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Will this work?
« on: April 25, 2010, 04:41:47 pm »
Will this carrier work with a proper sized dirtbike?
Would help allot if I dont have to drive with a trailer behind my car

http://www.puzey.co.za/carrier/index.asp
 

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Re: Will this work?
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2010, 04:48:00 pm »
Load bearing capacity?
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Re: Will this work?
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2010, 05:04:16 pm »
Hurmf, well the bike only weighs 96kg's
 

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Re: Will this work?
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2010, 05:22:54 pm »
when did you get a car ???

and if you have not yet - rather get a small bakkie - will be a lot better
 

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Re: Will this work?
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2010, 05:32:53 pm »
when did you get a car ???

Couple of weeks ago,

Like zees one...dont laugh!
 

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Re: Will this work?
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2010, 05:37:43 pm »
i had a clio

great car - only problem you will ever have with it is to sell it again  :peepwall:

and now that i have seen the car - no your idea will not work - ever!

the clio is about 90% plastic and most of it is sheet metal etc - dont think it will be able to carry 100kg like that

rather look at a single bike trailer - almost like this one below


 

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Re: Will this work?
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2010, 05:40:19 pm »
i had a clio

great car - only problem you will ever have with it is to sell it again  :peepwall:

and now that i have seen the car - no your idea will not work - ever!

the clio is about 90% plastic and most of it is sheet metal etc - dont think it will be able to carry 100kg like that

rather look at a single bike trailer - almost like this one below



I got a two bike trailor with the car, but a rack like this would be more practical.
Might work on the trials bike.....

Seems the clio would do a permanent wheelie then with a bike on the tow hitch ;D :D
 

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Re: Will this work?
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2010, 05:41:14 pm »
i had a clio

Dammit! I knew it was a girly car...now it's been confirmed..


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Re: Will this work?
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2010, 12:02:57 am »
You need a tow bar fitted to the Clio first... that rack mounts on the tow bar afaik. Should be able to carry at least 100kg.
What are the specs from Puzey?
 

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Re: Will this work?
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2010, 02:08:13 am »
Jy besef dit is n pitbike wat agter op daai kar is?? ek dink nie dit is bedoel vir n vol grootte fiets nie
 

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Re: Will this work?
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2010, 07:04:50 am »
The only one I've seen was Ralph Pitchford, of off road racing fame, he had it on the back of a Nissan SUV. Used to load his Husky on it. I don't know if I would trust one and don't think it will work on a dinky car. :imaposer:
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Re: Will this work?
« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2010, 08:00:25 am »
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Jy besef dit is n pitbike wat agter op daai kar is?? ek dink nie dit is bedoel vir n vol grootte fiets nie

Yep, dis hoekom die heel eerste sin in die topic dit is: ;D

Will this carrier work with a proper sized dirtbike?
 

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Re: Will this work?
« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2010, 08:47:34 am »
No mudguards on that trailer, imagine the stone chips on the back of the car, never mind the bike!!!!
 

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Re: Will this work?
« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2010, 08:58:41 am »
No mudguards on that trailer, imagine the stone chips on the back of the car, never mind the bike!!!!

Exactly!!!

Etienne, if you have a trailer use it, I use mine a lot and I should have done so yesterday as I ran out of juice 5 odd km from home >:(
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Re: Will this work?
« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2010, 09:01:27 am »
No mudguards on that trailer, imagine the stone chips on the back of the car, never mind the bike!!!!

Exactly!!!

Etienne, if you have a trailer use it, I use mine a lot and I should have done so yesterday as I ran out of juice 5 odd km from home >:(

Did you have to push the bike back?
 

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Re: Will this work?
« Reply #15 on: April 26, 2010, 09:06:23 am »
No mudguards on that trailer, imagine the stone chips on the back of the car, never mind the bike!!!!

Exactly!!!

Etienne, if you have a trailer use it, I use mine a lot and I should have done so yesterday as I ran out of juice 5 odd km from home >:(

Did you have to push the bike back?

Yes in sand! Called the wife to bring pre-mix and got karked out for riding alone. :P

To get back to your question, You have to fit a towbar, but the Clio's chassis seems a bit lightweight for that bike rack, especially if you go over lots of bumps, which inevitable happens on SA roads.
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Re: Will this work?
« Reply #16 on: April 26, 2010, 09:14:38 am »
No mudguards on that trailer, imagine the stone chips on the back of the car, never mind the bike!!!!

Exactly!!!

Etienne, if you have a trailer use it, I use mine a lot and I should have done so yesterday as I ran out of juice 5 odd km from home >:(

Did you have to push the bike back?

Yes in sand! Called the wife to bring pre-mix and got karked out for riding alone. :P

Haha! Ai man, maar ek was verbaas hoe ver jy op daai tenk kon ry!

Sal maar 'n tow-bar aan die mini car sit dan
 

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Re: Will this work?
« Reply #17 on: April 26, 2010, 10:03:22 am »
No mudguards on that trailer, imagine the stone chips on the back of the car, never mind the bike!!!!

Exactly!!!

Etienne, if you have a trailer use it, I use mine a lot and I should have done so yesterday as I ran out of juice 5 odd km from home >:(

Did you have to push the bike back?

Yes in sand! Called the wife to bring pre-mix and got karked out for riding alone. :P

Haha! Ai man, maar ek was verbaas hoe ver jy op daai tenk kon ry!

Sal maar 'n tow-bar aan die mini car sit dan

Jy moes maar eerder vir my gebel het...  :thumleft:

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Re: Will this work?
« Reply #18 on: April 27, 2010, 09:05:50 am »
Most passenger car towbars are rated for a supported load of 50kg (smaller cars) to 75kg (full size like a Merc.).

That tells you how much load you can carry on any type of rear carrier, although you have to take off the towbar supported load already as the (bicycle) carrier often has considerably more overhang.

Do yourself a favor and drive a car with a heavy trailer for a day and you'll realise quickly that overloaded trailers, roof racks AND rear carriers are NOT funny.
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Re: Will this work?
« Reply #19 on: April 27, 2010, 03:28:00 pm »
Etienne.......
I think this is what you're after



The bike carrier is pretty useful, as well..........
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