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Now I've seen everything...

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Jun 29, 2016 10:58 pm



This guy is either clueless, or...no, he's just clueless. No other explanation for putting a GL1800 on a bike transporter attached to a hitch like this...

GL1800 on pickup truck toy hauler
GL1800 on pickup truck toy hauler


Look how it's just barely dangling off the back, and how it's twisting the hitch due to off-center weight. Not to mention "tied down" to the engine crash bar.

Just dangling over the edge
Just dangling over the edge


Hope he doesn't hit a bump...
Hope he doesn't hit a bump...



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Re: Now I've seen everything...

Postby Fiberthree » Wed Jun 29, 2016 11:01 pm

:shock:

How did he secure it? Bungie cords?
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Re: Now I've seen everything...

Postby flogger » Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:07 am

Darwin award winner?
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Re: Now I've seen everything...

Postby FM-USA » Thu Jun 30, 2016 7:23 am

HOLY GARBANZO BEANS!!!+!
After the first bump he should find out how well that 2 inch tube, ball mount holds up.
:shock:

UNLESS... .. it was done JUST for shock value.

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Re: Now I've seen everything...

Postby minimac » Thu Jun 30, 2016 9:19 am

I wouldn't want to be following behind.

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Re: Now I've seen everything...

Postby maintainer » Thu Jun 30, 2016 10:19 am

Rode that Wing up on that contraption, crazy.
900+ lbs tongue weight, crazy.
Tiedowns on the engine crash bars, crazy.


As Lawrence Martin once said: That boy is three kinds of crazy. :shock:
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Re: Now I've seen everything...

Postby OldZX11Rider » Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:02 pm

But, but, but,...he's so proud of his accomplishment! :P.

He had to use both brain cells to figure this out. :roll:
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Re: Now I've seen everything...

Postby khspe2 » Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:05 pm

No, no, no! You people are all wrong! It's a Gl1800 with a Ram Truck sidecar! :lol:

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Re: Now I've seen everything...

Postby Mh434 » Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:13 pm

Wow - the first time he gives the truck a little gas, that 'Wing will be sitting on the hood of the car behind him.

I did something similar on the back of our motorhome...but with a 110-lb. 50cc scooter. And to top it off, I had a solid mount from the top of the steering neck to the motorhome's original spare tire carrier (massive 2"X2" thick wall steel square tube) so it couldn't rotate. I admit to going a little overkill on mine - it would have handled a GL1800 with ease (I added two extra 2"X2" receivers - so, one in the middle, and one at each end, of the rack & ride-on/ride-off ramp), and I was still nervous about having the scooter on it!

The guy with the truck is, uh, uncautious? Overly optimistic? Naw - he's a moron. :roll:

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Re: Now I've seen everything...

Postby OldZX11Rider » Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:18 pm

How could we not have seen that? :oops:

That makes so much more sense! ;)
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Re: Now I've seen everything...

Postby ekvh » Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:23 pm

Fall on a car behind him??? How about a bike?

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Re: Now I've seen everything...

Postby OldZX11Rider » Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:35 pm

He sure is putting a lot of faith in that little 2" X 2" bar, an unknown persons (machine?) welding and some old (I'll bet) rusty bolts holding the hitch to the frame. ;)
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Re: Now I've seen everything...

Postby cbx4evr » Sun Jul 03, 2016 7:03 pm

Check out this video, assuming it has been posted already:






Wearing shorts and running shoes isn't going to help him either. Can't figure out why he would even be in that lane when you see something like that ahead. Wonder what the outcome was.
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Re: Now I've seen everything...

Postby cbx4evr » Sun Jul 03, 2016 7:15 pm

"It´s a friggen motorcycle, it´s not supposed to be comfortable, quiet or safe. The wind noise is supposed to hurt your ears, the seat should be hard and riding it should make you s**t your pants every now and then. "

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Re: Now I've seen everything...

Postby johnfliesagain » Mon Jul 04, 2016 7:19 am

I'd like to be the Poilice officer who would stop him for obstructing the license plate.
And then I would have a very intresting conversation.

Like how'd you get that thang up there?
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Re: Now I've seen everything...

Postby OldZX11Rider » Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:36 am

That appears to be a long bed pickup. Wonder why he didn't just load it up in the bed of the truck? :roll:
Even if its a short bed, I'd much rather have a tailgate under the rear tire than...nothing. :shock:
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Re: Now I've seen everything...

Postby FM-USA » Mon Jul 04, 2016 9:29 am

I'm 99.9999% sure this is hoaxed.
Compare the top (first) picture to the second.
Isn't there A SLIGHT difference in bike to truck size? 8-)
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Re: Now I've seen everything...

Postby OldZX11Rider » Mon Jul 04, 2016 10:06 am

Assuming these photos were all taken within a very short time span, maybe 5 or 10 minutes, why are the shadows different between photo #2 & #3?

I agree it does appear the bike in photo #1 is a bit smaller than in photo #2.
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Re: Now I've seen everything...

Postby dingdong » Tue Jul 05, 2016 7:05 am

That was the first thing that came to mind when I saw the first picture. I wondered if the bike was parked behind the truck over by the building because it looks so small compared to the truck.
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Re: Now I've seen everything...

Postby flogger » Tue Jul 05, 2016 8:06 am

No one can tell if this is a hoax... could be staged, temporary, photoshoped- for marketing or advertising... maybe the dude is selling them so he does this... fake or unrealistic, more likely... hoax? Where's the beef?
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Re: Now I've seen everything...

Postby FM-USA » Tue Jul 05, 2016 8:29 am

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:o YUP, it's real. :o

My usual quest to find the truth, did some late-nite (the weee hrs) of Net-Surfing, NO..NOT JUST on this subject.
Found the guy who built the carrier. Still unbelievable that these are real photos.
This is a 2012 Dodge and rated at max 1,045lbs.

100% my design my build Heck I even painted it myself.
Not Aluminum, it is Steel and the wheels drop into "wells" that once the bike is tied down prevent it from lateral movement."

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The Wing was more for demonstration purposes, sort of a shut the guy up moment.
"The Wing will never be on the hauler again."





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Re: Now I've seen everything...

Postby WA9FWT » Tue Jul 05, 2016 8:37 am

dingdong wrote:That was the first thing that came to mind when I saw the first picture. I wondered if the bike was parked behind the truck over by the building because it looks so small compared to the truck.


OMG I thought the same thing.Now back to my leaking refrigerator ! WA9FWT

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Re: Now I've seen everything...

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Jul 05, 2016 10:12 pm

cbx4evr wrote:Check out this video, assuming it has been posted already:






Wearing shorts and running shoes isn't going to help him either. Can't figure out why he would even be in that lane when you see something like that ahead. Wonder what the outcome was.


I wrote about that one here: viewtopic.php?p=201171

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Re: Now I've seen everything...

Postby karman » Mon Aug 01, 2016 10:16 am

Most newer trucks come stock with high tongue weight capabilities. 900 lbs. is well within the range of an average class two hitch. I would be more interested in learning how he managed to get the bike up there in the first place?




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