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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-08-2018, 09:16 AM Thread Starter
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Motorcycle Dolly

Anyone have/try using the motorcycle dolly from Harbor Freight?

Just bought one and I can't seem to get the bike to fit on it.
I have a 2013 V-Star 1300 Deluxe.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-08-2018, 10:11 AM
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I have the same jack. I use a short piece of 2x12 that I run my front tire on to give clearance for jack under the frame. Have been doing this for years, works great.

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-08-2018, 10:15 AM Thread Starter
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Sorry...it's not the jack, but the dolly I'm curious about:

https://www.harborfreight.com/low-pr...lly-95896.html

I'm hoping to get one of these so I can better position the bike in my garage.
Thanks though!
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-08-2018, 10:22 AM
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Yea, you did say dolly, I read jack. Must be a loose connection between my eyes and brain. 😄. Can't help on the dolly. Now I have to see if I can chase down that loose connection.


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Loose nut "me" behind the bars
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https://sites.google.com/site/vstar1100kb/home
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I have one for my 950, love having it. The kickstand doesn't fit in the little trough, for 2 years I used it like that putting the kick stand on the railing. It was secure enough I didn't worry about it tipping over. I ended up extending the trough out by getting some 3/8 thick by 2 in wide and about 18 inch long steal and bolting it to the bottom on the dolly and bottom of the trough, not real petty but very functional.
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I've looked at these and would love to have one but my bike is 102" long. The longest I've seen is 91".

For mad scientists who keep brains in jars, here’s a tip: why not add a slice of lemon to each jar, for freshness?
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-09-2018, 12:25 PM
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I tried one for my VStar 650, and couldn’t get the kickstand to land in the trough. None of the hacks I came up with gave me a warm and fuzzy feeling that it wouldn’t topple over, so I took it back.

I didn’t even charge Harbor Freight an assembly fee

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