Bike Carriers?

Discussion in 'Australia' started by boneman660, May 24, 2012.

  1. Desert Matt

    Desert Matt Been here awhile

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    Downward weight will be your limiting factor. The newlite has a 250 kg limit from memory, but the towbar on my hilux 4x4 has a 220 kg limit.
    I took the gamble, and use the carrier for my tenere. Just try to keep the tank near empty.
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  2. Not for Highway Use

    Not for Highway Use Wannabe hasbeen

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  3. RubyRedGirl

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    Nope Boneman, no noticable wobble, even on a drive to Mallacoota which was around 7 hours and on that crap, pot-holed road that's our major Hwy - Princess Hwy! :rofl
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  4. Desert Matt

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  5. boneman660

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    Shane-o,

    Just coz I have a welder doesn't mean I can weld. I have a bike, and as you've seen, doesn't mean I can ride.

    Reckon I could practice on a mate's shelves before I fuck up my own job! :rofl:rofl

    Thanks for the offer, we'll see how it pans out. When can I pick up the carrier after you make it? :evil
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  6. boneman660

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    Guys, thanks for all your help so far. I have learnt heaps thanks to you all.

    The load on the hitch says 2500kg weight limit (I gather weight of the trailer & contents)

    The downward weight limit is 250kg. So if the bike weights 180kg, and the carrier is say 40kg, that would fall within specs with a bit of a buffer.

    I'm liking the Newlite at this point. I can have it delivered for just over $500, it's a little more that the others but it looks like a good solid unit.

    Hopefully this thread will be of use to others in the future, so unless there are any objections or suggestions I reckon I'll go with the Newlite...

    Cheers, Boneman :freaky
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  7. boneman660

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    Anyone know anything about these. They are called "Scootboot" and have a locking mechanism for the front wheel.

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    Look flash, but pricey (at about $700 including LED lights).

    Made just down the road at Murwilimbah.
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  8. boneman660

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    Yikes! This are $700 not including the lights! Look super flash though. Not sure if the budget would stretch that far. :cry
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  9. itsgunnahurt

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    The wheel holder is a nice touch, but is it really necessary.. I know with my carrier I can wheel the bike up and it will just sit there, giving me plenty of time to strap it down.

    I reckon once you start getting up to that price range, your looking at money for a 2nd hand trailer.
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  10. supamanaint

    supamanaint when in doubt - power out

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    Mate probably less than $200 in steel and paint to make one, but the time factor is a different thing :D.

    Will look into it for you if you want.
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  11. boneman660

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    Thanks Shane, I reckon that you could knock a good one up (given adequate time) :rofl:rofl

    On the other hand, I don't trust my fabrication skills (unless I can make one from wood :huh)

    IGH, I have a Polymate, mate, :D but we head to FNQ later in the year & I'd rather not tow a trailer 3000km.

    Also I reckon that it would be easier to take the bike to rides on my own as the polymate is quite high & the plastic floor is super slippy. Makes loading the bike a bit tricky...

    Thanks for all the help & advice lads, appreciate your help. Boneman :freaky
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  12. iconman

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    I think this subject has been touched on before but the search option on this site is a little weird...:huh

    I've finally purchased my dream car - Toyota Hilux dual cab tray back and I'm pretty keen on one of those hitch (Reese style) motorbike carriers. The ute has a canvas canopy on it and has upgraded suspension (2 inch lift). Has anyone got one and can recommend a particular model? In no hurry at this stage.

    Cheers, Richard.
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  13. dazza67

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    I was looking at them as well & am considering making one myself,they don't look too difficult.
    It may be an option for you!

    Does any one have some plans?:ear
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  14. gunnabuild1

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  15. Dougo

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    xtech motorcycle carrier, available at most bike shops.
    about $269.

    http://www.cassons.com.au/IN_Product.asp?pid=000000AILD00000000HD
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  16. dazza67

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    I guess for that price it's probably not worth phuckin around building one.
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  17. rvt

    rvt Big Fat Trail Bikes

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    Do you have a drop side tray that overhangs the hitch? That might be a hurdle.
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  18. johnno

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    this works for me, I picked it up off gumtree, added a few mods. need to move or add a tiedown point forward of the rear wheel for the tyredown <a href="http://s1090.photobucket.com/user/johnno50au/media/P1020003.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i364/johnno50au/P1020003.jpg" border="0" alt="Hitch carrier photo P1020003.jpg"/></a>
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  19. iconman

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    No the hitch is out clear of the tray. Cheers.
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