A motorcycle jack is a must if you plan on doing any work on your motorcycle or if you just plan on storing it for a long period of time. There are many factors that need to be taken into consideration before you make that purchase.
- How much does your motorcycle weigh?
- How often will you be using it?
- Where will the motorcycle jack be stored when not in use?
- How much space do you have to use it in?
- Will you be using it to move your bike?
- How much are you willing to pay?
All of these questions should be taken into consideration and answered before you start looking for a motorcycle jack.
Just as there are many different styles of motorcycles on the market so too are the many different styles of motorcycle jacks. Obviously you wouldn’t need a very powerful jack for example if you were to use it for a motocross bike. Like wise, you should never attempt to use one made for a dirt bike for a street bike. So knowing the motorcycle jacks weight capabilities is important.
How often you plan on using the motorcycle jack will determine the need for durability and good construction. If you are going to use it on a daily basis – than you will need a jack that can keep up with the demand.
Knowing how much room to allow for storing the motorcycle jack doesn’t seem to be that important – but if you have ever had to spend the week end cleaning the garage you know how important space can be. And finding the right spot for the motorcycle jack that allows you easy access to it can be a great asset. Some motorcycle jacks don’t break down into pieces for storage.
Another important thing to think about is if you will be using the motorcycle jack to move you bike around. If so, it must be used on a smooth surface. The jacks that do have wheels are not very forgiving and any little rack or pebble will put that move to a halt and could potentially be dangerous.
Many motorcycle owners use their motorcycle jack to move the bike into position for storage. This not only keeps the tires from cracking it also keeps your machine out of the way of any unforeseen accidents. All that you need is one scratch or a dent from someone getting out their bicycle and it will be time for a new paint job.
Determining how much to pay is completely up to you. No one knows your financial situation better then you do. Just keep in mind – like any thing else – if you want something to last a while and do the job that you purchased it for than you might have to spend a couple dollars more for the best motorcycle jack.