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    Can you transport a bicycle with a motorcycle?

    Well, it seems a simple question, but searches turned up nothing realistic. Surely, someone has done this successfully somewhere. Does anyone have a picture or a link? thanks.
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    I dont think so unless its a folding bike.

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    In a side car?

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    I've seen pictures of that right here on BF.
    Here's a similar pic:
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    Quote Originally Posted by JanMM View Post
    I've seen pictures of that right here on BF.
    Here's a similar pic:
    Thanks, man. That photo oozes plausability; that's what I needed to put an idea in my head. It looks like a regular car roof rack. You just need a flat rack behind the seat to mount it, and might need to cut the rack short, side to side. It actually appears safe and road-worthy in that shot. I wish I had that BMW...
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    I can't find the video he posted, but Nate Loyal carries his bike on his motorcycle. He normally carries his CX, but any will fit. I don't have pics ... perhaps someone has a link to his blog. Can't find it right now.

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    It could be done but then I was thinking of a folder. That picture shows the possibility of a full size bike on a motorcycle. Nice and thanks for posting.

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    Yes.

    I shot these pics at a century ride a couple of years back. This is a similar setup to the one above. I shot the pics as I thought this was fairly innovative.




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    A friend of mine just lashed a regular trunk-style bike rack to the back of his motorcycle and carried his bike mounted cross-wise. Took off both wheels and strapped those to the frame so as to reduce the width. Sorry - don't have any pictures and he has since sold the motorcycle.

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    No pictures, sorry, but a motorcycle I see around occasionally has what looks like a Yakima Raptor rack mounted almost vertically, carries his bike with the wheels on, front wheel up over the rider's head. Haven't taken a close enough look to see how the rack is attached to the motorcycle.
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    There was a thread about this posted in the Car and Bike section of MTBR

    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=359270

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    I've also seen a motorcycle with trailer, with regular car-carrier mounted on the trailer.
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    I have seen a guy do this before by strapping the bike on a passenger seat riser bar.
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    Can you transport a motorcycle with a bicycle?
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    It can be done.


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    funny all the bikes shown are bmw's

    there is just something about those guys...

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    I say the question is how far do you wish to transport the bicycle.
    I've transported a bicycle on a bicycle. Just get a backpack with some straps.
    So I'm pretty sure you can do that for a few miles on a motorcycle. Stay of the highways I guess? Since it's not as sturdy.

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    I've always wanted to do this, but it seems like the only bikes capable are the larger Winnebike-o's which are too big & sluggish to enjoy riding, IMO. (No offense to you BMW riders.) Pity Johnnyrack doesn't make one for BMW's new F800--that's a bike I could see myself on.
    I've considered bungeeing the bike to my surf-rack in a pinch, but haven't gotten up the nerve.


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