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PostPosted: January 16th, 2018, 6:51 am 
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Hi people!
There is a question about transportation the TA. I have got a minibus and a trailer. This summer a'm going to take all my family to the Black sea, as usual. A would like to take my bike this time. But! The trip will not be easy. Road is nearly 2000km (one way) and full of holes. Plus - this trailer is well enought, but has a thin wooden floor. That is why i'm suppose to weld a couple of pads, attach them to the floor of trailer and fasten the bike to the pads by several belts. And question is - how to strap on (ha-ha) the bike this case right?
Ready to listen any opinions. Thanks.

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PostPosted: January 17th, 2018, 8:45 am 
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With the fairing in the way it is difficult to tie down a Transalp. I run the straps up into the fairing, over the top of the bottom triple clamp, around the fork tube and back down again. I've got some pictures some where and will dig them up for you.

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PostPosted: January 17th, 2018, 9:18 am 
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Thanks! Photos would be helpfull.
What about the rear part? Just put a rope over the back seat?


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PostPosted: January 17th, 2018, 11:13 am 
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I couldn't find my photos so I phonied up a new one on my naked future project bike so you can see better. Make sure you don't get the strap around the brake line or any wires.

As far as the back goes I tie to the rack as far forward as I can.

I moved your post to Camping because that is when I tie my TA down.


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PostPosted: January 17th, 2018, 12:01 pm 
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Great!
As i understand, i had better to create a slot for the front wheel to hold it at one point. And something like a reil / guid for the rear wheel. Then as first i fasten the fork with two straps as you show. (How hard can i press the springs safely for them?) Second - put a pice of tarpaulin on the seat and tie the back over. Right?
Sorry, i don't know the proper terms. ))


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PostPosted: January 17th, 2018, 12:37 pm 
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You can pull the fork springs down as tight as you want and it won't hurt them. That is what there made for. The only problem with doing that on modern bikes with upside down forks is that it builds up air pressure inside and makes the fork seals leak. Our older bikes are fine. It sound like you are going to be on rough roads so pull them tight enough to survive the road. I forget what year you said you bike was, but if it's a 600 then the seat is only held on with 2 6mm screws. That is why I like to use the rack to hold it down.

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PostPosted: January 24th, 2018, 9:12 am 
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My bike was made in 99. It's from Germany and has 51000km only. The previous owner was careful enough with it. And i don't want to break moto at once )) Ok, i'll think about how to srtipe it's back gently. Thank you, mate!

By the way. I decided already how to hold and tie the front fork. Took some pieces of metal scrap, cut and weld them. The front pad is ready, but must be painted before use. Wanted to tie the bike yestarday, as a probe. But it was snow shower outside. Stripe and take a photo some later. When the rest of parts will be made.


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PostPosted: January 28th, 2018, 5:17 am 
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What is this snow shower of which you speak Duck Rubber? In the tropics we have sun showers and scattered showers, hale storms and even cyclones, but I've never seen snow "shower."

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PostPosted: January 29th, 2018, 8:18 am 
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Jackflash wrote:
What is this snow shower of which you speak Duck Rubber? In the tropics we have sun showers and scattered showers, hale storms and even cyclones, but I've never seen snow "shower."

O, it's easy. Could you imagine a strong rain? Something like "cats and dogs" in London? Have done? Now you must imagine this rain as made of snow. ))

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Made both pads, as i told. But have not done fastening on the floor of the trailor. And not painted yet. There is no time. Test-drive will be next week. It's not very long way, about 20km. From home to the custom-office and back. Hope my bike will be alright.


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PostPosted: January 31st, 2018, 1:10 am 
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Jackflash wrote:
What is this snow shower of which you speak Duck Rubber? In the tropics we have sun showers and scattered showers, hale storms and even cyclones, but I've never seen snow "shower."


By the way. You asked about weather. Here you are an example ))


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PostPosted: February 2nd, 2018, 12:04 pm 
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So. I've done the gadget. It's made of leftovers and scrap. Spent almost zero money. May be adjusted for different types of bikes. From honda ape till a castom with a long fork. But yes, it's heavy. I suppose 35-40kg.

May be somebody interested in it. Here it is:

The rear pad.

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The front pad.

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Inside the trailer.

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Temporary. Steel chanel instead of a ramp. ))

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Under the skirt.

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Front fork striped.

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Around the steering racks, cross over the frame and down.

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Back. Stripes put over rear seet. Not very tight and through a piece of cloth.

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Steady enough as it seema to me.

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It remains to paint all the parts, create a ramp and invent a reliable attachment to the floor. But this is at the spring.


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PostPosted: February 2nd, 2018, 12:59 pm 
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I don't know why you are asking for our help. It looks to me that know what you're doing already. I think I learned a couple of things.

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PostPosted: February 3rd, 2018, 4:35 am 
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I'm too lazy to do a work twice. I would prefer to think about the task three times and ask a couple of stupid questions. ))


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PostPosted: February 10th, 2018, 1:08 am 
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I've done it! Recieved the documents at the custom-office. Had to take the bike out of trailer there. I was alone. Forgotten the battery at home and didn't manage to put the front wheel back to the slot by bare hands. Have fastened the back of moto only. Aaandd.. It arived at home ok.
Expect to have time to registration this bike in road police next week.


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