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Old 09-22-2005, 10:14 AM   #1
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Bicycle on Motorcycle

I have read all the posts in all the forums about carrying a bicycle on the back of a motorcycle. All the designs seem very complex.

My bike: 04 BMW GS
How I identified a solution: A guy I ran into on the streets of SanFrancisco about 5 months ago -- approx June ish around 9am we both parked next to the Transamerica building -- was on his way to an interview and stoped to talk to me. He showed me his design but I wasn't in the right frame of mind to remember it. It was such a simple design and I would like to talk to him about it. If I recall correctly, he mentioned this site so I'm hoping he is reading.

Anyway, here is a bit of the idea
* Remove rear seat
* Remove rear hand rail
* Bolt a fork mount into the GS's frame
* Bolt a Long bike tray onto the exposed frame
Done.

The bike will sit pretty high and far back but I can't imagine it bothering me.
Comments, thoughts, observations.
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Old 09-22-2005, 10:24 AM   #2
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Sounds like Ricardo...
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Old 09-22-2005, 11:22 AM   #3
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Comments, thoughts, observations.
Well, some obervations are at hand. Both seen on the site of a friend of mine (Carlo): http://carlo.reiseenduro.de and there from the Department of Silly Luggage http://www.reiseenduro.de/adventure-enduro/ladung/
a) a friend of ours has built a rack for his mountain bike and takes it on a ride on his AfricaTwin:
http://www.reiseenduro.de/adventure-...g/ladung13.htm

b) another guy lets his bike trail his bike...ehr. See for yourself:
http://www.reiseenduro.de/adventure-...g/ladung17.htm
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Old 09-22-2005, 11:38 AM   #4
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I saw this one and plan to try something similar.




You could make the tray a bit longer so that the rear wheel doesn't have to be removed.
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Old 09-22-2005, 11:56 AM   #5
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I have read all the posts in all the forums about carrying a bicycle on the back of a motorcycle. All the designs seem very complex.

My bike: 04 BMW GS
How I identified a solution: A guy I ran into on the streets of SanFrancisco about 5 months ago -- approx June ish around 9am we both parked next to the Transamerica building -- was on his way to an interview and stoped to talk to me. He showed me his design but I wasn't in the right frame of mind to remember it. It was such a simple design and I would like to talk to him about it. If I recall correctly, he mentioned this site so I'm hoping he is reading.

Anyway, here is a bit of the idea
* Remove rear seat
* Remove rear hand rail
* Bolt a fork mount into the GS's frame
* Bolt a Long bike tray onto the exposed frame
Done.

The bike will sit pretty high and far back but I can't imagine it bothering me.
Comments, thoughts, observations.

I've thought about doing about the same thing -- except using a rack that replaces the rear seat for the base of the fork mount. The one concern I've had is mounting the rear wheel side off the back. That is a lot of weight to cantilever on the rear seat latch mechanism. I have also tried to mock it up the other way. It just might work . . . it's on this winter's list.
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Old 09-22-2005, 11:57 AM   #6
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Oh, and make sure that if you do it, to reinforce the aluminum rear rack of the GS. They're known to fracture.
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Old 09-22-2005, 12:08 PM   #7
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Thank for the info..


I am confident the person I met was not Ricardo
My hopes are to mount the bicycle on the motorcycle just like you would on a car. I'm not a fan of pulling the bike behind or removing both wheels..

Anyway, I will keep looking.
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Old 09-22-2005, 05:05 PM   #8
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I saw this at the MOA Rally.




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Old 09-22-2005, 05:15 PM   #9
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Just curious why you guys want to carry a bike on a bike?
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Old 09-22-2005, 05:56 PM   #10
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I have read all the posts in all the forums about carrying a bicycle on the back of a motorcycle. All the designs seem very complex.
This is complex?
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Old 09-22-2005, 06:11 PM   #11
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Just curious why you guys want to carry a bike on a bike?
Why do people have bike racks on their cars? Because the trails aren't always within riding distance and taking a bike that gets 50+ mpg makes more sense than taking a car, truck or SUV that only gets 15-30 mpg.
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Old 09-22-2005, 08:01 PM   #12
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I recently looked into this. Based on another member's idea I plan to bolt this on top of the Jesse Solo Mount. Should be a nice simple start without any real bike mods. We'll see what rolls outta the garage late winter.
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Old 09-22-2005, 08:03 PM   #13
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Excellent thread.. I have been trying to figure out the best way to carry the bike on back of the bike as well.
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Old 09-22-2005, 08:10 PM   #14
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Laugh Bicycle on Bike

After removing the rear seat, I have a large rectangular Dry-Bag that lays across my saddle bags, then i removed the wheels from my mountain bike and just laid the frame on my dry-bag. Put the wheels on top, and throw a bungee net over it. Works great for me, all my camping gear, Plus my mountain bike!!
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Old 09-22-2005, 09:28 PM   #15
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I like this one, very clean. Where did you find it?

Would love to be able to take my mountain bike up
to my buddy's place in Tahoe on the back of the 400.
Otherwise I have to leave it there or take my gas hog up the hill...

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I saw this one and plan to try something similar.




You could make the tray a bit longer so that the rear wheel doesn't have to be removed.
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