Carrying our bike

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  1. lincolnshire lad

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    We have recently finished our self build, designed to carry our blackbird its taken a while with a year out while the wife underwent cancer treatment but after a few outings its proving worth while, based on a 2.5td transit disabled bus gives us a spacious interior while the wheelchair lift on the back has been converted to lift the bike, not overly fast but who cares the bike can take care of that she returns over 40 to the gallon, she has a good sized double at the rear plus a single bunk over the front seats for our young grandaughter, good sized kitchen, and loo and shower, twin solar panels on the roof keep two large domestic batteries charged backed up with a 4kw inverter, heating is by enerspacher, there is a air con unit on the rear roof, theres not a lot of room in the back when the bikes in but at least it cant move and she still falls within the plated weight
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    Very neat, silver looks good too. What was it before?.
     
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    You should be well pleased with that, here's to years of happy holidays.
     
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    Good Job(y)
     
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    It was a disabled bus, windows down each side, i took these out and panelled in with ally
     
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    Nice job! Looks well smart..... Have you weighed it with bike on board to check all up & axle weights....
     
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    Well the bike on its own ( wet ) should weigh in at 240 kilos near as dammit if that is any help :)
     
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    That looks a very decent job.
     
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    hard to tell from pic but it may be on a twin wheel chassis so in with half a chance?... but as I suspected that's a pretty heavy bike?
     
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    I reckon that van should be ok with the Bird in it.. There are loads of similar rigs being used by other Bird owners that I know of :)

    And yup, gotta be a twin wheeler or else it has the wrong wheels on the back LOL !!
     
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    Hi yes its a twin wheeler with extra 1/ 2 ton on the plate and handles better with the bike in than withought
     
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    Brilliant. You are number two I think, Yorick has been doing the same for a few years now. Except he's has a gixxr.
     
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    Wonderful job. Enjoy.
     
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    Only one question remaining really @lincolnshire lad

    What colour is the Bird ????
     
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    Excellent job(y)
     
  17. lincolnshire lad

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    Its black do they do any other colour?
    Im on the site john under mrfixit
     
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    Ahhh.. Proper job all round then LOL !!!
     
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    Great job ,well done (y),did a similar one a few years back ,Iveco with a Dormobile body converted the lift to carry bike outside (Xjr 1300sp ) .think of doing one again and selling what I have :)
     
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    How did she handle with the weight of the bike on the back?
     
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