by Chris Lewis.
Motorcycle jacks are an important piece of equipment for anyone who owns a motorcycle. When it's time to work on your bike, you need to have the right tools to get the job done. A good quality motorcycle jack will make it easier and safer to do repairs or modifications to your bike. There are a lot of different motorcycle jacks on the market, so how do you know which one is right for you? In this blog post, we'll take a look at some of the best motorcycle jacks available and give you some tips on how to choose the right one for your needs.
The Extreme Max 1100 lb 5001.5044 motorcycle scissor jack is number one on the list of best motorcycle jack in 2023 because of the unique features it comes with. This product can jack a bike up to fourteen (14) inches high, utilizing a scissor-style mount. Although the product is a little bit of an eyesore, it features an 1100 lb weight capacity. With this, it can lift the heftiest Harley there is.
Regardless of its additional wide frame, this product is not applicable to jacking golf carts or trikes. Yes, the product is expansive; however, not wide enough to carry out this said task flawlessly.
Also, as long as the life quality is concerned, users must use a 7/8 "socket for this product. And since you are required to use the product yourself, the Extreme Max 1100 lb 5001.5044 motorcycle scissor jack might not be the right product for daily usage. On the other hand, the product is relatively lightweight (27 lbs), making it a perfect motorcycle jack to move around all day. And with a dolly, driving the motorcycle is made even easier.
The rubber padding on this motorcycle jack's bottom prevents unwanted scratches when the bike is jacked up. The rubber padding also helps in providing better stability for the jack.
However, I noticed one disadvantage of this motorcycle jack; It hardly balances a bike.
The ZENY jack is next in line as one of the best motorcycle jacks in the marketplace today. Thanks to its lack of mounting units, the ZENY wide deck motorcycle jack is a portable product, a bit smaller than most products around the base.
However, its biggest downfall lies in its lack of mobility. Although it can easily be mounted on a dolly, it is usually not secured as it often gets pushed around. While this could be a minor annoyance to some people, it is a detracting factor, especially for those looking forward to a perfect jack experience.
The handles are operated manually, and trust me; they are perfect. They are comfortable enough for quick jacking without external aid, and the chrome equally adds a pleasant touch.
Regrettably, you can't utilize any external aid in lifting your bike with this jack. Everything is done manually; thus, making it a perfect product to store in your pickup truck other than in the shop.
The Black Window jack is one if not the most competitive motorcycle jack in the marketplace today, thanks to its 1100 lbs capacity, 16-inch jack height, and a bonus 3-inch height from the struts.
The Black Window jack is perfect for anything. It is lifted by a hex key, which, to be honest with you, requires less effort and works flawlessly than I expected.
Thanks to the product's black powder covering, the product is resistant to scratch. Additionally, it can be easily mounted on a dolly for better mobility.
However, the product features one disadvantage, which is balancing. The thin base is prone to tumbling when the motorcycle is suspended in the air using this jack and not secured with a mounting system. However, there is a solution; mounting the jack on a floor clasp. With this, all balance issues are eliminated. Although the motorcycle jack can be mobile, it is in its toughest state when attached to the floor, making it the perfect motorcycle jack.
The Pit Posse PP2551 motorcycle jack is another incredible product that employs a unique design, where the jack is in the center of a table-like frame. Here, the jack can lift the motorcycle with a floor pedal, which involves pumping. Once the bike is lifted, users can adjust the angle using side knobs.
Although the jack does not feature any rubber padding to help the bike remain slip-proof, it features a square and large shape top, perfect for mounting any motorcycle.
On the other hand, the base is equally important as the top. Thanks to the disc-shaped feet with four legs, the jack has a rock-solid base.
The Pit Posse PP2551 motorcycle jack has two (2) main issues; a short jack height and lack of portability. However, since stability is most of the time incompatible with height, it is a fair concern. Nevertheless, portable remains the main issue since the Pit Posse PP2551 motorcycle jack cannot be easily mounted on a dolly or even fit one.
The OTC 1545 ultra-low profile motorcycle jack is yet another incredible product known for its stability, efficiency, and safety. The product features a light but sturdy aluminum frame. Also, there is an adjustable wheelbase that can easily maneuver underneath the bike.
Although the product can support about 1500 pounds (which is in the low range for most people), it can safely accommodate a broader wheelbase. Thanks to the automatic safety lock, the jack is prevented from wiggling or moving. The product also features ratcheting tie-down straps and a rear locking castor.
Also, you should note that the product can be dangerous or a little shaky sometimes since it doesn't have complete control of the letdown. However, the OTC 1545 ultra-low profile motorcycle is worth it with the broad base and low lift.
This bike jack comes with a weight capacity of 1100lbs and about 16 inches in height before adding the adapters or saddles. The adapters and saddles add about 4 inches to the normal height, making the product perfect for people who usually encounter trouble getting other regular jacks under their motorcycle.
The product uses screw adapters to adjust its height. There are two (2) available screw adapters; hence, users have to accomplish two actions before they can successfully adjust the height of the jack. While the additional action is a hassle to experienced users, amateurs find the two screw design useful.
Also, turning or moving the jack can be a little tiresome due to the top part's extra weight. However, thanks to the main safety pin, it automatically locks in when you want it to. This makes this safe one of the safest in the market.
The jack is not that mobile. And although it can be installed on a dolly, it doesn't fold, nor is it light.
Nevertheless, the product remains a safe and high-quality jack worth nesting in.
The OrionMotorTech jack is the last but not the least on the recommendation list. The product features a weight capacity of 1000 lbs, with a 13 inches maximum height. In other words, you won't be able to accomplish the heaviest or highest liftin with this jack. However, it is perfect for dirt bikes and lighter cruiser motorcycles.
The secret behind the OrionMotorTech jack's lightweight lies in its minimal bottom joint. By looking at the external rivets, you will know that the product shouldn't be used to lift heavy bikes or last for over 20 years.
However, the product's durability shouldn't be a significant concern here; the product's lack of safety features should be. Although the jack features scissor-style struts and rubber paddings, motorcycles might still be unbalanced while mounted on it.
The metal sleeve is simple to understand and use when raising the platform and jacking the bike. However, a little bit more effort is needed here compared to other metal sleeves.
About Chris Lewis.
Chris Lewis is a passionate individual with a deep affinity for the world of automobiles. From a tender age, his fascination with cars was nurtured by his father, a seasoned mechanic based in the vibrant city of San Francisco. Growing up under the watchful guidance of his skilled father, Chris developed an early aptitude for all things automotive.