Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Perth, West Australia
I bought one of those lifts when I had a bike with a centre stand, didn't use the wheel clamp but made a timber extension table with a stop block on for the front of the table. I line the bike up at the foot of the ramp, engage first, pull in the clutch & start the motor, ease out the clutch & walk alongside as up she goes. When the front wheel hits the bump stop I switch off & rock it back on the stand, the front wheel is now back on the table. For the ZX12 I have a stand that supports the bike at the swing arm pivot, but I had to fit a wider table top, 700mm I think. Being a mature aged citizen & not so good at pushing bkes around any more, I find the table lift brilliant for cleaning & general wrenching. My knees love it.
As to the tyre changer. the no mar was too expensive to post here but I bought their clamps, MD bar, yellow thing & hand clamps & made my own stand. Works a treat, once you change a few tyres its easy, beats paying to have your wheels scratched.