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Axiom2000
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Georgetown, Delaware
USA

BMW

F 800 GT

Posted - 12/01/2011 :  6:04 PM                       Like
I never did like backing my bike out of the garage, I had seen the little devices marketed that you placed your motorcycle on while on the center-stand and just spin it around, but the price for what you got seemed way too much.

Problem solved, I made one, easy enough to do, if you want to try it. Just go to Lowes or your favorite hardware store and purchase a lazy susan bearing of at least 500 Lb. capacity and a cutting board made of sturdy material about 12" X 12", I got a Martha Stewart Teflon board at Walmarts for like $12.00. Center the bearing and attach, that's it. I placed rubber mats under the front and rear wheels to raise the bike the same level as the cutting board to make getting it on and off the center-stand easier. Maybe I got $25.00 in the whole thing.

Short video of Jerry's Bike Flipper.

http://s272.photobucket.com/albums/...100_0939.mp4

scottrnelson
Advanced Member
6943 Posts
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Meridian, ID
USA

Honda

XR650L, 790 Adv R

Posted - 12/01/2011 :  6:40 PM
So how does it work on a bike with no centerstand like my XR650L?

I would definitely need those other pads under the wheels if used with my KTM, since it's extremely difficult to get onto the centerstand currently because the centerstand lifts it several inches more than is necessary. Another inch or more of height under the centerstand would make it impossible - for me at least. Plus I don't exactly have enough room in my garage to rotate a bike anyway, even if I put it in the middle of my motorcycle parking area that currently holds two bikes.


I would probably call that thing a bike rotater rather than a bike flipper, though.

This guy is what I would consider a "bike flipper":

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rayg50
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2083 Posts
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NYC, NY
USA

Honda

Shadow Spirit 750DC

Posted - 12/01/2011 :  7:40 PM
Ax, that is really nice.

I don't see the cutting board in there so a quick question about the construction. Is the bearing sandwiched between the Teflon board and the cutting board or does the cutting board serve to add rigidity to the Teflon board?

Edited to add:

Never mind, I now surmise that the cutting board is the teflon board. LOL. My mind is not shifting past neutral.


Edited by - rayg50 on 12/01/2011 7:46 PM
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Axiom2000
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Georgetown, Delaware
USA

BMW

F 800 GT

Posted - 12/01/2011 :  7:50 PM
quote:
I now surmise that the cutting board is the teflon board


You got it

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Axiom2000
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Georgetown, Delaware
USA

BMW

F 800 GT

Posted - 12/05/2011 :  3:07 AM
quote:
So how does it work on a bike with no center-stand like my XR650L?


Scott, Ran across this , maybe it would help you.


http://www.jcwhitney.com/moto-slide...2016937.jcwx
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scottrnelson
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Meridian, ID
USA

Honda

XR650L, 790 Adv R

Posted - 12/05/2011 :  4:25 AM
quote:
Originally posted by Axiom2000

quote:
So how does it work on a bike with no center-stand like my XR650L?


Scott, Ran across this , maybe it would help you.

http://www.jcwhitney.com/moto-slide...2016937.jcwx
I still wouldn't have enough room inside the garage to rotate the bike around the other way. Besides, the XR is light enough and turns sharply enough that it's no big deal to roll it out the garage door and just turn it around if I need it pointed the other direction for some reason.
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