The best way to move a bike long distances???
Posted December 24, 2000 - 07:48 AM
[This message has been edited by Bryan Bosch (edited 12-24-2000).]
Posted December 24, 2000 - 09:34 AM
I have used two 2 x 4's screwed together and mounted it btwn my tire and fender. I trimmed one end into a U - shape. That end rides on the tire. Be sure the other end is centered under the fender mounting bolts. It would also behoove you to tie or tape the block in place in case vibration causes it to be displaced. I too shudder at the thought of compressing the forks for an extended bit of time. This topic has been brought up before. There have been stories on both sides of the coin whether or not it is good/bad. All I can say is I have never blown a fork seal in 25 years of cranking my bikes down in this fasion.
Posted December 24, 2000 - 10:09 PM
Where you going Bryan? I'm moving from North Carolina to Pennsylvania.
86TT225, 98CR80, 99WR, WR timing, throttle stop trimmed, air box lid removed, White Bros head pipe, silencer and air filter. Odometer and headlight removed. Moose hand and mud guards. YZ stock tank and IMS seat. Renthal Jimmy Button "highs" and Renthal Soft half waffle grips. AMA, SETRA.
Posted December 24, 2000 - 03:29 PM
I think I'm going to chance the blown fork seals. I'd rather re-build the fork than have a 2X4 pop-out and see my bike cartwheeling down I5 at 75mph!
The longest I've carried previous bikes is 6-7 hours and I've never had any problems. My friend that is riding with my is name Steve Claus. I refer to him as Contingency Claus. This is because everytime I go somewhere with him, something exciting happens. Once time we had to unload the bikes and gear in the middle of the road becuase his truck started on fire!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!