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post #1 of 11 Old 01-04-2015, 01:48 PM Thread Starter
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Moving and storage jig

This is perhaps the most brilliant invention I've seen regarding motorcycles:

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v...type=2&theater

It is not only very useful to move a bike around but also stores it upright which saves space over sitting on the side stand which would be a boon for those with limited space. Someone should market these for motorcycle shops. Denser storage and easier to move one bike from a file. Some slider arms with rollers might be added to the sides to prevent one bike from touching another when moving them. This would also allow one or more bikes to be easily lifted by forklift for mezzanine storage.
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post #2 of 11 Old 01-04-2015, 02:25 PM
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That is a good idea. I should build one for my Goldwing. Turning that thing around 180 degrees is a chore.

If you own a Goldwing building one for a KLR seems like overkill.

My Kaw Barn - 2004 KLR, 2006 Concours (sold), 1997 Bayou 400.

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Lighter bikes, like my KLR are simple to just tip into the side stand and pivot around but heavier machines would be at risk of collapsing the stand, even if I could manage.

I have limited space in the garage so often have the KLR propped against a cabinet to save space as the bike is more upright. That makes moving it a multiple operation and of course I always need something from that cabinet. I recall from owning my Wing that even cars seem light weights. ;-)
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Does the front wheel somehow lock in when he pushes the bike up on the stand? Just wondering what keeps the bike from rolling back off when he pulls it around by the back of the bike. That is a neat way to move it around, if I had less junk in my garage...

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I didn't see anything in the video or hear any mention. I'm thinking along the same line as hope to have a friend give me a hand to make one but with some kind of lock block to keep the rear tire from rolling back. It's my experience that the rear tire is harder to slide or roll over an obstruction.
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For those of us who don't do facebook (and never will) could someone post a picture of this amazing unit?

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Thank you Normk but this is the error message I get when click your link. That's fine I really don't need to see it I guess.



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(Error code: ssl_error_no_cypher_overlap)
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I don't do Facebook either but you don't have to log in to see the video linked in the first post.

I also do not have a problem viewing the pictures NormK linked in Dropbox.

My Kaw Barn - 2004 KLR, 2006 Concours (sold), 1997 Bayou 400.

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It might be that your security software is a bit too conservative. If you wish to PM your email, I'll send the photos by email.



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Thank you Normk but this is the error message I get when click your link. That's fine I really don't need to see it I guess.



Secure Connection Failed
An error occurred during a connection to dropbox

Cannot communicate securely with peer: no common encryption algorithm(s).

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The fellow that made it also put up a YouTube video

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