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    Bicycle rack on a Beemer!

    This seems a bit crazy but I was riding into work a few weeks ago (Wash DC) from Virginia when I saw a guy on a Beemer ride by and he had a bicycle mounted on the rear rack of his bike. It looked like he had attached one of the roof channel racks. He had taken off the front tire so the bike was sitting nose down and attached to an axel mount on the rack. I can't put a bike rack on my car and I thought wow that looks like something I need to investigate.

    Has anyone else seen anything like this?

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    Yes, and there was a fellow at the MOA Rally selling the set up. Someone will pop in with a name I am sure.
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    I have a friend who made his own bike rack for his GS. At first, he tried to keep the tires on the bike, but learned the hard way that the tires were way too close to the exhaust when he heard a frightening "pop" while riding one day. He was quite relieved to discover the "pop" wasn't the motorcycle, but the bicycle tire that had overheated and exploded.

    Now the wheels are removed before the frame is mounted to the rack, and he has a couple of travel forks mounted on the rack to hold the now-removed front and rear wheel.

    I wish I had a photo of it to share, as it's quite the contraption - especially with the bike and wheels loaded up!

    He rides it around the Western United States, attending bicycle races.
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    I saw that bike last Saturday leaving Bob's BMW. I wish I had taken a picture of it because it was a funny sight. Riding a motorcycle to take a bicycle to go riding.
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    2x2cycles (?)

    It was something like 2x2cycles... think i might have a pic, i'll check later.

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    a link

    Here, try this
    http://www.2x2cycles.com/

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    better hang a red flag off that rear bicycle tire.

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    A pic

    Seen at the Johnson City, Tn Rally
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    Nice GS and what a sweet Moots on the back. The bicycle is almost as valuable as the Beemer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xtek95 View Post
    Seen at the Johnson City, Tn Rally
    Nice bike (s)! Wonder about the weight of bike and rack and handling issues. Would love to talk to the owner about this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xtek95 View Post
    Seen at the Johnson City, Tn Rally
    A lack of confidence in the final drive?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rmarkr View Post
    A lack of confidence in the final drive?
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    New Take on Old Subject

    After noodling it over for a while and looking at various different approaches, I was able to find a Yakima bicycle carrier that could be modified to fit up quite nicely to my '04 RT. The only modification to the RT was adding two tie-downs to the back rear corners of the side cases.





    Some additional details can be found on my Blog:
    http://tandemgeek.wordpress.com/2010...arrier-part-2/

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    I just built one. These photos are of a maiden voyage. I am going to reconfigure the rear connection so that the bike sits lower, and that the flexi-connection rear wheel to frame will be replaced with a more rigid bike frame to rack frame connection.

    the uprights are plywood laminated with fiberglass and they clamp right into the bag mounts.
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    another photo
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