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Old 08-28-2016, 10:33 AM   #15
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Over the years we have looked at every lift out there and I could never be satisfied. So I built one. It has a winch and cable system to it where you drive the cycle onto a platform and strap it down then lift the platform up by the winch and cable system. The platform then sits on outriggers and is bolted in place. The tow bar extends out beyond the platform and we tow the Jeep behind. We have carried some very high priced cycles to shows on the back of the 45' Newmar with the entire rig being exactly 65' long.

NOW I WANT TO SELL THE LIFT WITH A 1967 BSA 650 LIGHTNING that is 99% perfect
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Over the years we have looked at every lift out there and I could never be satisfied. So I built one. It has a winch and cable system to it where you drive the cycle onto a platform and strap it down then lift the platform up by the winch and cable system. The platform then sits on outriggers and is bolted in place. The tow bar extends out beyond the platform and we tow the Jeep behind. We have carried some very high priced cycles to shows on the back of the 45' Newmar with the entire rig being exactly 65' long.

NOW I WANT TO SELL THE LIFT WITH A 1967 BSA 650 LIGHTNING that is 99% perfect
That sounds like the CruiserLift, which is what mine had. http://http://www.cruiserlift.com/cruiserlift.html
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Have a Rampage that I used in my truck and was very happy with the way it worked. I would still be using it but decided I wanted a comfortable car to ride in. I went with the Overbilt lift as the company is only a couple of hours away ( I went with factory instalation) The bike loads easily but does leave me a bit tail heavy. Not at all uncomfortable on the road.
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A 1967 BSA Lightning? Now that's funny. My 2nd bike was a 1967 BSA back in 1969. It could have matched yours. It was 1% perfect....
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My experience is about the same as Fire Up, had a 40' that drove just fine with a Harley Ultra Glide, but legally I was over weight on the rear axle. Used that as an excuse to move up to a 45 with tag axle. Keep an eye out for a used MH with the Hydra Lift.
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Not that I'm proud of it but, I was over weight by 2100 lbs. on that GAWR rear. We ran that way for well over 8,000 mile and never had an issue. I loved that Hydralift. I'd have another one in a heartbeat if I could set the coach up to handle the extra weight.
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I bought a tandomtow and am happy with it so far no real extra weight truck on or off in 5 min or less bike slightly longer
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I have both a Rampage lift in my Colorado pickup and a hydraulic lift on the back of the RV. Love them both. But the main advantage to the rear lift is simplicity and maneuverability. It is easy to hook up, easy to load the bike, and I can camp anywhere without having to worry about a toad. My lift is a Mighty lift. It weighs about 200# and I carry Heritage softail with no problems, about 7000 total miles so far. Only down side is the bike being in the weather. I cover it well when it rains and it is not too bad.
You will need a class a hitch with 1000# tongue capacity, (700# for the bike and 200# for the lift). A three point hitch is available but I chose to stay with the single point hitch. There was a small amount of rocking back and forth so I fashioned a frame on the roof to strap to the corners of the lift and stabilize the bike. When a three point hitch is used a car can be towed from a receiver inserted in the back of the lift.
on the back of the lift. Pics are available on the mighty lift website.
The rampage lift is also very nice. Just hook the bike in the cradle and push a button. A video is at rampagelift.com
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