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Question WheelDock - anyone use with the LT?

I'm looking at purchase of a product called Wheeldock. It looks great for garage storage and for trailer. Anyone use the Wheeldock with their LT?

The video at Wheeldock.com looks pretty good, but im wondering if the top-heavy LT could render that thing useless in a garage.

Prolly looking at over $300 and just wonering if anyone has tried it...

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post #2 of 11 Old Nov 14th, 2006, 9:43 pm
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I use a Condor on the Trailer, in the shop and van. Works well, is well built and very versatile with the mount kit.

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I have use the condor also in a trailer it works wonderfully. tying down these monsters is a whole different storer though. From now on I will just ride it its more fun anyways.

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Thumbs up A good piece of equipment

Well built, good heavy materials, welds, mechanicals etc.

Bought one for CCR 05 in order to carry LT .
Passenger did not want to ride that far and I also carried a spare lift for the tech session.

Worked as descibed by maker.
Short coming: the lever is hard to get to on the LT due to the fairing and seat to front tire distance

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Wheeldock

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I'm looking at purchase of a product called Wheeldock. It looks great for garage storage and for trailer. Anyone use the Wheeldock with their LT?

The video at Wheeldock.com looks pretty good, but im wondering if the top-heavy LT could render that thing useless in a garage.

Prolly looking at over $300 and just wonering if anyone has tried it...

thanx
I have been using one for over a year now. I use it every time I park my bike in the garage. I have it so I can use it if I was to haul it om my trailer. Works great.
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backrest?

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I have been using one for over a year now. I use it every time I park my bike in the garage. I have it so I can use it if I was to haul it om my trailer. Works great.
Jerry,

What is that backrest?
I like it !!
please send more info and pics.
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wow, that would be PERFECT for my garage...too bad it's so damn expensive...if only they would offer a group BMWLT.com discount? hint hint

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Back Rest

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Jerry,

What is that backrest?
I like it !!
please send more info and pics.
Thanks,
It is the back rest off my Bak rest. I cut a wood block and covered it with a piece of metal and use velcro to secure it to the Corbin Smuggler and the back rest itself so I can remove it to raise the seat.
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Thumbs up I have a wheeldock

Bought mine two years ago and love it. With the Condor you must ride over a fulcrum lock the wheel in place. It is sometimes hard to back out from a standing stop. The wheeldock is flat and you can push the bike backwards with out reverse. It also locks the front wheel in place with a nematic cylinder. You have to push the lock down with your foot to release the bike. It can be hard to release but I like the security and stability better. Using it now for winter storage.

It is portable so I can easily remove it from the trailer and use it in the garage. Love it!

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I met the owner of the company at 2 separate rallys. Really a nice guy and a great product. My neighbor bought one for his ST 1300. We built a shim for his to get a good tight fit. It works great. Myself, being the tight-wod that I am, I copied the basic idea and built one for me and a buddy of mine with rectangular tubing. The gas cyclinder you can get out of California, but they are a little pricey. I want to say in the $85 range. I built a cantilever system for the prototype, but scrapped that in favor of just placing a block at the rear of the chock. It makes it a little difficult to remove from the trailer if you are parked downhill, otherwise it work great. Just drive on get off, hands free, Then secure with tie dows for the trip.


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Another wheel stand option is the Grab. This is the made by the same company that makes the Eazy Rizer and Big Blue bike lifts. The Grab doesn't have a cantilever mechanism and just relies on the friction from pushing the tire into the V shaped tubular frame of the stand. On a moving trailer forward force would need to be applied with tie downs or a wheel blocked to keep the bike from moving backwards. It is currently on sale for $199. Actually all their products are currently available at a 10% discount.


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