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GL 1800 Bike Dolly

Postby LouG » Fri Apr 02, 2010 12:49 am



Can anyone recommend a bike dolly for the GL 1800?



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Re: GL 1800 Bike Dolly

Postby GreenDragon » Thu Apr 08, 2010 1:41 pm

I use the "low profile motorcycle dolly" from Harbor Freight. You have to lengthen it about 2-1/2 inches in the middle. This takes drilling 4 new holes in the frame member. The wheels are a little small which makes it difficult to roll if there is debris on the floor. But I use it almost daily with no trouble. PM me and I can respond with pictures.
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Re: GL 1800 Bike Dolly

Postby GreenDragon » Thu Apr 08, 2010 1:43 pm

I forgot to mention that they are on sale now for $59.95 or right around that amount. The trick is finding a store that has them in stock. I bought mine from the display rack. I checked to make sure all the parts were there!
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Re: GL 1800 Bike Dolly

Postby LouG » Thu Apr 08, 2010 3:47 pm

Hi Green Dragon,

Thanks for taking the time to respond. My problem with the Harbor Freight model is you have to address the dolly from the rear, which means you have to have enough room for the lenght of the dolly and the bike. I want to keep the bike in a shed, which is about 14' wide. I'm looking at both the center stand dollies and the Sidewinder II dolly. I put a piece of 3/4 plywood under the center stand and had a hell of a time trying to lift the bike up. Right now, I'm favoring the Sidewinder II, which address the bike from the side and then you push or drive onto it. It has 3" double casters that will allow the bike to move freely in all directions. The center stand dollies track the front wheel, which limits sideways motion. Let me know what you think.

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Re: GL 1800 Bike Dolly

Postby GreenDragon » Thu Apr 08, 2010 8:30 pm

I do not remember the name of the other one I like. You drive the rear wheel on to it and by pushing it you can move it anywhere by steering with the front wheel. It may be one you mentioned. It has 4 wheels looks easy to operate. I like the Harbor Freight one because I drive right into the garage onto it, get off and wheel it anywhere I want (out of the way of my wife's car), in any direction. I just back off of it when I am going to leave and it is there to ride onto again when I get home. The kick stand tray is sturdy and I have no problems moving the bike by pulling on the engine guard and the passenger hand rail, from either side. Again, I find it easy to wheel in any direction, as long as the floor is clean of pebbles or large pieces of dirt, which could block a wheel.
Best of luck! :P
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Re: GL 1800 Bike Dolly

Postby thrasherg » Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:52 pm

I use the Park-n-move dolly system. It is expensive for what ti is, but it works very well. You put it under the bike, then put the bike on it's center stand and then move the bike where ever you want it.. If you have a hard floor it's great.
I bought mine from eBay but here is a link to the product so you can see what it is and how it works.

http://www.cyclegadgets.com/Products/pr ... p?item=PNM

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Re: GL 1800 Bike Dolly

Postby LouG » Mon Apr 12, 2010 3:22 pm

Hi Gary,

I bought the Sidewinder II rail dolly. I'll let you know how it works in my shed with a wood floor that I have yet to build. I was looking at the center stand dollies but the big bike Park-n-Move has 2" casters and the rail dolly has 3" casters which makes moving the bike around a little easier. Also, Turn-a-Bike has a dolly and the gent there mentioned that sideways motion with his 3" caster dolly is hamperered by that type dolly tracking the front wheel. Hey, who knows, I hope for $460, which includes shipping, this works.

Lou

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Re: GL 1800 Bike Dolly

Postby coldcanuk » Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:58 pm

Does anyone know if the park-n-move is available in Canada? :?: Have tried to find it, but not much luck.

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Re: GL 1800 Bike Dolly

Postby LouG » Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:00 pm

Here's an update on the Sidewinder II. It works great and with ease. It's pricey but it works and well. You can do it alone but it's easier with two people.




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