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Has anyone bought a bike lift that works on scooters that doesn't cost the earth
Been looking at the hudrilic platform ones but not sure if the base of the scooter is able to take the weight
Not got loads of room so a massive 100 quid bike ramp is out of the question
And as you lot know everything vespa thought I would ask again 😂😂
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Hi, I don't have a lift. And I actually haven't built this yet. But, I've had it bookmarked and one of these days I will.

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Re: DIY
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Hi, I don't have a lift. And I actually haven't built this yet. But, I've had it bookmarked and one of these days I will.

Scooter stand
I like that design.
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You can find these used every once in a while. I got mine for ~$100.

https://www.harborfreight.com/1000-lb-steel-motorcycle-lift-68892.html
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I love my H F table, adjustable height and low enough for this old man to roll it up there, It does require 50 pumps to get it to max height.
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My Harbor Freight meets my needs.
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They are what I class as ramps
What I'm thinking of looks more like a oversized car jack


Main thing I would use it for is removing wheels for tyre changing
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500 EUR minimum for a decent one, I put it on my shopping list for the end of 2021
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Main thing I would use it for is removing wheels for tyre changing
Believe me, when you have one you will use it for many things and not just for the scooter ... it can also be an excellent height adjustable workbench.
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Hi, I don't have a lift. And I actually haven't built this yet. But, I've had it bookmarked and one of these days I will.

Scooter stand
With current lumber prices in the US that's what? About $5000?

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It's been about a year, but I love this place for lumber. I've gotten furniture grade plywood from them a few times. It is better quality, free delivery (!), and lower prices than lumber from the big box stores.

https://harborsales.net/Products/Panels/Wood.aspx
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Even with some differences in color and strength, fir woods are generally quite similar, hard and resistant, marked by deep veins. They are used for structures and furniture made to last over time. The price in Italy is 900-1300 EUR / m³.
Instead, the price of iron profiles varies from EUR 0.60 to EUR 0.70 per kilogram, but to build a metal structure you need to know how to weld and have a different experience than building a wooden structure, which in my opinion is easier to assemble. .
Many of you don't know it but I was (many years ago) deputy production director and chief designer in a large wood furniture and structures factory (here the link: https://www.facebook.com/DEVOTODESIGN/ )
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It's been about a year, but I love this place for lumber. I've gotten furniture grade plywood from them a few times. It is better quality, free delivery (!), and lower prices than lumber from the big box stores.
I didn't really have a reason to go to this website but I did.
Now can somebody tell me what "Scooter Board" is?

https://harborsales.net/Home/ProductList.aspx?ProductTypeId=55&FilterType=Scooter+Board+UV
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I use this... also from Harbor Freight. Works great, but you have to use the straps to get a scooter to balance properly.
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It's a bit dear at the regular price of $299, but I got mine on sale a few years ago for about $180. Much more compact than the massive HF platform lift.
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andyscooter wrote:
They are what I class as ramps
What I'm thinking of looks more like a oversized car jack


Main thing I would use it for is removing wheels for tyre changing
I have one of these and they work great: https://www.amazon.com/Extreme-Max-5001-5044-Motorcycle-Scissor/dp/B0196PAZ1S/ref=sr_1_18?crid=1QHTMDSWUKKEH&dchild=1&keywords=scissor+jack&qid=1619905885&sprefix=scissor+%2Caps%2C181&sr=8-18
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I have this one , Works on my gts300 and many other bikes in the past .

eBay item 284131888550
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Is it with through screw raising?
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Aiosi wrote:
I didn't really have a reason to go to this website but I did.
Now can somebody tell me what "Scooter Board" is?

https://harborsales.net/Home/ProductList.aspx?ProductTypeId=55&FilterType=Scooter+Board+UV
"Scooterboard is moisture resistant and is coated white 2 sides with a beautiful non-glare finish. Direct UV Digital Printing, screen printing and vinyl adheres without any surface preparation. Scooter Board UV weighs 1/3 less than high-density hardboards such as Duron. It's 3/16" core is perfect for real estate sign frames.

Scooter Board UV readily accepts vinyl, digital flatbed printing, and engraving as well as a variety of screening inks. Since each material has different characteristics and longevity we recommend testing to determine the best method for your application.
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Plus the cute picture of the doggie!
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I have this one , Works on my gts300 and many other bikes in the past .

eBay item 284131888550
How do you balance even a scooter on something like that. The picture of the huge bike, yikes! There must be a method though.
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super-fly wrote:
I have this one , Works on my gts300 and many other bikes in the past .

eBay item 284131888550
How do you balance even a scooter on something like that. The picture of the huge bike, yikes! There must be a method though.
I use one of these combined with a front wheel chock like this and it works ok. You do need to lie on the floor sometimes and isn't as convenient as full lift.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MOTORCYCLE-MOTORBIKE-FRONT-WHEEL-CHOCK-STORAGE-VAN-TRANSPORT-PADDOCK-STAND-/113853053211?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286
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Attila -- With the cost of wood in Italy -- you may want to consider making a marble motorcycle repair stand:P
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How do you balance even a scooter on something like that. The picture of the huge bike, yikes! There must be a method though.
Robot from Vespa motorsport uses one of these on most of his YouTube video's , That's why I brought one
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Robot from Vespa motorsport uses one of these on most of his YouTube video's , That's why I brought one
I think he uses it to support the bike and prevent it from tipping over? In other words, this isn't meant to completely lift it in the air?
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You can find these used every once in a while. I got mine for ~$100.

https://www.harborfreight.com/1000-lb-steel-motorcycle-lift-68892.html
That's the lift I have. I got it on sale at Harbor Freight for $249 a couple years ago. I've never used it. I still crawl around on the ground to change the oil.
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Instead, the price of iron profiles varies from EUR 0.60 to EUR 0.70 per kilogram, but to build a metal structure you need to know how to weld and have a different experience than building a wooden structure, which in my opinion is easier to assemble. .

But if you build the structure out of steel or bricks, you don't have the problems with wolves blowing it down that you do if you make it out of wood or straw.
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But if you build the structure out of steel or bricks, you don't have the problems with wolves blowing it down that you do if you make it out of wood or straw.
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Attila -- With the cost of wood in Italy -- you may want to consider making a marble motorcycle repair stand:P
It's true!
If you then consider that I have been a wood furniture designer (AutoCAD) for many years (retired), I have the right ingredients.
But I got lazy ...
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But if you build the structure out of steel or bricks, you don't have the problems with wolves blowing it down that you do if you make it out of wood or straw.
You can always dig a hole in the ground near the scooter and lower yourself into it, if you cannot lift the Vespa you can lower you.
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Glad to read that you have a sense of humor that knows how to grasp the nuances...
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You can always dig a hole in the ground near the scooter and lower yourself into it, if you cannot lift the Vespa you can lower you.

.....or if you have a swimming pool........
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.....or if you have a swimming pool........
The principle is that...if it works why not?
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.....or if you have a swimming pool........
I like it! But be careful when you are changing oil.....
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.....or if you have a swimming pool........
maybe not if you have a Vespa Elettrica!
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