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#1 alfjamesrichardson

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 07:20 PM

Hi all

I am interested in to getting into trials got places to ride etc my problem is transport I have a Audi A6 Allroad so pretty decent sized boot with seats collapsed and i wondered if it is possible to fit a bike in there, obvisoly wheels and possibly forks would be removed. Just wondering what people experiences are?

Thanks James


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Posted 14 March 2012 - 07:38 PM

Get a towbar and a bike rack will be a whole lot less aggro :wall:

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 07:50 PM

Got a tow bar just all the trailers I look at are overpriced homemade rubbish in my opinion. I will pick up a decent one eventually just wondering if possible until then. It will only be a one off.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 08:05 PM

i got a Kawasaki Z400f into the back of an Austin Princess once................at about 40mph, stuck in nicely.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 08:09 PM

dont think about it.. if you have the tow bar get a bike rack. getting the bike into the back might physically be possible but how practical is it to get out and put back in once filthy.. what will you do with the fuel in th etank that will spill out what about the oil that will be spilt
not a practical or therotically sensible solution even for a one off.. sorry.
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#6 alfjamesrichardson

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 08:16 PM

Thanks for the replies

The problem with a rack is my tow bar is a factory fitted removable type like http://www.auditowba..._A8_Towbar2.jpg
So i don't think the rack systems will work.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 08:16 PM

there is a single bike trailer in the classifieds, 01423 code its done nothing (its not mine) its a proper trailer, very expensive when new, its someone i know whos selling up.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 08:39 PM

this is £175 http://www.ebay.co.u...=item23154ef63b

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 09:56 PM

I get 3 fantics in a passat..wheels and forks out. 4 in a touareg
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Posted 14 March 2012 - 10:11 PM

I get 3 fantics in a passat..wheels and forks out. 4 in a touareg


Cool so it can be done it would only be a one journey and obviously I would drain all the fluids beforehand.


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Posted 14 March 2012 - 10:20 PM

A few years ago I put a Gas Gas Pro in a Honda Civic and rode a trial in Spain. Only had to remove the wheels, rear mudguard and turn the bars down.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 11:06 PM

I used to fit a TYZ Yam into a 1982 VW Polo (Estate version) just by undoing the handlebars and removing the fuel tank. Rear wheel first with the back seats removed, then the edge of the front wheel used to just poke out under the hatch. People used to look twice but it was dead easy. I'd say go for it. If your bike gets dirty, just put a cloth down - job done!

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 11:05 AM

I have had a gas gas in the back of a saab estate, first bike we had before I had a trailer, just took the fuel tank off and removed the front wheel, went straight in.
I have a removable tow bar as well but no racks to suit, not that i've found anyway, if you do find a rack solution let me know please :)

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 05:38 PM

Cheers for all the replies guys must be the friendliest forum I've been on.

I have had a gas gas in the back of a saab estate, first bike we had before I had a trailer, just took the fuel tank off and removed the front wheel, went straight in.
I have a removable tow bar as well but no racks to suit, not that i've found anyway, if you do find a rack solution let me know please :)


I haven't had any luck finding a rack that will fit the euro hitch either not for motorbikes anyway Thule do a bicycle one.

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 07:26 PM

i once collected a tlr 200 from the uk to belgium in the back of my passat no problem just took the front forks out but front wheel would have been enough




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