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Trial's rigs to get to the event

Discussion in 'Trials' started by mung, Nov 28, 2017.

  1. wheelieman14

    wheelieman14 Been here awhile

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    Got hitch receiver adapter installed to raise it up and back a bit to clear spare tire. Also helps increase rear ground clearance when backing up. For transporting a single bike, I'd swap out the 2-bike carrier to shorten up the length. 82549302_2689603217799019_7973225168589815808_o.jpg
  2. riabma77

    riabma77 Been here awhile

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    Doing some testing in the new (to me) van.

    I found this bicycle rack and it seems to work very well. The tire fits like a glove. Driving a few around town thru some bumpy and curvy roads, and the bike doesn't move. And the best part, almost no pressure on the fork. Highly recommend. Made by Willworx. IMG_20200117_152300.jpg IMG_20200117_152319.jpg
  3. Yinzer Moto

    Yinzer Moto Sloppy 300 rider Supporter

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    What model of van? Do you think it can take 2 bikes? What about a dirtbike?
  4. riabma77

    riabma77 Been here awhile

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    ProMaster City. Yes, you can put 2 bikes with no problem. Not sure about a dirtbike.
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  5. Bluetonguejak

    Bluetonguejak Pretend racer

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    Off to participate in our first trials event:rayof

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  6. Norman Foley

    Norman Foley Devotee of the Husqvarna Supporter

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  7. Bluetonguejak

    Bluetonguejak Pretend racer

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    The Dodge Rams are becoming very popular here in Oz now as they are 'factory' RHD, not converted from LHD.
    Walkinshaw (racing) does the conversions/fit-outs for Dodge.
    The price point is comparible to the Toyota Hilux, VW Amarok, etc.

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  8. ZippyGasGas

    ZippyGasGas Long timer

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    USA Slogan, "If ya can't Dodge it, Ram it!"

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  9. slicktop

    slicktop Long timer

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    That's one way to 'Hit the salad bar at Sizzlers.'
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  10. Yinzer Moto

    Yinzer Moto Sloppy 300 rider Supporter

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    The transmission shops in Australia are going to experience a boom in business! Invest in ball joints and other front end parts too.

    That riding area you have there is pretty amazing.
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  11. Bluetonguejak

    Bluetonguejak Pretend racer

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    The riding area is in a suburb of Melbourne city - pretty cool to have such a well established facility so close (35min drive).
    The area caters for all levels too, even a small circuit track for the kids.
    Dog friendly too!:beer
  12. Norman Foley

    Norman Foley Devotee of the Husqvarna Supporter

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  13. Norman Foley

    Norman Foley Devotee of the Husqvarna Supporter

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    Not trials.... but this Belfast Pub will drive their van to your house, pull a fresh pint of Guinness, and leave it on your doorstep! Lock down survival!
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  14. UstaKood

    UstaKood Been here awhile

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    I'll give'm a ring in the morning . Shop supplies are getting low ! :photog
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  15. Brewtus

    Brewtus Buffoonery, Inc.

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    Where do I submit my address?? :ear
  16. riabma77

    riabma77 Been here awhile

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    I like Guinness, but I'd prefer a good German wheat.
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  17. markbxr400

    markbxr400 Been here awhile Supporter

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    I wonder if they'll deliver to lower Alabama?!
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  18. LowPSI

    LowPSI Been here awhile

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    For those of you carrying bikes in a van without a wall, do yourself a favor, put an extra set of tie downs on the rear of the bike. Tie it back. In an accident that bike can come forward and crush you.

    I was saved by this set up. The bikes still came forward and straightened out the hooks on a set of Ancra tie downs but it was enough to slow them down....
  19. riabma77

    riabma77 Been here awhile

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    I agree. You can also hold the front tire with a bicycle rack.
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  20. lineaway

    lineaway Long timer

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    I have always put my bikes in backwards, in my vans and in my trailers. Leaves more room, centers the load and makes unloading a breeze.