How to Build a Homemade Motorcycle Lift

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How to Build a Homemade Motorcycle Lift
It's important to lift your motorcycle when performing repairs or maintenance. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

If you spend a lot of time in your garage working on your motorcycle, you need a lift to keep the bike properly raised in order to access some of its components. But you don't have to purchase an expensive lift from an auto supply store. As long as you have some wood and tools you can make your own inexpensive motorcycle lift at home.

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Things you need

  • 4-by-8-by-3 section of wood
  • Power drill
  • Tape measure
  • Pipe wrench
  • Pipe flange
  • Galvanised thread pipe
  • Bolts

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  1. 1

    Place your section of wood on a sturdy work surface and arrange your tools.

  2. 2

    Measure 3 1/2 inches in on the 8-inch side of your section of wood and drill a hole through the centre of the wood, all the way through the 4-inch width of it.

  3. 3

    Insert your piece of pipe flange into the drilled hole.

  4. 4

    Drill four holes on the corners of the piece of wood and screw four lag bolts into the holes. Tighten the lag bolts with a socket wrench.

  5. 5

    Insert the galvanised pipe through the centre hole.

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