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How to pivot a large motorcycle in a small space.
I've got a big motorcycle and a one-car garage that it lives in. I'd ride the motorcycle into the garage at the end of a ride, and then later to go fo...
I started by imagining something like a railroad turntable in my garage! Hmm, we could jackhammer out a big circular depression (bigger than the bike)...
So then I thought, without messing up the garage floor, I could still use a turntable - only more like a tabletop turntable, also known as a lazy susa...
(1) A pair of five-inch furniture sliders, available at any Home Depot, Lowe's, or similar. (2) Optional, but very useful: some heavy plastic sheetin...
Cut and fold the plastic sheeting to make a rectangle of several thicknesses, and lay the furniture sliders on top of it as shown here. The extra bit ...
The side stand is on the left of the bike so the bike is now leaning to the left.
From the right side of the bike, slip the "turntable" under it. Lower the center stand part way so you can see where the "feet" of the center stand ar...
Walk around to the left side of the bike and put the bike up on its center stand. This is no more difficult than it normally is, because the furniture...
Grasp the bike by any convenient endpoint (I use the luggage rack at the rear of mine). Rock the bike slightly so both wheels are unweighted, and walk...
Remove the bike from the center stand in the normal fashion. This is where that extra bit of plastic on the left of the "turntable" comes in handy. If...
The whole idea of this solution is that the materials involved are cheap and expendable. They wear out with use, but because they are cheap, you don't...
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