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Old 01-16-2014, 09:21 PM   #1
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Can you put a 50" TV on a motorcycle?

As it turns out, yeah you can and its really not that big of a deal.....

I was surfing Craigslist today at work and I noticed a guy listed this tv for $100 - "just got a new TV, get this thing of here ASAP". I went over there straight from work and bought it and asked the guy if he would hold onto it for me so I could grab my room mates car. He said, no, he had three guys on their way over, the first person to get it out of the house was the new owner.

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Old 01-16-2014, 09:28 PM   #2
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Old 01-16-2014, 11:11 PM   #3
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Well played!

Though it sounds like you bought a TV with some drama behind it if the guy if unloading it for $100 lol...he could've easily gotten 4-5x that no matter what brand the TV is.
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Old 01-17-2014, 12:39 AM   #4
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You are obviously a can do man. You are not related to this bloke are you?
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Old 01-17-2014, 01:26 AM   #5
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How much does it weigh? How was the steering?
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Old 01-17-2014, 01:29 AM   #6
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You are obviously a can do man. You are not related to this bloke are you?
Or perhaps this bloke.. actually I did not see the rider, but maybe he was there somewhere..?



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Old 01-17-2014, 04:32 AM   #7
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If you can strap a 50" tv to your bike....

you should be riding a KLR instead... ;)
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Old 01-17-2014, 05:47 AM   #8
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you should be riding a KLR instead... ;)
Nah, a KLR rider would have bought a CRT TV.
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Old 01-17-2014, 06:09 AM   #9
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That TV looks like a surprisingly good fit on the bike. Well done.

Now, the SUV I saw last night, with one of those extended weedeater/chainsaws for trimming distant branches is a different matter entirely. It was attached to the vehicle on one of those hitch mount cargo trays at about knee level, sticking out a couple of feet on the left side and at least four feet on the right. That was the side with the chainsaw attachment. The total width of this gizmo was wider than the lane.

The vehicle had a perfectly serviceable roof rack that this power tool could have easily been strapped to lengthwise, or hell, even crosswise it would have been above most other traffic and pedestrians.

Did I mention this was at night? On a multi-lane divided highway.

So, what you did was perfectly fine. Really.

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Old 01-17-2014, 08:01 AM   #10
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Well played!

Though it sounds like you bought a TV with some drama behind it if the guy if unloading it for $100 lol...he could've easily gotten 4-5x that no matter what brand the TV is.
$100 is about right. Walmart sells a brand new one for $399
http://www.walmart.com/ip/SCEPTRE-X5...000101&veh=cse
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Old 01-17-2014, 08:10 AM   #11
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Okay, it can be done, but the reception is lousy, not many channels come in clearly.
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Old 01-17-2014, 08:12 AM   #12
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Nah, a KLR rider would have picked up a CRT TV that was lying abandoned alongside the road.
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Old 01-17-2014, 09:27 AM   #13
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How much does it weigh? How was the steering?
15 lbs maybe? It really didnt make much of a difference at all. WAY easier than riding with a pillion - and probably a little more downforce

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Old 01-17-2014, 10:29 AM   #14
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Though it sounds like you bought a TV with some drama behind it if the guy if unloading it for $100 lol...he could've easily gotten 4-5x that no matter what brand the TV is.
...in an alley at night.
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Old 01-17-2014, 10:58 AM   #15
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15 lbs maybe? It really didnt make much of a difference at all. WAY easier than riding with a pillion - and probably a little more downforce

15lbs? Sure you didn't buy an empty box?

I just bought a 60" TV. It's the lightweight LED LCD and that weighed in at 47lbs.
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