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Old 05-07-2012, 07:25 AM   #1
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Motorcycle Dolly

Our garage is getting full with two bikes, a workbench, storage racks, a lawn-mower... and both of us still want more bikes.

To maneuver around the bikes more easily, I was wondering if this might be a good idea. Has anyone tried one of these? Or knows someone that has them?

http://www.discountramps.com/pit-vip...ycle-dolly.htm

I watched a few videos and the two concerns I had seemed to be addressed. Namely, locking the wheels so it doesn't roll away during loading/unloading. And how hard it is to get onto seems easy from the videos...

http://youtu.be/x7qRUoByisA
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Old 05-07-2012, 07:50 AM   #2
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Re: Motorcycle Dolly

I have a full garage unit and I still find it hard to move around with 6 bikes in there. Work bench, table lift etc.

As for the dolly, I haven't used it. I do use a table lift though and it would be nice if it could be stored away. I've seen someone build a box/table where they can roll the bike on there to work on out of wood.
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Old 05-07-2012, 08:06 AM   #3
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If it wasn't so hellishly expensive........
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Old 05-07-2012, 08:20 AM   #4
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If it wasn't so hellishly expensive........
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nzax29SzMyg
Yeah, I've seen that before. It's awesome, but WAY outta budget.
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Old 05-07-2012, 04:13 PM   #5
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Re: Motorcycle Dolly

remember that, with those wheels, your garage floor will need to be smooth as glass to get that thing to roll across it without trouble. looks like a great little dolly, tho...


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Old 05-07-2012, 04:20 PM   #6
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remember that, with those wheels, your garage floor will need to be smooth as glass to get that thing to roll across it without trouble. looks like a great little dolly, tho...


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I was going to say this, even my little rolling seat to work on the bike gets stuck on the tiniest little cracks and bumps.

What about this?


Similar concept but I think the bike would be a bit more stable.
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Old 05-07-2012, 05:56 PM   #7
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I have a full garage unit and I still find it hard to move around with 6 bikes in there. Work bench, table lift etc.

As for the dolly, I haven't used it. I do use a table lift though and it would be nice if it could be stored away. I've seen someone build a box/table where they can roll the bike on there to work on out of wood.
thats sa3turn with the table made out of wood.
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Old 05-07-2012, 06:18 PM   #8
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remember that, with those wheels, your garage floor will need to be smooth as glass to get that thing to roll across it without trouble. looks like a great little dolly, tho...


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That's a really good point. Our garage floor is separated into four "slabs". There are cracks in between. Like sidewalk cracks. That would probably catch it up really badly. It's something to keep in mind.
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:50 PM   #9
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Re: Motorcycle Dolly

They sell the same (rebranded maybe and red) ramp at Harbour Freight for $59.99 if you use the coupon on page 77 of the January issue of Sport Rider magazine.

Otherwise right now they are on sale for $79.99, normaly $99.99

I looked at one today and it looks like it's much sturdier than I would have thought, especially the thickness of the metal. I may use my coupon and pick one up Tomorrow. Dead lifting the ass end of my bike using a tow strap around the swingarm to park it, may get old after awhile.

Coupon is valid till March 27th.
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Cool roller, would be nice! You might be able to get one built for much cheaper yet if you know somebody. Just a matter of some simple fitting and welding, and attaching some rollers.
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