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    Full width of a parked TW? (needs to fit in the garage)

    I don't have one yet, but I would like to find out if it would fit in my garage for the winter.

    Could someone measure the full width, from farthest out point of the tires, across to the end of the opposite handlebar?

    I know Yamaha states a 32 inch width, but that isn't the case when it's parked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cascade Rider View Post
    I don't have one yet, but I would like to find out if it would fit in my garage for the winter.

    Could someone measure the full width, from farthest out point of the tires, across to the end of the opposite handlebar?

    I know Yamaha states a 32 inch width, but that isn't the case when it's parked.
    To get it in / out you will need the clear the handlebars, under 32"
    When you turn the handlebars, as to lock the forks, that is close to the same.
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    Thank you for your answer. My concern is not getting it into/ out of the garage. It is how much the motorcycle leans when on the kickstand. It will have to park parallel to a car and I am worried it would lean too far into the car to allow the car door to open.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cascade Rider View Post
    Thank you for your answer. My concern is not getting it into/ out of the garage. It is how much the motorcycle leans when on the kickstand. It will have to park parallel to a car and I am worried it would lean too far into the car to allow the car door to open.
    Lean it against the wall opposite the car. Or, place a small piece of wood, say 2x4, under the kickstand, standing the TW more upright. I do this when I'm working on it sometimes. Or maybe make a homemade wheel chock for the front wheel thus holding up the entire TW upright.

    I did something like this on my homemade motorcycle workbench. Mine is rather crude but it works and you can take the idea and make something a little better from it. In this picture my TW is being held upright and in place entirely by this front tire chock.
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    Vertical, as admiral suggests, would consume the least amount of space. (the aforementioned 32” plus any added handguard bar end attachments width) .
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    I really like the vertical stanchion approach. Clever and simple. And takes care of my problem. Thank you!
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    If the garage is that narrow and tight you could use the vertical as shown by Admiral and also remove the bars for the winter and just move them over for storage. This might give you an additional 8-10 inches of clearance. I am not sure how much cable free play there is but I am pretty sure you could remove the 4 cap screws and twist the bars with everything still attached to get you some additional clearance. I did it in my shed where I had 2 bikes stuffed in along side of my RZR.

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    Sounds like you need to clean out your garage!
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    There’s enough cable to remove the bars with out disconnecting anything. Mine are currently zip tied to the frame pending new steering bearings and the new triple tree and forks getting installed.
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    You could get sell your car.
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