Scooter rack

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  1. tambo

    tambo Read Only Funster

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    I've recently bought a scooter for taking with us but im undecided whether to put the scooter in the garage and the pushbikes on the back or do it the other way round
    When I bought the scooter I collected it with the van and although it goes in the garage I was nervous about securing it and doesn't leave a lot of room for other things such as chairs table etc

    I've seen a few decent priced second hand scooter racks advertised on ebay but typically theyre all miles away from me :(


    Just wondered who carried a scooter with them and which method you chose and if you carry scooter on the rear how do you find it

    Not in a position to buy a new rack at £400 at the minute so if anyone has a second hand unit for sale I may be interested
     
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    i carry my m,bike inside . inside out of mind and sight .
    never liked carrying m,bikes outside . i do have a klip on off for emergency pickups of m,bikes . its handy but inside is better . out of the rain or sand storms etc . my little dax almost lives in the back of mine . mind does a few miles in winter when we are away. did a thousand mile on it last winter in spain .
     
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    Can I ask how you secure it? ...i think the previous owner of my van had carried a bike in it before as there's two hooks attached to the rear wall but im worried that should I brake suddenly and the bike move that it would pull the bolts through the back wall
     
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    i have a couple of rings bolted to the flor either side of the m,bike then ratchet strap it . been doing it 14 yrs and as,nt come loose yet. put bike on main stand first .
    you can buy a front wheel thingy ,drive in jobby . then do as i do.
     
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    Ah that's what I had thought of as the floor has a steel box frame underneath it that I could bolt rings too mmmm food for thought
     
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    I know somebody who has a scooter/motorbike rack in his back garden wants about £100 for it but it is in kent
     
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    Rear axle weight issues make the bike in garage best (leaverage effect) if not, as some bikes stink of petrol, outside can be better.
     
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    Been carrying motorbikes for years tried every way and inside is definitely best. Just fit a couple of eyes somewhere and ratchet the front down once loaded its that easy. Beats trailers frames and racks hands down. Currently carry a 650 Kawasaki Versys in the garage.
     
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    Cool well seems inside is the best option
    Although registered in 2012 the scooters as new having only done 5 km so no smell of fuel etc to worry about i have some strong anchor rings I can bolt through the floor with plates behind them and should be fine ....only weighs 80kg too so weight shouldn't be an issue and I suppose if inside I can still tow if required :)

    Guess il have to stop carrying so much junk in the garage lol
     
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