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    Who carries their bike on their motorcycle?

    I do.
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    Who carries their bike on their motorcycle?

    I've thought about it, my mount needs a little more work before it is road worthy though. It's too bouncy.
    I do have a question for those of you that do though. What do you do with your motorcycle gear(helmet, jackets, gloves, boots...)while you're riding? I don't ride without my gear and I'm just worried it would get jacked at the trail head while I'm out mountain biking.



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    I carry a u lock with a cable and run that through my jacket & pants, my helmet get locked to the bike and my gloves how under the seat.

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    I do, but quite a bit differently.

    The MTB:
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    The fatty:
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    Gear storage is easy also since the sidecar has a 3cf locked trunk under the rack.

    Have a good one.
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    I just finished fabricating a rack for my Harley Sportster...









    I wanted something that I could easily remove when not hauling the mountain bike so I made a template from my Harley sissy bar that utilized Harley's quick release system.

    Stoked how clean and easy it is to mount up. Have a few rides with it so far and its really stable, I use a couple tie down straps that connect my mountain bike handlebars to the motorcycle shocks to balance out the leverage hanging off the back of the motorcycle.

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    Very impressive!

    A friend has a H-D. That QR feature for the backrest is really cool. Great adaptation.


    BTW, my sidecar was severely damaged in a not-at-fault collision on the way back from a ride with the fat bike mounted. The Ural might be totaled, but both the mount and fat bike survived in perfect shape.

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    It is hard to see in the pic, but the front fender put a nice big dent and crease in the nose of the tub.

    I'm still waiting to see what the result will be and the collision happened on May 20th. LoL!

    Have a good one.
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    Just finished turning a Harbor Freight trailer into a bike hauler. I have a receiver on the rear as well in case I want to add a cooler rack and hang the bike off the back. The hitch carrier is a VeeMe V2 from eTrailer.com
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    Tonred, what ever happened to the case? Hopefully it went well for you. Here is my homemade bike rack for my fatbike on my 82 BMW R65LS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norsk View Post
    Tonred, what ever happened to the case? Hopefully it went well for you. Here is my homemade bike rack for my fatbike on my 82 BMW R65LS.

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    Thanks for asking. What a pain! Liberty Mutual sucks at claims and any form of communication. Progressive was great. It took almost 3mo to get the bike back, but they fixed it to my liking and set LM the bill. I'm still waiting on a settlement offer from LM.

    On the good side, there were no long term problems for me, the Ural is good as it is going to get, and the fat bike was undamaged.

    You have a couple very nice rides. I'd love to have that boxer motor and GB in the Ural! 40-weaksauce-hp is just not enough, nor is the Russian quality.

    Have a good one.
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    Tonered, glad it all worked out. Insurance companies loooove to take your money but when it comes time to help you its like pulling teeth. Those Urals are soooo cool, id love to get one but they are kinda expensive and Ive heard they don't like higher speeds. I ride from Duluth to the twin cities most weekend in the spring, summer and fall so I need a little more speed for the freeway. Have a great day. Takk

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    Yeah. Insurance does suck.

    The Urals are not that expensive when you factor in all that you get, sidecar, 2wd, reverse, and a ton of storage space. The low HP, crappy GB, and poor quality are definite weak points. That said, esp given your location, having a four season bike is a great benefit. The worse the weather gets, the better the machine is.

    Highways do blow though, and a 155mi of it would be not much fun. Mine is the last year for carbs and I keep it off of fast roads as much as possible. The EFI models are a bit better, esp at managing cylinder head temps.

    Used Urals are a great value. A lot of them are garage queens from impulse purchases that take a huge resale hit.

    Have a good one.
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    40ish HP can be enough depending on where you live and how you ride the bike. One of these days maybe I'll rig up a bike mount for the motard.

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    Definitely. It is good enough for the Seattle area, but you are definitely on the bike's schedule.

    Have a good one.
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    Around a city, on a bigger heavier bike I can definitely see that. That Ural is sweet BTW!

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    I read somewhere that it only takes 18HP to travel the world, the rest is just wheel spin.

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    Very true. Tooling around at 50mph is just great most of the time. If it was a 40hp diesel motor, I would never complain.

    Have a good one.

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    Yep

    Used a company called https://2x2cycles.com/

    Saw it in a DirtRag mag on the same moto I have and had to get it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kickngas View Post
    Just finished turning a Harbor Freight trailer into a bike hauler. I have a receiver on the rear as well in case I want to add a cooler rack and hang the bike off the back. The hitch carrier is a VeeMe V2 from eTrailer.com
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    While that whole thing is awsome. I do not recomend putting another rack with an ice chest on the back. I don't know your experience with trailers, but. There is a very delicate balance with weight and balance. Too much weight behind the axle picks up the front of the trailer, especially in the bumps. This could pick up your rear tire. Too much weight in front of the axle has the opposite effect and could get your front tire off the ground.

    I would hate for you to crash your bikes. Just have to get gopd on the weight and balance qnd be careful. I'm throughly impressed though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonered View Post
    I do, but quite a bit differently.

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    Gear storage is easy also since the sidecar has a 3cf locked trunk under the rack.

    Have a good one.
    I'm picking up a '17 Gear Up in the next couple weeks. Having the guys at the shop throw a hitch receiver on there so I can run a Kuat Sherpa 2.0. Will be able to carry myself, a homie, 2 bicycles and camping gear for a weekend. Will post photos once I get it rolling.

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    Here's my setup. 17 Gear Up with Kalaber Creations winch/hitch mount, on which Triquest modified the front end and I modified the rear end. I've got a Kuat Sherpa 2 which can carry 2 bicycles up to 35lbs each, with anywhere from 700*23c tires to 650b x 3".

    Only time I feel the extra weight off the back is when I'm rolling up the throttle in 2nd gear.



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