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Old 03-31-2016, 03:14 PM
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Been thinking of fabbing something like this up and just happened to run across this. Basically I wanted to see if any of Yall have one of these or have ever used one / or know someone that does. Now I love the idea, however it's a little scary when you start putting $10k, $15k, and $20k bikes hanging off it going down the road 65+ mph lol. They claim a 600 lbs. Limit so I probably would cap it at around 500 lbs. To be " safe. Not sure but honestly it looks a little flimsy to me, no? I'm guessing I would use 3 or 4 5000 lb. Ratchet straps to secure the bike?

Here is my interest in it. Not sure which yet but either this year or over the winter I am going to replace my motorhome. I love the one I have but it is getting pretty old so I'm exploring all options . I want my cake and eat it too. I prefer MH's over trailers, want to bring a 19' boat with me, and a motorcycle. Still far from making any decisions but this idea crossed my mind. Whether I keep current motorhome or replace, I could tow boat ( it's a small 19' cuddy currently but may replace that too ), install a class three hitch on the front of rig and use this thing to tote a bike around. I know restricted airflow to the radiator could be a problem but I am confident I can overcome that. Thoughts ?
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I was driving behind a guy the other day that had one. He just had a dirt bike on it and it was rocking all over the place. I changed lanes quickly...
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Carry my $7K KTM dirt bikes around on these all the time. There are many manufacturers for these but mine is aluminum. Makes a great option if you cannot use your truck or want to use the truck bed for other items. Not sure I would put a 600lb bike on it but it is possible. I'd be more worried about the vehicle suspension adjusting with 600lbs hanging off the back to be honest.
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Originally Posted by mv rapscallion View Post
I was driving behind a guy the other day that had one. He just had a dirt bike on it and it was rocking all over the place. I changed lanes quickly...
Did it seam like if he had it secured better / properly it would have made a difference?
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Originally Posted by Gary - CFL View Post
Carry my $7K KTM dirt bikes around on these all the time. There are many manufacturers for these but mine is aluminum. Makes a great option if you cannot use your truck or want to use the truck bed for other items. Not sure I would put a 600lb bike on it but it is possible. I'd be more worried about the vehicle suspension adjusting with 600lbs hanging off the back to be honest.
I was thinking about putting it on the front actually lol. Currently I have bags on all four corners. The bike would most likely be a Ninja 600R. That SHOULD be well within weight limit. I could actually go down to a Ninja 250 if I was worried about the weight too.
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Originally Posted by JUST GOT RIVERRED View Post
Did it seam like if he had it secured better / properly it would have made a difference?
It did. If you could rig up braces for the left and right corners you'd eliminate the rocking I witnessed.
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Had one I used a few times to tote a Honda dual sport, bought it cheap off a friend and figured it'd be nice to not have to wrangle the bike into the bed of my truck.

It wasn't bad, I secured it well and never felt like it was a safety hazard, but it certainly wasn't stable. Any type of hitch attachment will have some wobble because of the single attachment point. I'm guessing my bike was under 400 lbs, I probably wouldn't a heavy expensive bike on it, but it worked ok for what I used it for.
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I haven't used these before, but just looking at the design I'd bet you could eliminate the rocking by putting two tie down rings on the truck bumper instead of having all four on the rack itself.
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I used to have one when I had a dirt bike. Yes, it is the best thing since sliced bread. It makes loading/unloading an incredibly easy one man job.
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It'll work on a Rav 4, so why not that truck?
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Saw a dirt bike fall off one as the driver had the green light at an intersection. He hit a high spot in the road...bike flew off and slid about 15 feet.
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If you build it yourself you're really only limited by the tongue weight capacity of the tow vehicle and the steel you use.

These are manufactured mainly with hauling dirtbikes in mind. To carry a streetbike it would just have to be engineered a little better.
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I think I'd want a footrest on the outboard side of that rack!!

If you lean to the left a bit, you're going over.
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This is what we use. It's all aluminum with an anti-rattle/rock adjustment. It's an AMC-400, works great and it's also cheap.


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