Not quite as easy to use as depicted.
Not to say that it does not do the job, it does but with a little more muscle. As with most pivoting wheels getting them pointed in the right direction to start moving is a trick. Getting the hang of it.
Do not regret buying it. (Posted on 8/29/12)
Excellent Product! For those having a hard time mounting the bIke on the dolly, dont sweat it, ..with a few key setup steps you'll be doing it like a pro in no time. First, do a little line up drill to make sure both contact points are in the middle and solid, then put the bike in first gear (makes it less squirrley), try to line your casters up in the direction they will assume when you snatch the bike--this relieves the friction caused by the caster when u start adding pressure to the center stand lever, place a constant pressure on the lever, hold the left arm straight as you grip the left handle bar (dont jerk, you will just hurt yourself), and hold firm with the right hand on the pillon handle...in a few tries, you'll be wondering why you were having so much trouble before, slowly add weight to the lever and maintain a solid grip and she'll pop right under there in no time. how did I figure it out? Simple, I swallowed some pride and had the brother in law watch me make several attempts! Best of luck! (Posted on 3/16/12)
For winter storage, I place the RT in the back left corner of the garage and "walk it" back and forth to get it "between" that corner and the stairs leading into the house (the steps are about center of the back wall in a 2 car garage). The bike is about 2" shorter than that space, and once the bike is near the steps, it is impossible to manuever it closer to the back wall. Consequently, there is more of an opportunity for backing the 2012 Jeep Liberty into it. With the Dolly, I can easily push the bike flat to that back wall with about an inch to spare on either end between the steps and side wall...perfect place.
The down side, is that it takes a bit of muscle to rock the bike on center stand, onto the Dolly; humbly, I asked a neighbor to help - better than dropping the bike. I suppose more practice will help. (Posted on 12/30/11)
I found it somewhat difficult to get my R1150GS onto this stand. The horn on the center stand (the thingy you put your foot on) can interfere with the dolly. When this happens, the bike wants to roll forward and I'm in a position where I don't have access to the brake lever. I have to position the bike carefully and somewhat off center. If your garage floor is perfectly smooth the dolly will roll easily; less smooth less easy. Finally, moving the bike around while on the dolly can be precarious. If you are move the bike forward, there is the possibility of pushing it off the center stand. I was thinking of using this stand regularly to manage my limited garage space. I'll probably use it for the off season when I ride less regularly and won't have to fuss with dolly every day. (Posted on 10/17/11)
Mine has the anti-skid but as far as I know I didn't have a choice, and yes it does peel but doesn't cause a problem. My R1150GS lives in the right front corner of the garage with the nose just behind the Goldwing and to the right of the wife's car. I do run the rear wheel up on a 3/4 inch board to make it easier to put on center stand. Without this dolly I could NEVER put the bike where I wanted. See short vid of getting the bike out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQEhWC50O3s
(Posted on 11/21/10)
While this product works well don't get the model with the anti-skid surface where the center stand goes, it just peels up. I suppose it is low demand vs. manufacturing limits but it is pricey for what you get. The concept and engineering is very good and it handles my R1200RT with ease. (Posted on 8/23/10)