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Giant Loop Motorcycle Saddlebags & Motorcycle Tank Bags: Panniers, Soft Luggage for Adventure & Sport Touring

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Old 17 Jan 2007
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yes... i would be very interested in a "surf board" only trailer. Looking at the other examples, i think it is possible to build one that will hold some extra luggage, and "lock" to keep everything secure and somewhat water tight.
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Carver Surf Racks in Hawaii makes a rack specifically designed for mopeds, it looks like it can be adapted pretty easily for motorcycle use:
http://www.carversurfracks.com/
I am planning on adapting it to my Buell Ulysses somehow
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Surfboard trailer

Here's a photo of my bike n trailer i promised a month or two back. sorry for the delay i've been working too much lately....
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Knew a chap before who used to travel around the country with two Prijon Invader kayaks (anyone remeber them.. big tanks) strapped to the side of a honda 50!! that was nuts.
Bust some of those pics with the board look cool!
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thanks for the options

hey everyone, thanks for the advice. I haven't checked this thread in a long time. good to know that it can be done. seems like it might be too cumbersome for a long trip across africa with non-surfing sections. I may be resolved to simply trying to beg and borrow boards at the best spots - maybe places with surf camps in mozambique and senegal will have boards.
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Talking have a look at this!

Have a look at this 10 minute video and you will see (starting at about 4.50 min) how you can carry a surfboard accros Africa.

YouTube - Crossing Africa (short extract)

Have fun!

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bicycle rack anyone?

Hey guys!

Yeah, rules !
Guess what, here in Malaysia trailers are very very 'alien'!
Getting a personal or private co's car to register a trailer is very difficult, (UNLESS ITS GOVERMENT)
my company is in thE process of registering trailer & its like forever!
so imagine bike with trailer!
Ive cycled in NZ with a couple from Canada; even their bicycle had a trailer!
So since were talking about the topic; any ideas on taking a Mountain Bike on my Dommie?
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I might be able give it a go with the board after all! those carver racks might be able to attach to a rear luggage rack if they can fit around a pannier. If someone can do it with a kayak, a surfboard should be a piece of cake.

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Have a look at this 10 minute video and you will see (starting at about 4.50 min) how you can carry a surfboard accros Africa.

YouTube - Crossing Africa (short extract)

Have fun!

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Thanks Noel. I like the way that the guy had it set up in the video - inside the pannier and high out the back- out of the way. It would be even easier with a shorter board.
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board set up

Hi stormrider,

He tried al kinds of set ups and found this the best. He had a slot with the shape (tapered) of the back end of his board between his panier and bike. The board went in about 40 to 50 cm with a towel rapped around it. Further he had a strap around the tip and from this strap he had another ratchet strap going back to the oposite side of the frame of where the board was fitted. When he tightened the ratchet strap, it sort of curved the board and pulled it in the slot and prevented it from sideways movement. Very sturdy!!

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board on bike

I have been looking at photos of pannier set ups to try to figure out which brand might allow that space between the bike and the pannier frame for a dr350 or dr650. Anyone have suggestions?

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home made frame

Gary,

I believe he made the frame to hook the panniers on himself, or had it made! Not 100% sure though

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