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Transporting a bike in a truck
August 6, 2008 at 6:55 pm #9998ShannonGParticipant
I would think if you offer a refundable deposit of some kind it shouldn’t be an issue.August 8, 2008 at 10:51 am #10071BoOZe P-ti MotardParticipant
i would have riden the bike and not break nuts and shells about transporting it…
Solomolo RiderAugust 8, 2008 at 12:27 pm #10077MattParticipant
Booze, if you read the other threads, he was also looking at transporting the bike to a mechanic’s for inspection. Not something you ride to (since the bike isn’t yours yet).
Besides, close to three hours on a bike for your first ride? Doable, but not the safest idea.
“The two seconds between ‘Oh S**!’ and the crash isn’t a lot of practice time.”August 8, 2008 at 1:53 pm #10083AndrewParticipant
If it was just a couple of hours on country roads then I’d consider it to be honest. What worries me is getting the bike from somewhere in the Chicago burbs to those country roads. I have passed the MSF but have not ridden in traffic. Chicago traffic would be more of a baptism of fire than I’m looking for.
I will do some calling locally to see whats available but craigslist has no 250 cc bikes in my area and my local Honda dealer has no 250cc bikes of any description until the 2009’s start arriving.August 8, 2008 at 5:14 pm #10093BoOZe P-ti MotardParticipant
what other? hey y are ye after me kawitank?
Solomolo RiderAugust 8, 2008 at 6:09 pm #10098AnonymousGuest
the easiest way if to find a local business with an out door loading ramp that is set into the ground a few feet. Simply pull the truck up, ride the bike in. Granted, a ranger may be a bit low, but it’s still easier to have a couple guys lift the bike down a couple inches rather than up a few feet. Go on a weekend or after hours when the business is closed or simply ask….my buddy at the local plant world lets me use their loading dock so long as i buy him a few beers…..
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