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    So, the weather yesterday was pretty nice.

    My morning mixture/amount of coffee in the system ratio was perfect.

    So, here is what happened..












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    Hey, that looks good!

    A manageable area; for some reason I assumed you were doing the whole floor...

    But, you missed wading around in ankle-deep muck!

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    I am going to do the rest of the floor with decking boards. I think that will be a lot cheaper/easier/and nice on my ankles/shins and feet when getting my wrench on.

    It really came out nice. I am going to get some plastic seal type stuff for the top today. It will help the lift roll on there nice when it jacks into the air.

    Took about one hour to pour all the cement, then about an entire day of checking and messing with it to make it perfect.

    I'm really impressed with my handy work. HA The trick was taking my time and doing some really dry mixes for the last pours. I knew all the moisture from the first pours would float to the top (which it did).

    Next Phase => Installing the lift!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dom View Post
    So, the weather yesterday was pretty nice.

    My morning mixture/amount of coffee in the system ratio was perfect.

    So, here is what happened..











    Looks good, Dom. I see you kept the hardest labor - taking the photographs - for yourself, wise move, man. The little supervisor sitting in the green chair looks kinda cute but are you sure she is qualified to be overseeing such a major construction project.

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    Ha, yeah she did a pretty good job. As you can see the back wheel in the picture she also has front row parking.

    Tell ya'll what, my legs are sore from being on my knees all day.

    I'm glad it's done and ready for this lift to arrive. After the lift comes in and I get it working I will being on the wood floors.

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    "Tutto nello Stato, niente al di fuori dello Stato, nulla contro lo Stato "
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    Now that, Dom, is one neat set-up. It is, by the look of it, a really solid piece of engineering that should last forever. I particularly like the slide out plate, at the back of the lift, I've not seen that before, it should make rear wheel removal a quick and easy task. Job Done! as they say.

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    Yeah, the back slide out plate is the deal. It's the cat's azz for sure. Rear wheel removal is a snap. I got the guys to also throw in that mini jack for free. I have side extensions for it too, so I can work on atvs and other big stuff. It also has a ramp that is not in the pictures.

    It's really a quality product and will surely last forever. They provided me with a nice parts list sheet with specs etc for easy parts replacement at hardware stores.

    I am 6'3" and the lift is plenty high for me. I don't even have it on the highest notch, but then again I have to slab its resting on about 6 inches off the ground.

    Super easy install, but heavy as hell (650lbs).

    Final thoughts:


    • Top quality product
    • Welds could be a bit longer for cosmetic reasons
    • Thought it was going to be red
    • Lifts my ~800lbs bike with easy
    • Vice for front wheel is strong

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    That is righteous - and I am jealous!

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    It is well worth the money and doubles as an awesome work bench. With the extensions on it measure 4'x8'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dom View Post
    It is well worth the money and doubles as an awesome work bench. With the extensions on it measure 4'x8'.
    Well, it has been a while, Dom. How is that new Motorcycle Lift working out for you? Your knees getting any better? Lose any tools in the Concrete?...lol Nobody likes a smart a$$...lol Enjoy

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    Damn, I lost track of this thread.

    The lift has worked out beautifully.

    I use it every weekend, if not for repairs then for cleaning the bike.

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