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Discussion in 'General' started by bigkelk9, Mar 8, 2017.

  1. bigkelk9

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    So I have a craftsman bike jack that I got for free that I have used before at work for numerous different things and brought it home to use on my bike and it don't work. I'm looking into getting a new one and don't know where to go for another with the clearance I need.. n e suggestions.. thanks in advance
     
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    OTC 1545 is what I've been looking at and another one I can't remember the brand but both go as low as 2.5 inches no need to get the biker higher just to jack it up it will fit under nicely , look on amazon for otc 1545
     
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    Roll that bitch up on a couple 2x6's
    and then slide your jack under.
     
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    I do have a lower profile one that was given to me when I bought the k9 and it's nice. Called Stinger I believe. Don't use it much with the table lift though.

    Just pulled it up same one dent said. Wow glad I didn't buy it.. Wow almost what I paid for my table lift haha





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    I've looked into that one, pricey little bastards for polishing.. lol.. and that's what I do now is wheel it up on a 2x6 to get it up on a jack and so on..lol
     
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    If you need a new one pay the little extra, convenience is worth something
     
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    If I had room for a table lift I'd go that route, but I don't and the ones that I would be interested in with a jack in the middle are way outta my price range
     
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    All I would really use it for is when I detail the mean machine and when I adjust my pushrods.. lol
     
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    So it's worth it, how much is a craftsman? I wish I could remember the name of the other one that goes low, I don't wana mess around just jack it up
     
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    150 on the Craftsman, or it was when I got mine
     
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    The otc isn't much more
     
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    I bought one of mine through harbor freight. I believe it was under 100. It does what I need it to do
     
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    I am gunna take a look around.. may just get another bottle jack if possible and figure a way to fix this one.. not into spending a bunch on something that I will not use much.. maybe try a harbor freight one even though I am not a fan.. lol
     
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    I see them on Craigslist quite often; used, and less than $100. Got mine for $30. It only is 4 1/2 tall, but still about 1/2 too much. So I went to PepBoys (on line) and purchased two drive up ramps (non-metalic) for $27.50 shipped.. so, all is good.
     
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    This is what I got and the bottle jack just gave out on me.. I'm guessing after looking at prices my best bet would be to take it off and try and replace it??? Not a clue as to how to fix it.. lol
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    Yeah realistically for the k9 it needs to be about 3 inches or so.. I would have to use a 2x6 before with this jack I have..
     
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