Kendon Industries Motorcycle Lift

Kendon Gets You Lifted

Before raising the lift, you'll need to safely secure the bike with tie-downs. The lift features outrigger tie-down rings at the four corners.

To raise the lift, first ensure that the release valve on the hydraulic jack is in the closed position. Then insert the pump handle into the pump handle assembly and begin rotating the handle back and forth.

Once the lift is at the desired work height, rotate the locking safety bar into place so that it fits below the receiver on the underside of the scissor assembly.

Although Kendon's lift only weighs 150 lbs, it has a load capacity of 1,000 lbs. The lift has the same footprint as all other lifts and features a full working height of 32 inches.

It pays to have the right tool for the job. So to make your repairs go much smoother, Kendon offers several accessories for its lifts. When you're pulling the front or rear wheel, this wheel jack will come in very handy.

This drain pan fits between the rails of the lift and sits under the drain plugs. Then there's a small rectangular cut-out in the center of the lift where the hose fits through so you can drain the fluid right into your oil-recycling container.

Best of all, Kendon offers stainless-steel trays that lock into the side of the lift. The trays are available in two different lengths: 18 inches and 36 inches (seen here).

When you're ready to lower the lift, simply raise the lift enough to drop the locking safety bar. Then slowly turn the release valve to the left, and the lift will slowly descend.

For those times when you don't, free up floor space by standing the lift up and rolling it out of the way. Although the lift is designed to stand upright, it's a good idea to secure it against a wall so it won't fall over in an earthquake or if it accidentally gets bumped.

How many times have you taken your bike to a shop for a relatively easy repair? As they load your bike on the lift and raise it to a comfortable working height, you think to yourself, "If I had a lift like that I could fix the bike myself and save some cash." Then, as you start to think about the logistics of having a lift sitting in the middle of your garage taking up precious space and how often you'd really use it, you end up talking yourself out of buying one. We've been going through the same dilemma for quite some time, but we recently found a solution to our lift and space needs with Kendon Industries' Stand Up Cruiser Lift. With its stand-up trailers and stand-up lifts, Kendon has the market cornered on space-saving equipment for motorcycle enthusiasts. Kendon has been making its stand-up lifts for quite some time. However, the company just recently redesigned its cruiser lift--and with a price tage of only $600, it's a no-brainer.

The major difference between the older cruiser lift and this new one is the scissor section (the section that actually raises the lift off the ground). The older model had a scissor section made of rounded tubing. The engineers at Kendon found that by making the scissor section out of rectangular tubing they could cut production costs and still have a lift as dependable and more stable than the older model. The folding tail section of the lift makes it possible to stand the lift on its two rubber wheels and roll it to wherever you need it.

The cruiser lift measures 27 inches wide and 8 feet long (6 feet long when the tail section is folded). So even if you use it frequently and decide not to stand it up in a corner somewhere, it still takes up less room than most other motorcycle lifts. But if you do need to roll it out of the way, the entire lift only weighs 150 lbs--you just need to pick up one side to move it. For those longer bikes, Kendon also offers a chopper lift.

When you're ready to use the lift, simply unfold the tail section and slide the ramp in. Before rolling the bike onto the lift, make sure the wheel chock is in the open position (rotated toward the tail section of the ramp). Then roll the bike up the ramp with the front wheel lined up between the two side rails. Push the bike forward until the front wheel hits the wheel chock and rotate it into the locked position.