Surf Board On A Bike

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by guns&coffee, Jul 22, 2012.

  1. guns&coffee

    guns&coffee Gnarly!

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    Anyone put their board on their bike?
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  2. BajaBlake

    BajaBlake Meltin in the desert

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    I saw a guy riding the other day with a bicycle almost over head in a rack contraption. You've gotta make sure you don't fly away with a surf board :)
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  3. Platinumgrit

    Platinumgrit Adventurer

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    I've seen quite a few people over here (Australia) with their surfboards slung on the side of their pushbikes. And quite a few who've got the same thing going with their scooters. But, no-one on a motorbike.
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  4. Clydascope

    Clydascope What's Inyo Belly?

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  5. EvanADV

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    Saw two KLRs at a beach hostel in Nicaragua a few years ago that both had surfboard racks. That was before I knew about ADV. Talked to them for a few hours. They had them custom fabricated in Guatemala. Looked like two big U shaped hooks made from steel channel. They had ridden down from Canada. I was inspired and took my first big trip later that year (10,000 miles).
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  6. EvanADV

    EvanADV Big Bearded Boy

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  7. TobyG

    TobyG be happy :)

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    Do I even want to know how a bike with a surf board atteched to it handles in strong winds :eek1 ?
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  8. guns&coffee

    guns&coffee Gnarly!

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  9. 03x2

    03x2 Adventurer

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    I made a surfboard carrier in 1980 for my Honda CX500 in shop class. It went on the right hand side. It handled fine in the wind. I lived at the coast so of coarse it was windy. The Problem was that my right leg went between the bike and
    the board, twice I fell during sudden panic stops in coast traffic to the right, both at a full stop and thankfully my board was never injured. The photo's are packed away but the memories remain. It was great summer...
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  10. roadtrip22

    roadtrip22 Been here awhile

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    yea it works pretty good. It's a 6ft board. I think anything longer and I'll need to redesign it so it won't snap in half.


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  11. guns&coffee

    guns&coffee Gnarly!

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    So, with a longboard, I could strap one end of it to the pannier and the other to the front fork. I'd be ok so long as I did:freakyn't turn.:rofl:lol3

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  12. EvanADV

    EvanADV Big Bearded Boy

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    Lean.
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  13. Meteos

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  15. Meteos

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    Yikes....unstable wind-grabbing longboard with fin pointed out. Recipe for disaster unless you are only driving one block to the surf. One spill and the fin box will rip right out. I would much rather ding the deck than the bottom. But, despite its questionable utility, it does look classy....A polish license plate? At least the board choice is a good one.
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  16. the_gr8t_waldo

    the_gr8t_waldo Long timer

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    saw a BMW gs carrying a "shorty" a few years ago. played tag all the way down to about S.F ( approx. 750miles before I lost him..he did have a sticker on his cal. license frame that said VERACRUZ, and I deduced that he came from Vancouver B.C.). looked to be simply tied against his bike and as he sat on the bike, (some pipe closed cell insulation to protect both bike n board,straddled the board) - can't recall what side it was tied to , but I was impressed. Long distance with a board!!!
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  17. MCP

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  18. Meteos

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  19. jon_b

    jon_b Been here awhile

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    As seen at the 2010 BMW MOA Rally in Bend, Oregon. Dog carrier included but unfortunately I didn't get a better pic of the surfboard mount.

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