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I made my build to hold one bike inside but need to have another on the hitch. I borrowed a neighbor's moto carrier and when I loaded my KTM on the bar hit the back window. Not good. Please show me what you have found to work!
 

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Look for a hitch carrier that is out farther. I use the Versahaul which mounts the removable ramp on the inside (closest to the van) and that pushed the carry rail for the bike further out. No problem with even my widest bars clearing with at least 6-inches of lean. However the Transit hitch is quite low so have to really watch the dips into driveways. Have a piggy back step-up hitch device that will get it higher but have not tried it on yet.
 

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pretty generic 600lbs carrier for less than $300 off of e-trailer or somewhere. husaberg fe570 loaded. i also use this same carrier for my 950SE (significantly heavier than the 570 on my '12 dodge durango). it sits a little low for my taste on the van but it made it from NY to WV without issue.


 

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Just had a Yamaha XS650 on a versahaul on the van Friday but didn't snap a pic.
Like this;


Only thing that touched was the rear view mirror.
The versa haul has two pin positions I was probably in the closest hole ie it could have been moved further out. The tube was a sloppy fit in the receiver, had to strap one end of the carrier to the van to stabilize it. bike is close to 500 pounds 130wb empty wagon handled fine.
 

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I agree with gggGary about the sloppy fit however with any of my numerous hitch mount additions (tire carrier, bike rack, etc) I use one of these brackets to remove slop:

[ame]https://www.amazon.com/StowAway-Tightener-Anti-Rattle-Stabilizer-Hitches/dp/B0001CMUV4[/ame]
 

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Yeah my last lighter MC hauler came with a hitch pin that threaded and locked. worked quite well. I used to drive a wedge I kept zip locked to the hitch when pulling the horse trailer.
Then a Ford pick up I have has a hitch permanently rusted in place. Lubed heated etc. Was able to beat it in about 1/8" with a 12 pound maul. I dragged my 7,000 pound locked skid steer trying to remove it. NOPE. Now I can't get the pin back in. LOL
 

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Yeah I researched all of them pretty thoroughly. I am now considering a trailer lol.

The Versahaul and Mototote are the best as far as quality and features - they run about the same $, around $600.

The mototote is sexier and also way lighter and thus gets my vote.
 

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Rear bumpers are a FILTHY place to leave a motorcycle that you value.
I've considered buying a scruffy bike just for bumper duty, but then I'll say oh I'll just clean and polish it up a bit and before you know it another too good for bumper duty dust collector sitting in the shed.
 

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XS on a sprinter, on a light "500lb" carrier, note the extra straps up to hinges and a wood spacer to put weight directly from engine to receiver via main tube. Like most gross weights, should be devalued by at least 20% if you are going to put some miles on it.
The bike rear rim still has patina from van gravel kick up.
It worked well but sold the carrier when I got home and bought the versahaul.
 

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What is the rating on that rack? Aren't Multistrata's something like 530+lbs?

I'd love to have the ability to carry my KTM 1190 Adventure off the back at times.


Rated for 600# no wobble. The hitch is bolted to one side of the receiver.



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Here is what I did to carry two bikes. A KTM 350 and XT225.

No rocking, feels like an extension of the frame. I use a ladder style ramp that fits between the first rail and bumper. A gas can goes under the first bike. The doors just clear the rails as they swing open. Miles of waterbeds and washboard with no trouble.

Ron
 

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after my road trip threw the desert have decided
to get back on my Supermoto and also take the dirt wheels
with me - going to redo inside of van so can keep bike
inside when nessarry and on hitch rack when possible -

thinking about caring extra wheel set under van -
seems like they should fit -
will make some kind of cable system to lower wheels down
like is done with van spare tire -

quit riding sumo 3 yrs ago in Austin because the traffic has
gotten so bad -
went to Joshua Tree last week ALL I could think about
was riding the 24 mile road that goes into the park -
its Sweet and in great shape/ clean with lots of curves -

did see one park ranger who's job looked to be catching speeders-
saw a man on a GoldWing scraping his pegs --->
 

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was a dark color wing - went by Quick -
he was pushing it hard -
most I could see was the Giant smile on his face -

park ranger was about 3 miles up the road -
Ouch -

the road is the Best one Ive ever been on -
asphalt in Great shape - sticky and smooth -
Lots of Awesome turns - 24 miles -

Riding that road is All I have been able to think
about -

would have to keep eye out for ranger in daytime-


but there was cars going in and out of the park ALL night
long -
kind of doubt the rangers are doing speed traps
at night ether -
had at least 5 cars dive by where I was camped
from 2am to 430- surprised me -

with a quiet bike could do several round trips
a night on the road -

did not see any livestock warning signs -

there is only One road tho so trying to outrun
the cops is not going to work -

dont know what the Feds fine for 75 in a 30
but the Fun likely be worth it -
 
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