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post #1 of 13 Old 09-29-2006, 02:33 AM Thread Starter
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Bicycle Rack?

I tried to search, but didnt really find what i was looking for.
IM "hopefully" going to be picking up a v-strom 650 either this weekend or sometime next week. I plan on using the bike for commuting and some touring when I get the time.

I want to find a way to carry my bmx bike. (yeah i said bmx, yeah im 26 and still do tricks on kids bikes). I've seen a couple racks where the bike mounts in line with the motorcycle, but im wondering If I can fit my bike horizontaly (like the bike racks on cars) if not, the other way is fine too. From tire to tire the things is only like 53" wide and from ground to handlebar is like 38"

any ideas?

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post #2 of 13 Old 09-29-2006, 08:06 AM
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A strom with a bike mounted perpendicular sounds horrifying to drive. You have the width (53") of a car which I think would kill manuverability. I saw a guy carry a weedwacker home once on his bmw... That was a funny sight. You might want to look into trailers, I think that would be safer? And any way you mount it, you may want to consider removing the front wheel of the bmx and zip tying it to the rear wheel to decrease the length... Good Luck!
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... And any way you mount it, you may want to consider removing the front wheel of the bmx and zip tying it to the rear wheel to decrease the length... Good Luck!
That seems like its going to work the best. Iwould have to create a plate over the stock rack and mount a track on it that I could scrure the front forks (with an old axle and some bolts) and the rear wheel (Small u-lock or cable lock w/ a tie down) to securely. I would probably use another tie down strap in the middle of the bicycle. In that case I would most likely run it inline with the motorcycle, directly behind me. With the front wheel removed im looking at about 42" length, and an overall width of 24".

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search advrider.com.

There is a least rider who has come up with a good setup.

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I think I'd try a setup like I had for carrying my golf clubs on my old cruiser. Bracket was on and off in 30 seconds and it was tested with my clubs up to 70 mph with no issues.




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I think I'd try a setup like I had for carrying my golf clubs on my old cruiser. Bracket was on and off in 30 seconds and it was tested with my clubs up to 70 mph with no issues.



Kind of looks like it just saw a girl bike :lol: :lol: :lol:

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post #7 of 13 Old 10-01-2006, 11:42 AM Thread Starter
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OK, So I made a crude mock up in MSPaint. I got the idea from a thread in adv rider where a guy used a 2x8.

The front wheel will strap to the frame.



I might even make a pad and attach it to the forks (with the bars turned backwards) that could act as a passenger backrest for the rare occassions that my wife will ride with me and the bmx bike.[/img]

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post #8 of 13 Old 09-11-2007, 12:29 PM
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Custom bicycle rack

One of my hobbies is bicycle racing and I wanted a way to couple that with my Strom. So I designed a system that is pretty simple and easy to mount/remount so that I do not have to ride around with a monstrosity on the bike. The system uses a standard Yakima bike tray (a Steelhead to be exact), the standard Yakima support bar and a few custom parts.

The bike has the factory racks for both a top case and the side bags. I used the mounting locations from the rack system to fabricate a new top plate (under the top case) and two side mounting plates that attach to the sub-frame.

The system is pretty simple and can be attached in about 10 min, will hold two bicycles (handle bars turned for passanger comfort) and a spare set of wheels. Riding 2-up with two bikes on the back the bike handles pretty well. Makes a moderate wind seem like a strong wind or like you are riding with a 250lb passenger. I did change the rear spring to the heaver Wilber spring to improve the ride.

It is a pretty sweet system that I use 2-3 times a week.

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One of the guys on Adventure Rider has racks in his Beemer GS that he carries surfboards, mt. bikes, kiteboards, etc on. There's also a couple that have carried pocket bikes on theirs. LOL
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And a built-in wheelie bar

As a bonus, Boxxer151 can use the mounted bikes as a wheelie-bar!:mrgreen:

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