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    just having bought a moto trail bike that is street legal, I have been toying with the question of how to carry my bicycle ...and now I know, or at least know that it can be done pretty neatly. luckily the moto I bought already has a rear freight rack.
    now, why I would ever want to carry my mtn. bike back there...?
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    simple bike carrier

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    Ah, got your attention there! Hello, I am a scooter owner who has been carrying my surfboards to the beach on my bike for a couple years in Southern California. Here are a couple photos of the rig.


    Now, I am considering selling this retro bike and buying a Honda Silverwing, a big freeway scooter that can do 100 mph and I think I can strap a mountain bike or a surfboard to the side. You would take the front wheel off, place the bike with rear wheel facing toward the front of the bike, and put the handlebars facing to the back (high up out of the way of the turn signals). Front wheel goes on the other side. The bike may well rest on the passenger foot peg or something that I build that would come off the passenger or perhaps the exhaust hanger.

    I tested the mountain bike on the retro scooter in the pictures today. If I rest the crank where it meets the bottom bracket on the chrome "sissy bars" that wrap around the whole rear of the bike its pretty easy to strap it on securely. The front wheel goes on the other side.

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    Is it bad to rest the bike on the crank here where it might be hitting bumps on the road? I put pipe insulation to cushion it here against the steel sissy bar.

    Has anyone ever seen anyone else with a mountain bike on a motorcycle?

    Am I totally crazy?
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    simple and easy rack on BMW F650,

    simple rack ,easy to makeMotorcycle carrying mountain bike?-last-summer-hike-2014-002.jpgMotorcycle carrying mountain bike?-bike-rack-043.jpg Left bracket goes under bottom bracket, seat post rest on right bracket

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    You must have more than these two brackets to keep the bike from swinging around? Do you have straps holding the bike in place? I like the simplicity of it!

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    Some interesting setups on here. I have to admit, seeing that in person would be strange.


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    Quote Originally Posted by vtmusher View Post
    You must have more than these two brackets to keep the bike from swinging around? Do you have straps holding the bike in place? I like the simplicity of it!
    I use a strap on the rear of the frame,bottom bracket and around the handle bars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rangelinenaturepreserve View Post
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    That seems like a really bad idea. If you have to go around a stopped car or other fixed object evasively, and the bike or rack catches it, you are in for a nasty ride.

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    My Version

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    simple rack ,easy to makeClick image for larger version. 

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    Thanks for the inspiration SirDonald. This is my version of the same design on my 2006 KLR650. Took it out today for the first time and it works great! Really quick to put the bike on and it doesn't stick out further than any point on the bike. Great solution for getting my mt. bike to the trail head!Motorcycle carrying mountain bike?-img_1521-copy.jpgMotorcycle carrying mountain bike?-img_1522-copy.jpgMotorcycle carrying mountain bike?-img_1523.jpg

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    Here's a shot of mine.

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    I saw this at a parking lot last year and had to snap a picture.

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    Hi I am looking to set up my 2015 Honda XR650L with a rack. I have two short pieces of thule rack and I wanted to mount those on the bike somehow, and then put a 1upUSA rack on those. I just can't sort out how to make it all work. Before I start tinkering, I wanted to get any suggestions/info from here...
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    A buddy of mine takes his mountain bike on his motorcycle. Here is the way he does it.Motorcycle carrying mountain bike?-0714101134a.jpg

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