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    Motorbike movers

    Does anyone have experience of motorbike movers? That's the trolley-with-casters gadget such as these:

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PDSCTR11-B...3D380724222919

    or these:

    http://shop.becker-technik.de/en/mot...as-gp-320.html

    The eBay item has 70mm wheels (of unknown material) whereas the Becker-tec's are 50mm and can be replaced with polyurethane versions

    TIA

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    I have one of the Becker Technik ones, very good it is too

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    Quote Originally Posted by nick.ct View Post
    I have one of the Becker Technik ones, very good it is too
    Thanks Nick

    How rough is the surface that you use it on? I built my garage behind the original garage but retained the original slab. This is none too smooth and I would be using the mover to rotate the bike on this surface prior to backing it into the new garage, putting it back on the mover and shuffling it into a corner.

    Am tempted by the 'wheel upgrade option'.

    Cheers

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    I think the one with bigger wheels would be better if the floor surface is not so good. The floor in mine is wood and is fairly smooth, so the smaller wheels have not been an issue

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    there should be some info on here via other threads.....but here's my experience. I have 2 of these:

    https://www.louis-moto.co.uk/artikel...list=348295969

    one for my scooter and the other for my GS. Scooter works fine and is very convenient. Problem is with the GS. Its a hell of a job to get the thing onto its centre stand with the motor mover clearing another 1-2 cm's. Its almost impossible. So my solution is to get the back wheel onto a plank of wood and then lift it onto the mover. Much easier. Once its on it slots away against the back wall of my garage. So perfect.
    I do have a tiled garage floor so its a lot easier. Can imagine if the floor were uneven it would be more of a challenge.
    At this price you cant go wrong either.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by nick.ct View Post
    I think the one with bigger wheels would be better if the floor surface is not so good. The floor in mine is wood and is fairly smooth, so the smaller wheels have not been an issue
    Thanks

    There's no difference in wheel size - just the adition of ball bearings and different wheel material.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grantmac View Post
    there should be some info on here via other threads.....but here's my experience. I have 2 of these:

    https://www.louis-moto.co.uk/artikel...list=348295969

    one for my scooter and the other for my GS. Scooter works fine and is very convenient. Problem is with the GS. Its a hell of a job to get the thing onto its centre stand with the motor mover clearing another 1-2 cm's. Its almost impossible. So my solution is to get the back wheel onto a plank of wood and then lift it onto the mover. Much easier. Once its on it slots away against the back wall of my garage. So perfect.
    I do have a tiled garage floor so its a lot easier. Can imagine if the floor were uneven it would be more of a challenge.
    At this price you cant go wrong either.....

    Thanks Grantmac

    Yep the lift is something that has given me pause for thought. The Becker-Tec has a ground clearance of 7mm whereas the eBay item has a clearence of 25mm so must be much harder to raise the GSA onto. I think that I will go for the Becker unit and add some self levelling compound to the turning area. Picture to follow!
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    almost gave me a hernia the first time I tried..... but with the simple plank of wood, works a treat.
    What I was really after was a motor mover where I could ride the bike onto, raise it electronically and them move it.....
    Seems this sort of thing doesn't exist. I've seen hydraulic work benches / lifts but then not on wheels......

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    Quote Originally Posted by grantmac View Post
    almost gave me a hernia the first time I tried..... but with the simple plank of wood, works a treat.
    What I was really after was a motor mover where I could ride the bike onto, raise it electronically and them move it.....
    Seems this sort of thing doesn't exist. I've seen hydraulic work benches / lifts but then not on wheels......
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    Pictures show approach to new garage - old garage base - and the best I can manage in terms of a close-up of the concrete.
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    might be a bit rough. Wheels are always small on these things......

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    I use the Becker one on my 1150 Adventure. Fantastic bit of kit and makes moving the bike into awkward spaces in the garage really easy. My garage floor looks smoother than your, so be aware you may need to take it easy on your garage floor.
    2005 SE Adventure 1150.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grantmac View Post
    might be a bit rough. Wheels are always small on these things......
    I know. How difficult would it be to use 100 or 150mm wheels?
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    Quote Originally Posted by luke scott View Post
    I use the Becker one on my 1150 Adventure. Fantastic bit of kit and makes moving the bike into awkward spaces in the garage really easy. My garage floor looks smoother than your, so be aware you may need to take it easy on your garage floor.
    Thanks Luke. Unfortunately, the turning area is the old garage floor. The floor of my new garage is smooth. Maybe I need a turntable for the old floor and mover for the new floor???

    Or a coat of exterior floor levelling compound on the old garage floor????

    Cheers

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    Is there no room to turn the bike and then push it in reverse into the Garage or am I missing something?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andi_archer View Post
    Is there no room to turn the bike and then push it in reverse into the Garage or am I missing something?
    You're not missing anything Andi - apart from the full picture :-)

    The garage is behind my house. The access down the side of the house is, perhaps, 25m in length and at the moment I gingerly paddle the bike that distance past all the usual junk that accumulates alongside a house backwards towards to the garage. I then dismount and wheel it into the garage. There isn't space for me to easily spin the bike around in front of the garage - a task that would have to be done on foot and would involve much backing and filling (I have tried). Thus, I want to be able to ride towards the garage and then spin the bike around easily before wheeling it backwards into the garage. Once in the garage I want to be able to move the bike to a location where it occupies as little space as possible.

    Cheers

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