Overloaded bikes

Discussion in 'Photos' started by lostlobos, Dec 23, 2006.

  1. mfp4073

    mfp4073 Long timer

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    This is Ris, I found her in the home depot parking lot with this load. She actually said to me "oh they do this in other parts of the world all the time". yes, those are 2 4x4 peg boards, 2 trellis, 50 drumsticks, 5 kitchen storage containers, a backpack, a tv tray table, 4 4 ft 1x2s, some garden edging, a flower pot and various other things I cant even remember. I eventually talked her into putting it all in the back of my truck and me following her home. Where she made me Thai Curry eggplant/tofu something and gave me PBRs to wash it down. True story.....



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  2. Mgbgt89

    Mgbgt89 Long timer

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    At least the pegboard would let a little air through.
  3. Andyvh1959

    Andyvh1959 Cheesehead Klompen

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    We've got LOTS of over-loaded Harleys and Gold Wings here in Wisconsin, and that's with nothing in the saddle bags and only two people on the bike.

    I once saw a guy on I94 in Milwaukee, riding a HD Road King, pulling a trailer. No biggie right? The trailer was home-made as evidenced by the sheet metal looking main box, and long tongue. It needed the long tongue for the storage platform on it. Also, there was a storage platform BEHIND the main box, to which was strapped a full size gas grill. Oh, and the front platform on the tongue,.....that was to hold two 40-lb Propane tanks strapped down. The whole trailer had to be over 12 feet long. Not to mention the tongue load from the two propane bottle alone.

    If ya gotta haul that much crap,...take a pickup truck.
  4. 8lives

    8lives Dharma Bum

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    I knew this would fit well here also,great story too!
  5. swamp

    swamp U lie&yo'breff stank

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    that rules. best post in a while .

    .... i dont think those bungee cords would have held up very long.
  6. Mudclod

    Mudclod Mojo Moto

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    Ha! Excellent.
  7. mfp4073

    mfp4073 Long timer

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    lol, funny thing is that before she agreed to let me help her she said "the holes in the peg board lined up, that should let some air through. Didnt even mean for it to happen".......um yeah....:huh
  8. AngryRed

    AngryRed Lost in Cyber Space

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    I'll throw mine into the mix. My first adventure bike from 2006 on our way to Yellowstone from Las Vegas.

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  11. Two Moto Kiwis

    Two Moto Kiwis Homeless Somewhere

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    Someones GS in Fairbanks

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  12. Two Moto Kiwis

    Two Moto Kiwis Homeless Somewhere

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    Gordons bike

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  13. motoree

    motoree Been here awhile

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  14. mtnbikeboy

    mtnbikeboy Been here awhile

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    That looks like someone who moved to motorcycle touring from backpacking. It should be relatively easy to pack light if one owns backpacking gear.
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    Vincenthdfan Been here awhile

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    Holy crap...is that a Honda Generator I see on the back?? :huh
  16. swamp

    swamp U lie&yo'breff stank

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    LMAO!
    yea man i think it is!
    awesome.
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    AdvParamedic Adventurer

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  18. sallydog

    sallydog AVERAGE 80.69 MPD for 41 months

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    would a 1/2 barrel of beer and a bucket of clams be considered overloaded? :evil

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  19. JaxObsessed

    JaxObsessed Near Earth Object

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    I'm coming with you.:freaky
  20. swamp

    swamp U lie&yo'breff stank

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    .. the lemons are a nice touch :deal