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Larin MAL-2C Motorcycle / ATV Low Profile jack w/ adapter mount

Old 07-24-2009, 08:44 PM
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Default Larin MAL-2C Motorcycle / ATV Low Profile jack w/ adapter mount

Needing to raise my new (to me) F3 and replace the swingarm, traditional bike stands wouldn't work. So here's what I'm trying. Rain slowed me down today so this will be ongoing.

Larin MAL-2C Motorcycle / ATV Low Profile jack w/ adapter mount
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Price: 169.99 + Shipping from Garage-toys.com
Ordered: 7/11 Arrived: 7/23
Package weight: +90 lbs (don't leave your GF alone to accept the package)

Opening the box
This is what greeted me upon opening the box today
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The jack comes "mostly" assembled requiring only installing the adapter and bottle jack it uses to lift the platform. If you're working on a motorcycle, you'll already own the tools needed for assembly: a small phillips head screwdriver (to attach the lift locking bars to the release pedal) and a couple crescent wrenches (to attach the lift pedal and adapter plates).

I did not have enough time to try it out but I can give a few initial impressions:

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My bike was lowered to fit a 5' 3" stripper (long story but she's a friend). Whoever lowered it bent the kickstand instead of finding a shorter one. So my bike is fairly low to the ground. The jack does indeed earn the "low profile" description as it easily slid under my bike... WITHOUT the adapter attached.

The incoming rain storm didn't allow me enough time to get the bike lifted because I ran into a few snags with the adapter plate.
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  2. Because my bike's frame is V shaped, it's going to take a minute to adjust those 'infinitely adjustable' receivers to solid points on the bike.
  3. 2 of the adapter receivers will connect with the bottom portion of the frame's V shape. But only place I can connect the other 2 to will be the exhaust pipes, which will mean I can't do any exhaust work using this jack. Which I have no plans of doing but another mechanic might.
I'll update this thread after actual usage with more impressions. The jack has swing out adjustable height stabilizing arms which I'm interested in, as my driveway isn't exactly level. Also as I have an oil leak which seems to be related to the oil pan gasket, I'll have to see how high it'll go so I can access the oil pan.

More to come
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