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Fantastic! I'd really like to carry my mountain bike on the Vstrom. Can you describe / photo how you did the rack?

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I... don't quite know what to make of the picture of a bike hauling another bike......
I drive for a living see alot of diff. type stuff.... however, have never seen a pedal bike on a road bike...
 

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Johnny Racks

I have been lusting after a rack system for my DL. I know Johnny makes a great rack and so does Garrett at 2x2. I thought Johhny's system you could leave the rear whell in place and then just bungy the front whell to the frame.
I see all 3 of you have both wheels removed "maybe this is the older set up but not sure".

Was is stable?
 

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You guys are great! Love it!
 

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Omg, I am sold. Fun on the way to fun. I'm going to start my bike rack now.
Only problem is I think my mt. bike may weigh more then the wee :confused:
 

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PMK: go to Johnny Rack - Bicycle Racks for Motorcycles and you can see better pictures of the rack.

You can leave the rear wheel on the bicycle, or take it off and mount it next to the front wheel and bicycle. Doing that shortens up your overall length by a little bit. Nothing is bungee corded on with these racks, the wheel skewers clamp the wheels onto the rack.

As for stability, cross winds will blow you around a little more, but on a tall bike like this, you kind of expect that anyway. And I was amazed at being able to ride some fairly hairy 4wd roads fully loaded with no issues. This trip was a big eye-opener about the capability of this bike.

And yes, we rode the 401. That's a must-do on any Crested Butte visit!
 

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PMK: go to Johnny Rack - Bicycle Racks for Motorcycles and you can see better pictures of the rack.
I pinged them an email. My issue is I already have Givi topcase so I wanted to see if there was a way to have both. They responded promptly but said you can't have both..... oh well.

I thought from your pics that you guys had topcases too but it appears you don't.

Must have been a great trip. I'd really like to do some mountain biking in Crested Butte. Did you get to the MTB Hall of Fame?

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Givi case & bike rack

PMK......

Try "Garrett" at 2x2 bike racks for motorcycles. I think his sysytem will let you mount the Givi plate along with the rack. You can't have both though it's either bike on board or bike rack off the bike and case mounted. He sells Givi cases to so that's a good sign that it would work for you.

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Johnny Rack for Sale (DL650 or DL1000)

Here it goes...lurked for years, now my first posts are probably my last posts...I traded my beloved Wee Strom on a GS so I have my Johnny Rack for sale. Fits DL650 or DL1000. Details/pics here: ADVrider - View Single Post - Bicycle rack on the bike

Hoping for a local sale, SE WI. $200 cash/local pickup; $250 for the whole Paypal/shipping thing (CONUS)

Great rack but won't work with the GS...
 
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