Howdy Everyone! I have a small-ish garage, and want to be able to roll my Jackpot off to the side when I have the truck parked inside.
Anyone know offhand of a manufacturer who makes a dolly that will fit a Vegas Jackpot?
I've looked at the Pit Viper dolly (both regular and cruiser models), and the Drop Tail Glyder for bikes with sidestands. Didn't even bother with Harbor Freight or Northern Tool since I figured they would be too narrow.
It's the big, fat rear tire I'm worried about...will it fit?
Saw that, thanks. Yeah, don't think the Pit Viper would work, but did talk to a salesperson at Drop Tail and he claims that the "V-Channel" design will actually accomodate a wide tire like on the Jackpot. I'd probably get a Drop Tail dolly immediately if it weren't for the $250 pricetag (and that's without shipping!).
Just looked that one up and it says up to 240mm tire. I don't know why they would state that. It does look like with that V channel it would work. I would want to try it out first. I have learned you can't trust all salesmen.
Good point about not trusting salesmen! But I think the major plus about this design is that the v-channel doesn't actually hold the tire; it just centers it on the dolly. The other designs like the one from Harbor Freight and Pit Viper are like half an I-beam, so if the width isn't wide enough to accomodate that big back tire, the rubber ends up sitting on the "knife edge."
gibson, my shop's not equipped with a cutting torch or welder. I did consider contracting out to one of the local metal fabricators and welding shops, but depending on what they charge, it might be more economical to keep looking and see if I can find one pre-made. Talking to a guy in Canada right now who makes one called "The BikePal." There's "BikePal Chopper Dolly" that looks like it was made for a Jackpot. Waiting to hear back from him about pricing and S&H to USA.
Have you thought about just using a motorcycle jack? I purchased one from Sears that has tiedown straps. With the straps on the motorcycle is very sable and can be rolled around. It also makes it real easy to clean the wheels and change the oil.
I use a jack I got from Harbor Freight (maybe $80?) and it works great. If you have a nice smooth and level garage floor, you shouldn't have any trouble rolling the bike around on the jack. You can always strap it down if you're worried about tipping.
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