Show us your bike loaded up...NO TRAILERS

Discussion in 'Photos' started by 2manyrides, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. garfey

    garfey Scruffy Adventurer

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    As 22manyrides points out, the step-up, or down, is the critical part. In front of my neighbor's house is a "perfect" loading ditch/bank. Back into the right spot and the tailgate is level with the ground, or nearly so, and almost touching so the "step" is not a problem. To one side of that spot, the tailgate is slightly higher than ground level, perfect for unloading; to the other side, the tailgate is slightly lower, perfect for loading without having to "walk" the bike up, in gear, engine running, feathering the clutch.

    In December, we loaded my K100RS into a just-bought short-bed pickup, rear wheels touching the curb above a gutter drain on a city street in California, with a 2x12 alongside the ramp so I could walk up alongside the bike. That was steeper than I like but two friends were there to push while I controlled with the front brake and clutch (xmsn in gear so that, effectively, I had a rear brake, too) but had they not been there I could have walked the bike up "on the clutch," engine running. Without the 2x12 I/we would have been looking for another spot.
  2. crumvoc

    crumvoc Adventurer

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    Thanks for all the responses! I appreciate it. Any other thoughts?
  3. houndawgg

    houndawgg Been here awhile

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  4. AKDuc

    AKDuc Alaska Born Ducatisti

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    I've hauled a few bikes in my 2000 Dodge Grand Caravan over the years.

    I've been able to load and unload all these bikes by myself with no accidents thus far.

    Room enough to haul a bike and sleep right beside it. Went from AK to Deal's Gap and back this way.

    Works for me.... and Comet. :D

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    The KLR was the toughest tho. Had to compress the forks, take off the wind screen, and roll the handle bars down.

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    "Are you about ready?!?" :lol3

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  5. Growelly

    Growelly Been here awhile

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  6. beemerphile

    beemerphile Long timer

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    You have it right not when there is nothing more to bring, but when nothing more can be left behind.

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  7. Scott of the Sahara

    Scott of the Sahara Been here awhile

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    Here is mine and my son's ... Headed south to get away from the cold

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  8. ts3doug

    ts3doug Long timer

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  9. Rob Dirt

    Rob Dirt More or less in line

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    It's amazing how much stuff fits in this luggage. When I got home from my BRP/Deals Gap trip, I could not believe how heavy each box was to remove.

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  10. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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    what windshield is this?
  11. Rob Dirt

    Rob Dirt More or less in line

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  12. YZman

    YZman Bouncing off Trees

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    Heading out for a x-mas eve trail ride!

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  13. crazyjeeper

    crazyjeeper Been here awhile

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    GL1000 at a rest stop in Kansas on my way to North Dakota.

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    And in my old truck the day I got it.

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  14. GS750T

    GS750T GS750T

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    Heading for Daytona in October:

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    Heading for Daytona tomorrow, exact same stuff different scooter:

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  15. mr. matteeanne

    mr. matteeanne Bender can pass him

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  16. JG77

    JG77 I ride my own.

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  17. teddy750

    teddy750 Adventurer

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    back in 1995 coming home after a trip to halkidiki GREECE.My wife was sitting behind me , she is the one who took the pic.
  18. teddy750

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    wrong picture sorry here i'm playing with my friends bike
  19. teddy750

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  20. lq9crew

    lq9crew Adventurer

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    Here is my poor pickup loaded to the gills. I had it weighed when setting off for this trip, only 540 pounds over the GVWR.:eek1

    So about as overloaded as some of the bikes here :lol3.

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