Add-a-bike moto carrier
Posted February 04, 2003 - 07:23 AM
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Posted February 05, 2003 - 09:12 AM
If you are short on cash, you could consider buying a standard 500 lb. cargo carrier and modifying it. I bought one from Harbor Freight Tools for under 50 bucks, then added a plank to extend it so my bike (83 XL600) would fit. Just this worked fine for a while but I ended up paying another 20 bucks to have it beefed up by a welder with some better welds and added supports. I loved mine because I didn't have to follow the lower speed limits I would have to follow with a trailer and I could get it into places I never could have gotten a trailer. I even added some trailer lights for anther 20 bucks to my rack because the bike obscured the taillights on my older suburban.
Just a thought, but if you have the cash, buying a real bike carrier is certainly less work. Use the shims with either one, though. Makes a huge difference. Also, ratchet straps are the only way to go with a rack like this.
Posted February 11, 2003 - 05:04 AM
Posted February 11, 2003 - 09:49 AM
BTW, I bought the add-a-bike carrier, I got one on ebay for $238. Seems the manufacturer is selling them there brand new, he starts his bidding price at $225. I'll give a full "performance report" after I've used it a bit.
Posted February 11, 2003 - 07:14 PM
just my 02