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Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by Cat0020, Jun 3, 2008.
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.
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.
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.
My scooter is probably cheaper than the green fees that you have to pay to use those gulf clubs.
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).
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].
Nice setup but you (OP) may want to dull the carrier rail next to the rider's torso area in case of accident.
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...
To the OP, another vote for you being OK w/hauling the bike on your fancy mount. :)
First off, I don't know how you ride a scooter at all, cuz your cahonies are so huge to even try that but, it reminded me of an old m*a*s*h episode where a chopper pilot carried a dummy on one side when he only had one passenger in the tube on the side of the chopper.(helicopter, not OCC) anyway, I like your side mount, just buy another bike and put it on the other side.
All kidding aside, it looks impressive and I wouldn't change a thing.
Second attempt to put bicycle on scooter, the Pelican case actually has enough room for change of cycling gear, healmet, shoes, etc. :
I like it!
How are you mounting the plywood to the scooter's rack? The VStrom's rack is not all that different so whatever you're doing, I may be able to do as well. I've been mountain biking alot lately and taking the MTB to work and the trail would be nicer (economicaly) if I could do it on the big V.
I have a couple of those fork mounts from the days when I'd stuff the MTB into the back of the Jeep. And I have heavy thick plywood. I'm already half way there...
By George, I think you've got it!
Nicely done. Keeping the weight as far forward as possible must be a big help. Have you tried it out yet?
I revised the carrier a little, move the mass of the bicycle further forward, reduced the size of the platform.. took the scooter up to speed of 50 mph, hitting bumps on the road make disconcerning noise..
more pictures here:
http://s262.photobucket.com/albums/ii85/theophoto2008/Scooter/Bicycle Rack v 2/
I like this design a lot. The only question I have is: Are the wheels used to keep the bike from moving left to right while mounted? They look pretty close to the frame so that makes sense. But I would like something underneath the frame that would handle this issue.
Really great design. I've seen many and this is probably buildable by many people.
You could carry all the bicycles and gear you wanted to if you fab up a little trailer like these single wheel bicycle trailers:
Or any kind of little lightweight trailer....
You would have to put lights on it to be legal, but they can carry a fairly good size load and still ride like nothings there.
Hint: You'll find these on craigslist which kids hate and people can't sell for much, and they're easy to modify as you can imagine. With a heavy bmx wheel it won't ever break, but even with a standard wheel it would last quite a while provided you don't drag it into too many potholes at 60mph with 200lbs on it.
It's as easy as towing the bike itself and you said you don't want to damage your good bike's rims or wear the good bike out dragging it, so this is an easy way around that.
Good for golf clubs too.
This hauls a mobility scooter etc, with one wheel...
Someone on here uses this:
Or just something like this:
I think a hand truck gave it's life for this: