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    Ultimate Ellsworth Bike Transporters

    Well here she is the new love in my life! 2 days ago new with 9kms on the clock now to 300 already almost leave the bike in the car park and drive everywhere, but not quite!


    My ultimate transport carrier for the Mighty Ellsworths

    A few little additons to make her travel worthy, other than that shes a beast!

    Show us yours! Im sure theres some awesome machines tearing up the roads to the trails!
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    That's an interesting looking Toyota truck. Haven't really seen one like that. Is it a Tacoma? Looks like the truck version of the Rav4.

    Here's my bike transporter:
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    Here's the Tacoma (US version):
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    trailadvent's in newsyland (NZ) and their models are a little different. Look at the steering wheel in the last pic: opposite by N. American standards.

    I still occasionally have nightmares about driving in New Zealand. Turning right across traffic, those one lane bridges...

    On the other hand, I've never been anywhere else where EVERYONE I met was so cheerful, helpful and friendly. The whole country must be boy scouts or something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob the Wheelbuilder
    trailadvent's in newsyland (NZ) and their models are a little different. Look at the steering wheel in the last pic: opposite by N. American standards.

    I still occasionally have nightmares about driving in New Zealand. Turning right across traffic, those one lane bridges...

    Oh yeah...I didn't notice the right hand drive. My brain tends to malfunction driving on the left side of the road and going clockwise on a roundabout. I used to look left when crossing streets in the UK. Got a few "darn American comments" actually it was more like "darn yank"....
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    lol

    UK roads are so different to ours, more traffic and with its small cars and narrow streets. Isn't my cuppa tea either.

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    Here is my bike hauler. I bought it back in August.




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    How would my Moment look on one of these?
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    My Hauler not a Toy

    Been more of a Banshee than an Ellsworth hauler here lately
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    Quote Originally Posted by brado1
    Been more of a Banshee than an Ellsworth hauler here lately
    What became of your Id? Did Ellsworth take care of that for you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chad1433
    How would my Moment look on one of these?
    Smartcar: looks like you can take that on your local single track. Who needs a Moment!
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    Awesome guys, I like the trucks almost as much as the Es

    Lowcel awesome dude youve just solved my bike loading delima cheers.

    Yeah Bobs bang on the money shes a Kiwi truck right hand drive, 3.0litre Intercooled Turbo Diesel 5 speed manual 4WD, called a Hilux here in little old NZ, we don't get the Tacoma here.
    Shes the biggest beast on the block here except for the US imports then she looks small though with our fuel prices shes allot cheaper to run.

    88cents a litre compared to $1.35 for 98 octane oucchh.

    I love the Torbo diesel throaty ness urgh urgh!

    Enjoying the pics hope to see more, slightly different topic but interesting to see other ideas for hauling!

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    Looks good mate, dam fine bikes on the back too................
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    Almost matches my Id!........

    ...and I can always find her in a crowded parking lot.
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    thanks for posting this thread.... nice to look back at some older pics
    over the years my Ellsworths (and those of my buds) have found themselves being hauled on/in these






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    Quote Originally Posted by chad1433
    What became of your Id? Did Ellsworth take care of that for you?
    Thanks for askin'
    Sorry for the delayed response... Ryan at Ellsworth hooked me up with a replacement chainstay ( i had to pay for it - i bought the frame off ebay, so no warranty). the stay itself is a little beefier than the one i cracked... running fine and i'm building up a warranty one part at a time Thanks to Brad @ the shop for hooking me up by dealing with Ells even though they're not an Ells dealer... transaction was smooth and swapped within a couple weeks (Thanksgiving holiday and Katrina slowed things (UPS) down a bit.)

    I replaced the Psylo Race with an AM1 and loving it!... though it's been weird going back to a squishy bike after ridin' the hardtail.... gears are nice too!

