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    Hammam
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    The Park-n-Move dolly from Legal Speeding

    Anybody out there uses or has used the Park-n-Move dolly from Legal Speeding? My garage is quite small, and I will have to put the bike away over winter as far as possible against the wall to leave room for my car. I will not be able to that just by manoeuvering the bike around on engine and foot pedaling. What I want to know is how harder it makes lifting the RT on its centerstand for a mature man of slight built like me (5'7".) I usually don't have any problem doing it almost anywhere on the ground, but the dolly will put the ground more than 1/2" higher. Right now, I use the Turn Table to make my bike turn around 180?? after I ride in, and I can lift the bike on it, albeit with a bit more effort than normal.

    Also, does the dolly move around as easily on a rougher surface as is shown on their videos?

    Thank you.

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    I have two of them, one for the GSA and one for the RTP. Quite frankly, I will never be without one for any bike I will ever own that I need to maneuver in tight spaces. These allow me to 180 the bikes in the garage after a ride and to snug them against the wall and the '65 Pontiac with little effort. This allows me to keep a full car lane of my garage open for working on stuff. My 2 and a half car garage floor is not painted, is bare concrete, and is not as smooth as that in the Legal Speeding videos. I generally have to do a lot of pivoting using the front wheel and then swing the rear end around. But it only took me a short time to develop the method that works for me. As I said earlier, I will never be without a PNM for bikes that require storage/movement in tight places. I even used one on the plywood floor of my shed for a while.

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    I use the P&M for my 1200GS. I have some difficulty getting the bike up on the center stand, but recently read that this task can be eased if the suspension is raised first to its highest position. I need to try that.

    I have a cement garage floor. The P&M rolls easily over that, but can get hung up on small defects in the floor. I have also experience trouble getting the bike off the P&M, because the P&M wants to move forward with the bike when I try to get it off the center stand. That was solved by putting a rubber door stop in front of the front wheels of the P&M.
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    Hammam
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    Thanks, gentlemen. Dancogan, if you have ESA, by ?½highest suspension?? I guess you mean to put the rear spring preload on ?½passenger + luggage??? Also, the video on Legal Speeding site tells to leave the casters unlocked when lifting the bike up on the dolly, so that it rolls forward and under the bike, and to lock the casters before pulling it down. Doesn't that help?

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    Park n Move

    I have used mine with a series of bikes, currently a K1200GT - not a light steed.

    The PnM creates a higher pivot point for the centre stand - which in my case - and I'm 5'10" and in pretty good shape - makes it very hard to get up onto the stand without the assistance of my son.

    To solve this I created a portable wood (3/4 inch plywood and a 1/2 x/1 piece screwed into the end) ramp which I ride the rear tire on which adds perhaps 1.5 inches. Put the bike onto the side stand and then position the PnM correctly and the whole process becomes a lot easier.

    My concrete floor is pitted and not perfectly smooth - as noted move the bike carefully and you'll be fine.
    Last edited by Beemer01; 10-16-2012 at 12:47 PM.

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    A friend gave me one that he didn't use (as he found it difficult), and to be honest I didn't like it very much. I found it hard to set the bike on the center stand, and maybe I didn't give it a fair shake, but I really didn't find it that easy to roll the bike around my garage. It hung up on very slight imperfections in the floor, and was just sort of a pain in the a$$.

    I gave it back, it's actually faster and easier for me to make the 6 point turn to get my bike across the front of the garage than it was to set it up on the dolly and move it cautiously around into the same position.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hammam View Post
    Thanks, gentlemen. Dancogan, if you have ESA, by ?½highest suspension?? I guess you mean to put the rear spring preload on ?½passenger + luggage??? Also, the video on Legal Speeding site tells to leave the casters unlocked when lifting the bike up on the dolly, so that it rolls forward and under the bike, and to lock the casters before pulling it down. Doesn't that help?
    Hammam - yes, with ESA I put the rear preload on the highest setting, and also raise the bike for the roughest road (2 different settings). The rubber door stops are only used to get the bike off the P&M, when even with locked casters, it wants to skid across the cement floor.
    Dan

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