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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-08-2015, 05:48 PM Thread Starter
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Is there any trick to backing a XC down a long (30 ft) sloping driveway? New house with small garage and I'm tired of doing 10 point u turns. Should I sit on it or walk along side. or just keep muscling the U turn?
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I hate backing my Vegas ten feet outta my shed on flat shiny concrete..
No way Id be doing what you are.
Move house.
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I've read about these things you park on and can spin the bike around on. I forget what they're called though. Another option is to use a bike jack on wheels, lift it just enough to get both wheels off the deck and spin it around. Drop it, put the jack back, and go.

I think Harbor Freight sells a bike dolly that would work to do the same thing with.

You could also use any of these to do this when you get home so you're facing outward when you park.
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I have a 25 foot driveway and I have to snake my Kingpin past my Jeep and my F150. I find it easier to do sitting on the bike. A reverse sure would help!

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A turntable would work wonders for you. Any incline and I have a hard time backing while in the saddle. Is backing in an option/any easier?
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Put a garage door in back
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I wish. But not an option. So backing downhill on the bike shouldn't be a problem?
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Back her STRAIGHT down the drive, keeping the bike level and
using front brake, only. When you reach the bottom of the drive, be careful on the transition from downhill to level roadway. Keep her level and take your time. Regards, Jim
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Member of this forum called Paul made a turntable himself and put a video about it on youtube ....

On slope's driving AWAY you should always use your rear brake BUT in your case backing up is not easy mate, sorry .... Ps outside your garage is it sloping or do you still have 3 feet ? Could you post a picture of your open garage with the slope in front ??

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Do NOT use your rear brake! You need TWO feet down while backing to keep the bike level. Your feet can tell you what your eyes and brain may not. They are a second backup to keeping the bike level AND if it gets out of level, you need both feet down to catch it before it goes over! These are heavy bikes and it don't take much before they go over. Don't ask me how I know!
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