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Too much weight on bike rack

Post by tornas on Mon Jul 04, 2016 7:36 am

I bought a tiny Vespa Ciao moped to stick to the back of the Hijet! With a buddy seat so it's perfect for camping trips. Smile

The Jet has a tow bar and I had already bought a bike rack so in theory we're good to go. Only problem is that the tow bar has a max verticle carrying capacity of 50kgs and that the combination of the Vespa Ciao & the bike rack is around 60kg.

I googled around and found that the the tow bar normally is strong enough to hold the extra weight. The real problem (apart from legal issues) is that it will influence the behavior of a light car.

Any of you have experience with driving with a large load on a bike rack?

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Re: Too much weight on bike rack

Post by tornas on Fri Jul 08, 2016 8:22 pm

Well at least I know it fits now!



Now I just have to give the moped a bit of tlc and paint both the van and the vespa in the same color and then they're ready for some action. I'll just have to pray it doesn't fall off on the highway Wink

EDIT: I'll make sure to secure the moped when I'm driving - this was just to test the size & weight Smile

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Re: Too much weight on bike rack

Post by PFM on Fri Jul 08, 2016 9:16 pm

Steering may be a little light!

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Re: Too much weight on bike rack

Post by tornas on Fri Jul 08, 2016 9:25 pm

Should take some concrete blocks with me in the cabin!

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Re: Too much weight on bike rack

Post by Logi on Fri Jul 08, 2016 9:50 pm

Doesn't look as bad as i expected Laughing
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Re: Too much weight on bike rack

Post by dennispenis on Sat Jul 09, 2016 7:03 am

nice ,if you put a rack on the moped you could put the hijet on it Smile
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