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    Finally going to get a hydraulic bike bench. I think I want a scissor action one so it rises and falls in the same position, rather than one with two separate arms which lay forward when down and swing backwards and up. Need to get a Guzzi Le Mans on which has a (crap) side stand or a centre stand, or Aprilia Tuono side stand only but I do have an ABBA paddock stand that fits centrally in the swinging arm pivot but is quite wide.

    Up to 500, Possibly a Sealey MC364 but is might be too narrow for the ABBA stand or possibly this one https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/19192088534...3D191920885348

    Which might be too short, although I don't see a problem for the Guzzi, the back wheel can hang in the breeze when it's on it's centre stand. But it may be a problem for the Tuono unless it's on the ABBA stand, which may not fit due to the upstand along each side (similar for the Sealey as well I suspect.

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    Default Re: Recommend me a Hydraulic Bike Bench.

    Have you considered the Abba Skylift? your bike is not on the list but neither was the Deauville I needed a fitting kit for, a quick call and they couldn't do enough to help.

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    Not suitable for the Guzzi as it uses the swinging arm pivot, nor the DT which I didn't mention.

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    Default Re: Recommend me a Hydraulic Bike Bench.

    I'm after one as well so timely post!
    I want one long enough to have the bike on front and rear paddock stands.

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    I’m looking also, so agree about excellent timing :-)

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    The one in your eBay post I personally think is too short. I want a full length bench. Agree about scissor action also.

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    Anyone used these or seen one close up? looks the right size at least

    https://www.machinemart.co.uk/p/cml3...torcylce-lift/


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    Looked at those but not scissor action, May garage is tight for space with three bikes and three push bikes in plus other crap. I can cope with the back wheel hang past the end of the bench (rather the the removable ramp).

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    Quote Originally Posted by GiantPygmy View Post
    Anyone used these or seen one close up? looks the right size at least

    https://www.machinemart.co.uk/p/cml3...torcylce-lift/


    My mate has one. It’s wobbly and looks cheaply made. He had a CB500 on it which isn’t heavy, I wouldn’t trust mine on it unless it was bolted to the floor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fingerpuk View Post
    My mate has one. It’s wobbly and looks cheaply made. He had a CB500 on it which isn’t heavy, I wouldn’t trust mine on it unless it was bolted to the floor.
    Must look at what make the Pro workshops are using, I don't mind paying a little extra as its not the sort of thin you buy every couple of years. The one in the pic is the right size for what I want

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    Default Re: Recommend me a Hydraulic Bike Bench.

    Could you sink it into the floor and then bolt it down?

    Cue jokes about Harleys, Gold Wings and the like.

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    If it was bolted down that would help. But it’s not great. I’d prefer a scissor one. I have a real need now.

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    Here you go - something like this?

    https://www.automotechservices.co.uk...-scissor-lift/

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    Well I stuck a Q up on one of the FB groups and the CML3 Clarke table seems to get good reviews from people that own them. A couple more people suggesting skylifts
    I want the table for rebuilding, not just a complete bike to be suspended.

    Think I'll go with the 2200 full length Clark lift.

    by the way FP - check which model your mate has got. This one has a 450kg payload and weighs 165kg itself..

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    Quote Originally Posted by GiantPygmy View Post
    I like that but what I couldn't see on that one was a removable section where the back wheel would go which many of the longer benches have to allow the rear wheel to be removed. I would have to get the electric one as well, not having a compressor. I'm doing the my Le Mans rear crankshaft seal this winter and buying over 100 quids worth of special tools to do it so don't really want to spend that much on a bench. I'll have a look at the clark one though

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