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    Certified Speed Freak wvcajun's Avatar
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    Bicycle carrier

    Anybody know of someone or some company that makes bicycle carriers or mounts that fits motorcycles, specifically a K1200GT? I saw one at Beemerville, but it was homeade. Maybe someone with ties to Deutchland would know of such a thing. If I can carry my bike with me on my bike, I may never take my cage again. PLEASE HELP!

    wvcajun
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    2006 R1200GS Fast Silver
    2004 K1200GT Orient Blue - I miss her.
    1977 R100RS Mystic Blue - I miss her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wvcajun
    Anybody know of someone or some company that makes bicycle carriers or mounts that fits motorcycles, specifically a K1200GT? I saw one at Beemerville, but it was homeade. Maybe someone with ties to Deutchland would know of such a thing. If I can carry my bike with me on my bike, I may never take my cage again. PLEASE HELP!

    wvcajun
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    Jeff

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    Certified Speed Freak wvcajun's Avatar
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    Anything else

    I talked to that guy in OR. He no longer makes them to send out. He said he would do it if I could see him in person. No dice because I live in WV and work for a living.

    Anyone else have any ideas? I am not the "custom fabricate it" kind of guy.

    wvcajun
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    2006 R1200GS Fast Silver
    2004 K1200GT Orient Blue - I miss her.
    1977 R100RS Mystic Blue - I miss her.

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    If you go through KBasa's gallery of photos from the Lima Rally linked to this website, I believe you will find some photos of a K1200RS/GT with an aluminum bicycle carrier bolted to the right rear.

    I think that is where I saw them.

    Fred

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    Exclamation CAUTIOUSLY stepping to the fore...

    1> I have family in Morgantown, and am easily influenced into a visit that way.

    2> I have the (occasionally dubious) reputation of Really Custom fab work (see MOA 3/04 & 9/04).

    As to methodology:
    > pictures of bicycle & scooter, especially relevant attachment areas;
    > desired carrying position, including any "knockdown" aspects (ie: front wheel detached, etc);
    > ancillary considerations: ease of removal/attachment, center of gravity & wind loading aspects;

    Then to the bottom line: What's your pain ($) threshold? I can be reasonably flexible, and have some fair leeway in timing & expensing writeoffs. However, a cheap answer that fails is usually Much more expensive than a good (but higher priced) answer.

    Stupid Truth: IMHO: you live in an area that is capable of magnificent creativity. I think a little "homework" in your area will yield a fabrication shop that will see it as you want, and can do it as well. If I'm wrong (no news break here), email me directly & we'll see where the next best answer resides. Good Hunting... <<<)))

    P.S. As for bicycling, I'm a fan.... ever heard of a Kestrel frameset?

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    CustomSarge

    I think I will try to draw up some plans and try to get someone around here to fab it up. My design would be very simple but it is just getting the right materials and getting them attached together properly that is the tough part.
    And yes I like Kestrel bikes also. I had a picture of their 1st monocoque CF frame back in the mid to late 80s. I have never ridden one, but I am still hoping.

    THanks

    wvcajun
    WVCajun - Location meets Heritage!
    2006 R1200GS Fast Silver
    2004 K1200GT Orient Blue - I miss her.
    1977 R100RS Mystic Blue - I miss her.

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    raysuf
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    You might want to contact Tygart River Enterprizes. They make racks for 4 wheeled vehicles and he is willing to do custom work. With a few picks and a conversation he might be able to come up with something for a motorcycle.



    www.tygartriver.com

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