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Offlinejackronner

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    Pivoting your bike around on its side-stand
    « on: 2018-04-15 02:14:56 »
    Here's the link: https://www.revzilla.com/common-tread/how-to-turn-your-bike-on-the-sidestand?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=4/14/2018_CT&utm_term=Common%20Tread%20%7C%20Combined


    Might be a bit tricky with our big bikes, but in an absolute pinch it might work.  I did it once on the center stand on a heavy bike, rocking and twisting, kind of like walking a heavy bookcase into position.

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      Re: Pivoting your bike around on its side-stand
      « Reply #1 on: 2018-04-15 03:13:14 »
      I wouldn't even try to turn a RT. It is about 200 lbs heavier than that GS in the video.
      The side stand is designed for a certain load, and  sooner or later will give in. And most
      of us already added a wider base, so will not sink in the hot asphalt or gravel.
      Since you asked, i turn my RT every single time i leave with it. But i use a turning plate
      and  the center stand. Am not sure if they are still in business. But you can build
      one yourself cheap enough:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JYIH3UFWOQ


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        Re: Pivoting your bike around on its side-stand
        « Reply #2 on: 2018-04-15 10:26:35 »
        I turn mine every day on the centre stand.    A piece of hard board  shinny side down on an old  carpet in the Garage.    Costs nowt  be




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          Re: Pivoting your bike around on its side-stand
          « Reply #3 on: 2018-04-16 14:00:22 »
          I like the lazy Susan idea with two planks, just wonder if that would make the RT a little on the tall side for stability but great for lower bikes like Harley's etc.  I guess it raises the bike by about 3-4".  Pivoting bikes around on the stand has had interesting outcomes for me :)  Also, and I don't know if this is an issue on the RT, I've seen centre stands snap when dragged round.  Hmmm, one to think about.  Thanks for posting.

          OfflineQball-16

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            Re: Pivoting your bike around on its side-stand
            « Reply #4 on: 2018-04-16 15:58:38 »
            I'm using a TURNCYCLE.CA center stand disc to turn my RT around inside the garage.


            The top of my driveway in front of the garage can get quite crowded and backing the RT out was often challenging, if not impossible.


            Not cheap, but extraordinarily simple to use and effective!

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              Re: Pivoting your bike around on its side-stand
              « Reply #5 on: 2018-04-16 21:18:17 »
              I'm using a TURNCYCLE.CA center stand disc to turn my RT around inside the garage.


              The top of my driveway in front of the garage can get quite crowded and backing the RT out was often challenging, if not impossible.


              Not cheap, but extraordinarily simple to use and effective!
              Same here. Turncycle  for about 5 years now, still functional, although been used many times.
              Am using it on asphalt, and is not the best surface. Works great Not cheap, but for me well
              worth it.

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                Re: Pivoting your bike around on its side-stand
                « Reply #6 on: 2019-02-07 09:36:53 »
                Hi Guys,


                I went to my local plastic company and bought a section of fascia board for a couple of pounds. Works a treat

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                  Re: Pivoting your bike around on its side-stand
                  « Reply #7 on: 2019-02-08 17:03:50 »
                  I use a motorcycle dolly to manoeuvre my bikes around the garage. A little bit fiddly to get the bike up on its centrestand in the first instance, but a breeze to move it around in any direction thereafter. I’d be wary of moving/dragging the bike around on the centre stand in any direction other than the intended direction (ie when putting the bike on or off the stand). Although the actual centre stand is a robust structure, I’m sure it isn’t designed for excessive sideways forces, and besides it’s bl**dy hard work dragging it in that direction anyway!

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                    Re: Pivoting your bike around on its side-stand
                    « Reply #8 on: 2019-02-08 22:46:16 »
                    We allow the public to sit on our blood bikes, kids sometimes swing the handlebars whilst the bike is on the centre stand. Result, £90 to replace the washers and bushes from the centre stand on one of our RTPs from excessive sideways movement. We have stopped that practice now.