer all the time but we dont have much frame rails so i will have to fabericate something do any off you have any ideas on this matter if you want to see what the lift look like just on overbilt lifts .com thank inadvance
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Re: motorcycle lift
Thu Aug 27, 2009 5:29 am


What does the HD weigh?

If it were me I would not put a lift like that on any bus, they just aren't made to handle that kind of weight overhang like that.

I know they look cool, don't have to drag a trailer, but the overhang would scare the crap out of me. That's just me.

Tounge weight is an important thing to consider.

Maybe I'm all wet, but I would consider a trailer and be much safer.

I have seen a picture of a lift that also had one wheel, I don't know who makes it though. That I would consider.

One example I found, this is not the one I remember seeing.

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I just read a thread on another board, the consensus was it's not safe, plus the fact it could put you over the legal total length.
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Re: motorcycle lift
Thu Aug 27, 2009 6:05 am


Papa, one thing to keep in mind the uprights coming from the top in the engine compartment are not tied into the frame at the bottom and I have saw Eagles break the rails because of to much tongue weight.

good luck

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Re: motorcycle lift
Thu Aug 27, 2009 7:07 am


I think I have posted this before but here is an idea. This Eagle was at the Arcadia Rally in 2007:

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Re: motorcycle lift
Thu Aug 27, 2009 8:43 am


Our 09' Roadglide weighs in at 840lbs,so the baggage bay is out (too tall)so too is the hitch lift.We would like to take our silverado with us that leaves us only one way, pick up bed. More to follow :D
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Re: motorcycle lift
Thu Aug 27, 2009 8:49 am


Here is one alternative. A lift mounted to the bed of your pick up
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrR-yvHJ ... r_embedded
It is kinda pricey, although very functional and easy to use Operated this myself last weekend. The kicker is, here is the exact Item sold thru Harbour freight at a fraction of the cost.
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/d ... mber=99900
This is some thing I need right now, I have to haul a harley at least a couple of times a week. have a fold up trailer that I have to pull out and hook up,use a ramp....bla bla bla PITA! this would make life simpler ,also takes up less room in the garage. whadda you guy's think? :)
Any one need a nice(cheap shameless plug) M/C trailer,shoot me a PM :D
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Re: motorcycle lift
Sat Aug 29, 2009 2:02 am


papa2sweet wrote:overbilt hitch i install a overbilt hitch on my coach and it was suppose able me to carry my full dress harley so would have to drac a trailer all the time but we dont have much frame rails so i will have to fabericate something do any off you have any ideas on this matter if you want to see what the lift look like just on overbilt lifts .com thank inadvance
thank for your input on this matter but im kind of between the rock and the hard place i have already bought this lift and i cant get a refund selling it on ebay is out the company that make the lift is havent a hard time seelling them in this ecomany again thank for the input i guess i will keep researching the the matter
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