    Now if i could just get my Xterra back from the bodyshop! (recent ice storm carnage)
    all will be right in the world
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    Good to see you're up and running again. Too bad about the Xterra! Was that an ice storm?

    I'm suprised your Id wasn't covered under warranty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chad1433
    Good to see you're up and running again. Too bad about the Xterra! Was that an ice storm?

    I'm suprised your Id wasn't covered under warranty.
    Ice Storm! you are correct sir!

    Warranty doesn't apply to secondhand ebay purchases, sucks, but i knew the risks when i bought the frame...,Nice thing though is the part that was replaced, through a bike shop / ellsworth , that is now covered by warranty, hence my comments of building a warranty one part at a time

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    Quote Originally Posted by brado1
    Ice Storm! you are correct sir!

    Warranty doesn't apply to secondhand ebay purchases, sucks, but i knew the risks when i bought the frame...,Nice thing though is the part that was replaced, through a bike shop / ellsworth , that is now covered by warranty, hence my comments of building a warranty one part at a time
    You should have traded that bad boy for a Moment and gotten a full two year warranty!

    Hopefully, that stay will hold out for you.

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    Ellsworth carriers

    Speaking from an Australian point of view... That HiLux ute is really pretty. Right until you actually take it off road. They have rapidly developed a rep' here for being way too soft for "real" off-roading. (a shame considering their past)

    But I guess that's what the Ellsworth is for...

    On that thread... I went touring/4x4ing/camping with my wife in our new (solid beam axles) Landcruiser 100 series (only the Aussies and Kiwis here will understand what that is...) in the Victorian high country over XMAS.

    Short version:
    Got the 100 mud bogged on a side track that I really shouldn't have been on... no winch. No diff locks. One very unhappy wife. (I think the phrase "I told you not to do it" was uttered more than once...)

    Grabbed my Moment from the back of the truck. rode to the campground to get help. 9klms. (first 5 was uphill, last 4 down... fun ... until the rain started and it got dark...)

    *shaking head* that's what I get for taking a new, not prepared, 4x4 into the high country.

    Good thing that I had the Moment though. *big grins*...

    Ah... the joy.

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    Hey TT, haven't I seen that pic on nissanoffroad.net before? ;-)

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    Here is my fun machine....


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    Hey SteelDuck

    Anymore pictures of your trips away, your last quiver of pics was great.

    l keep the Id for other work.Am on my way to Europe, so am keen to use the Uzzi on some lift assisted areas, wil
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    Here's a spesh hauler. Hope I'm not intruding.
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    F-150

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    Awesome guys the Tecoma rocks, I like it and the other big beasts 2!

    Hilux will do me here in NZ though!

    Darn it just a few more pics of my battle truck!
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    TrailAdvent, showing me photos of my bike is not good when I cannot ride it. I type these at 39,000 feet above the Atlantic, on route from Germany to LA in the US of A. The world is flat really. Great being able to access MTBR whilst in the air.
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    Looks like toyota is the Ell's transporter of choice, I can show off some of my rigs....no bike on them quite yet, waiting for my new EPI...


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    Wow the Toyotas sure are popular.

    Well I picked up a New Toyota Rav 4 (2005 version) in the recent sales here in Australia. Got like $6000 off it.

    I've attached a picture I took with my Phone:
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    [QUOTE=Trekster]Looks like toyota is the Ell's transporter of choice, I can show off some of my rigs....no bike on them quite yet, waiting for my new EPI...

    Aw, you need one of these;
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    ya,
    thinking about the FJ Cruiser....we are going to wait for an 08 version with a removable top....
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    TrailAdvent, showing me photos of my bike is not good when I cannot ride it. I type these at 39,000 feet above the Atlantic, on route from Germany to LA in the US of A. The world is flat really. Great being able to access MTBR whilst in the air.
    Yeah dude, doing it tough I know hang in there, what ya get on the big trips eh!
    Enjoy bud..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whafe
    Anymore pictures of your trips away, your last quiver of pics was great.

    l keep the Id for other work.Am on my way to Europe, so am keen to use the Uzzi on some lift assisted areas, wil
    We have about 4 feet of snow here at the moment, so it is a bit silent on the trip front...
    We are planning on doing a road trip to Åre Mountain Mayhem 2006, so stay tuned..

