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post #1 of 42 Old 11-02-2012, 02:17 PM Thread Starter
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Harbor Freight Bike Lift

Hey guys, just thought I would pass this on. Harbor Freight has a 1000lb capacity bike lift on sale for $419.99, down from $599.99. With this coupon, you can get it for $299.99.

The wheel chock gets bad reviews and it is suggested that you by another chock (HF has one for $40) and attach it. The lift table gets awesome reviews though, and for only $300, it would make a great buy. http://www.harborfreight.com/1000-lb...8892-8495.html

My wife told me she was getting this for me as an anniversary present!

Gonna go pick it up later tonight. Final cost out the door will be around $150 with the coupon, some gift cards, and what not. So stoked!

Coupon expires Nov 10th, 2012 so if you want one, act fast!
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Great deal, thanks for passing it along. I'll go check this weekend and see if our Harbor Freight down here has the same deal going on.

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Its 400 stores nationwide, don't see why your local HF wouldn't have the same thing. Keep us posted either way Morrow. Oh and they recommend bringing a pickup or a trailer. It's in a wooden crate that is 3 ft tall, and 9 feet long, about 300 lbs or so. I'll have to rent a uhual pickup to get this beast home.

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Sweet! Will they take a printout of your pic? Where'd you get the original?

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Sweet! Will they take a printout of your pic? Where'd you get the original?
Yes they will, I asked and they said yes. Got mine printed out. Someone on the pnw forum spent over an hour trying to search/find the coupon online and posted it in a thread, so I decided to pass it onto here.

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Guys, I think the coupon is actually printed in their mailer. Which they have sitting in the front of each store. So should be able to walk in and just grab the mailer and the lift and walk out.


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Guys, I think the coupon is actually printed in their mailer. Which they have sitting in the front of each store. So should be able to walk in and just grab the mailer and the lift and walk out.


Pay first.
It used to be, I think like 4 or 5 weeks ago. Can't find the coupon in physical print anymore unless you can find that specific mailer. But you're right, the original image was scanned from the mailer. I couldn't find the mailer, and neither could the person who sourced the online image. Either way, this coupon rocks!

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The coupon is good at every harbor freight but if you have your own truck I advise you go to the store and pay for it there and let them ship it to the store to dodge freight. They will call you when it arrives and then you can go down, inspect it to ensure there is no damage, and then load it on your truck and take it home. Be sure and buy a 23 pack and have a buddy help you.

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I bought one about a month ago. I'm not sure I would want to use it on a 1000lb bike, but for the 919 its ok.

Be forewarned tho, the front wheel chock is useless. You will need to get something else for that.

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The November issue of Cycle World has the coupon in the Harbor Freight ad near the back and the December issue of Motorcyclist also has it around page 55.

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i have had this lift for about 5 or 6 years. i love it! i have a bad back and would probably not be able to work on my bikes if i didn't have it. i replaced the wheel chock with the one from harbor freight that's like a cantilever. i've left my precious 919 on it for days at a time and never had any problem. i use it in conjunction with a harbor freight 500 pound hydraulic lift table to pick up my approximately 750 pound ural and sidecar rig. i can climb my 260 pound ass on top of it too. never had the slightest creak. i think i paid close to $500 for it and it was a steal for that.





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sorry, on closer inspection, it looks like the op listed the hydraulic one. mine is the pneumatic one. probably still a good deal.

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sorry, on closer inspection, it looks like the op listed the hydraulic one. mine is the pneumatic one. probably still a good deal.

Yeah a buddy of mine has the one that has the foot pump. He says its good, agrees about the wheel chock. I am thinking I am going to pick one up for myself in about a month when soem funds are replenised.


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looks like they don't even have the pneumatic one anymore.

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it has to be ordered at the store I think. If you talk to a manager at the store or something they should be able to order it in for you. I could be incorrect though but I sure hope not.

