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Old 05-30-2012, 08:29 AM   #16
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I don't get it. A 14' trailer and you can't get two bikes in it? I've a 16' trailer with cabinets, a fold down queen bed, all my camping gear, and I can get my 990A, a BMW F650GS, and two KTM XC dirt bikes. I've installed removable wheel chocks for the bikes and it works perfectly.

I suppose I should ask how wide is the trailer? Mine is 8.5' which does allow me to park bikes 3 wide in the middle/rear with one up front. I could probably add another bike up front also.
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Old 05-30-2012, 08:44 AM   #17
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I don't get it. A 14' trailer and you can't get two bikes in it?
My other "bike" is this:



Hence my quandary.
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Old 05-30-2012, 09:27 AM   #18
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How about one of these to put the bike in sideways. Then tie it down?

http://www.turnabike.com/products/saddle/
I just saw the price on this thing.

$255!!

I think I might try my floor jack as a (cheap) variation on this idea.
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:27 AM   #19
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I just saw the price on this thing.

$255!!

I think I might try my floor jack as a (cheap) variation on this idea.
An ATV jack would do the same. Maybe better.
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Old 05-30-2012, 12:17 PM   #20
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My other "bike" is this:



Hence my quandary.
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Old 05-30-2012, 02:39 PM   #21
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I just saw the price on this thing.

$255!!

I think I might try my floor jack as a (cheap) variation on this idea.
You could make your own, that's what I did to cram my bikes in my crowded basement. I got some roller bearings and put them on a wood base and then attached them with a length of board (makes it much easier to roll the bike onto it). I also made a base to set the kickstand on, so I can park it there and roll it around. It works pretty well on a smooth surface. It cost me less than $20.





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Old 06-07-2012, 06:23 AM   #22
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Wait till y'all see what I came up with...

It involves a welder, a winch, and a Strapless Transport Stand I bought from an inmate a couple years ago.

Stay tuned.
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Old 06-07-2012, 07:07 AM   #23
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That sounds kinky.

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Old 06-07-2012, 07:36 AM   #24
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I’m pretty sure they will both fit. it's a standard rzr not an S or XP so if you tuck it close to one side and ride the bike right next to it and lay moving blankets on the rzr and strap the bike right to it.



First rule of buying trailers... buy bigger than you think you need. Same goes for all utility based purchases.


This is my 8x18 race trailer. i should have bought a 8x0. it is set up now that it can haul 3 dirt bikes and 2 sport quads, or 5 dirt bikes, or 2 rzr's with some ramps i made up that make it look like the rzr's are mating.
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Old 06-07-2012, 07:08 PM   #25
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Easy fix...get rid of the RZR
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Old 06-08-2012, 06:28 AM   #26
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[SIZE=3][FONT=Calibri]Im pretty sure they will both fit. it's a standard rzr not an S or XP so if you tuck it close to one side and ride the bike right next to it and lay moving blankets on the rzr and strap the bike right to it.
I tried shoehorning the bike next to the RZR, and shitcanned that idea because I wasn't comfortable with it. I've got some rough roads to get to where I'm going & the damage scenarios I came up with made it an untenable solution.

I came up with a better solution, but I have too much to do to be able to post any details/pix for a few days.
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Old 06-12-2012, 09:03 AM   #27
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OK, problem solved:

I used my winch & wireless control, half an ATV ramp, and a couple fixtures I had to weld up.

The start -



The snatch block is secured to the back wall, and the cable clips to the rear rack on the bike. Note the wireless winch control on the seat. This was the key to this whole scheme; it simply would not have worked without it.



It's in the trailer & secured to the Strapless Transport Stand. Note the front wheel protruding from the door. That's the next problem to be solved.



Detail shots of how that stand works-- it's pretty slick -





Next, I removed the wheel with my Zip Ty puller, replaced the axle in the forks, tightened the clamps, and removed the puller. Note the floor jack I used to lift the bike.



Ready to travel on the front axle stand. The axle is sitting on a piece of iron pipe with plastic wrapped around it to protect the threads inside.



Detail. Pay no attention to those welds-- nothing to see there. The holes above the axle pockets were for another arrangement that turned out to be a dead end.



The whole mess ready to roll. The floor jack (minus handle) stows nicely in the RZR cargo bed. Please pardon the contrasty photos-- the mosquitos were biblical, and that didn't encourage much fiddling with the camera.



It's a process, but it worked great and was really worth it.

Thanks for all the suggestions.
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Old 06-12-2012, 09:14 AM   #28
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nice solution, but for another way to slide the bike go with the KLR inspired el cheapo solution...


5" dia should cover enough of the tire contact patch and perhaps allow you and a buddy to push it around.
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Old 06-12-2012, 02:10 PM   #29
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I don't need to slide it around but for maybe an inch either way to line it up with the transport stand, and to remedy that misalignment I think I need to paint a line from the door to the stand as a guide while pulling the bike up the ramp.
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Old 06-16-2012, 03:44 PM   #30
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mad skillz nice riggin!
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