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Ah, got your attention there! Hello, I am a scooter owner who has been carrying my surfboards to the beach on my bike for a couple years in Southern California. Here are a couple photos of the rig.


Now, I am considering selling this retro bike and buying a Honda Silverwing, a big freeway scooter that can do 100 mph and I think I can strap a mountain bike or a surfboard to the side. You would take the front wheel off, place the bike with rear wheel facing toward the front of the bike, and put the handlebars facing to the back (high up out of the way of the turn signals). Front wheel goes on the other side. The bike may well rest on the passenger foot peg or something that I build that would come off the passenger or perhaps the exhaust hanger.

I tested the mountain bike on the retro scooter in the pictures today. If I rest the crank where it meets the bottom bracket on the chrome "sissy bars" that wrap around the whole rear of the bike its pretty easy to strap it on securely. The front wheel goes on the other side.

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Is it bad to rest the bike on the crank here where it might be hitting bumps on the road? I put pipe insulation to cushion it here against the steel sissy bar.

Has anyone ever seen anyone else with a mountain bike on a motorcycle?

Am I totally crazy?
 

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I've seen it done a few ways on a few motorcycles. Owners seem happy with it.

I would advise against the surfboard on the freeway, however. Wind drafts caused by mother nature and/or other vehicles could be big trouble.
 

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A friend of mine has two mounts on his motorcycle that he designed himself, so he and his girlfriend can go riding together...he's lurking around here somewheres, maybe he'll pipe in and share
 

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lidarman said:
Nice Lidar. A client just gave me a 96 Honda Rebel, and I'm thinking of making a simple rack for it, from a couple pieces of .5" plate 6061 and some reynolds carbon tubing here... This looks even easier. A fork mount bolted to a box lid, and a pivoting v-block with a velcro strap, to hold the downtube down at whatever angle it falls to. Could probably make that from a wood block with a knife and a few beers. Thanks for the idear.
 

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Here's mine

I built this in an afternoon.

A fork mount, 2x4's and some misc. hardware.
No mod.'s to the MC
BB sits in 'V' cut out in PVC fitting (topview).
One wheel strapped each side(nylon webbing)
Riding gear in backpack across Hbars.
Friend (with car/truck) required at trailhead to stow MC stuff while MTBing.
MTB fork is perfect back rest.
Tested at, well...highway speeds...
(posted before as cycle cycle rack thread)
 

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A friend of mine sent me this Duc. That rack almost looks like it might be a production job.
I'd think it'd wag pretty noticably though. Just a guess.
 

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Been done before.......

chipmonk said:
Ah, got your attention there!.......Has anyone ever seen anyone else with a mountain bike on a motorcycle?

Am I totally crazy?
Hi Mr. Monk,

This is a picutre of Zak carrying his dog, kayak and mt bike on his motorcycle so.....no you're not crazy for for wanting to carry just a mt bike on your motorcycle. Some might even call you conservative.;)

Tire Wheel Motorcycle Land vehicle Rim


Have fun,

Michael:thumbsup:
 

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That is a "production job" on the Ducati in that picture. It belongs to a guy who's selling these now: www.johnnyrack.com

We had another thread about this a while back; glad this topic is coming back around.

James! Get in here!
 

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Hey, thesergeant,
Look closely; there are TWO SV650's carrying bicycles in this picture.
 

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Very cool thread! I would love to have a BMW GS w/ a bike mount on it. There would be no better way to head to NM, CO, or UT.
 

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I'm planning on going the BMW GS w bike(s) route soon - so I'm subscribing to this excellent thread. Gracias.
 

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I'm planning on going the BMW GS w bike(s) route soon - so I'm subscribing to this excellent thread. Gracias.
You can get a R1100GS (1995-2000) in decent shape starting at about $4500 the R1150GS's (six speed, hydro clutch) from 2000 to 2004 from about $7000.

In my opinion the best value of all the GS's are the 2001 and 2002 GS Adventures (2003 and 2004 have servo brakes and they suck Goats) since they have a bigger tank, a Low first gear (the r1150GS are geared to high for dirt) and a bunch of other welcome features like really strong crashbars that come stock.

I will stay away from the 1200GS unless you have a lot of money, not just to buy the bike, but to pay for all the Upkeep at the dealer that can get pretty expensive, pretty fast.
 
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