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First post, love the customized TW's. I just moved to San Diego for a 3-6 month stint to spend some time with the fam and to hit up the surf. I'm about 2 miles from the beach and was considering a Honda Ruckus as my main transportation to get me to the surf with my board. However, I came across this sweet bike on youtube that was modified nicely and has a surf rack mount.



Long story short, I want to simulate this bike or build something like it!



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDJJPOZUv7c



The question is, how? Where can I get these parts?



If anyone can point me in the right direction or if you can point me to the right shop, let me know!



Thanks,

Josh
 

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There are tons of threads on "Hollow mods". Start digging.



The board racks are a piece of cake.
 

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Board racks are easily made of metal electrical conduit and covered with pipe insulation.
 

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Hi All,



First post, love the customized TW's. I just moved to San Diego for a 3-6 month stint to spend some time with the fam and to hit up the surf. I'm about 2 miles from the beach and was considering a Honda Ruckus as my main transportation to get me to the surf with my board. However, I came across this sweet bike on youtube that was modified nicely and has a surf rack mount.



Long story short, I want to simulate this bike or build something like it!



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDJJPOZUv7c



The question is, how? Where can I get these parts?



If anyone can point me in the right direction or if you can point me to the right shop, let me know!



Thanks,

Josh




Welcome to the forum. Thanks for posting the link... cool mods



I'd like to do a mod to carry a bicycle on mine... my bicycles are "BikeFriday"(s) so they fold up. I already have that worked out on my Versys. It fits across my rear rack & metal panniers. But my TW seat & rear rack are not long & wide enough. So a hollow conduit pipe rig like the surf board rack may be the way I need to go. Not sure if 30 lbs on an out rigger rack will be stable on a TW though?
 

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Welcome to the forum. Thanks for posting the link... cool mods



I'd like to do a mod to carry a bicycle on mine... my bicycles are "BikeFriday"(s) so they fold up. I already have that worked out on my Versys. It fits across my rear rack & metal panniers. But my TW seat & rear rack are not long & wide enough. So a hollow conduit pipe rig like the surf board rack may be the way I need to go. Not sure if 30 lbs on an out rigger rack will be stable on a TW though?




I carried a full sized mountain bike a couple of times on a rack made from an old folding car rack.... a few pipe clamps and my cyclerack rear rack did the job....
 

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Welcome to the forum. Thanks for posting the link... cool mods



I'd like to do a mod to carry a bicycle on mine... my bicycles are "BikeFriday"(s) so they fold up. I already have that worked out on my Versys. It fits across my rear rack & metal panniers. But my TW seat & rear rack are not long & wide enough. So a hollow conduit pipe rig like the surf board rack may be the way I need to go. Not sure if 30 lbs on an out rigger rack will be stable on a TW though?




Check this out 2x2 Cycle racks



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I'm about 2 miles from the beach


In high school, one of my friends strapped a tail wheel onto his board and towed it with his bicycle. Of course, that was 1964. Here is one with two wheels that looks better and might work with a TW. When not towing, no ugly rack to remove or stick out.



One of my V-Max friends towed a 13-foot trailer 32 inches wide that he used to carry wind surfing gear and his mountain bike.



More than one way to skin a feline.
 

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In high school, one of my friends strapped a tail wheel onto his board and towed it with his bicycle. Of course, that was 1964. Here is one with two wheels that looks better and might work with a TW. When not towing, no ugly rack to remove.


Great for towing with a bicycle at low speeds. But probably NOT LEGAL to do with a motorcycle.
 

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You guys are derailling my thread




Seriously though, anyone got links on how to mod these things? Where to get parts, etc? Anyone in the San Diego area on here?


You can get everything you need to build the kayak rack at Lowes or Home Depot. (electrical conduit, pipe insulation, U-bolts, bungee cord, etc). Tools: conduit bender, hacksaw, couple wrenches.
 

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Metal conduit worked fine for a trailer for my 'glassed Snark 87,567 years ago. Essentially the same 'glass/epoxy/eps construction as a surfboard. The trailer originally was fitted with 20-inch bicycle wheels which worked fine when towed behind a bicycle. When the trailer was converted to tow with a minibike 8-inch wheelbarrow wheels with ball bearing hubs and trailer tires were fitted. Eventually the trailer was reworked to pull behind a SL100, so an axle with light trailer stubs and roller bearing hubs was welded up. Even towed from Golden Glades to the Keys with camping gear in the boat on a regular basis, once to Key West 172 miles away. It wasn't much hassle to get it registered. Biggest hassle was cops stopping me for a closer look. The rig garnered lots of attention. Straight down North Miami Avenue to US1 put me on Key Largo in 3 hours, easy.
 
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