moving the bike in the garage

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by nbsdave, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. nbsdave

    nbsdave Been here awhile

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    space is real tight in my garage
    I vaguely remember seeing a pick of some kind of wheeled thing under a centerstand.
    Anyone everhear of that?
    Would like to move the bike without taking it down off the stand.
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  3. AtlantaViking

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    I received one of these a couple of years ago as a Christmas gift. Nice liitle cart - works as advertised. I can pivot the bike on the stand and spin it 360 and just move it anywhere.

    EDIT: Looks like my pic got nuked - it was a stock pic from the web, must have been a no-no.

    Here's the link to the mfg: http://www.legalspeeding.com/Park-n-Move.htm

    they have a couple of videos on there that do a good job of showing you how it works.
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  4. ct-ktm

    ct-ktm Long timer

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    A dolly for a wheeld bike..:huh
    I must be one cheap son of a bitch I just couldn't buy something like that ..
    If the space is that tight how do you go stare and work on the bike..?
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  5. Mike Ryder

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    cheap and easy to make.


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  7. nbsdave

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    don't know if you are "one cheap son of a bitch"-sounds like you might be.
    When I work on the bikes, I pull a car out of the garage to make room.
    When I "stare", I just look around the car, and their they are.
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    If I needed to reorient the bike in a tight space I've always been able to just pivot the bike on the sidestand and swivel it around. Granted, this is with sub-500lb sportbikes. Not sure how well a cruiser or full on touring bike would work with this method.
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  9. Twilight Error

    Twilight Error Going nowhere slowly

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    Tip: Have a spare sidestand and mount on hand if you do this with any frequency to a big duallie or cruiser.

    Don't try this on the centerstand of a BMW - the stand mounts directly to the engine and cracked cases have been reported by folks doing this.
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  10. Stan_R80/7

    Stan_R80/7 Beastly Gnarly

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    I use a piece of 16x26" 22 ga galvanized sheet metal under the center stand to spin the bike while on it's center stand. That works fine, but I would not try to slide the bike on galvanized sheet while on the center stand. The park-n-move looks very interesting.
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  11. RSRennsport

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    If you are a little handy, you can make one yourself. If not, harbour-freight and so many more have all kinds of different devices you can purchase. I made my own rolling lift-table. Its on a lift-table that I can push out of the way if I need to.
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    On K bikes that have the CS mounted on the trans you can push down on the rear of the bike and pivot it on the CS. Done it MANY times.
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  13. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    I've used the side stand to pivot the bike on.
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  14. MiteyF

    MiteyF Long timer

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    Great idea, great execution
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  15. pyrate

    pyrate Walking the plank

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    How thick is the bottom plate? And how much weight are you putting on it?
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    a dollar store cutting board, or even a cooking sheet under the rear tire and stand so you can slide the bike easier across the floor.

    or something USA made from a second hand store or flea market for those of you who refuse to buy made in China kitchenware at the dollar store
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  17. Mike Ryder

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    The cheapy home built has a 1/4" thick base the bolts are countersunk and welded underneath hand nuts lower it to floor level. this makes hoisting the bike not too bad. Have since added a bar to lock centre stand so the bike can be pushed forward with-out the stand folding up
    Has held up well under a tanked up GSA for years. Gotta be close to 500lbs.
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  18. pyrate

    pyrate Walking the plank

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    Thanks for the info. I will be using a stand like this on a daily basis so it needs it to be a fairly smooth operation.
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    3/8 thick rubber mat 18 x 18 square little baby powder below the mat . Bike on the centerstand and it will spin freely
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  20. pyrate

    pyrate Walking the plank

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    Yeah, just don't want to do this every day. I have a very small garage and need to keep my bike and truck in it. The truck has to come out of the garage before the bike can be moved. Repeat the reverse when I come home. So the simple process wins. Thanks.
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