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Getting V-strom thru narrow doorway, storage shed, motorhome, etc.

I like to prep a little bit in case of emergency or evacuation where I live happens. I always thought it would be nice if I could put my Vstrom in the old motorhome in case we need to evecuate. Problem is the Vstrom is about 33" wide (according to online, I haven't measured it yet), but the doorway for motorhome is 24" wide.

So my questions are; what is the narrowest entry you have been able to get your vstrom thru? What would I need to get it into the motorhome? Smaller handle bars? Remove turn signals?

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Doesn't this depend on wether there are any obstructions the other side of the door jamb? If you are able too hook the bars past the jamb then you may find it will fit through a narrower doorway than you'd expect.


24 inches is pushing it tho..... 30 is do-able.
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Why not just unbolt the handlebars and turn them sideways until you get through the door? Someone in front of the bike could guide it through the door by grabbing the forks.

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I like to prep a little bit in case of emergency or evacuation where I live happens. I always thought it would be nice if I could put my Vstrom in the old motorhome in case we need to evecuate. Problem is the Vstrom is about 33" wide (according to online, I haven't measured it yet), but the doorway for motorhome is 24" wide.

So my questions are; what is the narrowest entry you have been able to get your vstrom thru? What would I need to get it into the motorhome? Smaller handle bars? Remove turn signals?

2007 vstrom 650 non ABS model.
Do you have to turn it if you make it thru the door?, if so might be to long to make the turn...Why not get a carrier for the back of motorhome that way you do not have to sleep with the bike..
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Do you have to turn it if you make it thru the door?, if so might be to long to make the turn...Why not get a carrier for the back of motorhome that way you do not have to sleep with the bike..
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Do you have to turn it if you make it thru the door?, if so might be to long to make the turn...Why not get a carrier for the back of motorhome that way you do not have to sleep with the bike..
That sounds like a great idea to me!
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Why not just unbolt the handlebars and turn them sideways until you get through the door? Someone in front of the bike could guide it through the door by grabbing the forks.
It's worth just to see if it will go in I suppose.
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I routinely use a rack with ramp on the back of my motorhome. No backing problems, etc. A small motorhome could have the handling affected by the extra 600 pounds on the back. The carriers are heavy and you need a very good hitch to carry it. There's more to it than tongue weight. There's a LOT of torque on the receiver. Think about a 500 pound weight on the end of a two foot rod bouncing around on bumps. On the other hand, I got away with it on the back of my pickup, too. Got mine used on eBay for about nothing.
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