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Loading a motorbike

Post by jamesstanley on Sun Feb 16, 2014 12:37 am

I plan to load a reasonably large motorbike (VFR750) into my Hijet in the week.

Anybody have experience of doing similar? Any tips to share?
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Re: Loading a motorbike

Post by HighlyJetted on Sun Feb 16, 2014 1:41 am

Thing most of us have had at least 1 bike at some time in the back of a Hijet.

You have to put them at a bit of an angle to get the tail gate closed.

That's about it!
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Re: Loading a motorbike

Post by jamesstanley on Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:45 am

Sweet, thanks. Everyone who's seen the van has told me I'll never get a bike in the back. This gives me some hope!
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Re: Loading a motorbike

Post by P165TER on Sun Feb 16, 2014 10:39 am

I got my mates CBR 1000 RR track bike in the back of mine. Front wheel behind the driver seat, back wheel opposite corner. Fitted perfect. But watch for the hieght too. We had to push down on the screen slightly to get it in the door.

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Re: Loading a motorbike

Post by HighlyJetted on Sun Feb 16, 2014 1:52 pm

I've had

CB400-4
CB500
YZF100R
CBR600
DT125
ZZR400/600
NSR125

All in the back - not at the same time though Smile
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Re: Loading a motorbike

Post by Logi on Sun Feb 16, 2014 7:52 pm




Any more questions......  lol!
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Re: Loading a motorbike

Post by PFM on Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:47 pm

Yes - WTF? Why can't you ride the bloody things rather than having to carry them?

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Post by Logi on Sun Feb 16, 2014 10:19 pm

PFM wrote:Yes - WTF? Why can't you ride the bloody things rather than having to carry them?

No tax/insurance etc
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Re: Loading a motorbike

Post by jamesstanley on Mon Feb 17, 2014 12:06 am

Nice pics Logi!

I plan to load the van on Thursday so will post some pictures then if I can get her in...
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Re: Loading a motorbike

Post by Logi on Mon Feb 17, 2014 6:44 am

Check out the " Whats In Yer Van" thread, many motorcycles moved Wink
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Re: Loading a motorbike

Post by leopard_pagan on Mon Feb 17, 2014 6:54 am

CBR400/600 in my 1ltr, extra space in the back of a 1.3 Smile
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Re: Loading a motorbike

Post by ToaseMan on Mon Feb 17, 2014 8:15 pm

Me father's Hi-jet has moved a 1971 relaigh runabout (though thats the size of a push bike if not smaller!)
And a chinese pile of shite (Which is in the back of the van right now)
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Re: Loading a motorbike

Post by jamesstanley on Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:47 pm

She fits!


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Re: Loading a motorbike

Post by Logi on Thu Feb 20, 2014 5:03 pm

We knew it would Wink
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Re: Loading a motorbike

Post by PFM on Thu Feb 20, 2014 6:54 pm

Ah, but is it yours?  Wink 

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Re: Loading a motorbike

Post by jamesstanley on Thu Feb 20, 2014 7:15 pm

Nah, but by the time the owner finds out I'll be long gone!

Just kidding, the bike is mine, I'm going to a trackday at Cadwell (5 hours from me) this weekend and didn't really fancy riding there and back.
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Re: Loading a motorbike

Post by rich the mechanic on Fri Feb 21, 2014 7:54 pm

You beat me to it I was going to say the rear over hang might be better acomodated if you have no passanger.
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Re: Loading a motorbike

Post by jamesstanley on Sun Feb 23, 2014 3:58 pm

Back from Cadwell safe and sound, the bike never missed a beat.

The van:
- main beam works about 25% of the time, and just cuts lights entirely the other 75%; very scary; I suspect a dicky connection in the switch
- definitely needs a thermostat, it is freezing in there
- the battery can barely turn the engine over if the lights are on and the satnav is plugged in

Got some work to do then!
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Re: Loading a motorbike

Post by chinfuk on Tue Mar 25, 2014 1:32 pm

This is just what I was wondering :-) thanks!
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Re: Loading a motorbike

Post by leopard_pagan on Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:47 pm

What bike do you have?
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Re: Loading a motorbike

Post by chinfuk on Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:49 pm

None at the moment, I'm looking to buy a spares or repairs bike from somewhere but the only means of transport is my little hijet :-) I really miss my bandit, it was nice being able to 70 mph ;-)
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Re: Loading a motorbike

Post by chinfuk on Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:43 pm

might be picking up a cbr1000f in it wish me luck :-) logi and jamesstanley pics have filled me with confidence though, is there nothing these little vans wont do (apart from overtaking an ice cream van or milk float of course :-))
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Re: Loading a motorbike

Post by HighlyJetted on Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:02 pm

It'll fit no problem, if you really had to - you could fit 2 in there!
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Re: Loading a motorbike

Post by jamesstanley on Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:54 am

I recommend putting it in backwards. Try it front wards by all means but having the seat unit over where the passenger seat goes really makes it fit better. I actually took a passenger and a bike in the van the other day! Passenger was a bit cramped but it was alright...
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Re: Loading a motorbike

Post by leopard_pagan on Thu Mar 27, 2014 12:53 pm

Passengers aren't as important as a motorcycle Wink
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Re: Loading a motorbike

Post by Logi on Thu Mar 27, 2014 1:45 pm

Depends on what you are loading, naked bikes i put straight in and the wheel between the seats, most faired stuff fits at an angle frontways. Can still fit a passenger in as well. w Much easier getting a bike up the ramp frontways if you're yourself.
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Re: Loading a motorbike

Post by chinfuk on Thu Sep 25, 2014 1:27 pm

just had a tdm 850 in the back, was tight had to tie the boot lid down but it was sound :-)
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