A couple weeks back I looked at my options for getting me and a bike from snow covered MN to FL and concluded that my minivan was the way to go. Many inmates contributed suggestions- flip the handlebars, strap down the front end, etc.- to get the 43 inch tall airhead through the 40 tall rear hatch. Then I measured the side door- Hmmm... 44 inches tall and 30 inches wide. The airhead in question, an R65LS, is 28 inches wide across the cylinders and with the R100R bars I've got on it about 30 inches wide there. So I pulls the rear seats out and line up my 7 foot long ramp with the side door. Was so damn easy it could, in some instances (like if it's not your bike) be illegal. Push the bike up the ramp, ass end first, with the sidestand bungied in the down position and in gear so you can stop it by releasing the clutch. The bike will make it about 80% in before you bump up against the left wall of the minivan. Then just skid the ass end around as needed and after a couple back and forths you're ready to tie her down. The only complication was when I tried to fit the ramp in the minivan- it's a couple inches too long and the rear hatch wouldn't close on it. That ramp being sized to fit in the bed of my Ranger 7 foot bed pickup I didn't want to cut it down. So I made a new ramp just for the minivan, 80 inches long and 30 inches of usable width. It fits on the left side with an inch or so to spare, so I've still got plenty of space to fit clothes, tools, etc. for the trip to sunny Florida next week. More details for those wanting to try this themselves, presuming it's your bike or a consenting friends you're hauling off- The minivan is a 2000 Mopar short wheelbase model with just the right side rear door and roll out rear seats. The bike is one of the smallest airheads, an R65LS with low bars and a fold away Napolean mirror, so this entry probably wont work with an R100GS. But no doubt that won't stop someone form trying!