by Dan Schutter
Quotes from Dan's poSTs on

"This is the stand I fabricated for my 1100. Works pretty good for pushing it up against the wall. I made the pockets where the mainstand sit as low as possible and it is only slightly harder to get up on the mainstand. I also had to fabricate steel caster wheels because regular hardware store ones will not roll well with 700 lbs on em. The whole thing rolls sideways fairly easily (have done it dozens of times without pushing it over) but it would be easier if I replaced the front hardware store caster wheels with my fabricated ones or even better found some heavy duty steel wheels with ball bearings. Let me know if you would like more pics."

"If you're interested please note that my dolly only moves sideways. I tried regular caster wheels on my first try but they were not strong enough to caster or roll worth beans. I also learned that it really helps to get the front wheel on the stand or it's tough to move. This one will "skid steer" right or left easily so I can position it. The cradle for the main stand and the front wheel are less than 1/2" above the floor so getting it on the main stand is only a little bit more effort than normal but may be a grunt for someone that normally struggles to get it on the main stand. I'm not a big guy but I work out, can do 10 pull up, bench 155 18 times and therefore I forget that not everyone can muscle a 700+ lb bike around. The distance between the rails (2 x 2 angle) is slightly more than the width of the back tire and the cross member is located forward so the frame will straddle the tire when getting ready to set up. The side rails are 2x2 angle and the part under the front wheel is lighter weight plate (I think it's only about 12 or 14 ga). I can get some dimensions if anyone is really serious about building a duplicate."

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