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Does anyone know how I can transport a motorcycle. I have the trailer but no car with a hitch to pull it. I need to either rent a car with a hitch (can't find one). Or rent a moving truck or something. Can I put one in a U-haul??
 

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I'm pretty sure it's fine to put it in a u-haul truck. In fact I know a couple of guys that rented one to bring their bikes to Laconia. If you don't mind me asking where, and why are you moving it??
 

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Yeah, you can put a motorcycle in a U-Haul. It's how I towed my bike 4 hours to Alabama to sell mine. Like Squid Killer said, get your own tie downs though and make sure it's secure from all sides. I put my bike on the far right side and tightened it on both sides. Didn't have a problem.
 

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U haul actually rents trailers just for bikes. They're really small and light. Thats what i would use. They have a front wheel chock and everything.
 

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U-haul it :spank
 

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gr00veNYC said:
Does anyone know how I can transport a motorcycle. I have the trailer but no car with a hitch to pull it. I need to either rent a car with a hitch (can't find one). Or rent a moving truck or something. Can I put one in a U-haul??

You can rent hitches from Uhaul. I think.
 

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why not just get a hitch put on your whip? that way when you need to haul it again you wont have this problem.
 

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Uhaul can be expensive depending on how far you need to move the bike, daily fee, gas, mileage fee. I would rent a truck from somwhere, shop around and tow the trailer.
 

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Yeah, within the city limits they're cheap, $19.95 a day. But got outside the state and add a 0 to the 19...
 

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thanks again guys. i think i can borrow a minivan from a friend... the bike is a CBR F3 600... do you think it'll fit in there?
 

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Tuffguy #2 said:
U haul actually rents trailers just for bikes. They're really small and light. Thats what i would use. They have a front wheel chock and everything.
which part of this did you miss?
I have the trailer but no car with a hitch to pull it. I need to either rent a car with a hitch (can't find one). Or rent a moving truck or something. Can I put one in a U-haul??

I dont think the bike will fit in the back of a minivan.. The bikes probably too tall for it.... might not have enough points to secure the straps too either.


I'd tell you to ride it...but I dont know why your moving it to begin with
 

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In a mini-van? Probably be better to jump it onto a moving train like in that super movie Torque (HAHAHA) than try and put it in a mini van.
If you have the trailer, I'd def rent a truck or borrow one if possible, or get a hitch put on your vehicle. I had a hitch on my 1992 Toyota Supra Turbo to haul my jet ski.
 

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Break it down and then reassemble it
 

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I dunno. I just rented a pickup truck from Enterprise this past weekend to move my bike and it was pretty cheep and effective. I was fairly impressed. Just had to buy my own tie downs. I would definately do it that way again if i had to.
 

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Pickup would be your best choice. U-Haul will not rent a Hitch and a 2000 pound Hitch with installation will run you from 150-200.
Another good choice would be a minivan. If you remove all the seats the bike should go in fine.
 

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Bring this one back from the dead.

Does anyone have experience using a minivan to transport a motorcycle? I'm looking to transport an '04 ZX-10R via minivan rental. I have fit an '03 Ninja 250R and an '03 R6 (removed windscreen) into a crappy old 91 Caravan. The bike in question has hot bodies track body work. If I have to remove the windscreen, tail work (not subframe), or upper fairing, I might be willing to give it a shot.

Any experienced replies along the lines of "tried it, wouldn't fit unless tank was removed" or "tried it, it fit fine" would be appreciated. I'll rent a pickup if I have to. Will a small pickup (Dakota or similar) fit the bike fine with the gate closed? Any worries about having the gate open if I secure it with tie downs and keep it in gear?

Thanks,

Ryan
 

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Ordie said:
which part of this did you miss?
Don't bust my balls. You're the guy that needs to boot up his computer to ask for help getting a bike from point A to point B.
 

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I vote for pick-up truck as well. Most new trucks come with hooks/eyelets made specifically for tie straps. I don't think it will fit in a mini-van either unless you take off the wheels and lower fairings.
 
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