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The November issue of Cycle World has the coupon in the Harbor Freight ad near the back and the December issue of Motorcyclist also has it around page 55.
For $300? cool! Good to know. Thanks mike!

As reviews have said (here and on the HF site), the wheel chock is utterly useless lol. Its about 8 inches tall, 3 feet wide, and 8 feet long or so crated. I had a forklift load it onto a uhaul pickup and unloaded it myself. It was very manageable 1 end at a time, at least for me, when I took it off the truck. Assembly is a breeze and I already have the 919 on it. Likely won't have time to work on the 919 again this weekend so I'm hoping to utilize the lift in 2 weeks or so when I come back.

Here is a picture of it fully raised. Its very stable, and the phobman stand works great on it!
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For $300? cool! Good to know. Thanks mike!
Yep $299 same one as you posted.

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Also the coupons in the December issue magazines have an expiration date of 3/13/13. There is also a coupon for a motorcycle chock for $26.

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LMAO mike, that was great!!! You should post that in the "something funny for the day thread"!

Mike, I can't find the coupon for the wheel chock, could you tell me what page it is in motorcyclist dec issue? Only one I found was for a price of $45 or so.

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LMAO mike, that was great!!! You should post that in the "something funny for the day thread"!

Mike, I can't find the coupon for the wheel chock, could you tell me what page it is in motorcyclist dec issue? Only one I found was for a price of $45 or so.
I looked again and it was in Dec. Cycle World but not Motorcyclist. Scanned it for you.
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Here is the coupon from the Harbor Freight web site, but this one is only valid through 11/5/2012 (fourth row down.)

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They run the add in both Sport Rider and Motorcyclist but I think it is generally every other month (meaning on the same month it will be in one or the other).

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I looked again and it was in Dec. Cycle World but not Motorcyclist. Scanned it for you.
Thanks mike, any chance you could scan a bigger picture of it for me so I can print it out> I sadly dont get cycle world.

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Thanks mike, any chance you could scan a bigger picture of it for me so I can print it out> I sadly dont get cycle world.
If you can send me a bigger scanner.
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What the!!? What is that thing!!?

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Finally bit the bullet.

Price has gone up $20.00, $319.00 w/coupon

Did a little research, they have two part numbers and one of them seems to have a fairly major design flaw.

66904 is the newer lift table, it's frame rails are "L" shaped and they did not seem to be as strong as the "C" shaped channel on the older model 68892.

I was pleased to find the older version available in Independence, MO.

Topeka only had the newer version of the lift table and the very worst customer service anyone could ever expect. One lady left to work the cash register with a packed house and the balance of the staff having a party in the warehouse/dock and ignoring the business.

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Thanks for the up-date Steve.

Any idea when they made the model change? I hope I have the older version.

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I am sure you do have the older one Pvster. This newer version has only come about in the last couple months I think. Seems to be a little lighter package and probably saves them a little on cost and manufacturing. I think I'm about to bite the bullet on this soon even if all I can get is the newer version. I Got another bike rolling into the ship later this week (Yeah I'm a lunatic). Judging by the changes I don't think I am too worried about the difference in the lower frame. I wouldn't throw a big cruising bike on it without adding a little extra metal along the length but I think sportbikes, DS's, and anything below will be fine

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And the last one.

I did a few things different, based on research (googling), such as installing the tire stop backwards (which required some padding, I thought).

The bar is crap, I'll buy a good one to replace it. See pictures, it already started to bend (just as the internet said it would).

22mm or 7/8" x 19.25" w/ring welded on end and a stop 3" from where the ring is welded on.

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Is the bar there as a safety lock? and also, what is it like a hollow pipe or just soft steel?

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Is the bar there as a safety lock? and also, what is it like a hollow pipe or just soft steel?
The bar is used to lock the table in a set upright position, taking the pressure off the hydraulic system.

It's soft steel, I'm going with "the good stuff"

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