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Re: My '96 Nighthawk 750
« Reply #25 on: December 07, 2016, 06:06:08 AM »
Can someone explain the purpose of a thing like that?  I mean, doesn't the bike have wheels so you can move it around easily?
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Re: My '96 Nighthawk 750
« Reply #26 on: December 07, 2016, 07:17:43 AM »
Pretty easy to roll a bike forward and back but getting it into a tight space can be daunting.  Maybe you can pick up a 500 lb bike but I am 68 and this thing works great. I can ride up onto it and release the locks and push it all around the garage and right up next the wall.  Turning the bike around in a narrow space is a pain, this makes it easy.
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Re: My '96 Nighthawk 750
« Reply #27 on: December 07, 2016, 09:30:35 AM »
Okay, that makes sense.  Can you put it up on the centre stand (if the bike has one)?  Doesn't look like the cross-piece would line up to me, which seems like a silly design oversight.
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Re: My '96 Nighthawk 750
« Reply #28 on: December 07, 2016, 10:21:52 AM »
No, center stand only.
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Re: My '96 Nighthawk 750
« Reply #29 on: December 07, 2016, 02:14:57 PM »
I picked up a low profile rolling rack at Harbor Freight during their Black Friday sale. Seems to work really well and is very sturdy.

rack1 by John Abella, on Flickr

rack2 by John Abella, on Flickr

Does it try roll around when you are putting the bike on it?
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Re: My '96 Nighthawk 750
« Reply #30 on: December 07, 2016, 02:18:52 PM »
Does it try roll around when you are putting the bike on it?

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I can ride up onto it and release the locks...

If it's locked, probably not.
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Re: My '96 Nighthawk 750
« Reply #31 on: December 07, 2016, 03:26:56 PM »
The silver ramps at the ends flip down and pick the wheels off the ground so that it does not slide around, then they flip up to let it roll.   scheet2
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Re: My '96 Nighthawk 750
« Reply #32 on: March 18, 2017, 05:44:41 AM »
Nice score! I rock HFT's $12. USD wheel chock on my trailer, (which is how I bought my NH in NY, and trailered home to PA).  brno

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