Will a 950 ADV fit in a typical cargo van?

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by Racer111v, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. Racer111v

    Racer111v Been here awhile

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    I looking at picking up a new to me '05 950 w/ stock bars/windshield. I need to rent a pick up or van. Will it fit in a 2012 or so Ford or Chevy 1 ton van? I'm guessing the windshield is going to need to be removed.
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  2. Lurkerlou

    Lurkerlou Been here awhile

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    Yup I pulled the mirrors , windscreen then used ratchet straps from the bars to the lower fork legs to compress the forks enough that it became super easy to load.

    Might have even been able to get it without compressing the forks but dumping a new bike while loading it in the dealership parking lot seemed like an embarrassing experience.

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  3. Florida Lime

    Florida Lime Long timer

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    On my 950SE, I have to rotate the handlebars, in addition to removing the mirrors, so that everything clears going into my Ford E150. No windscreen to worry about for me, but I don't have to collapse the suspension at all.

    It is TIGHT, though. :lol3
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  4. Seth S

    Seth S Will _____ for _____

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    When/where are you picking it up?
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  5. mroddis

    mroddis Been here awhile

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    Picked mine up last spring on the back of a rented pickup....fit fine with the tailgate down.

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  6. Racer111v

    Racer111v Been here awhile

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    I settled on renting a pick-up. Last time I was at Enterprise they had a hightop Nissan. I asked today and they couldn't commit to having it for this weekend.
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