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Building a motorbike rack for my motorhome - pretty much last thing I need to do before going for a test trip of the van down to Devon to hopefully do some green laning and a bit of surfing..

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Going to weld the 10mm steel plates to the sides of the tow bar:

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I've already cut the step down at each end so the triangular steel plates will fit.

Hopefully welding it together tomorrow so I'll post the result with any luck.



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Good work,  when are you coming to Devon?

Plenty of TTR's down heresmilesmile



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Hey Steve - within the next week I hope!

I'll post on here when I'm heading down to see if anyone fancies meeting up and/or doing some trails!

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Not finished yet but here's what it looks like so far.



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Happy to lead a group out and you can park / hook up your camper on my drivesmile



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That's a nice bit of gear 

Looks like a great way to carry the ttr 



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Cheers TTBoof, going to add a cross member to tie-down to today, will post some pics later.

Steve - that sounds great! Will get in touch next week when I'm down.

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Will try and take some better pics tomorrow in daylight.

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Nice job watch them foot pegs don't rely on just them strap to the bars as well the mounting bolts on the pegs shear very easy had one shear off just a week or two back

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Looks very smart, just make sure the handle bars will not hit the van doors if you have to brake hard wink



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Kool....
someone who can build something desent...
As pug said....attach higher up aswell...most of the weight mass is above
the foot pegs...


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Yeah thanks for the tips dudes.

I took the van for a spin today with the bike on it and all was good. I used a 6cm ratchet strap as the main compression strap then 2 endless 2-3cm ratchet straps over the handlebars to pull the front down and compress the suspension.

The turnbuckles are actually no use at all when using the ratchet straps since they are too long when the bike is fully compressed.

You're also totally right about the foot begs being bad attachment points.

I think the eyelets on each side will be useful just to keep the bike steady on loading but I need to either get smaller turnbuckles or come up with other way of using them.

I added a light board today but it looks crap so I'm going to weld some tabs onto the rack and take the components off the light board and attach them directly to the frame, pics to follow.

Still aiming for Monday take off to Devon, but we shall see.

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Half term next week, so I will have the kids cry

Some over time for me i'm afraid.



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Steve - set-off postponed a bit until weds/thurs now. Will be down that way for a week or two I think..

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Ok Matey

As you are down for a while, should be able to get a ride insmile



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