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Old 12-02-2012, 07:50 AM   #16
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Vertically. Or FedEx.

Securing them horizontally is only asking for a future YouTube vid of how not to do it.
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Old 12-02-2012, 03:32 PM   #17
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Maybe it's just me, but strapping large sticks with sharp edges to myself while riding a motorcycle doesn't seem like the brightest thing to do.
There are those who would say that about motorcycling in general but we do it anyway.
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Old 12-02-2012, 05:11 PM   #18
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Unless you are talking about ski jumping skies most skies are pretty short. When I strap my snow board, fishing rods, lumber, christmas tree, race fuel, coolers, bmx bike - it all sits across the back - take the seat off and I have nice mounting straps on my jesses.

Width is so not an issue as even mounted that way it is way narrower than a car.

That is the most secure in my mind and if you angle them they get in my way as I have tried with my legs swinging over the bike to get on and off etc. which made me feel less secure.

Just my thoughts and with all that has been mounted the bike and jesses are still very clean and not scratched up - its not a rat bike. Wrap the skies in towels - get some good nylon strapping with cinch buckles and you are good to go.

My thoughts is all...
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:06 PM   #19
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Securing them horizontally is only asking for a future YouTube vid of how not to do it.
How could an increase in width of the motorcycle really be that bad? Oh wait...



I'd probably be looking to carry vertically, forward of a pannier... or maybe horizontally between front crash bars and top of pannier, but don't know if it would affect your seating. I've never skied in my life...
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:25 AM   #20
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How could an increase in width of the motorcycle really be that bad? Oh wait...



I'd probably be looking to carry vertically, forward of a pannier... or maybe horizontally between front crash bars and top of pannier, but don't know if it would affect your seating. I've never skied in my life...
Now that is funny... tragic but funny.... thinking that it has more to do with paying attention than a supporting argument on carrying skies but... ouch! At least he landed in the boat.
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Old 12-04-2012, 03:36 PM   #21
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I've carried a surf board 6ft on my 06GS. On the bike it sits to wide for traffic and taking corners. So I had it stick straight out the back. It worked well and did the job. Only issue is people want to look and take pictures so they tend to get to close for comfort.
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