NBD Episode 4 Motorcycle and hard tail set up!
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NBD Episode 4 Motorcycle and hard tail set up!

46 Comments

  • + 48
 Front disc on that bike has mad cooling properties
  • + 25
 genious
  • + 14
 no big deal
  • + 21
 the greatest idea i have seen im p.b in a real long time
  • + 1
 NO BIG DEAL yeahhh
  • + 14
 I think the guys who neg propped the ones who said 'No Big Deal' didn't see the video...
  • + 3
 ^Thankyou Robby Salute
  • + 2
 You don't even need a front hub. Just pick up a bolt-on 20mm mount for securing a bike in the bed of a pickup truck. It'd definitely be easier to mount to the back of the motorcycle, too.
  • + 1
 Just use an old hub and some metal hose clamps that sinch down. I cut the flanges on the hub so it would sit tight on the bar behind the seat. The hub needs to be nice and snug or else this wont work. Then just get a $4 bag of mini bingi's to hold the wheel on the bars.
  • + 4
 Why not try velcro straps? Quick to use and you can reuse them.
  • + 1
 i was thinking of doing this, but think it might be dangerous? any insight? at speed, the littlest bit of wind effects a motorcyles stability.. adding anything to the motorcycle would mess with the stability.

plus is it even legal to drive with a mountain bike attached to your motorcycle?
  • + 1
 Pfffffff your kidding right. This thing works like a charm, absolutely no issues with towing and you cant even tell when riding and turning. Keep in mind you body and motorcucle is blocking the entire bike of wind anyways. Plus Im pretty sure that if this is safe www.tiny-house-living.com/images/little-guy-rascal-motorcycle-teardrop-trailer.jpg then youll be fine pulling a 30lbs bike
  • + 1
 i own a motorcycle and have the side packs and i can feel a drastic difference between when they are on or off. you are right but, what if there is a side wind? shurely it will effect you. i may just have to try this. i travel on the freeway alot and if this work, it will make my life easier.
  • + 1
 Ahhhh, on the freeway I dont think it would work. Well it would, but the bike might bounce around on the rear tire. I doubt the wind would do much, biggest thing is I dont think its exactly "legal" I just use em on that 50cc for around town stuff.
  • + 1
 yeah. you can definatly get rid of the bouncing, possibly using bungee cords. the legality of it is questionable. i will ask next time im at the dmv
  • + 1
 If the dude riding the motorcycle goes down the motorway and that bikes got a loud click on the rear hub, he's gonna get some angry bee that's at the pitch of a Cris King (be an GNARLY sound though)!
  • + 1
 I have been looking for a way to transport my bike, but thought this way would murder my hub and tire. How are your bearings and rubber holding up?
  • + 1
 There's hardly any weight being put on the rear wheel and hub in this setup so wear is minimal
  • + 1
 Okay, so pumped. Now I won't have to beg my girlfriend to loan me her car so I can go to the jumps. Only thing is...I have a 15mm axle, so I'm going to the hardware store to look for the right internal diameter pipe. Also, I have no clue where to attach it, since I don't have a welding machine or grab bar.
  • + 4
 Both sides of the leather on my wallet are touching.
  • + 2
 I would just go get a tiny peice of PVC pipe that fit your 15mm axle best, then use metal hose clamps. Thats all I used, and it cost $1.50 each. www.tradenote.net/images/users/000/266/428/products_images/546190.jpg
  • + 1
 The pvc holds up to all that torsion?
  • + 1
 a href="http://www.pinkbike.com/photo/5685726/" target="new">CB 750/a>

I have a ton of designs drawn up over the past few months, but I guess I will jump into the rear wheel trailer design tomorrow. It seems to be the cheapest, and I can just slap a BB support beam on there to get the wheel off the ground when I can afford to do so.
  • + 2
 Of course PVC would. Its only going to be a 4-5 inch long peice, and 1/4 of it will be held by the hose clamps. Not much to break.
  • + 2
 Here goes nothing: www.pinkbike.com/photo/5695033
I added some other hose clamps to the ends of the pvc to keep it from splitting.
  • + 2
 Check out this thing in action

www.pinkbike.com/video/161549
  • + 3
 im gonna try that out
  • + 1
 the "American Pickers" guys just saw my setup and were yelling out their window...hopefully it will make it on TV.
  • + 1
 Would this be legal in the UK but using a scooter/moped?
  • + 1
 doubt it
  • + 1
 Huh, you saw the American Pickers guys?
  • + 1
 Yeah, they were super pumped to see an old motorcycle towing a bicycle!
  • + 2
 is this legal ?
  • + 2
 We'll find out Wink
  • + 1
 The cops have been leaving me alone. They probably don't even know which "crime" they are witnessing.
  • + 2
 dragons den me thinks ?
  • + 1
 super idea Wink
  • + 1
 Genius! Ken
  • + 1
 sick one Mike!!!
  • + 1
 NBD right there!
  • + 1
 sooooooo sick!
  • + 1
 how well does it work?
  • + 1
 is it legal?
  • + 1
 so what im gonna do!

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