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Harbor Freight tools thread.

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Markcal, Nov 24, 2016.

  1. Jun 2, 2022 at 9:20 AM
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    HawkShot99

    HawkShot99 Well-Known Member

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    I bought the hitch mount motorcycle carrier from HF to carry my scooter when I go on vacation.
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    Pros- lightweight, pretty solid when loaded(doesn't sway as I'm driving) and not bad to load once I did it a few times.
    Cons- incredibly unsafe as it completely blocks my taillights during the day, and you just see a glow at night.
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    I found some super low profile led lights on Amazon, and wired up a harness and ran the lights almost entirely internally on the carrier.
    Now I have much better visibility from the rear. Only issue is with the current led's. The running lights are a bit to bright. The difference between running lights and the brights of brakes or turn signals is not large enough.
     
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  2. Jun 2, 2022 at 10:28 AM
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    Toyko Joe

    Toyko Joe Here for the pictures

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    It seems like I have been finding myself more and more looking at Northern Tool for stuff over Harbor Freight. Not sure why.
     
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  3. Jun 2, 2022 at 10:33 AM
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    98tacoma27

    98tacoma27 is going full "SANDWICH" Moderator

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    Some stuff. Not a lot, just some.
    I don't think it's as much the carriers fault as it is the scooters fault. :laughing:
     
  4. Jun 2, 2022 at 11:05 AM
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    jgr81

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    Anybody have experience with these types for motorcycle tire changers? Looks like it's a new HF item, but similar to other ones I've seen online
    I want to mess with different dirt bike tires and trying bib mousses, which look to be a PITA to install. Might make it easier
     
  5. Jun 2, 2022 at 11:23 AM
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    rleete

    rleete Grumpy old man - get off my lawn

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    I have the larger one. A real pain to use if it isn't bolted down. I tried bolting it to a pallet, but that didn't help much.
     
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  6. Jun 2, 2022 at 11:33 AM
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    Gen3TacomaOBX

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    Bilstein 6112 front / 5100 rear shocks, Headstrong AAL, Firestone airbags, OME Carrier Bearing Drop Kit, Tekonsha P3 brake controller, remote start, any-time-backup camera w/ front facing camera, Leer 100R shell (w/e-track single slot tie-down mounts for removable Yakima EasyTop), Husky liners, window tint, heated seat (passenger only.) Relentless bed rail brackets with QuickFists (shovel & axe) Hondo Garage Un-holey vent mount. CH4x4 switch for front camera and 'anytime' rear camera. Billet front mount seat risers. Bed mounted 4 lb fire extinguisher. Viair 88p. 265/75r16 Goodyear Ultra-terrain tires. Previously OVTuned but flashed back to stock.
    If it's still a PITA with this tool then I'd probably stick with the old c-clamps and wood blocks approach (which does usually involve 4 letter words and sweating.)
     
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  7. Jun 2, 2022 at 12:16 PM
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    HawkShot99

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    What "motorcycle " could go on that carrier and not block the lights? Maybe on a full size since they are a bit wider, but not by much.
     
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  8. Jun 2, 2022 at 1:11 PM
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    spencermarkd

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    Is your shells third brake light not hooked up? If so, to use your own words, incredibly unsafe ;)
     
  9. Jun 2, 2022 at 1:16 PM
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    Gunshot-6A

    Gunshot-6A Not A Fed

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    KTM powerparts luggage rack and 2 Harbor Freight Apache 3800 cases plus some hardware from home depot and I'm good to go! Perfect size to jam my fly fishing kit in, as well as can pull grocery getter duty. And saves me like 300 bucks over the KTM branded cases. Tossed some orange vinyl in the Cricut and banged out some decals. Looks pretty close to OEM if you didn't know any better; two of my coworkers asked where I ordered those cases from.

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  10. Jun 2, 2022 at 2:52 PM
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    HawkShot99

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    Only turns on when I'm stepping on the brakes. I can't take a pic from behind the truck, while also stepping on the brakes. The 3rd brake still doesn't show turn signals.
     
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    Their engine hoist sure comes in handy for hoisting 1 ton axles out of the bed.

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  12. Jun 2, 2022 at 4:06 PM
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    Slashaar

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    o_O What's going on here... :popcorn:
     
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    Steve Urquell

    Steve Urquell No Pants

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    Here's the HF Fischer ATV/Mower lift in action lifting my 1000lb GT. This is an awesome lift and doubles as a motorcycle lift with the cradles off. I lifted a 200lb iron GT transaxle up to my workbench after using it to lower it out of the tractor.

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  14. Jun 2, 2022 at 7:21 PM
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    koditten

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    Reserected from the dead.
    We need to use tools to help us in our old age. No reason to blow a grape when there are cheap lifting assist available.

    I remember very well bench pressing a TH 350 up to an engine.

    Those days are done and gone.
     
  15. Jun 2, 2022 at 7:48 PM
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    windsor

    windsor Just a guy

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    Won't argue with that. I remember the days of carrying a 20R from the truck to the workbench. Got smarter and got tools to do the work.
     
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    Mully

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    I bought the same one, and bought this, did a bunch of mods to it, then went to Moab for 2 weeks.20180428_183240.jpg

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  17. Jun 2, 2022 at 8:35 PM
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    la0d0g

    la0d0g Its 4 o’clock somewhere

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    That's a clean axle!
     
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  18. Jun 4, 2022 at 2:26 PM
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    Anyone tried using one of these for storage on a roof rack? If so how was the wind noise?
    I'd rather not shell out $600 for a thule/yakima case that I won't use very often.
     
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    y=mx+b

    y=mx+b Station Wagon

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    XR gang! Thats a clean unit you've got there, mines had a rough few previous owners lol. Also only a baby 200R, I bet the 650 rips!
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