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Topic: Bike mover
Posted By: Loopian
Subject: Bike mover
Date Posted: 10 Apr 2018 at 10:16
Has anyone used one of the bike mover type dollys (around £40.00 on eBay) for use with the center stand, I’m trying to utilise space and I’d like to turn around the bike and park it out the way so I can work on the other one. Both my bikes are loops so quite heavy bikes to get on the centre stand as it is. Experiences much appreciated.
Cheers Ian



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Posted By: Tarquin
Date Posted: 10 Apr 2018 at 10:35
Hi Ian, I have a couple of them and use them extensively .

They are worth their weight in Gold and you can get the bike into the tightest of corners.

The two that I have are very good quality Telefix ( German ) and are used on my St1300 Honda Pan European and 2 California's.

This is the exact model of my two. I bought one new for about £70 and the second one I got secondhand for £30.

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Buy a good quality one and it will last.

Obviously far more effort is required to get the bike onto the centre stand on one of these as all of the angles involved in using the stand are altered.

Once onto the mover the bike is very solid and can be moved in any direction with ease.

A bike like the loop is light compared to the Pan European so you should be fine..




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Posted By: Brian UK
Date Posted: 10 Apr 2018 at 11:37
If you have a glass smooth floor, they might work, if you don't they are a waste of time, the wheels are far too small.
I had one, tried to move the bike, couldn't, and got rid of it.
 
I have seen much larger ones which take both wheels and use the side stand. They might be easier to use if the floor is not perfect.


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Posted By: Tarquin
Date Posted: 10 Apr 2018 at 11:55
Originally posted by Brian UK Brian UK wrote:


If you have a glass smooth floor, they might work, if you don't they are a waste of time, the wheels are far too small.
I had one, tried to move the bike, couldn't, and got rid of it.
 
I have seen much larger ones which take both wheels and use the side stand. They might be easier to use if the floor is not perfect.



Yes Brian, my brother in law has that type and uses it on his Ballabio which only has a side stand. Works well.

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California 111 70th Anniversary Model, California 1100i 75th Anniversary Model, Honda ST1300


“Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.”


Posted By: Loopian
Date Posted: 10 Apr 2018 at 18:29
Well my floor is quite smooth so I’ll have a think thanks for your input I’ll report back when I’ve taken the plunge, I guess it may be a case of you get what you pay for. Thanks for the link Tarquin.
Cheers Ian


Posted By: Tarquin
Date Posted: 10 Apr 2018 at 19:18
For info my garage floor is smooth but certainly not as smooth as glass.

No issues whatsoever.

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California 111 70th Anniversary Model, California 1100i 75th Anniversary Model, Honda ST1300


“Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.”


Posted By: BondEquipe
Date Posted: 11 Apr 2018 at 13:55
Doesn't the extra height (and wheels!) make it hard to get the bike onto the centre stand?

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Posted By: Brian UK
Date Posted: 11 Apr 2018 at 17:06
I found it harder. But it will depend on which bike and the owner.

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Better 5 minutes late in this world than years early in the next.


Posted By: Tarquin
Date Posted: 11 Apr 2018 at 19:08
Originally posted by BondEquipe BondEquipe wrote:

Doesn't the extra height (and wheels!) make it hard to get the bike onto the centre stand?


Yes as I pointed out in my first response, BUT even the ST1300 Pan European is doable single handed, The Cali 1100 is easy.

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California 111 70th Anniversary Model, California 1100i 75th Anniversary Model, Honda ST1300


“Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.”


Posted By: theone&onlymin
Date Posted: 12 Apr 2018 at 09:13
How about a plank either side of the dolly to bring every thing to the same height. Then you can get it on the stand as usual. Move the planks away EZPZ
Cheers
Min


Posted By: Loopian
Date Posted: 12 Apr 2018 at 17:31
Well I’ve ordered a dolly off eBay from Germany £76.00 delivered. It’s not the one that Tarquin linked to as they don’t do them any more however I’ve spent a bit of time closely looking at the different types and hopefully I’ve got one to suit the loop. I’ll report back when it arrives and I’ve given it a test run and I can easily use a plank to help with the centre stand. Thanks for input. Ian


Posted By: Loopian
Date Posted: 13 Apr 2018 at 17:41
Well much to my surprise I got my mover this morning I only ordered it on Wednesday and from Germany as well! I’ve just turned me bike around and tucked it into the corner of me workshop worked a treat just a bit of 18mm ply under rear wheel and straight onto center stand.  model is a con stands 320kg M1
Thanks Ian


Posted By: Omobono
Date Posted: 16 Apr 2018 at 14:04
I have them in my other garage in Germany, but well-made, flat concrete floor.
Very practical and a joy to use.
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Posted By: Jim Mac
Date Posted: 16 Apr 2018 at 14:25
I made one from a 'lazy Susy' rotating thingy and a bit of 1/4 inch ally plate.  Cost 8 quid off ebay, I had the plate in the garahe.   Run the back wheel of the jNorge over a 1''plank and the bike lifts up quite easily and can be spun180 degrees

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