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Offline hornbill

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Front wheel chocks
« on: July 09, 2020, 10:16:02 am »
Hi,

I need some good advice, please.

I'm a fair-weather weekend rider.  And I have a space problem in my garage.  Two cars and a bike parked between the two in a tight fit.  I can handle taking out one of the cars to get my bike out.  But all the backwards and forwards maneuvering I have to do (clean minds please  ;D) is a frustrating exercise.  I've seen videos and pics of front wheel chocks on lockable castor wheels that helps one move the bike around.  Does anybody know where to get one?  I've even seen a homemade one made out of wood.  Also, are they effective without damaging the bike (forks, frame, disks, front wheel, etc.).

Even one without wheels is fine.  I can put it on a platform with wheels.

http://holyfashionamanda.blogspot.com/2020/02/diy-motorcycle-front-wheel-stand.html
 

Thanks a lot. 
 

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Re: Front wheel chocks
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2020, 10:33:50 am »
Craigs Motorcycle Spares in Maitland has several options.

Address: 2 Koeberg Rd, Maitland, Cape Town, 7405

And yes, these are perfectly fine to use but check the size of the one you get to make sure they have big enough lateral support so the bike won't topple over when pushed a bit.
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Offline Rufus115

Re: Front wheel chocks
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2020, 09:23:07 am »
All the ones pictured in the link, are stationary supports, not actually made for moving the bike.

Caveat emptor....
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Re: Front wheel chocks
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2020, 09:32:12 am »
We stock and sell the Bike Parker, both the center-stand model, for Adventure bikes, as well as the Total Bike Solutions model, for the big V-Twins, such as Harley and Indian (see pictures)


Attaching a video link, these Bike Parker's - if you need one - are a little bit like micro-wave ovens, once you've used one, you wonder how you managed without one (cue: 2SD  ;D )


https://flyingbrick.co.za/?post_type=product&s=bike+parker


video(s) here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiEzF44zDd0
and
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1b9AnwbGXQ


Please note: for riders of Pre-2012 800GS/A and riders of XT660z, we make a wider, 60cm model, most all other center-stand bikes use 40cm model shown in video.
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Re: Front wheel chocks
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2020, 09:17:38 am »
We stock and sell the Bike Parker, both the center-stand model, for Adventure bikes, as well as the Total Bike Solutions model, for the big V-Twins, such as Harley and Indian (see pictures)


Attaching a video link, these Bike Parker's - if you need one - are a little bit like micro-wave ovens, once you've used one, you wonder how you managed without one (cue: 2SD  ;D )


https://flyingbrick.co.za/?post_type=product&s=bike+parker


video(s) here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiEzF44zDd0
and
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1b9AnwbGXQ


Please note: for riders of Pre-2012 800GS/A and riders of XT660z, we make a wider, 60cm model, most all other center-stand bikes use 40cm model shown in video.
Cheers
Chris & the Team
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That Harley in the 2nd video is the same size as the Kia.  Amazingly strong parker to be able to hold that.  Nice
 

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Re: Front wheel chocks
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2020, 08:15:04 am »
thanks, Bill, yes, we've tested the very big Harley's, up to 450kg on the Bike Parker, and it works, though many of the bikes are around the 300kg+ mark...


on the VERY heavy bikes, with a slightly uneven garage floor, we sometimes slip a spacer (fender washer) under the castor mounts to give a wee bit more clearance, and that is why these castor need to have bearing races, to prevent any jamming of the castors under load...


Have not YET parked a 'beast' on a long (TBS) Bike Parker myself; we let the Dealership staff do that - some of these bikes are close to R500K, would you believe!

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