Motorized recommendations

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  1. Angus dog

    Angus dog

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    We are in the market for a scooter/ small motor bike to be attached to out Autotrail Cheyenne 696. Any recommendations? We are concerned about weight but are there any other issues we should be considering.I will also have my road bike attached and I really done want to have to do a test to drive a bike or a scooter so I suppose size of engine will be an issue

    Thanks in anticipation
     
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    mickymouse Read Only Funster

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    Hi, we can recommend Honda Vision 110cc scooter, at only 103KG does not hit payload to much and engine can handle 2 people on scooter up very steep hill no problem.
    Mickymouse
     
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    50cc scooter can be driven on a full car licence but 2 up you will really struggle on hills.

    above 50cc you will need L plates which means no unquaified pillions

    you can/could ride on L plates for 2 years without a test but things change so all the above may be invalid now.

    I took my bike test back in the early 70's when life was so much simpler.
     
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    a 100kg bike on a rack or in a garage could impose a load of 130kg or more on the rear axle due to the leverage effect behind the rear axle.
     
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    Just in case ...

    1. get your motorhome weighed fully loaded including all passengers, pets, chattels, water, fuel, road bike, kit etc - basically anything that you would normally take away with you.

    2. take it to a weighbridge and weigh the front and rear axles independently.

    3. check the individual axle weights, and combined weight, against the authorised weights on the MH's plate.

    4. Now you will be able to work out how much payload you have left to 'play' with on the rear axle and whether you can even consider a scooter and rack.

    Sorry to teach you to suck eggs if you have already done this but best to be sure before you go and buy something. :thumb:
     
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    Can recommend Honda PCX scooter. 125cc engine. Belt drive so no chain issues.
    Weight is 124kg
     
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    there is a 'weight behind axle' calculator on SVTechs website

    http://www.svtech.co.uk/motorhomes.html

    scroll down the page to the editable chart below LDA Program (dont click this) and enter your parameters
     
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    But not if it's got 3 wheels as one FUNster has shown. And that's two front wheels that tilt, not a standard trike.

    A very odd legal loophole but it's there.

    On the other hand, they are heavy beasties and would not hang off the back.
     
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    I think the garage limit is 150kg............I carry a spare wheel in the garage.and all the clutter I need......including 2 push bikes, stoves ,chairs,carpet, mats awning and loads more bits it all needs to be well managed to get it right....I just weighed each bit as I test loaded and then keep to the same items for each trip.
    You could decide to carry more but if you were ever involved in an accident
    you would be in trouble.
    The motorbike wouldnt allow you to carry a lot more.

    barry
     
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    Where did you find the 150 figure for your garage?Is in the handbook?
    Gareth
     
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