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Offline Rozabikes Tim

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Re: Motorising bike platform lift action
« Reply #15 on: November 07, 2023, 12:38:17 PM »
Yes saw that as a bespoke part which doubt can be sourced in the UK. Just wonder if the little silver air box thingy screwed into existing pump per original image/ post / suggestion, is available?

I am going to a party Sat eve and hopefully an acquaintance of mine will be there who specialises in hydraulics. I'll bend his ear!
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« Reply #16 on: November 07, 2023, 12:58:15 PM »
I've sent an email to Machine Mart spares department (I've dealt with them before on other bits of kit) and let you know what they say.
My hydraulic ram is like the one removed on the video clip.
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Re: Motorising bike platform lift action
« Reply #17 on: November 07, 2023, 01:30:08 PM »
I've sent an email to Machine Mart spares department (I've dealt with them before on other bits of kit) and let you know what they say.
My hydraulic ram is like the one removed on the video clip.

Appreciated. My lift is under a load of boxes in the garage - post extension and I need a sort out. I need to check lift mechanism. Its a generic Chinese important I'm sure but all very similar and probably made by the same people..
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Re: Motorising bike platform lift action
« Reply #18 on: November 07, 2023, 02:53:05 PM »
Machine mart do an air assisted ramp. If yours is a Clarke one (or similar) I'm sure you could add this option.
Maybe worth investigating.

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In fact, I'm tempted to do that to mine....
Basically the system on my (Made in China?) bike lift...
Takes longer then pumping manually though, with my small compressor it struggles a little with a 312kg ST1100 on the plate...  ;)
But it works, servicing the jack (replacing/topping off the oil) does help...
(had to upgrade the release mechanism with actual U-joints, tiny cotter-pins on the original design didn't cut it...)
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Re: Motorising bike platform lift action
« Reply #19 on: November 07, 2023, 03:31:03 PM »
Machine mart do an air assisted ramp. If yours is a Clarke one (or similar) I'm sure you could add this option.
Maybe worth investigating.

(Attachment Link)

In fact, I'm tempted to do that to mine....
Basically the system on my (Made in China?) bike lift...
Takes longer then pumping manually though, with my small compressor it struggles a little with a 312kg ST1100 on the plate...  ;)
But it works, servicing the jack (replacing/topping off the oil) does help...
(had to upgrade the release mechanism with actual U-joints, tiny cotter-pins on the original design didn't cut it...)

Yes must be similar to mine. That linkage as standard is shocking. Looking at the videos converting with the air jacks etc.,  that point was addressed regularly. Best solution was a dewalt 90 degree extension then linked to UV joints and socket drives etc.
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Re: Motorising bike platform lift action
« Reply #20 on: November 07, 2023, 05:11:16 PM »
My mate who is still in the trade has a motorised bench, seem to be sort of standard in the trade these days, seem to think it was air assisted. I do remember watching him lift a bike and commenting on how much easier that was than the old hydraulic benches we had at Queenies, I'd love one of those TBH, really reliable. Not sure what my bench is as it's still in storage until I get my new workshop built next year.
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