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    Can you carry a bicycle on a motorcycle?

    Anyone know of a safe secure way to carry a road bike on a motorcycle? Give me your thoughts.

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    Not my motorcycle/picture...maybe you can email the owner:



    http://s147.photobucket.com/albums/r...rrent=rack.jpg

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    Thanks. I just found this.......some very interesting pics.

    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=413438

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    get a friend to do it for you.



    oh. I think I know the owner of that ducati with the specialized mounted on it in the MTBR thread.

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    I saw an old lady going down the street yesterday with a rusty old bike slung over the back seat of her 100cc scooter...lying flat and secured by cords. I was wishing so bad for a camera at that moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cruzer2424
    get a friend to do it for you.



    oh. I think I know the owner of that ducati with the specialized mounted on it in the MTBR thread.
    I'd have posted an image from that stage too had you not done it.
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    There's been several guys on ADVRider.com that have made racks for their GS-s.

    I'm thinkin hard about it. My F250 gets seriously crappy mileage! The only issue is WhereTF am I gonna put my MC gear (jacket, boots, helmet, etc) when I'm out riding the bicycle.

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    I've moved back to NoVA. PLEASE change the weather!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MShaw
    There's been several guys on ADVRider.com that have made racks for their GS-s.

    I'm thinkin hard about it. My F250 gets seriously crappy mileage! The only issue is WhereTF am I gonna put my MC gear (jacket, boots, helmet, etc) when I'm out riding the bicycle.

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    I was thinking the same thing, probably just run a cable thru the helmet and jacket, not sure on the boots.

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    Yup. A thin cable lock. The boots must have something you can run the lock through, Or, bring a gym bag or backpack, stuff averything in it, lock the zipper closed, then cable lock the bag to the m/c.
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    The ones I made had a poo tang.

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    Thumbs up

    I built one this winter and have several hundred miles on this rig. Works very well, quite secure, and doesn't affect balance or cornering. It's essentially a Yakima with the bars cut down and bolted to a subframe I rigged up in lieu of the pillion seat. The only caveats are that you must work on balancing the load carefully (don't just cantilever it out the back) and the side wind buffeting can be annoying.

    For securing gear, I use the hardcases on the bike and put my jacket and boots in a PacSafe 140.





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    theres a dude over in the tandem section of bikeforums.net that can get a tandem on his BMW.
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    Here's mine:
    http://www.st1100.org/farkles/bikerack.html
    I made it more secure with a trailer hitch and cross piece from the tip of the Yakima down to the hitch.

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    I first read this thread and thought

    "Are you kidding me who would do this?"

    and wow.

    a lot of people do.

    i'm impressed. haha

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    Well,, jacket and boots go in the saddle bags.
    You could just leave the motorcycle helmet at home when hul'n the bike. just be extra carful.
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    My Triumph has a hollow rear axel so I have been toying with the idea of fabbing up a single wheel trailer similar to the BOB.

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    I saw a guy in Banff last year.

    BMW touring bike and a Moots road bike on a rack on the back of the motorbike.

    The bike rack was mounted sideways to the motorcycle, front wheel off - really didn't seem that cumbersome.

    The guy was obviously travelling by tent and what not - always wished I had had a camera with me when I saw that but it was just a "perfect" set-up.

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    BMW riders are so creative

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    Quote Originally Posted by weltyed
    theres a dude over in the tandem section of bikeforums.net that can get a tandem on his BMW.
    Ricky posts here too!

    :wave Hiya Ricky!

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    I've moved back to NoVA. PLEASE change the weather!

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    Quote Originally Posted by doughboy_88
    Not my motorcycle/picture...maybe you can email the owner:



    http://s147.photobucket.com/albums/r...rrent=rack.jpg
    Man, thatís a sweet-looking two-door Volvo 122S Amazon.

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    My thought exactly. I must admit that seeing these home built contraptions made realize that some of these "bikers" are still cyclists at heart. A true-blooded motorbiker probably wouldn't turn his rig into such ridiculous looking bike trailer.

    Quote Originally Posted by DM.Aelis
    I first read this thread and thought

    "Are you kidding me who would do this?"

    and wow.

    a lot of people do.

    i'm impressed. haha
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    This makes me go "wow." Can you guys do highway speed with the bike in the rear? I don't ride motorbike but I imagine the handling must be crazy with side wind.

    Quote Originally Posted by weltyed
    theres a dude over in the tandem section of bikeforums.net that can get a tandem on his BMW.
    I ride slow deliberately

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    I like this design. Nice and balanced. If I was going to put one on my KTM950 I'd copy something like this. I like how he still has a small rear box too.

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    Don't think I can do that with my Ducati but I really the creativity of those that have made it. When I get a touring motorcycle, I am going to talk to you guys about getting a rack installed from my bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bung
    My Triumph has a hollow rear axel so I have been toying with the idea of fabbing up a single wheel trailer similar to the BOB.
    That's not a good idea. I assume you'd have some sort of shaft passing through the axle? With no bearings all that friction is going to damage something in a hurry.

    You'd be better off with a frame-mounted trailer or a rack mount like the others pictured here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onebaduce




    I like this design. Nice and balanced. If I was going to put one on my KTM950 I'd copy something like this. I like how he still has a small rear box too.
    Yep, I like this one the best too. Looks more balanced and secure than some of the others. Any idea whos it is?

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