V-Strom Bicycle Carrier - Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums
General V-Strom Discussion Talk about all things V-Strom not limited to just one of the above models

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 13 Old 09-23-2009, 10:54 AM Thread Starter
Stromthusiast!
 
Ducman69's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Houston
Posts: 953
V-Strom Bicycle Carrier

Anyone know of any good bicycle racks for the V-Strom?

I found this, but its expensive and out of stock:
http://www.cafemotos.com/johnnyrack/Suzuki_V-strom.html

Another thing that may be problematic, is that I already have the amotostuff rack for my Givi Topcase:


Pennytech solution would be nice, and I don't need to be able to carry a passenger while carrying the bike. Its a full suspension mountain bike, so quite a bit heavier than your average road bike.

[URL="http://www.youtube.com/user/DumbDuck44"]Duc's WeeStrom Vlog[/URL]
Ducman69 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 13 Old 09-23-2009, 02:54 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
halfast3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Usually in Oregon
Posts: 165
A few weeks ago, I met a Wee owner in central Oregon who had his mountain bike mounted on the back using cut down car-top bike mounting parts. I took some photos but they're on my laptop which is still over there. I'll try to remember to post them next week.

There are several designs which show up if you do a web search on the subject

Rick
DL650A(K7) SOLD
'08 XT250
'12 Tiger 800ABS :mrgreen:
halfast3 is offline  
post #3 of 13 Old 09-23-2009, 02:55 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
KZDon's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Toronto - way way way too much traffic
Posts: 1,218
There was as series of posts on this about a year ago - mostly road bikes, though - very creative solutions. Try a search and see what you can scare up. You can also try googling "motorcycle bicycle rack". Here's one of the first hits.
http://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=101906

'04 650, and goshdarnit it's fun - matte silver (#9 in the Silver 'Strom Club)
farewell to an '81 KZ550, '83 GPz750, '83 V45 Sabre, R-Reg GT380, '84 GPz550, early '70s DT175, and a '72 Peugeot 102
KZDon is offline  
 
post #4 of 13 Old 09-23-2009, 03:20 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
kugeln's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 106
Quote:
Originally Posted by KZDon View Post
...mostly road bikes, though - very creative solutions.
I've been contemplating trying to come up with something since way before I picked up my Wee. My problem is that I'd like to take my 35# fully-suspended, ride-anything tank of a bike and most of the boutique-style offerings seem geared more towards roadies with ultralight, sub-20# bikes.

The only solution that looked sane enough (to me, at least) for a "heavy" bike was to be pulled on a small trailer with a hitch set-up.
kugeln is offline  
post #5 of 13 Old 09-23-2009, 03:37 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: oberon NSW oz
Posts: 69
bikr rack

G'day heres a pic for you

DL650k8
the fettler is offline  
post #6 of 13 Old 09-23-2009, 03:38 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: oberon NSW oz
Posts: 69
bike rack

G'day heres a pic for you

DL650k8
the fettler is offline  
post #7 of 13 Old 09-23-2009, 04:10 PM
$tromtrooper
 
henerythe8th's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Ice Harbor, WA
Posts: 1,516
Quote:
Originally Posted by halfast3 View Post
A few weeks ago, I met a Wee owner in central Oregon who had his mountain bike mounted on the back using cut down car-top bike mounting parts. I took some photos but they're on my laptop which is still over there. I'll try to remember to post them next week.

There are several designs which show up if you do a web search on the subject
That may have been Rider1045...

...anyway look through his posts, I'm pretty sure that he put one together...



.

L2V -- she's a stocker!...and gone...
2011 MG Stelvio
henerythe8th is offline  
post #8 of 13 Old 09-23-2009, 04:13 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
xDownSetx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Escondido, CA
Posts: 860
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by the fettler View Post
G'day heres a pic for you
I'm not sure which bike I like better!

'06 Silver DL1000
xDownSetx is offline  
post #9 of 13 Old 09-23-2009, 05:45 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
bigboy292000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: TX
Posts: 666
Quote:
Originally Posted by the fettler View Post
G'day heres a pic for you
I love this idea! Does not require taking of wheels and then having to deal with a front wheel separately... I guess this was home built? Where does it attach? I expect that the rear left passanger footpeg mounting holes do most of the work?

09 WABS w. some farkles & teeth
[URL="https://www.stromtrooper.com/showthread.php?t=35638&page=3"]Strom Squadron Member #5[/URL]
bigboy292000 is offline  
post #10 of 13 Old 09-23-2009, 07:09 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: North East PA
Posts: 293
I made my own plans and already bought the parts to build one this winter. It is an easy design- mount a locking, bicycle fork trap on one end of a 5/4 inch oak board which is 5-7" wide.
http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product...2_10000_201506 and a Yakima Boa wheel trap on the other (rear) end.
http://www.etrailer.com/tv-demo-yaki...ier-Y2065.aspx
(the links are just for reference- I bought spare parts to make the rear half only of the Boa set, and bought a similar flat-mount fork traps for the front)
I plan to mount the Boa rear-wheel trap to a cross bar, which is raised off of the board, to make it adjustable for different bikes. Then, bolt the whole thing to the luggage rack with 4 bolts.
The front wheel will be removed during transport, to save length, and it will be secured to the side of the bike.
A spacer (a narrow block of wood) will be added under the front of the board, whch will be tight against the top of the passenger seat. even compressing it a bit when the racks bolts are tight, so that there is not a lot of play when stopping hard.
We will see how it works out.
eegah is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome