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Old 03-26-2007, 10:49 PM   #1
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Default Re: Small, Enclosed Bike Transport Needed.

Allow me to be the first not to answer your question...



How much does your bike weigh? If you can't find what you're looking for, have you considered one of those racks that mounts to the trailer hitch? They're rated for 500 pounds. You didn't seem to say it HAD to be enclosed, so this might be an option if that's not critical.
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Old 03-26-2007, 11:08 PM   #2
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Old 03-27-2007, 01:03 AM   #3
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I got a Honda Element, I tried to put my Scorpa trials bike in it once, but the handlebars wouldn't fit through the back door, although it would of fit if I loosened the handlebars. I don't know how they would fit a motocrosser in there though.
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Old 03-27-2007, 04:57 AM   #4
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You know you really want an Elcamino or if you can't step up, a Ranchero.
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Old 03-27-2007, 05:24 AM   #5
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I have used an old Toyota van to transport my CR250. Use a tie down to compress the forks. That van had 2 bench seats in the back for carrying lots of people when bikes weren't in there.



Also have used a long Ford Aerostar to transport 2 dirt bikes. Compress forks and put second bike in backwards.



You can get bumper carriers that slide into the hitch receiver. Some are rated up to 800 lbs, so the Husky'll be no problem.



In the old days, I used to remove the front wheel of my TM400 and put the bike in the trunk! Then I got the old style bumper carrier (hoops!). Remember those?
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Old 03-27-2007, 05:44 AM   #6
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Default Re: Small, Enclosed Bike Transport Needed.

I have an '06 Honda Element. My friend's CBRR 954 fit in it but I don't think my old HD would. I really don't think I'd choose it if hauling a bike were my main criteria. A lightweight trailer would be a lot better in the long run.
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Old 03-27-2007, 05:56 AM   #7
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Anything less than a van will be nothing more than a lesson in frustration. I've heard of a person putting Vespa scooter in a Honda Element but it was a very tight fit and required lots of finesse and two people to get it in and out.



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Old 03-27-2007, 07:16 AM   #8
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Get yourself one of those collapsible trailers. Fold it up and stand it in a corner.



And, it's always more fun with two bikes!
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Old 03-27-2007, 09:39 AM   #9
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get an old Jaguar and Sawzall™ off thee top. Show a little style for gods sake...
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Old 03-27-2007, 10:15 AM   #10
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Have you priced old Jag parts lately? Oh, I guess you have...
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