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Old 02-22-2013, 10:40 AM   #20971
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Lunch was great!

Thanks for all of great conversation.

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Old 02-22-2013, 10:46 AM   #20972
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In today's episode of "Fishing For Trailers", we see a young Dr. WhipIt trolling the waters for ...


Whipit, don't rule out your van. I used to have an E150 Ford van and have carried my XR400 in it. Seems like i had to rotate my handlebars down and that was it. Get some measurements off BurtonRider or Jeremy. Raising the forks in the yokes might buy an inch or so too.
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:00 AM   #20973
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Let me just start by saying thanks to everyone who took time to respond/help regarding my hunt for a DRZ/WR.

My problem is transporting a bike if it's not street ready or the weather is bad. I don't have a trailer or pick-up truck, I have a full size cargo van but I'm sure it wouldn't be tall enough inside unless I took the wheels off. To rent a pick-up from u-haul would be about $250 which I could deal with, but that's about what a shipper would charge.
Any ideas???
If you have a hitch on your vehicle I have a 6x10 enclosed trailer you can use for free.

I also have a Class III hitch mounted rail that can carry a bike up to 400 lbs. I use that for my XR650 and smaller bikes. That won't knock 6 mpg off your mileage like the trailer will.

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Old 02-22-2013, 11:06 AM   #20974
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Let me just start by saying thanks to everyone who took time to respond/help regarding my hunt for a DRZ/WR.

My problem is transporting a bike if it's not street ready or the weather is bad. I don't have a trailer or pick-up truck, I have a full size cargo van but I'm sure it wouldn't be tall enough inside unless I took the wheels off. To rent a pick-up from u-haul would be about $250 which I could deal with, but that's about what a shipper would charge.
Any ideas???
I have a 6 x 8 open trailer with wheel chalks for motorcycles on it...just have to come to Williamsburg to get it...free to use as well
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:20 AM   #20975
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Lunch was great!

Thanks for all of great conversation.

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Old 02-22-2013, 12:01 PM   #20976
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In today's episode of "Fishing For Trailers", we see a young Dr. WhipIt trolling the waters for ...

Honestly, not what I was going for, but I guess unintended consequences can be positive also! When I was in a band and we were driving to the gig with all of our gear in the back of a truck, we said we were "trolling for goupies".

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Whipit, don't rule out your van. I used to have an E150 Ford van and have carried my XR400 in it. Seems like i had to rotate my handlebars down and that was it. Get some measurements off BurtonRider or Jeremy. Raising the forks in the yokes might buy an inch or so too.
I have put my XT600 in the back by just taking off the mirrors but I was thinking most of the modern dirt bikes must be over 4' tall at the top of the bar clamps/gauge cluster. I was also thinking I could use a couple of extra tie downs to compress the suspension temporarily, as the door is 4' but once you get inside, there's a few more inches.

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If you have a hitch on your vehicle I have a 6x10 enclosed trailer you can use for free.

I also have a Class III hitch mounted rail that can carry a bike up to 400 lbs. I use that for my XR650 and smaller bikes. That won't knock 6 mpg off your mileage like the trailer will.

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Old 02-22-2013, 12:17 PM   #20977
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Old 02-22-2013, 12:50 PM   #20978
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I was thinking most of the modern dirt bikes must be over 4' tall at the top of the bar clamps/gauge cluster.
My DRZ-s is 49" at the top of the windscreen. I have the fork tubes raised about 1/2" in the triple tree. Handlebar at the grips with 1" risers is about 1" lower.
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Old 02-22-2013, 01:09 PM   #20979
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DRZ400 for DR650

I have a very nice DRZ400 I could trade for a DR650...........

Hmmmmmm. Liver and onions.

Hey Eddy, can I barrow your 800 for a day or two?

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Old 02-22-2013, 01:24 PM   #20980
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Honestly, not what I was going for, but I guess unintended consequences can be positive also! When I was in a band and we were driving to the gig with all of our gear in the back of a truck, we said we were "trolling for goupies".



I have put my XT600 in the back by just taking off the mirrors but I was thinking most of the modern dirt bikes must be over 4' tall at the top of the bar clamps/gauge cluster. I was also thinking I could use a couple of extra tie downs to compress the suspension temporarily, as the door is 4' but once you get inside, there's a few more inches.



Again thanks for the offer.
I'll measure the WR next time I am in the garage.I think it will be close to 4' with the mirrors off. Listed stock seat height is 36 inches. Put folding mirrors on it and I'm pretty sure you would be under. Might have to push the brake line down.
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Old 02-22-2013, 01:32 PM   #20981
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My DRZ-s is 49" at the top of the windscreen. I have the fork tubes raised about 1/2" in the triple tree. Handlebar at the grips with 1" risers is about 1" lower.
Thanks for measuring. I'm actually quite sure that I could fit that in my van by temporarily compressing the forks with a tie down.

SKYCHS: I don't have a DR650, but if your interested in selling the DRZ, let me know.
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Old 02-22-2013, 01:33 PM   #20982
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Old 02-22-2013, 01:47 PM   #20983
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Thanks for measuring. I'm actually quite sure that I could fit that in my van by temporarily compressing the forks with a tie down.

SKYCHS: I don't have a DR650, but if your interested in selling the DRZ, let me know.
Chuck just wants to try some of the riding techniques demonstrated in Michhub's earlier post.
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Old 02-22-2013, 01:53 PM   #20984
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More Liver and Onions

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Old 02-22-2013, 01:56 PM   #20985
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Liver and onions? Bleeh. Next you will be telling you actually LIKE Scrapple. :-)
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