919 + another bike in a cargo van? - Wrist Twisters
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 12 Old 06-03-2009, 12:28 PM Thread Starter
Tirone
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Fairfax, VA
Posts: 31
Rep Power: 1
 
919 + another bike in a cargo van?

Hi,

My friend and I really want to try to do a track day this year. I want to bring my 919 and he has an FZR1000. We don't really have a good way to get to the track (and we don't want to ride there). Does anyone know if a 919 will fit in the back of a cargo van (like the ones Enterprise rents) and would there be room for another bike?

Thanks in advance,
Ollie

glsniper is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 12 Old 06-03-2009, 12:33 PM
STR-III
 
cmurphy84's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Western KY
Posts: 4,989
Rep Power: 1
 

Awards Showcase
Donation Donation 
Total Awards: 2

Quote:
Originally Posted by glsniper View Post
Hi,

My friend and I really want to try to do a track day this year. I want to bring my 919 and he has an FZR1000. We don't really have a good way to get to the track (and we don't want to ride there). Does anyone know if a 919 will fit in the back of a cargo van (like the ones Enterprise rents) and would there be room for another bike?

Thanks in advance,
Ollie
My guess is they could fit, but do those cargo vans have tie-downs. The ones we bought for outfitting as electrician's work vans did not. On top of that, you would have no head room so maneuvering in there would be tight.

Maybe rent a truck or a U-Haul trailer.

Press Any Key To Continue.
cmurphy84 is offline  
post #3 of 12 Old 06-03-2009, 12:41 PM Thread Starter
Tirone
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Fairfax, VA
Posts: 31
Rep Power: 1
 
Thanks for the advice. Unfortunately, we don't have vehicles that are capable of towing two bikes (although my friend does have a trailer). I'll look into renting a bigger uhaul truck.

Quote:
Originally Posted by cmurphy84 View Post
My guess is they could fit, but do those cargo vans have tie-downs. The ones we bought for outfitting as electrician's work vans did not. On top of that, you would have no head room so maneuvering in there would be tight.

Maybe rent a truck or a U-Haul trailer.

glsniper is offline  
 
post #4 of 12 Old 06-03-2009, 01:43 PM
STR-III
 
cmurphy84's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Western KY
Posts: 4,989
Rep Power: 1
 

Awards Showcase
Donation Donation 
Total Awards: 2

Quote:
Originally Posted by glsniper View Post
Thanks for the advice. Unfortunately, we don't have vehicles that are capable of towing two bikes (although my friend does have a trailer). I'll look into renting a bigger uhaul truck.
I don't know about around where you are, but here you can rent small or large pickups. There are a few places here (maybe Enterprise) that will rent you Dodge 2500s if you need it.

Press Any Key To Continue.
cmurphy84 is offline  
post #5 of 12 Old 06-03-2009, 05:39 PM
Heavy Metal
 
ratdog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: swamp in the wood
Posts: 4,304
Rep Power: 1
 

Awards Showcase
Donation Extraordinary Ride Donation Wrist Twisters Event Attendance 
Total Awards: 5

An old Ford E250 will handle one bike no problem

Those larger people mover vans will handle a bike and a lot of gear, not sure you could do 2 especially with the big fazer

ratdog is offline  
post #6 of 12 Old 06-03-2009, 05:39 PM
Heavy Metal
 
ratdog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: swamp in the wood
Posts: 4,304
Rep Power: 1
 

Awards Showcase
Donation Extraordinary Ride Donation Wrist Twisters Event Attendance 
Total Awards: 5

what you really need are 2 old honda civic hatchbacks and a sawzall

ratdog is offline  
post #7 of 12 Old 06-03-2009, 06:55 PM
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 353
Rep Power: 0
 
easy peasy

I got my late '03 919 into both my VW eurovan (no prob) and Chevy Astro (kinda tight) both of which are mini vans. I'd guess 2 bikes could fit into a full size cargo van.. maybe one forward and one backward.

corypark is offline  
post #8 of 12 Old 06-03-2009, 06:58 PM
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 353
Rep Power: 0
 
hey look.. it's been a while since I've been on here.. I forgot my avatar is the 919 in the EUvan. IDK... There's something I like about a vehicle inside of another vehicle. The mirrors had to come off for my vans, but it's no sweat.. good luck!

corypark is offline  
post #9 of 12 Old 06-04-2009, 09:38 AM
Immune
 
frankly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Northeast PA
Posts: 329
Rep Power: 1
 
A 919 will easily fit into the vans Enterprise rents - and I'm sure you could fit two... I used one a few months ago to pick up my 919 - it was the Chevy cargo van but the Ford's are the same. There were no great anchor points (D-hooks) but there were plenty of areas in the unfinished van interior - high and low - to throw a hook through and all held fine.

frankly is offline  
post #10 of 12 Old 06-04-2009, 09:44 AM
Tribuni Angusticlavii
 
McCrimmon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Virginia Beach
Posts: 3,726
Blog Entries: 1
Rep Power: 1
 

Awards Showcase
Wrist Twisters Event Attendance Donation Donation 
Total Awards: 3

Quote:
Originally Posted by ratdog View Post
what you really need are 2 old honda civic hatchbacks and a sawzall

I like this idea...I've seen it done too


2008 Yamaha FZ1-Street
2005 Honda CBR 600rr-Track
McCrimmon is offline  
post #11 of 12 Old 06-04-2009, 12:13 PM Thread Starter
Tirone
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Fairfax, VA
Posts: 31
Rep Power: 1
 
Thanks for the advice everyone. I think I'll go take a look at the cargo vans in person to see if it's possible.

glsniper is offline  
post #12 of 12 Old 06-04-2009, 12:28 PM
Tesserarius
 
farmerjoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Sunshine Coast. BC Canada
Posts: 709
Rep Power: 1
 

Awards Showcase
Donation 
Total Awards: 1

No problem fitting two bikes onto an Enterprise cargo van.

I had a RC51 and a 600rr for a 2 day trip to THill with room for all the spares, wheels, tool box, ramp, gear, cooler, chairs and EZ up. The trick is to find all the attachment points for the straps. I used the base of the front seats to butt up the front tire and hooking up the straps. You'll need to do some crossing over at the rear corners to secure the rear of the bikes. With the wider bars on the 919 and FZ, I suggest putting the bikes in opposite directions.

As always, make sure your bikes and gear are strapped down and not become deadly projectiles in case of a front end crash.

farmerjoe is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Wrist Twisters forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome