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post #1 of 15 Old 11-24-2012, 12:33 PM Thread Starter
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New rider and tinkerer in WA.

Hello all,
I've been searching the forum for a while now and glad to see all the friendly and helpful comments. I'm on my first motorcycle, an '07 Honda 919, that I love! I'm a pedal bike enthusiast and mechanic by trade, but finding that I really enjoy the tinkering and traveling with my new big bike. (Though it does not replace the joy of feeling a rush of acceleration through the woods powered only by a man's 2 personal pistons!)

I hope that my basic scientific/mechanical experience and my years of outdoor experience can be of service to others while I have a few questions that I would like to pose to others.

And if you see a mountain bike making love to a red 919 in the South Puget Sound area, that is probably my doing... (See attached photo... No way to have a better day!)
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post #2 of 15 Old 11-24-2012, 01:01 PM
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Ever take a passenger on the bicycle while it's mounted like that? LOL

Welcome to the site! Crazy Washingtonian

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post #4 of 15 Old 11-24-2012, 01:38 PM
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HAHA that picture took me a few seconds to process HAHA

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post #5 of 15 Old 11-24-2012, 02:01 PM Thread Starter
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Ever take a passenger on the bicycle while it's mounted like that? LOL

Welcome to the site! Crazy Washingtonian
Unfortunately this is a one man's 4x2. Four wheels but only 2 at a time. The bike on the back is a solid attachment and I load gear in between the fork and rear wheel, but I have no idea what kind of extended load it can manage.

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post #6 of 15 Old 11-24-2012, 02:45 PM
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You need to get a local bicycle shop to sponsor your gear. In return for a nice flashy company sticker on that rack. I bet that thing gets a lot of looks and cameras.

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- '01 RC51 SP1 (Sold)
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post #7 of 15 Old 11-24-2012, 02:54 PM
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Do you need to hang a red flag off of that thing, like a truck with lumber in the back?

I keed... I like your setup! Welcome to the site!

Well, fire the engines! Spur this iron space-pony on!

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post #8 of 15 Old 11-24-2012, 02:56 PM
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Welcome soggy. Very ingenious set-up! Congrats on the 9'er.

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post #9 of 15 Old 11-24-2012, 03:25 PM
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Welcome to WT. That is a awesome idea. Could you please show some pictures of just the Yakima bike thing mounted on there. I think I want to do the same thing.

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post #10 of 15 Old 11-24-2012, 04:49 PM
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Ever take a passenger on the bicycle while it's mounted like that? LOL

Welcome to the site! Crazy Washingtonian
Ha, you're one to talk!

Welcome Soggy, you've come to the right place! Hopefully you'll think about joining us for a track day or two this summer

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post #11 of 15 Old 11-24-2012, 04:56 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you for the compliments.

CrownRoyal: I'll post some photos of the rack in the next few days. When the bike is off it also makes a great cargo rack for trips.

Shadow: I think the rule on the flag is anything over 3 feet behind the tail light. I've got about 6 inches to spare on that. Nevertheless, I am thinking of integrating a tail light on the end of the bike rack just for good measure. I also researched the highway code and can find nothing that makes this illegal. Just odd.

Andrew: That is a great idea! I do see quite a few heads on the side of the road turning as I go by. I've got the bike parts connection, but I could use a partnership with a motorcycle place...

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post #12 of 15 Old 11-24-2012, 05:29 PM
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Ha, you're one to talk!
Says the guy from Portland.

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- '01 RC51 SP1 (Sold)
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Nevertheless, I am thinking of integrating a tail light on the end of the bike rack just for good measure.
Just get yourself a CUSTOMLED unit, you'll love it

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Says the guy from Portland.
NOT from Portland

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Says the guy from Portland.
Yeah don't try to put him on this side of the river!

Welcome soggy! That is just crazy looking setup! But hey who am I?! Welcome bro

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post #15 of 15 Old 12-02-2012, 06:50 AM
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