Bought a cheap H F jack in 1999 & after almost dropping my HD DWG several times I bought this jack. I loved it so much I bought a second one for my HD RKC five years later. I sold one to a buddy after I got rid of the DWG. I still use the original one almost daily for the RKC. I leave the weight of the bike on the jack locks not the bottle jack. I've left it on the locks for several days & it works every time. I have only strapped my bike down once when I took the entire font end off. I never strap it down for normal service, tires & fluids, or cleaning. My only complaint is the minimum height, I have to hold my RKC upright to slid the jack underneath the bike frame. No big deal.
After using this item about a dozen times the hydraulic ram (bottle jack) stopped working. I followed all the steps to change the oil, get the air out etc. with no luck. Then I searched the internet and determined this is a common problem with these jacks and that apparently its a real piece of junk. So... I went on the online chat to see about getting a replacement hydraulic ram. The person I chatted with told me that they do in fact sell replacements and that I needed to call the PARTS 800 number. Guess what I called the 800 number and was told that they do NOT sell replacement parts for this lift. No Im stuck with this piece of junk that doesn't work and no way to lift my bike. DONT BUY THIS JACK!!!! I know its tempting and you would think with a name like CRAFTSMAN it would be quality, but its NOT. Your better off with the cheap ************** Tools one in my opinion.
The Craftsman Motorcycle/ATV Jack easily lifted my 750 pound motorcycle while I replaced front and rear wheels. The lifting surface isn't quite as long as it should be to totally support the bottom of a cruiser bike frame, but it got the job done. Great price for a garage tool of this quality!
I've used this lift for years to lift my ATVs and motorcycles. Lifts my big Harley Davidson Ultra Limited with no problem. For those that claim the lift doesn't fit under your bike, unless the bike was lowered, you should have no problem. Position lift on right side of bike as far under as you can until it touches the left side of the frame, then sit on bike and stand bike upright, use right foot to move lift to the left under the left side of the frame, then use right foot to press down lifting pedal a few times to level bike on lift. Then get off bike and lift rest of way to height you want.
The add should have clearance information on it, when the jack is at its lowest point it hits my frame by half inch.
I can’t tell you about operation because I had to return it. It would not fit under my ultra.