Originally Posted by GMack
I need to turn the thing around in a narrow garage with a steeply sloped driveway (no chance backing it in). Then, get it as close to the wall as possible.
I looked at those turntables that go under the centerstand, but the GT is so front-end heavy I doubt one could lift the wheel to get it to turn about on one.
This is a one-time deal (I hope!) so I don't want to buy some $$$ turntable.
A one time deal? I don't understand.
Anyway.. Crank and push, stop, crank and pull, stop, crank and push, stop , you're almost there. Crank and pull, there, you're done. Just kidding... haha
ONE of the reasons I sold my '04 GT (prior version) was this very issue. I have a slightly problematic rotator cuff issue in my right shoulder. The '04 was too much like work to turn around in a DOUBLE wide garage. My '08 is better in that regard.
Of my BMWs, my 2005 R1200GS was best in this regard. High and wide bar provided great leverage to get the job done. Light weight of the machine added to make the job almost mindlessly easy in comparison the the GTs.
My departed '05 Kawasaki 650 Ninja (silly name), felt like a toy in this regard.
Speaking of Ninjas.
Remember the original Batman TV series? The Batcave and the Batmobile? Big turntable, under the whole thing.
Dada-dada-dada-dada, dada-dada-dada-dada, BEEMERrrrr
No other suggestions I guess, sorry.