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Offline pabusnut

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Hauling a motorcycle in the baggage bay???
« on: April 10, 2013, 07:46:39 AM »
Is anybody hauling their motorcycle in a baggage bay?

I just bought an old 1983 honda cx650 custom, and this is what I want to do, but haven't done all the engineering yet.  I am thinking I can lay it over on some type of support, and then slide it in the bay.

Any and all thoughts are appreciated!

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Re: Hauling a motorcycle in the baggage bay???
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2013, 08:18:51 AM »
Besides the obvious of spilt gas, would the crankcase oil possible fill up the cylinder (leak past rings) or leak out the intake (depending where pistons are sitting)
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Re: Hauling a motorcycle in the baggage bay???
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2013, 10:28:37 AM »
Once the "leak" issues are covered I don't see why it couldn't be strapped down on a sliding tray (like a "Joey bed" or such) and slid in and out of the bay.

It wouldn't be my first choice method of hauling it but it could work.

If I did take that route I'd figure out a method of draining/siphoning almost all the gas out of it and have a permanent padded jig to strap it to.
Preferably one that kept it up at somewhat  of an angle, not flat!
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Re: Hauling a motorcycle in the baggage bay???
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2013, 11:14:51 AM »
I think with my tall bays, I can get away with a 30-45 degree angle, but won't be sure until I do the Autocad drawing.

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Re: Hauling a motorcycle in the baggage bay???
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2013, 06:47:31 PM »
I can haul my one cycle straight up in my bay. Honda Trail 70 clone.
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Re: Hauling a motorcycle in the baggage bay???
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2013, 07:37:43 PM »
If you start with the right bus, you can carry basic, unfaired motorcycles straight up.  Several coaches have bays tall enough to do this, including some Van Hool and Setra models, and Scenicruisers.

Our Neoplan has room for two full-size motorcycles side-by-side in one of the bays.  We had a pair of Suzuki SV650's in there for a few years until we downsized to step-throughs for convenience.  Several Harley models would also fit.  In fact, the main reason we chose this bus in the first place was that we could put motorcycles in the bay.

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Re: Hauling a motorcycle in the baggage bay???
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2013, 08:17:54 PM »
The 4905 does have huge bays looks like if you fold down the handle bars 1 or 2 bikes would fit easy
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Re: Hauling a motorcycle in the baggage bay???
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2013, 05:35:33 AM »
An AGM style battery would be prudent.
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Re: Hauling a motorcycle in the baggage bay???
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2013, 07:48:58 AM »
Hi All. I got something called a motorcycle caddy, from a company in the midwest. I have to adapt the wheel holder as it was meant for a harley. Van doesnt like it but Im gonna see if it will work after adaptaion, lvmci...
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Re: Re: Hauling a motorcycle in the baggage bay???
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2013, 06:19:16 PM »
Sean,

Glad to see you finally caught up on your projects enough to browse through this neck of the woods again!

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Re: Hauling a motorcycle in the baggage bay???
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2013, 08:21:01 PM »
 I was thinking on doing the same thing with my harley, and a 4903  the cargo bays are 39" tall, but shorter father back so the bike will need to be backed in. I am thinking on putting a piece of steel like you see on some motorcycle trailers that help to hold the bike upright by the tires, by gripping the tires tightly. My plan is to attach this to a sort of drawer like runner on a simple motor, so it will be easy to load and unload. Im thinking at worst you might have to lower the handlebars with this set up?  Good luck
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