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    Motorcycle dolly?

    Anyone use a dolly to move their bike(s) around the shop/garage? What do you recommend? Experiences?
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    Park n move

    I have two of the park-n-move units, one for each BMW in a very small garage. They are low, easy to use, and great to have.

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    Motorcycle dolly?

    I've played with these (and similar) at the Chicago motorcycle show the last couple of years. Very nice.

    http://www.redlinestands.com/catalog...enid=ehbkuzgbx

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    I've read that these are pretty sensitive to irregularities in the floor. True?
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    Motorcycle dolly?

    The one I played with had at least 2.5" wheels and the floor had cracks and such. I guess it depends on your definition of "irregularities"?

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    I have a Park'n move

    If the floor is swept and clear they roll fine - however sand or even fine gravel will be a problem when rolling the bike. I also need to use a small ramp to elevate the rear wheel to get her up on the center stand - my KGT weighs in at probably 565 wet and I have a difficulty getting onto the PNM without the ramp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beemer01 View Post
    my KGT weighs in at probably 565 wet and I have a difficulty getting onto the PNM without the ramp.
    You need to add 100 pounds to that figure
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    I have the more traditional long rail/tray with a side spot for the kickstand. Works OK, not like I move it around a lot on it, and not quickly. Picked it up used for about $75/ so not much invested either.

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    I've had a Park-n-Move and the Turn-a-Bike "saddle" dollies. Both are well built and a great solution to auto-bike coexistence.

    The castors on the Turn a Bike seem to be nicer. The aluminum seems nicer too.

    My early GS has the "off center" center stand that made putting it on the Park-n-Move a challenge. The Turnanike rides lower so it's easier. Notice I did not say easy! Most Beemer owners will never have this problem- but I pull my rear wheel on to a wood "shim" about an inch thick. It makes it much easier to get up on the dolly.

    Hope that helps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maduko View Post
    I've had a Park-n-Move and the Turn-a-Bike "saddle" dollies. Both are well built and a great solution to auto-bike coexistence.

    The castors on the Turn a Bike seem to be nicer. The aluminum seems nicer too.

    My early GS has the "off center" center stand that made putting it on the Park-n-Move a challenge. The Turnanike rides lower so it's easier. Notice I did not say easy! Most Beemer owners will never have this problem- but I pull my rear wheel on to a wood "shim" about an inch thick. It makes it much easier to get up on the dolly.

    Hope that helps.
    This is an excellent mini-review. I'm leaning towards the Turn-a-Bike dolly and this helps me to decide. Now if I could just find a nice, "never-used" used one...anyone?....anyone?
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