homemade stand for transporting Bike in a u-haul


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homemade stand for transporting Bike in a u-haul

Postby littlebeaver » Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:19 pm



I had to come up with some kind of sturdy stand to hold my bike up on our last move, we got us a 17' u-haul.. Here are some photo's of the stand I came up with, it worked perfectly for us..
I totally freaked out my neighbor, I rode that sucker up the ramp really fast, right onto the stand I made...Funnnnn
I totally freaked out my neighbor, I rode that sucker up the ramp really fast, right onto the stand I made...Funnnnn
You can see that I didn't tie the rear yet, I was just testing it out in the driveway here
You can see that I didn't tie the rear yet, I was just testing it out in the driveway here
the was made for nothing, no cost, because I had the material and rope and straps, I doubled the straps just in case anyway.. it rode well, I set up the rear wheel stop and screwed it down to keep the bike contained or from rocking...We had to get creative packing around the bike...
the was made for nothing, no cost, because I had the material and rope and straps, I doubled the straps just in case anyway.. it rode well, I set up the rear wheel stop and screwed it down to keep the bike contained or from rocking...We had to get creative packing around the bike...



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Re: homemade stand for transporting Bike in a u-haul

Postby HALBUDD » Sat Jul 23, 2011 11:03 am

Hey Beaver looks like it will do the job nicely, hows the move going you guys doing ok have not seen you on for a while guess you been pretty busy. God luck hope every thing goes well. Hal
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Re: homemade stand for transporting Bike in a u-haul

Postby WA9FWT » Sat Jul 23, 2011 8:53 pm

Years back I was a U-Haul dealer and a Hertz rental yard. Yes ,I had both....long story!!..... Evenings I would travel around the state picking up trailers & trucks. I used my 750 honda and could drive it up those ramps like nothing.But of coarse I drove up fast,and never worried about stopping....the back wall was always there so I knew I could stop :lol:
I could do this with every truck, except the smallest one.
I just would rope the cycle to the rails, and never had a problem. No way would I try that today with a Goldwing.

Good luck with your new home.... WA9FWT Phil

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Re: homemade stand for transporting Bike in a u-haul

Postby littlebeaver » Sun Jul 24, 2011 4:05 pm

WA9FWT wrote:Years back I was a U-Haul dealer and a Hertz rental yard. Yes ,I had both....long story!!..... Evenings I would travel around the state picking up trailers & trucks. I used my 750 honda and could drive it up those ramps like nothing.But of coarse I drove up fast,and never worried about stopping....the back wall was always there so I knew I could stop :lol:
I could do this with every truck, except the smallest one.
I just would rope the cycle to the rails, and never had a problem. No way would I try that today with a Goldwing.

Good luck with your new home.... WA9FWT Phil

so what you're saying is that I am a little crazy huh, I had to steer that sucker straight onto the stand too, worked perfectly thank goodness, I had a girl on the left and a girl on the right to catch me if I lost control also so they could strap it down like pit crew guys do one I stopped we were laughing out loud because it was exciting and very dangerous and fun and very successful...I like this rent house because it's all one level, our home back in KC has stairs up and down...huh :cry: with bad knees it gets painful..I just took one look at the rails in the truck and said to myself no way I'm gonna pull those rails off with this heavy bike so that's when I thought of this stand..Cheap but effective..

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Re: homemade stand for transporting Bike in a u-haul

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Jul 26, 2011 11:05 am

WA9FWT wrote:Years back I was a U-Haul dealer and a Hertz rental yard. Yes ,I had both....long story!!..... Evenings I would travel around the state picking up trailers & trucks. I used my 750 honda and could drive it up those ramps like nothing.But of coarse I drove up fast,and never worried about stopping....the back wall was always there so I knew I could stop :lol:
I could do this with every truck, except the smallest one.
I just would rope the cycle to the rails, and never had a problem. No way would I try that today with a Goldwing.

Good luck with your new home.... WA9FWT Phil


I've done that before with a little 49cc Yamaha scooter that I had (used normally as a "pit bike" for at the racetrack), and a rental van. As needs require! :)

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Re: homemade stand for transporting Bike in a u-haul

Postby WA9FWT » Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:12 pm

" Hey " Little Beaver, was going to ask you what is that Box on top of your trunk. Is that where you keep all your money :D or is that one heck of a speaker Box.
Also did you move to a different state or in the new home yet ?
I liked your pictures too ,great shots!!

Phil WA9FWT

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Re: homemade stand for transporting Bike in a u-haul

Postby cbx4evr » Wed Jul 27, 2011 8:57 pm

If my bike is on a trailer somebody is stealing it.
"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: homemade stand for transporting Bike in a u-haul

Postby littlebeaver » Thu Jul 28, 2011 6:09 pm

WA9FWT wrote:" Hey " Little Beaver, was going to ask you what is that Box on top of your trunk. Is that where you keep all your money :D or is that one heck of a speaker Box.
Also did you move to a different state or in the new home yet ?
I liked your pictures too ,great shots!!

Phil WA9FWT

It's just a wooden speaker box wrapped with imitation leather, with two el cheapo walmart speakers that sound really nice, the front speakers are hand made too...Money :shock: What money...I'd be riding a 1800 if I had money... :lol: Oh yeh, click on the photo and it gets larger for a better look... :D

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Re: homemade stand for transporting Bike in a u-haul

Postby littlebeaver » Fri Jul 29, 2011 3:58 am

Yep, from Kansas to my home State Texas, but we are still calling KC home because we have our house there, we are just visiting for a year or two then we shall return...[Wife's Job]




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