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    One from the trailhead today

    This is the new model Nissan Pathfinder. Rack is a Sportworks T2 with the third bike mount and a couple of custom wheel trays to fit a Surly Pugsley. I just turned over 22K miles: it has been a great vehicle so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LowCel
    Here is my bike hauler. I bought it back in August.



    Dude, I've got the same truck, had it for about a month now, LOVE IT. But anyway, Toyota sells quick release holders that fit with the sport track that's built into the bed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eabos
    Dude, I've got the same truck, had it for about a month now, LOVE IT. But anyway, Toyota sells quick release holders that fit with the sport track that's built into the bed.
    I know, but why spend the money on them when I already had all of the mounts? I didn't see any reason to spend $150 on three of the Toyota mounts that would do the same thing that the mounts I already had would do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ODG
    Hey TT, haven't I seen that pic on nissanoffroad.net before? ;-)
    hahahah...probably dude along with hundreds of other pics of it
    I haven't wheeled it in dogsage...It's striclty a toy hauler now
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    How about this

    I was thinking this was more appropriate.
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    Taco and Epi - Correction Epi and Taco

    Something about Epiphany's and Tacoma's? Mine looks so lonely compared to other full beds.
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    Nice, like the bike too that ano green is sweet
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    I know, but why spend the money on them when I already had all of the mounts? I didn't see any reason to spend $150 on three of the Toyota mounts that would do the same thing that the mounts I already had would do.
    Low Cel I copied yr setup its the bomb and its cheap and origonal dam awesome!

    Cheers for the tip! It rocks!
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    my new EPI hauler,
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    Finally got some pics of our XTerra loaded up. The ULTIMATE carrier, however will be the $1200 Honda Civic I bought (35 mpg!) with the $5000 bike on top. Now THAT'S Colorado livin'...
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    Another ShortBus in da house. Nice choice!
    still diggin' mine....now if i can just get the smell of death out of my car (story here)
    1st photo below from the Pisgah Death March



    this was a recent roadtrip photo playin with photochop.


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    Quote Originally Posted by chad1433
    Finally got some pics of our XTerra loaded up. The ULTIMATE carrier, however will be the $1200 Honda Civic I bought (35 mpg!) with the $5000 bike on top. Now THAT'S Colorado livin'...

    Not too many "vehicles" can carry off the yellow but the XTerra is certainly one that can. Looks like the new Toyota CJ Cruiser is another that has the juice.

    btw - still driving my black tacoma with epi in bed
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    I like the X's in Yellow,

    My Taco, EPI hauler
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trekster
    I like the X's in Yellow,

    My Taco, EPI hauler
    Gas Gas?

    Also what are you hooking lines to for trials bike. I have '05 Taco and never been quite confident new rail system would hold weight of dirt bike while driving at speed
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    The red one was last years hauler. Might use it again the year.

    The white one is the present hauler.
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    Hey Bro, final trail day for Blue Sky is June 3rd, 9am at Glade Park, if you're interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coldsteele
    The red one was last years hauler. Might use it again the year.

    The white one is the present hauler.
    Been heli-boarding before but gotsta try the the Whirly-biking
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    Hooking onto the small c hooks on the inside of the bed, never had a problem....!!

    GasGas 300 pro...what a hoot !!
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    yah, no such hooks on mine. Anticipate you have long bed. S/B only have at gate. . Anyway, enjoy both bikes
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    Quote Originally Posted by lidarman
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    Quite a SAAB Story!

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    Quote Originally Posted by brado1
    Quite a SAAB Story!

    make sure you get it it writing
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