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So the bug has bitten, and I've decided to sell my XR6T and get on to Two wheels. Thought I was just going through a "that's shiny and looks cool I want one" stage but after around 18 months I can't seem to get away from the fact that I really want a bike. Everytime I see one go past I have to figure out what model it is and keep thinking about getting away on a cruiser... I haven't got my license yet so I will have to start with a LAMS approved, thinking second hand GV650 Hyosung or maybe Suzuki SVF650 - who knows there are a million bikes for sale that are LAMS. My issue is that I don't really want a small sports bike due to me being of "larger frame" and fairly tall so I'm trying to find something that is decent value and big enough BTW, Henz' thread hasn't helped with his 883 and his old mans Vrod.... Currently obsessed with Victory Judge and High Ball....
The aim here was to set up my ute to carry two road bikes + track gear. Two bikes will fit no problem but if you need to carry gear as well than it starts to get a bit tight. Most of the time I will only be carrying one bike, but on occasion I will take both so its nice to have the set up for it. I had a good think about maximizing the space in the ute. I decided to position the bikes 400mm away from the head board and leave this space at the front for all my gear.This means having the tail gate fully open, which I'm fine with. (it would never fully close even with the bike all the way forward against the headboard, I use to tie it up against the back tyre) Loaded up both bikes to take some measurements and see how its all going to fit. Cutting, folding & welding plate for the front wheel chocks. Bottom rack welded up, trial fitting. Welding top rack & trial fitting Front section reserved for storage, sized to snugly fit two large storage tubs & a 20lt Fuel drumBottom rack will simply drop in with out fixings to locations in the tub linerTop rack will be mounted to brackets and be totally removable with only 2 bolts Brackets made up and welded to the support posts of the tub behind the tub liner. Note the passenger side support post is actually 20mm or so further back than the drivers side. The fuel neck must have been an after thought. (ford design quality) Tub liner back in and holes drilled. Welded some tabs on the outer brackets to locate the top rack.