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When I was working in the last motorcycle shop, one of our lifts had the extensions for atv's... it was the pro model with the drop out panel to work on Wings and ST's
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i work on them at my shop. we got a new lift that is big enough but it's too much of a pain to have to remove the from clamp every time i work on one. i need to get a designated spyder lift. my shop wont fork up the cash for another lift. so, for now, i will just continue laying on the ground for the oil changes. lol.
 

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That's a good question... I guess that I never gave a thought if my ATV lift would be able to pick this thing up... probably not without modifying the lifting bracketry... Maybe somebody with a welder can tell us what they managed to cook up??? :)
When I was working in the last motorcycle shop, one of our lifts had the extensions for atv's... it was the pro model with the drop out panel to work on Wings and ST's
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i work on them at my shop. we got a new lift that is big enough but it's too much of a pain to have to remove the from clamp every time i work on one. i need to get a designated spyder lift. my shop wont fork up the cash for another lift. so, for now, i will just continue laying on the ground for the oil changes. lol.
well.. maybe the answers is still modified or custom spyder bike lift.. i still can not find any fabrication specialist for this thing.. anyway thanks for the info and to meet ya guys.. spyder in indonesia still new thing, we just have our first dealer on dec'09.. :)
 

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If you're going to make modifications to a bike lift, don't forget to keep it in the back of your mind that the spyder sin't carying its weight equally amongst the three wheels... You'll need a real stable platform from which to be pushing these trikes skyward. :p
Thanks Bob.. good advice.. :)
 

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If you're going to make modifications to a bike lift, don't forget to keep it in the back of your mind that the spyder sin't carying its weight equally amongst the three wheels... You'll need a real stable platform from which to be pushing these trikes skyward. :p
I tried using a 300# digital bathroom scale to establish the c.g. of my RT. Unfortunately, each front wheel registers over the max of the scale.

I've got the RT up on front ramps right now for airbag work and am jacking the rear of the RT at the rear hole located on the underside of the frame. This is as far aft as you can safely jack, and it's not too far aft of the center of gravity. Not surprisingly, the RT is front heavy.
 

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spyder lift

I know this is an old thread but I'll throw it out there anyway. I bought a harbor freight lift table off of Craigslist. Then I built outriggers and ramps so it could hold a spyder. Works great for a gs, rs. An Rt would be close to the table's limit.
 

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I have one of thoses ATV jacks that you can buy at Harbor Freight tools for around $89.00 and have been using it for several years now.
When i bought my spyder i made some changes to it.
The two rails for lifting an ATV are 3" wide and 131/2" long. They are rated to hold 1500 lbs. I went to my local steel shop and bought 2 11/2" x 21/2
pieces of angle iron 22" long. I peeled the rubber pieces offf of the existing rails and glued them on the new angle iron. I laid the new angle iron rails on the existing rails and drilled a hole at the rear of the 11/2" side than removed the front side bolt and drilled a hole through that and rebolted it back in the same spot. You have to place it just right under the spyder in the center to balance the weight out and it works perfect. It lifts it about 12 to 14 inches off the ground and you can actually pull it around in your shop to reposition it.
I use it to change my oil and filter and when i clean it i raise it up and sit on a little stool and can roll around it. Theses jacks have a little lock on them so once you get it to the height you want you can lock it in place and release the weight off it so the jack is not holding all the weight, its a good safety feature.
I have probably lifted it up atleast 20 times and have had no problems.
 

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I use the standard motorcycle lift and put a 3" x 6' channel across the front. Then use the loading ramps with the high bend in them to get the front tires up on the channel. You need the ramps to clear front of spyder over jack; which is about 5" high. Also helps to have suspension at full pressure.
 
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