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    After you see this you will never Whine about.....

    Carrying your tandem on a car...

    I finally figure out a simple, easy way to carry the tandem on my motorcycle...


    BMX Stem attaches to the 22mm tubes of the footpeg bracket like it was made for it.


    Old manitou one fork tube serves as the main structural member


    The manitou tube happen to be 1 1/8" so I connect a stem with a "highRise" to provide as much leg clearance as possible


    From there, I attach a One inch quill stem to the lower stem, this provide me some range of lateral adjustments if is necessary. .


    Something like this, just to Illustrate the flexibility of the system.


    I spread the members of the rear rack as much as possible, the front one next to the front bottom bracket, the rear one as far back as possible.


    This is how the whole thing looks,


    Sadly mounting the forks more forward will impair movement a little to much..


    Parte One
    Last edited by ricardo kuhn; 05-26-08 at 03:10 PM.
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    Parte Dos.

    The Gf as captain


    The super Gf as stocker.


    Knee, leg clearnace.


    As wide as my shoulder are, is no really a clearance problem.


    I only need to lose two 6 mm bolts and is gone, 5 seconds max.


    hell I can almost keep attach to the bike since is so small


    I when for a Ride and the whole thing is super stable, ready to go anywhere, except i did not have a place to go riding today.
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    Yet another data point to prove that tandem riders are extraordinarily intelligent and innovative!

    Cheers!
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    Rube Goldberg would be proud!

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    How cool...

    and it HAD to be on a BMW!!!

    Best regards!

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    Quote Originally Posted by brewer45 View Post
    Yet another data point to prove that tandem riders are extraordinarily intelligent and innovative!

    Cheers!
    Or very stupid and clueless..
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    Further evidence that we should all have vast reserves of random parts in a box somewhere for tinkering. That is an incredible setup, you've inspired me to look into making a mount for carrying my bike on my MZ Skorpion.
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    That setup will definitely throw off the weight and balance of the motorcycle. How is the handling and feel of the front end with that much weight leveraged that far back?

    Be safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HelluvaStella View Post
    Further evidence that we should all have vast reserves of random parts in a box somewhere for tinkering. That is an incredible setup, you've inspired me to look into making a mount for carrying my bike on my MZ Skorpion.

    What, you don't think Givi or maybe Tourtech will be coming out with one soon? (Baghira owner here)

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    That is so good! Its harder working putting my tandem in the car! Hope you can ride the motor bike ok with that aboard

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    Quote Originally Posted by TandemGeek View Post

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    Umm....wow. That's all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevbo View Post
    What, you don't think Givi or maybe Tourtech will be coming out with one soon? (Baghira owner here)
    Ha! So as a fellow MZ owner you must be a DIYer, eh? I don't think you can get any after market stuff for these any more. Still, I'd love to be able to ride the moto, carrying the road bike, out of Philadelphia and into Amish country (centeral PA for those not familiar) to do a sweet century ride. Or to the Trexelertown velodrome for track racing. A tandem may be too much weight for my little 380lb thumper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HelluvaStella View Post
    Further evidence that we should all have vast reserves of random parts in a box somewhere for tinkering.
    To me is funny how the "Purist" will spend zillions of dollars on custom made parts that don't work so well (the HP2 pasanger foot peg bracket for example) when you can do a much better job using some old BMX bicycle stems that can survive a thermonuclear war, but still very light and well crafted.

    That is an incredible setup, you've inspired me to look into making a mount for carrying my bike on my MZ Skorpion.
    Oh senor look in here for some proper Inspiration



    and Here in real life testing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Niobium Rocket View Post
    That setup will definitely throw off the weight and balance of the motorcycle. How is the handling and feel of the front end with that much weight leveraged that far back?

    Be safe.

    David
    Oh David is scary as hell at first, but then again if ones was to stop everytime a obstacle is encounter, you will never go anywhere fast or even slow.

    I have about 120.000miles carrying bicycles on this BMW (Bike is 380.000miles old) and just 200miles carrying the tandem (we did a 40miles round trip last sunday with my girlfriend, work perfect) and I can tell you is actually not that much different..

    Actually with out the rear wheel on the tandem and the rear seat post and rack the motorcycle feels a lot better (less pendulum and momentum) but so far is far from impossible to ride..

    Only time will tell, if I keep posting is because the rack is working, if I stop maybe is because the rack stop working too
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    Quote Originally Posted by kevbo View Post
    What, you don't think Givi or maybe Tourtech will be coming out with one soon? (Baghira owner here)
    Hi mister Kevbo.

    If anybody can make something better is you mister smartly pants..
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    Quote Originally Posted by prettyshady View Post
    That is so good! Its harder working putting my tandem in the car! Hope you can ride the motor bike ok with that aboard
    A old professor used to tell us.

    "I use to complain about my shoes, until i meet a fellow with out his feet"

    I just like to show people that the possibilities are boundaryless (No fences or frontiers) as long as you keep your imagination and heart open.
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    [QUOTE=ricardo kuhn;6792874]To me is funny how the "Purist" will spend zillions of dollars on custom made parts that don't work so well (the HP2 pasanger foot peg bracket for example) when you can do a much better job using some old BMX bicycle stems that can survive a thermonuclear war, but still very light and well crafted.



    Oh senor look in here for some proper Inspiration

    Those are beautiful sketches. Thanks for the link!
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    ... taken to it's logical conclusion / end-game. Anything's possible.
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    ^^ A genuine CAR-GO bike!
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    Quote Originally Posted by HelluvaStella View Post

    Those are beautiful sketches. Thanks for the link!
    Thanks for the complement..

    After all is not much you can do when you are as dyslexic as my self but learn how to draw (and make things) to express your own ideas
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    Here's my first attempt to carry my bike on a 250 scoot:





    I think it's too much weight to one side of the scooter, will have to think of a better way.
    Master your environment, and you will survive just fine.
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    This is what I would like to mount the bike next time:



    Master your environment, and you will survive just fine.
    Chances favor the prepared mind.

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    Great to see some other people thinking out of the box.
    In my head, I am designing a bicycle carrier for my street cruiser to carry my single bike.
    Sorry I don't think I want to try our tandems.

    Regards,
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