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Center Stand Dollies

Post by hwkfan » Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:26 pm



Does anyone have one of these specifically? If so how do you like it? Thinking about getting one to make it easier to slide my GL 1500 into its spot in my crowded garage.

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Re: Center Stand Dollies

Post by WingAdmin » Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:28 pm

It's a neat idea, but there are two problems with it.

First, the base on which the center stand sits is a good inch and a bit off the ground. Try putting a 2x4 under your center stand now and see what it takes to get the bike up on it. The difference that inch makes is tremendous - the difference between exerting some 70 lbs of force to lift the bike up, and something more like 170 lbs of force.

Second, there's this:

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500 lb capacity? Well that rules out EVERY Goldwing.

Looking at the comments there, you can see the results from people attempting to use it with their Goldwings:








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Re: Center Stand Dollies

Post by MikeB » Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:37 am

If you are interested in a dolly to park your Gold Wing on and then move it about, then the Park-N-Move is what you should be looking at.
https://wingstuff.com/products/33789-pa ... eled-dolly
Keep in mind that it is exactly as WingAdmin says, it is a bear to get Wing up on the dolly.
The easiest way is to roll the rear wheel onto a 1"x4" and then put put the bike on the center stand on the dolly.

Take a look at the video:


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Re: Center Stand Dollies

Post by hwkfan » Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:24 am

Thanks MikeB and WingAdmin.
Yeah I saw the weight limit was at 500 lbs but I figured that with the front wheel on the ground it was really only supporting about half the bike anyway. I thought for the price it was worth the risk. The video MikeB provided for the park n move that guy just popped the wing up on there like it was nothing. It is a lot more expensive but it looks like it is better quality and is rated at 1100 lbs.
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Post by MikeB » Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:47 am

You will be able to verify your premise on how much weight is on the center stand by going out to your Wing, have it on the center stand, and grabbing the front wheel and giving it a lift. I do it frequently to rotate the wheel so I can get at the valve stem. You should come to the conclusion that there is a lot more weight on that center stand than you realize. The bike weighs about 800 pounds and unless you are an excessively strong individual, I doubt that you will be able to lift that front wheel if it actually has abut 300 pounds resting on it.

I had a Park-N-Move and used it for my wings and an ST1100 I had. But I didn't use it much. I ended up selling it a couple of years ago. It is a heavy duty dolly and works as advertised.
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Re: Center Stand Dollies

Post by WingAdmin » Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:30 pm

MikeB wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:47 am
You will be able to verify your premise on how much weight is on the center stand by going out to your Wing, have it on the center stand, and grabbing the front wheel and giving it a lift. I do it frequently to rotate the wheel so I can get at the valve stem. You should come to the conclusion that there is a lot more weight on that center stand than you realize. The bike weighs about 800 pounds and unless you are an excessively strong individual, I doubt that you will be able to lift that front wheel if it actually has abut 300 pounds resting on it.

I had a Park-N-Move and used it for my wings and an ST1100 I had. But I didn't use it much. I ended up selling it a couple of years ago. It is a heavy duty dolly and works as advertised.
On the GL1500 there is just a hair over 40 lbs weight on the front wheel when the bike is on the center stand. Almost 95% of the bike weight is on the center stand.

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Post by Rambozo » Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:43 pm

One of the better motorcycle jacks, also converts to a dolly to move the bike around after it is lifted. No center stand use required. I can't recall the brand.

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Post by MikeB » Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:53 pm

I particularly liked the Cyoma Tailswinger https://kallen1701.wixsite.com/tailswinger but unfortunately I did not buy one when they were available. They went out of business.


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Post by Rambozo » Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:16 pm

MikeB wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:53 pm
I particularly liked the Cyoma Tailswinger https://kallen1701.wixsite.com/tailswinger but unfortunately I did not buy one when they were available. They went out of business.


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I've done that with a few bikes with just judicious use of the throttle, clutch and front brake. Of course there is often a bit of smoke to deal with. ;)

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Re: Center Stand Dollies

Post by kwthom » Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:37 am

I don't know about your garage, but I've got both a parallel and perpendicular contraction joint in the slab.

It looks as if the 'roller' mechanism could potentially 'hang' on these joints with a large touring or cruiser motorcycle. ;)
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Re: Center Stand Dollies

Post by BILLYBARUE » Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:27 am

I have 2 Park-n-Moves that I use to move around a 2007 BMW R1200RT, 2006 ST1300, and a 2003 Goldwing. They work great and can't imagine pushing those big bikes around without one. As to cracks and seams in concrete these dollies negotiate them without any trouble. I always wrap a rok strap from the centerstand to the frame to eliminate any surprises. It has been correctly stated that getting those beasts on the centerstand with one of these can be a bear. I have never used a board on the back wheel but do use a 2x6 to drive the front wheel on. This is all it takes and makes the process a breeze. Can't speak to the other style of dollies but the park-n-move is around .25 inches off the ground where the centerstand rests. Additionally, I had a question and the guy that owns the company personally called me to discuss my question.

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Post by AZgl1800 » Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:00 pm

I noticed there is one model of that Park 'n Move that allows the bike to rest on the kick stand.

and several brands of the idea.

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Re: Center Stand Dollies

Post by BILLYBARUE » Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:40 pm

I have a kickstand model, not park-n-go, for a Yamaha that does not have a centerstand. Works good but takes up way more room than the centerstand model. It holds the entire bike on a ramp with an attached plate for the kickstand. The park-n-move model (this was the nature of my inquiry) requires one to jack the bike up, position the dolly, then lower the bike on the dolly. I figured I'm getting a little old to be crawling around on the floor, unless absolutely necessary, so I stayed with the centerstand model and a 2x6 "elevator".

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Re: Center Stand Dollies

Post by DaRamblerman » Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:00 pm

MikeB wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:47 am
You will be able to verify your premise on how much weight is on the center stand by going out to your Wing, have it on the center stand, and grabbing the front wheel and giving it a lift. I do it frequently to rotate the wheel so I can get at the valve stem. You should come to the conclusion that there is a lot more weight on that center stand than you realize. The bike weighs about 800 pounds and unless you are an excessively strong individual, I doubt that you will be able to lift that front wheel if it actually has abut 300 pounds resting on it.

I had a Park-N-Move and used it for my wings and an ST1100 I had. But I didn't use it much. I ended up selling it a couple of years ago. It is a heavy duty dolly and works as advertised.
I weighed my 87 at a scale house. 640 on the rear 440 front.



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