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Old 09-05-2007, 12:22 AM   #15
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Hello there safari 57, hows every thing going with you these days ? Well
surprisingly the honda trail 90 is very much alive and well .lots for sale on Ebay and craigs list big time .they seem to be the rage lately as well as the z50 and trail 70 which looks to be very popular .I went up to mount PINOS
in frazier park here in Ca a few weeks ago ,with the tradewind .What a great
time ,lots of blue sky ,tall pines and fresh air !! My son ( 11 years old ) and I
rode about 30 miles that weekend up and down OHV trails ,no motocross
stuff ,trail riding and enjoying the scenery .It has low range ,a two speed
transfer case of sorts ,gear drive ,so high and low total of 8 speeds .These
bikes are a great time .your right though ,the trail 90 could really take a
beating ,and many did get just that .The trail 110 ,the same bike has been
used by the Austrailan postal service for ever it seems and they are still in use today .Over in Japan and other countries ,there are thousands still running around as well as the honda passport (not the car ) and the cub 50
and other style hondas that were very similar ,the 90 has me hooked !

The Best to you

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Old 09-05-2007, 10:56 AM   #16
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Scott,

It sounds like you are truly enjoying your bike and your time out and about. What a great thing to be able to do with your family.

If I get feeling back in my arms I intend to get another one. It's been too long since I've been able to get out and really enjoy the back country and I miss that a lot.

In the meantime with Donna at the wheel we are out with the trailer quite a bit and just being able to hit the campgrounds and enjoy that aspect of life is wonderful.

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Old 09-05-2007, 06:11 PM   #17
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I was at the campground a few weeks ago and this guy had a big class A motorhome with a really cool raising/lowering platform on the back (like a 4-bar linkage). On this platform he carried a Kawasaki KLR 650. I thought this was really awesome. I ride a KLR 650
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Old 09-05-2007, 06:19 PM   #18
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I know it is not the coolest of ideas and it certainly raises risk of damage to everything involved. At the same time I perfectly understand the issue. 1,200 miles from our house (back to our old home town) at Christmas and "inheriting" two highly desireable 409 engines complete on crates that had to be taken immediately. We got very creative with the plywood and straps in an Astrovan (fully dressed one at that) and drove cautiously over the mountains in heavy snow and slick roads back home. Was it the wisest thing to do - well, only a gearhead would understand and thankfully my wife enjoys our automotive pursuits as much as I do. So I understand the desireability of moving that motorcycle. If you can't do it without damaging it and everything else around it, though. You may need to look hard at what others are doing to transport their motorcycles with their RV's regardless of whether it's an Airstream or not. Good luck with this one, it's a tough decision. Could you grenade the propane tanks and put a cycle carrier there? I'm just trying to picture what might creatively work. It could possibly stand on end? Take the wheels and bars off....... like you I'd hate to leave a good Honda on the tarmac
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I can take one of those 409's off your hands. Help you out by clearing some space in your garage.
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Old 09-05-2007, 08:54 PM   #19
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I can take one of those 409's off your hands. Help you out by clearing some space in your garage.
Gosh, I feel bad. I already got rid of most of my engines and tranny's. One 09 has gone into a '34 Ford 3 window coupe and the other is destined for a '35 Hudson 5 window coupe. I actually had 3 of them and the last one is destined for a '59 Biscayne 2dr post. The hemi I had has gone into a '50 Plymouth convert. I basically acquired them with the knowledge that my buds would need unique engines for their hotrods. I shoulda kept one of the 9's but with 1,200 square feet of shop out back and the stuff I had I'm out of room . My collecting sort of got out of hand to say the least. Over the past year I've been spreading the goodies out to friends in need, so to speak, and in return they are going to pop past a couple of weekends this fall and help me complete my 70 SS Chevelle I had almost done when I had this health problem come up. Donna would like very much to start using it for her weekend car, but more importantly, we just need to get it done and off the hoist. I sure had a lot of neat projects planned that aren't going to happen now. On the upside, once the Chevelle is done and in the house garage, I'll have room to slide a somethiing else in the shop to drop in a 454 I've had in the wings for some time. Not sure what yet, will have to see what is available at the time. Life is good

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Old 09-05-2007, 08:57 PM   #20
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Foureagles,
I'm going to disengage the brain here (pretty easy for me after work...) an just punt one. Why don't you tow it behind the trailer? If it was me I would avoid disassembly at all costs. Rig/frame/brace up something solid with the front wheel on the rear bumper. Brain storm over returning to reality. Probably get voted off the island for this one.
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Old 09-20-2007, 10:44 AM   #21
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Foureagles

Just wondered what you had ended up doing with transporting your bike and how it all worked out?

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Old 01-07-2008, 05:26 PM   #22
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me too, I am looking at a similiar situation. An older Yamaha or Honda trail bike in the 100-250 cc range. A good way to carry it would be helpful. I have an Excursion with a big back end, and I would still have to lay it in there or the trailer.
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Old 01-07-2008, 07:43 PM   #23
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I saw a picture, maybe linked to from on here a long while back, of a guy who cut the tongue and extended it, putting himself a motorcycle carrier on the front of the trailer, but right by the shell. Since it was toward the shell rather than toward the truck, it reduced somewhat the amount of additional tongueweight.

Now that I think about it, I think the guy may have set an Airstream shell on a much heavier frame. But anyway, it worked. Lotta work though.

Actually, maybe it was this one. If not, one similar.

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Old 01-07-2008, 07:48 PM   #24
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Toy Hauler from Airstream?

Have you seen the prototype toy hauler from Airstream?
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I've seen guys show up at races with the bikes tie-downed to the tops of their vehicles! Last one was a volvo station wagon from VT...wish I had my camera with me...he unloaded it forward into the bed of another truck and then down to the ground on a ramp.

Don't try this one at home... Ouch!

LiveLeak.com - Motorbike strapped to the roof of a car driving down the highway...falls off

I like the above prototype...I've seen similar vintage models on Ebay with side doors.
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love the prototype, the only way I can get that is using a sawzall on my Sovereign.....

That liveleak thing is scary! Bet I could get a deal on that bike..
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