Pics of bicycle racks on Adv Moto bikes?

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  1. motorijder

    motorijder Adventurer

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    bringing this back from the dead...

    Has anyone thought about packing their bicycle into one of those airline approved bicycle travel cases (either of the soft or hard variant) and then laying the case down across the back of the bike? If you had panniers it would offer a pretty wide platform to secure the case to. Probably not too practical for short jaunts but if you had to travel some distance it might be worth the time to pack up the bike into the travel case. Not to mention the bicycle would be protected from the elements.

    They make soft and hard case options. Not sure of the width but the height of the boxes once packed is pretty slim. Could even throw a duffel bag on top with some gear?

    maybe something like this:
    http://www.rei.com/product/730991/thule-round-trip-bike-case

    or this:
    http://www.skinzprotectivegear.com/bicycleproduct/travelcases.html

    just a thought...
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  2. Askel

    Askel Perma-n00b

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    Man, I just saw the best solution to this ever... Invented by some punk kid hauling his BMX bike to the local hang out on his dirt bike.


    Just lay the bike frame across the seat, wheels hanging out the sides, sit on bike frame.

    Done!

    No crazy custom stuff. No expensive racks. And about a million times more "core". :lol3
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  3. BmoreBandit

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    You say..lay the bike frame acorss the moto...wheels hangin on both sides..hmm..none of the baldy beemer
    over engineering..BRILLIANT!
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  4. jfman

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    Anyone devised a setup that allows all 3 cases?
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  5. disconnected

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    Jason, I have Jesse bags, can you make this again?


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  6. Yinzer Moto

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    Yup


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  7. disconnected

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    I would loose the use of my bag though. :cry. My passenger seat comes off. Will look for a tray and mount and see what I can do using the space back there

    Something like the gray GS in first post
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  8. Yinzer Moto

    Yinzer Moto aka: trailer Rails Supporter

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    Yup, you can't use the bag while the rack is on the bike. The rack is quick release just like the bags, so switching it out only takes a few seconds. Get a top box if you need more storage. One bag should be enough for your cycling gear.
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  9. Andrew

    Andrew Optimus Primer Super Moderator Super Supporter

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    I liked how Ricky was able to get the bicycle's CG lower down, which led to better handling while riding the moto.

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    :ricky
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  10. onefastrph

    onefastrph Shut up and ride.

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    ...so long as you buy the motorcycle it's attached to... Check it out in the flea market. :evil

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  11. onefastrph

    onefastrph Shut up and ride.

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    Actually just traded my GS in on a new GS so my bike rack is for sale. Taken off my 2010 R1200GS. Would probably fit the 10-12 models & maybe older. Doesn't fit the 13+. $300 shipped continental US.

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  12. onefastrph

    onefastrph Shut up and ride.

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    Rack only minus the Yakima parts for $180 shipped cont. US. See flea market.
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  13. AndyT

    AndyT Been here awhile

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    Yakima parts on top of my Happy Trails panniers:




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    I have to turn to bars on the bicycle sideways so they don't interfere with my shoulder.
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  14. edsportelli

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    Do you still have the bike rack Ed480-213-0143 edsportelli@gmail.com
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  16. edsportelli

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    Do you still have the bike rack ed@480-213-0143 edsportelli@gmail.com
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  17. edsportelli

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    How much
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  18. onefastrph

    onefastrph Shut up and ride.

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    Long gone. Sold to a friend & unfortunately was lost in a fire along with his bike.

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