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    The Sealey one is longer I think, bike doesn’t hang off the end. I’m getting the Sealey.

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    Ahh, the 454 is longer but otherwise you are correct. I’m getting the 454, but not until I start the Panigale rebuild which won’t be for a while yet. The Monster is almost done, so pointless now.

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    This has been going on forever...i reccomend you get a hydraulic lift! FFS...even i have one!

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    I think they are waiting for someone to list an Abba superbike lift...


    ...which I will when I can dig it out of the shed and get some photos taken

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    Quote Originally Posted by qusserel View Post
    very interesting
    There's your 15!


    Got any kitchens?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuzziPaul View Post
    The Sealey 365 appears to have extendable outrigger feet which I would have thought make it steadier. Trying to decide between the Sealey and this one https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Hydra...53.m1438.l2649
    Which looks very similar just without the name.
    No Black Friday deals from anywhere so I'm going for the Ebay one. Its about £80 cheaper than the Sealey but appears in the photos and specs to be the same but is about £80 cheaper. Its got the scissor action I want, is narrow and short without the ramp, so should fit the garage better both in use and I can tuck it away when not in use.

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    Well it arrived today (eventually having taken yesterday off as it was meant to arrive Monday, thanks TNT). The Le Mans is up on it and back wheel is out. It is short, to get the centre stand on I had to G clamp 40mm of ply to the end before pulling it back onto the stand. A longer one would have been better admittedly but its tight all round. I'll post a photo later.

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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/
    Sealey and Clarke are very similar products. I bought a Sealey secondhand off eBay for £300 and I'm massively pleased with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fingerpuk View Post
    Wonder how long they take to raise with pedal power.
    Couple of dozen pumps, it's not hard, the hydraulic advantage is quite good.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bladerideressex View Post
    Not very long at all although they do go back down a lot faster than on the way up! There is also a locking bar that comes with them to protect against any potential failure of the hydraulic unit dropping the ramp...
    You should always let it down onto the locking pin instead of relying on captive hydraulic pressure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuzziPaul View Post
    Well it arrived today (eventually having taken yesterday off as it was meant to arrive Monday, thanks TNT). The Le Mans is up on it and back wheel is out. It is short, to get the centre stand on I had to G clamp 40mm of ply to the end before pulling it back onto the stand. A longer one would have been better admittedly but its tight all round. I'll post a photo later.
    This is what I don't want. I'm lucky to have plenty of space so will deffo be going for a long (2200mm) version. Seems Sealey or Clarke versions are the way forward then..

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    This is the space I had to work with, made new shelves on the left 10cm narrower just to give me more room. Its one of the reasons Ive never had a bench before as I didn't (don't) have enough room.

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    I'll get another with the stand in position and the bike on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomcat View Post
    Couple of dozen pumps, it's not hard, the hydraulic advantage is quite good.



    You should always let it down onto the locking pin instead of relying on captive hydraulic pressure.
    Agreed

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    Iím looking also

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    How's everyone getting on with their benches then? Been putting the Le Mans back together since Xmas and the bench has been really useful. Dead handy being able to use different levels which I sometimes do two or three times during a garage session. Fitted the swingarm back in today and it was handy been able to look at it from underneath and lift it in complete with bevel drive at waist height.

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