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Plumber
08-07-2010, 11:58 AM
It does pay to be a member of the club (free return shipping, even if it's boots you've worn and don't like). They send you early catalogs with non-internet available gems. This is one of them. Bought one. I like it a lot, but it needs an OEM H-D tractor saddle for bigger butts. You'll save the cost of the club membership fee with one or two purchases.
Using a Bestway Hydraulic lift http://www.bestwayhydraulics.com/, the stool lowers to allow rolling access to the transmission studs through the "special Harley plate holes". Also a very useful tool for use with lower floor-jack lifts - could use open saddlebags to hold tools though.
Rolls easily across concrete - goes where it's kicked. I bought another one this evening.

Larin Biker Seat Garage Stool, Tools, Larin, Larin at Sportsman's Guide (http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/cb.aspx?a=693204)

portagepan
08-08-2010, 11:26 AM
Walmart sells them too, for less. A friend gave me one. I don't really like it because it tries to turn on you when you are up off it for a second, and it is also rather unstable. It also comes with feet for use as a bar stool. It is better than nothing, but I couldn't recommend one. They are cute, though. A good conversation piece, just for sitting on while tellin' tall tales.
of my great motoring exploits.
Mike

nuklhd
08-09-2010, 05:15 AM
hmmm, i use a rolling office chair that i took the back off of. adjustable hight and it was being thrown away which cost me, lets see.... oh, free.

Plumber
08-09-2010, 05:32 PM
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The biker is 17", rolls under front and rear wheels. Gets you up close. Once you get it wired you can push back with your feet and roll across the shop with your feet on the rail and greet vendors.
The Creeper has steel wheels. If you work on your sled in Wigwam® socks and flip-flops (as many of us do), the wheel could slice your toe off. Then what?
The Creeper is 14-3/4" high, has a handy bottom tray, but it gets in the way (strikes the Bestway® base early and you have to bend your back). No height adjustment.
The biker has that rail. It's light and you can grab the rail and pick it up. For effect, you can grab the rail and bowl it over to a visitor. With practice, you can have the biker stop right at their feet.
Up 21" now. This is the first chair visitors gravitate to immediately, like chasing for you favorite pony on a merry-go-round. There's something "hobby horse/rocking chair" about wheeling around the shop. Get two so people won't fight over them.
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