First attempt to carry a bicycle

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by Cat0020, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. 1stiski

    1stiski Ride that nasty thing

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2003
    Oddometer:
    1,670
    Location:
    Elizabethville, PA

    Hey Theo, fancy seeing you here in Battle Scooters !! Still have the 660 Rally?
    #21
  2. Cat0020

    Cat0020 El cheapo

    Joined:
    May 1, 2002
    Oddometer:
    5,663
    Location:
    NW of Philly, Hoboken, Brooklyn, Jamaica NY.
    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.
    #22
  3. crosscountry

    crosscountry Bear went over Mountain

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2005
    Oddometer:
    2,495
    Location:
    At the corner of flat and mountains
    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.
    #23
  4. RidingAgin

    RidingAgin Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2006
    Oddometer:
    408
    Location:
    Near Black Diamond, WA.
    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.
    #24
  5. bongodave

    bongodave Join my cult!

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2006
    Oddometer:
    42,563
    Location:
    Fabulous Eerie, Indiana!
    :lol3 :lol3 :lol3
    #25
  6. Cat0020

    Cat0020 El cheapo

    Joined:
    May 1, 2002
    Oddometer:
    5,663
    Location:
    NW of Philly, Hoboken, Brooklyn, Jamaica NY.
    My scooter is probably cheaper than the green fees that you have to pay to use those gulf clubs.
    #26
  7. Tinfish

    Tinfish Long timer

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2003
    Oddometer:
    1,017
    Location:
    Eastern Washington / Utah
    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).
    #27
  8. dengwynn

    dengwynn AT LARGE

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2007
    Oddometer:
    117
    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].
    dennis
    #28
  9. andmoon

    andmoon Long timer

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2004
    Oddometer:
    3,190
    Location:
    NJ exit 10
    Nice setup but you (OP) may want to dull the carrier rail next to the rider's torso area in case of accident.
    #29
  10. qwiksilver

    qwiksilver Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2008
    Oddometer:
    348
    Location:
    Hollywood, CA
    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...
    #30
  11. mykrrrr

    mykrrrr advenposeur

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2005
    Oddometer:
    54
    Location:
    D'born MI
    To the OP, another vote for you being OK w/hauling the bike on your fancy mount. :)
    #31
  12. wanna bECO

    wanna bECO Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2008
    Oddometer:
    727
    Location:
    Third stone from the sun
    First off, I don't know how you ride a scooter at all, cuz your cahonies are so huge to even try that :rofl 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. :lol3

    All kidding aside, it looks impressive and I wouldn't change a thing.
    #32
  13. Cat0020

    Cat0020 El cheapo

    Joined:
    May 1, 2002
    Oddometer:
    5,663
    Location:
    NW of Philly, Hoboken, Brooklyn, Jamaica NY.
    Second attempt to put bicycle on scooter, the Pelican case actually has enough room for change of cycling gear, healmet, shoes, etc. :

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    #33
  14. HikerGPS

    HikerGPS Lost my signal...

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2006
    Oddometer:
    282
    Location:
    Wander Indiana
    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... :clap
    #34
  15. Lobster Grrl

    Lobster Grrl Ground feeder

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2007
    Oddometer:
    2,474
    Location:
    Not too far from Sugarloaf or Mount Katahdin, ME
    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?
    #35
  16. Cat0020

    Cat0020 El cheapo

    Joined:
    May 1, 2002
    Oddometer:
    5,663
    Location:
    NW of Philly, Hoboken, Brooklyn, Jamaica NY.
    #36
  17. motosaint

    motosaint LTLYLTL!

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2007
    Oddometer:
    566
    Location:
    South San Francisco
    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.

    #37
  18. OregonGreenBud

    OregonGreenBud n00b

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2010
    Oddometer:
    8
    You could carry all the bicycles and gear you wanted to if you fab up a little trailer like these single wheel bicycle trailers:
    [​IMG]

    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.

    [​IMG]

    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.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Good for golf clubs too.
    [​IMG]
    This hauls a mobility scooter etc, with one wheel...
    [​IMG]

    Someone on here uses this:
    http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRHZNMikHSxHgJuvQl1WSXreJ9DvOlLA-9GlYn_3RkDi6ojyRc&t=1&usg=__bCTdy87ycun1ba1Uo_trDkO7gwA=

    Or just something like this:
    [​IMG]


    I think a hand truck gave it's life for this:
    [​IMG]
    #38