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Offline CThody

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« on: October 21, 2019, 09:26:18 AM »
Hi. I'm wondering if anyone has experience of using a dolly/turntable for manoeuvring the bike in a confined garage space? I'm looking for something that will help me to turn my bike around 180 degrees to avoid having to back out and multi point turn on my drive area!

Been looking at something like this design as I've read that the ones for centre stand use are not the easiest to use when trying to get the stand down.


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Re: Turntables/Dollies
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2019, 09:57:00 AM »
Been looking for the safe thing for future use etc try one of these
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Re: Turntables/Dollies
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2019, 01:30:42 PM »
Depending on the surface of your garage floor,
i.e. if it’s a nice smooth or painted surface,
put an Industrial rubber backed carpet tile on the floor - rubber side up,
and use the Centre stand to park on top of the tile.

The carpeted side of the tile will slide on the floor
allowing the bike to be spun around !

« Last Edit: November 24, 2019, 01:10:20 PM by Coconut »

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Re: Turntables/Dollies
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2019, 01:13:21 AM »
I could also tell you how to spin a bike around on the side stand. My problem with putting it  here on the forum is when someone dropped their bike I'd get the blame. A bit like pushing bikes back into the showroom at the end of the day. Stand at front and push and steer with the handlebars. Not recommended with the panniers, top box and a full fuel load. Especially if you aren't comfortable with the weight of the Trophy.  :821: :158:
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Re: Turntables/Dollies
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2019, 11:59:36 AM »
Big problem (for me at least) with such a turntable is the space you have to keep clear to turn the bike round. You need a clear circle with a diameter of about 2m (6 feet). If it weren't for that I'd have one right away!
Also remember the thread about how to get the bike on the centre stand, so if you have a turntable with a height of 1cm you will probably need a raised run-in and out of at least 1cm so that the wheels are level with or preferably slightly higher than the turntable.
Another alternative that I saw on YouTube in a promotional is trackstands with omni-directional wheels. You could put the bike on front+back stands and then just wheel the bike in any direction. Cannot remember the name.