WheelDock Motorcycle Storage & Transport
April 6, 2009
The WHEELDOCK is a transport system designed to transport your motorcycle on a trailer or truck in a safe and secure manner that will assure, upon arrival at your destination, that your motorcycle will be as ready to ride as you are. This transport system is built with welded steel and it has a load bearing carriage mechanism which is one of only two moving parts. It is built to last, and it is custom built to fit the front wheel of your bike.
Setup and Operation
The WHEELDOCK is functional in at least two additional ways. You can place it on your garage floor or on a flat driveway for storage and cleaning. It will hold your bike upright making it easier to reach, and clean those hard to reach places on the left side caused by the lean of your bike when it is on the kickstand.
I had the opportunity to meet Rod Brakhage at a rally this past summer and watched as he passionately demonstrated the virtues of the WHEELDOCK. Rod describes himself as an “imagineer” He says that if he can imagine it, he can build it. I think an imagineer must be something of a cross between Leonardo da Vinci and Eli Whitney. While Rod will dispute the metaphor, the WHEELDOCK does reflect his persistent attention to design, simplicity, functionality, reliability, and quality.
Set up and operation of the WHEELDOCK is really quite simple. To install your WHEELDOCK on your trailer or truck for transporting your motorcycle:
The process is pretty much the same for either a wood floor or a metal floor, with one exception. With a metal floor, you will need to add a piece of 3/4" plywood that is approximately 4” square to the bottom of the floor. The process is explained in sufficient detail in the owner's manual that is shipped with your WHEELDOCK.
To operate the WHEELDOCK:
Pressing the cocking lever to release the wheel for exit
You are now ready to transport your motorcycle. You will have confidence that it will be safe and secure from typical concerns one might have while transporting a motorcycle. For example; preservation of seals and springs in the suspension system, possible loosening during travel, etc.
While you are not transporting your bike, or during storage, you can use the WHEELDOCK to hold your bike in an upright position without any additional installation. Place the WHEELDOCK on a flat surface, drive into it and press the Trip Lever. You can get onto or off of your bike with out any concern about stability. While the motorcycle is in this position, it will be easier to clean from both sides and it will take up less room than is required for a bike to lean on it’s sidestand.
Features and Quality of Construction
WHEELDOCK can be purchased at www.WHEELDOCK.com for $295.00 plus $25.00 for shipping and handling. It comes with a 60-day satisfaction guarantee so that “if the WHEELDOCK does not perform to your complete satisfaction,” you can return it in the original container for a full refund.
The WHEELDOCK includes a limited lifetime warranty for the original purchaser. The only conditions against warranty are that purchaser promptly notify WHEELDOCK, LLC, of material or workmanship defect and establishes that the WHEELDOCK system was used according to Manufacturers specifications. Additionally, any customer can exchange for a different size stand for a flat fee of $50.
WHEELDOCK is the first (and may be the only) CM product review to receive a perfect rating (10 out of 10). It's a great idea that is executed with quality -- at a very reasonable price.
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