Hauling Spare Tires
First time post... long time lurker.
I've been searching for some tips on how to do this, but have yet come across any (perhaps I overlooked some). Also not sure which forum to post this, so I'm placing it here.
Originally posted my question on LocalRiders.com:
One of the regular users there suggested I look here.
This is my quest....
For some time now, I've been trying to figure out a way to HAUL a spare rear wheel assembly with me on some longer trips that would require a tire change somewhere along the way (due to wearing out a rear). It's not an easy task. Trust me. I've hauled rims and tires to Ray Pope's shop to have mounted before (relatively short distance, in comparison), and it is just plain tough to do. I found it more difficult than hauling a 17" monitor.
Well, now that I have a complete set of spare wheels... I'd still like to be able to do this (haul both spares). There are places that I would like to do, where I would want to swap in my dirt/snow tires during specific legs of the journey. I'd also like to have my "Spares" with me in the event that I damage one. I've swapped my wheels out enough times where I am confident that I could do it at a campsite or even an unscheduled pitstop on the side of the road.
There just seems to be no real good way of hauling extras wheels without a trailer or sidecar. Some have suggested that I just SHIP my spares to a destination ahead of me, but I would rather have them WITH me instead. Has anyone done this themselves or know someone who has? I'm looking for some ideas. Perhaps someone has some creative ideas that work well, that I may have overlooked.
[b:]Tom Witt[/b:] - Southwest Ohio, USA
1978 Honda CX500 Cafe-X
1999 Triumph Trophy 1200 Dual-Sport
2002 MZ 125SM StreetMoto
2003 MiniMax Z40 For Sale/Trade
2004 SkyTeam ST50