Today while Chad and I were talking, he mentioned a motorcycle dolly in the current Harbor Freight flyer
. We have been tossing around the notion for a few years about this product but never got serious due to the high cost of them. Well, today he said that they were listed for $99 in their flyer. I went online and saw the online price was $79.99, and with me being a cheap bastard I felt a drive was in order… Chad measured the VN750's wheelbase and we felt it would fit. The Nomad was another question though...
30 minutes later, I was in the store in Arlington Heights IL and was loading it up. I did have to show them the internet page I printed to get the $79.99 price as they had it in the store for $99.99. BONUS!!!
Once I got it home, the tools came out and I was assembling it. It comes in sections and it was put together within 30 minutes. On a scale of 1 to 10 on assembly, I give it a 3.5.
Now the good news and the bad… The good news, the VN750 fits on the puppy just right. The bad news, I don't think the Nomad will fit without overhanging. But I didn't get to get the Nad on the dolly fully as I was afraid of dropping the 830 lb bike in the process and only got the front tire up on the rail. The directions recommend that you have two people to put a bike up and they are probably right. Unfortunately, I'm a stubborn bastard and could not wait to see if it worked. The VN750 fits it like it was designed for the dolly with maybe a few inches to spare if pushed.
But for VN750 owners, this is a nice product. The reason I wanted it was so I could get the VN750 out for a ride now and then and then get the bike back where it lives without too much trouble. For $79.99, this product is worth the money… For those with small garages and the desire to put the car in the garage too, this motorcycle dolly might just be your new best friend. And for the price, it cannot be beat.
The quality of the product seems good. Heavy metal - much more durable then I thought it would be for the cost. Moving the bike is not hard either and there are rails to attach straps too (not included). The directions recommend strapping down the bike before moving it.
For a price comparison, here is what JC Whitney is offering
. Probably better quality, but also $309.00.
Here is another brand for even more. $479 for this one.
Wonder if the girl delivers it???
So, for $79.99, I'm a very happy Bulldog...