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Discussion in 'Photos' started by 2manyrides, Aug 12, 2011.
Jeez, why, I don't know. Like a BSC relationship, it's a RP moment, just stalling for time.
Loaded ready for the August 2016 Three Wheels Better at Milton Common. Beers and ice in the tank bag. Clothes and washing gear in the hold-all. Tent (inc inflatable bed), bed roll and sleeping bag under the hold-all. Camping chair alongside. In the throwovers were stove, pans, crockery, cutlery etc etc. (and I STILL ain't got a sidecar)
Twas a great weekend, met many new friends. Very well hosted by Rod Young.
My little 450 back in 2015 the day I left Guatemala to come back to the USA. Unfortunately, I haven't had the chance to load up a bike like this since then.
Not mine, but a fair effort
All loaded up ..... 1995 Moto Guzzi 1100 Sport
That and alternative methods of loading your bike for transportation is what I was looking for when I started this thread. Like discussion about rear carriers and such. How much sag you have on your vehicle when it is loaded. Air assisted shocks. How much wiggle you get in your stablizer, ect...
Wasn't looking for bikes with a load on them...but, wth
Once was driving on the freeway and saw some kawi fall off a car right in front of me, next lane over. It had been tied up on top of the trunk and the passenger compartment.
I hate the sound of bike metal scraping the pavement.
I got a shorter pick up last year and was looking forward to being able to load in the bed, as my previous truck had always had a shell on the bed.
But the first time iI went to load up, I let the bike fall over at the top of the ramp!
Arrgh! Dents, damage, demoralized.
So when I will be alone for uploading, I use my trailer still, but would rather not.
Anyone use a carrier on the front?
What are the best carriers?
I would like to go with NO TRAILERS!
And I am thinking a lift kit for my truck is in it's future. Even more challenge for me to safely load. It ain't all THAT funny that at over sixty years old you don't have the youth and strength you used to.
My bed is too short to close the gate. Maybe I should get one of those tubular cargo guards to be able to leave it down, load bikes straight in and have confidence my gear bag isn't gonna fall out.
So yes, I am interested in bikes loaded up and the different methods people use.
I used this truck for 27 years. It is sleeping now, but I used to load two XR's in it.
I used to have to loosen the handlebars and turn them down a bit to clear the opening.
Once, in the 70's, had three bikes in it!
But one was a honda 70... one of them little things.
Just a little ole 690.
And this is what things look like these days on a camp, ride, party trip.
And i worry about the dog. He is not allowed to put his dirty, hairy ass in the cab!
Talk about your carrier...
Versahaul knock off. Used it to bring the bike back from Citrus Heights to San Diego. Picked it up from a Craigslist wholesaler. Sucks to find a smoking deal and my trailer was 480 miles away.
I have to say it worked perfectly with a nice long ramp. No movement of the bike at all. I was not being nice.. Gonna list it for 100 if any one is interested. (hitch Carrier not the bike)
Yes those burn out marks on the ramp are from me riding it up....
2016 Aprilia Caponord Rally
Dealership visits necessitated hauling in the truck, difficult to tie down.
Ended up cutting up several sets of straps and sewing custom ties.
Got a ride report?
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4 days in France,watching a boat race on the river Seine.
Yes sir. http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/connecticut-to-guatemala-on-a-ktm-450exc-why-not.1055300/
My XR650L loaded up on my short bed Tacoma.