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Old 06-05-2008, 09:27 PM   #16
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wtf is the point..both share the same mission...this is like a Prius towing an Aveo on a roadtrip.
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Old 06-06-2008, 03:19 AM   #17
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wtf is the point..both share the same mission...this is like a Prius towing an Aveo on a roadtrip.
The point is that I don't have to drive a car to a bicycle ride, most likely I would still get over 70 mpg carrying a bicycle on my scooter and don't get stuck in bumper to bumper traffic.

It'd be nice if I could afford a Prius, but the fact is, they still get 0 mpg stuck in traffic sometimes.

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Not suggesting you drag the bike with the wheel on the ground, rather you take that bike rack and mount it to a frame with a wheel in the rear, this wheel would have a simple suspension for it, and could be a cheap narrow scooter tire of the type that doesn't cost 30/ year, heck find a common one and ebay a new wheel off a used one when it wears out if you want.

This would then just drag behind your moped.

How often do you need to carry your bike on the moped?
I usualy hed out for group bicycle rides 2-4 times during the week and at lest once on the weekend, Average 15-25 miles away, i used to ride my bicycle to the group ride, but that means that I have to carry my change of clothes, food and work items along with me on the bicycle ride or stash them in someone else's car.

I still think suspending the whole bicycle from road shock would be more ideal, but i will put more thought into it.
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Old 06-06-2008, 09:57 AM   #18
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Do like we do on base for those that ride to work..stash your change of clothes and cleanup items at work..might be an option, otherwise I see your point.
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Old 06-06-2008, 10:26 AM   #19
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http://hometown.aol.com/__121b_oanl1...K1OIh15DF+yLI=
(Whole webpage about fitting bicycle-carry mounts on motorcycles)




Trailer-ing one bicycle, with a second side-mounted.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=131858
(You'll find this thread in G-Spot, elsewhere in ADV!)


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Old 06-06-2008, 02:49 PM   #20
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Here is my first attempt:










I may scrap this method, puts too much weight on one side of the scooter.

Let me know what do you think.
I would not worry about it. Seriously. The bicycle and mount might weigh 35 lbs, right? I have very often had one saddlebag on my Bandit loaded much heavier than the other. Bicycles, motorcycles and scooters seek a natural balance most of the time. This weight should not even be an issue.

Really.
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Old 06-13-2008, 09:20 AM   #21
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Front wheel could be easily carried with a wheel fork on the other side of the scooter. The main difficulty to is to secure the main bulk of a bicycle.

I think I will scrap this attempt, too much weight off to one side of the scooter, make my next attempt more like this:



weight of the bicycle is at the center of the scoot, just like carrying a passenger.

Hey Theo, fancy seeing you here in Battle Scooters !! Still have the 660 Rally?
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Old 06-13-2008, 09:56 AM   #22
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Hey Theo, fancy seeing you here in Battle Scooters !! Still have the 660 Rally?
Nah, 660 Rallye is long gone.. nowadays the off-pavement riding that I do is on my scooter or mt. bike.

I thought of riding up to the Jim Thorpe Rally on my scooter, but wedding prep. came up.. had to get registered at REI, hopefully I get some nice portable cot and sleeping bags for my future moto/scooter trips.
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Old 06-13-2008, 10:12 AM   #23
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cool looking. I suspect you'll figure it out. My idea would be to mount it at an angle going over the passenger pillion to spread the weight from side to side.

But the one side will work if'n you don't have to travel far. At highway speeds the weight shouldn't be a problem.
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Old 06-23-2008, 11:15 PM   #24
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Interesting to find this thread. My son is thinking about carrying his mtn bike on my old R1150RS. This gives us some ideas... If we develop something we'll post.
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Old 06-23-2008, 11:16 PM   #25
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Do you think you could rig up something for my golf clubs?
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Old 06-24-2008, 08:41 AM   #26
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My scooter is probably cheaper than the green fees that you have to pay to use those gulf clubs.
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Old 06-24-2008, 12:00 PM   #27
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Here is an accessory that lets you carry a second bicycle on the back of a cargo bicycle. It might be worth looking at for an idea of how to mount a bike on a scooter.

Personally, I doubt that 30 pounds of bicycle on one side is enough to unbalance a scooter -- I've carried some off-center loads before, and it was easy to compensate with my own weight and with countersteering. I would prefer a narrow profile (bike mounted front/back) and off-center, rather than centered but wide (bike mounted side/side).
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Old 06-30-2008, 12:02 AM   #28
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Try it, see if you like the handling and then adjust if needed. Sidecars are commonly run up in the air no problem at all even when occupied. [ Well, it does scare passengers].
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Old 07-01-2008, 08:48 AM   #29
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Nice setup but you (OP) may want to dull the carrier rail next to the rider's torso area in case of accident.
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Old 07-01-2008, 02:11 PM   #30
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These are all better than putting the bike in a box and bungie the whole thing to the back of the scoot.

That's how I saw it done the first time.

I brought home a 4 ft wide weaving loom on the back of the Zuma. I couldn't split lanes that day...
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