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Old 10-17-2012, 05:53 PM   #1
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Hydralift Motorcycle Lift and Entegras

Considering a Hydralift or other lift for a Harley Ultra Classic on the tail of my soon to be Anthem. Ask an Entegra engineer any issues with this. He related the following from Entegra and Spartan perspective:

"I have conversed with Spartan on the mounting of the Hydra-lift and they feel there would not be a problem, as long as the Gross Axle Weight Rating and the Gross Combination Weight Rating are not exceeded. They also noted that the mounting and effects on the vehicle structure and stability are responsibility of installer and/or operator."

So any Entegra/Spartan chassis drivers out there carrying a lift and 725 lbs of motorcycle on their tail out there? I'd be interested in your perspectives. Thanks
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And we'd sure like to hear from someone who is carrying a MC and towing. We have a bike trailer when we want to drag more than one bike along, but being able to take the Ultra and the Jeep would be really nice.
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Old 10-17-2012, 06:50 PM   #3
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Everything I've read says that the towing is not a problem behind the lift with the tow attachment. That's actually are plan if we go that way. I'd just like to here fom someone that has experience with an Entegra.
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Everything I've read says that the towing is not a problem behind the lift with the tow attachment. That's actually are plan if we go that way. I'd just like to here fom someone that has experience with an Entegra.
Dave,

Did you get the Hydra lift? I am about to order tomorrow - can not find any Entegra thread on this beside yours.

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Teun,

I decided against it for several reasons:

- Price between 5500-6400 and still had to do the full toad thing for 3800
- For my Harley, it required three point connection, and, according to one dealer of Entegras, welding to two of the three attachment points
-- Read the Entegra warrantee paperwork and felt extremely uncomfortable without expressed (in writing) agreement from Entegra and Spartan
-- That suggested that there might be structural issues with welding to the frame

In the end, didn't want the risk. Purchased a F-150 with 8 foot bed. Hauls the Harley great. If you don't want to use the Big Boy aluminum ramp (and that takes some getting used to, you can purchase a hydraulic pull up into the bed for about 2600.

I have read many threads where folks swear by the Blue Ox and MightyHauler systems. In the end, jus didn't work for me.
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Teun,

I decided against it for several reasons:

- Price between 5500-6400 and still had to do the full toad thing for 3800
- For my Harley, it required three point connection, and, according to one dealer of Entegras, welding to two of the three attachment points
-- Read the Entegra warrantee paperwork and felt extremely uncomfortable without expressed (in writing) agreement from Entegra and Spartan
-- That suggested that there might be structural issues with welding to the frame

In the end, didn't want the risk. Purchased a F-150 with 8 foot bed. Hauls the Harley great. If you don't want to use the Big Boy aluminum ramp (and that takes some getting used to, you can purchase a hydraulic pull up into the bed for about 2600.

I have read many threads where folks swear by the Blue Ox and MightyHauler systems. In the end, jus didn't work for me.
Thanks Dave.

I guess I have to think this over some more. There is a guy in Austin TX specializing installing these BUT I don't want to jeopardize or risk jeopardizing the Entegra warranty and the up to 100K extended warranty.

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We have been travelling for many years with a lift on the back of our motorhome (currently on our Holiday Rambler Navigator). We have a Heritage Softail that goes on the lift and a Streetglide in the back of our Ford pick-up truck which we tow. We currently have a lift from "Overbuilt" but will be having a Hydralift installed by the RV dealer on our new 2014 Anthem. We have never experienced any issues with using the lift. We can load and unload both bikes within minutes.
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We have been travelling for many years with a lift on the back of our motorhome (currently on our Holiday Rambler Navigator). We have a Heritage Softail that goes on the lift and a Streetglide in the back of our Ford pick-up truck which we tow. We currently have a lift from "Overbuilt" but will be having a Hydralift installed by the RV dealer on our new 2014 Anthem. We have never experienced any issues with using the lift. We can load and unload both bikes within minutes.
Thanks - good feedback. I had already decided and ordered the lift this morning.
Will be installed 1st week May 2013.

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Teun I travel with a couple that has a lift for his Harley on the back of his Cornerstone. I believe it was also welded on. He had the lift on since sept and he loves it. No issues to my knowledge.
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I don't have any problem with the Hydralift (other than expensive). I would contact Entegra and confirm with them that there won't be any warrantee hiccups. JMHO
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Is there any Hydralift owner willing to help me with a few pics?

Long time Hydralift owner - looking for help/pics

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Is there any Hydralift owner willing to help me with a few pics?

Long time Hydralift owner - looking for help/pics

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Mick,

Cannot help you with pics but mine is being installed next week by a guy who makes his living installing these things. He just installed a regular for GoldWing 2 weeks ago and now installing one of or a side car. If you have questions let me know and I will ask him. Also: what in particular do you want pics from? Maybe I can do with my BB as my camera files too big for Internet.

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Thanks for the offer. I have a problem with the lift going into its "stored" position. Let me take some pics on the weekend and I'll show what the issue is and we can go from there.

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Thanks for the offer. I have a problem with the lift going into its "stored" position. Let me take some pics on the weekend and I'll show what the issue is and we can go from there.

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Sure. Let me have ur pics with detailed description of the problem. I will give to my installer on Monday next week - he will need 3 1/2 days for installation of the Hydralift and modify my Jeep for the Blue Ox.

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