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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-20-2014, 11:45 AM Thread Starter
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Getting bike out of garage

OK, I've taken to using my bike as a daily commute to work--at least when permitted by weather. But it is getting to be a real pain getting it out of the space I have in the garage. Yes, I need to cleanup but until then wheeling this thing out is a real pain compared to wheeling it in.

I have a sort of serpentine path thru a gate and then into the garage. No spaces under 5' wide though. Problem is the turning radius on the bike is such that it is very hard to turn it around so it goes in forward and comes out backward. Going in is easy. Getting it out is a pain. I can't seem to make the turns the same way and it catches the saddlebags/pipes on things. Trying to figure out why I'm having such a hard time with this.

Anybody relate? Any suggestions?
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Buy a nice bike cover and keep it outside.....

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There are people who specialize in clearing out garages. Call one, tell him to take everything you haven't used in a year or more and give your bike some room...
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May be no help, but I always back my bike into the garage and ride it out....

You are sitting on the bike doing this right?

They make stands on rollers you can park your bike on and roll it anywhere you want. Guy next door had one for his Goldwing. He just rode into the "dolly" like thing, put the sidestand down and he could push the bike any direction he wanted.


Why, here's one:
http://www.legalspeeding.com/Park-n-Move.htm



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man I miss a center stand.

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man I miss a center stand.
On my Bonneville it was a $265 option. I said no thank you...


Several of the dollies in the link above don't require a centerstand btw...

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I use this for my spare VN and it works great! No center stand required.

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This might seem obvious, but if you have a path you're moving the bike through, why can't you just clear a small space in the front of the garage, and move those things to the back? All you need is like 6' x 4' spot or so, right?

I've got a one car garage, and fit two bikes in there, plus all the tools and such! Ask FoolAmI, it's tiny!

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I'm working on clearing some things out and moving others around. Its just some of those things are rather heavy, like a milling machine and a metal lathe!
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If you need a place to store the milling machine, I'll be happy to keep it at my house for you! lol!

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