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    Hopes Dad

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    Bike rack carrier towbar thing

    Post by Hopes Dad on Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:30 pm


    Not really a bike issue, but has anyone got one of those bike rack efforts that bolt to your towbar that I could borrow for a day?

    I'm thinking of buying one, but I'm not sure if it would carry the old yellow tank.

    I have a nosewieght of 85kg on the car, & I know the dr is a bit over that ( cough ) so if anyone would be kind enough to lend me one so I can see if the car front wheels stay on the ground with the bike on I would be most grateful.
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    Skippy

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    Re: Bike rack carrier towbar thing

    Post by Skippy on Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:49 pm

    Got one, your more than welcome to try it....Im nights tonight, thursday night, then off for 3 days..have you got my mobile no.??
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    Hopes Dad

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    Re: Bike rack carrier towbar thing

    Post by Hopes Dad on Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:03 pm


    Cheers skip, your a star!

    No I haven't got your number, just pm'd you mine, so if you can either txt me or pm yours through that would be great.

    Any time over the weekend or monday, I could pop down & borrow it would be fine. I'm off to ireland for the rest of next week so if it suits you better, could try it next weekend.

    Muchos gracias, as they say in Clonmel! Very Happy
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    geraint

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    Re: Bike rack carrier towbar thing

    Post by geraint on Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:53 pm

    i got one, found it to be a fecking nightmare if it's the same thing i'm thinking of
    (not trying to piss on your parade)
    pain in the arse getting the bike on and off, strapping it on was a pain watched the bike disappear in the rear view mirror once Very Happy
    invested in a trailer in the end made life alot easy especially after a day of falling off lol!
    deans gotta a brilliant fold up trailer,
    might be an option
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    Hopes Dad

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    Re: Bike rack carrier towbar thing

    Post by Hopes Dad on Wed Jun 13, 2012 10:33 pm


    Can't go with a trailer, don't have anywhere to keep it when it's not in use.

    For the amount of time I will need to transport the bike, this could be the best option
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    geraint

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    Re: Bike rack carrier towbar thing

    Post by geraint on Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:17 pm

    Hopes Dad wrote:
    Can't go with a trailer, don't have anywhere to keep it when it's not in use.

    For the amount of time I will need to transport the bike, this could be the best option
    this is where deans brilliant trailer comes into play
    IT FOLDS UP affraid affraid affraid lol! lol! lol! lol!
    just wish i could afford to buy one
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    phil990

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    Re: Bike rack carrier towbar thing

    Post by phil990 on Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:22 am

    geraint powell wrote:
    Hopes Dad wrote:
    Can't go with a trailer, don't have anywhere to keep it when it's not in use.

    For the amount of time I will need to transport the bike, this could be the best option

    If you use a bike rack get ready for the dents and the fucked suspension. Deans trailer folds away to the same size. He puts it in the boot of his Ford Fiesta...

    Fuckin orrible fings those bike racks... Ucking ate em...
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    Dicky

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    Re: Bike rack carrier towbar thing

    Post by Dicky on Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:37 am

    Fair doos deans fold up trailer has got a bit of a cult following on here lol!
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    Deank69

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    Re: Bike rack carrier towbar thing

    Post by Deank69 on Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:52 pm

    It is good mind Very Happy
    Yeah I looked at those bike racks initially and then realised I'd have to lift the old XR onto it - Not exactly easy. You'll have the same problem with the DRZ unless you find picking it up easy !!!
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    bonkeye

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    Re: Bike rack carrier towbar thing

    Post by bonkeye on Thu Jun 14, 2012 7:25 pm

    how many miles you looking to take the bike? seen a few people using these latley

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