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Bicycles mounted on motorcycle picture thread

Discussion in 'Photos' started by Cavernous, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. Whodatschrome

    Whodatschrome Long timer

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    Not really mounted, but just a whole bunch of straps to keep it from flying off.
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  2. DaveH250

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  3. Sachou

    Sachou Been here awhile

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    Man, I'm so happy to see that there's a whole thread dedicated to this. You guys are my kind of people! Here's my DIY Rack:

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    And here's a Youtube video I made for a demo of the rack:

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  4. byknphil

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    Digging the Kip Moto trailer addition to my setup.
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  5. wvadventurerider

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    I'm thinking of a 2x2Cycles rack for my KLR, I haven't looked through the whole thread yet but it looks like a great product. Anyone using one?
  6. byknphil

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    That's what I'm using. I'm Going to cut off the front through axle mount and bolt on an Rocky Mounts locking drive shaft for better ease of loading and unloading.
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  7. fhfr436

    fhfr436 Thirsting for ADV

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    It would seem to make more sense to mount the bike on the trailer, out of the wind, rather than on the M/C.
  8. byknphil

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    Have plans to do so if it works out. And unless the crosswind get up around 30mph you don't really notice the bikes back there, especially if it my 29er.
  9. stormdog

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    91F5FFFA-F63B-442B-A2BA-B809AADA7900.jpeg Just came across this thread
    Here is my set up up with camping gear
    I put about 9,000 miles on a 2x2 cycles rack mounted on my 990. I liked the way it rode on the bike, I but I started seeing wear marks on the back of the crank where it sat in the shoe. Not a big deal with my aluminum Trek, but on my CF Yeti I didn’t want to take a chance of a failure.
    So I made this one. The rear is supported by a rod that slides through the hollow crank.
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  10. Niterunnr

    Niterunnr Adventurer

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    Some great ideas here, but I worry about the lever effect on the subframe.
    Even with a strap the most forward part of this example still rests on the subframe.
    I’m thinking of making one that straps to the passenger seat.

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  11. Whodatschrome

    Whodatschrome Long timer

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    3 weeks of brainstorming and 6 hours of fab work netted me a BMX carrier rack. It takes 1 second to mount the bike on the rack, and less than half a second to pop it off. Since this picture has been taken, I welded up some ends on the trough (aluminum angle) that the handlebars are located into. The way the BMX is located makes it very easy to lane split. No straps are even needed to keep the bike in place. I even test crashed the Vespa on a gravel road to prove to myself that it’s a robust design. The scooter is still somewhat stable at a GPS verified 73mph...until a crosswind finds you.
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