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« Reply #105 on: May 08, 2009, 05:23:50 PM »

The ideal situation for us would be to have some kind of a rack on the bus hitch that I could run the bike onto and then be able to also hook the truck towbar too. Libby wants to start towing the truck so she can have her golf cart in the back.  She keeps reminding me tho that I'm not supposed to be riding the bike anymore.

Cody I know a guy who can, would, & will build you a custom tow bar set up for the bike that has a front mount for the bike that the tow bar would mount/hinge on and allow you to take all 3 toys along with the Iggle!  FWIW! Grin  BK  Grin
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« Reply #106 on: May 08, 2009, 05:25:26 PM »

Judging from the responses from some of the fellow bus nuts, the bike isn't the only rigid springer around here!!!   Grin   Later
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« Reply #107 on: May 08, 2009, 05:59:56 PM »

Sooo, still looking for ideas on transporting motorcycles under or in a bus. Saw a Sentra the other day that had a baggage bay upper hinge at about the level of my nose standing next to it...are they that big?

I sure you mean Setra (there is NO N in it), Sentra is a Nissan!

And yes they are that tall inside, but there is still a utility channel in the middle just like the "others". Also they don't just have a hinge on the top of the door, but rather a swing out hinge inside that swings the whole door out and up. A Prevost H3-40, H3-41, & H3-45 also have tall bays too!

Anything you need to know about a SETRA just holler at me as I know them pretty well inside and out! (I even know where one or 2 might be for sale!)
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« Reply #108 on: May 08, 2009, 09:42:47 PM »

Sorry for the Sentra/Setra thing...my mistake. Thanks for taking the time to answer, it seems I have not had much success in finding whether any coach has large enough bays to stow motorcycles.

As far as the utility channel, I can probably deal with that. Maybe if the motorcycle is "backed" in, then the @$# end of the bike can go under the channel.

So good luck with your Setras!

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« Reply #109 on: May 09, 2009, 05:01:48 AM »

Look for Sean's posts.  His signature has his web address.  He set up a bay to handle two motorcycles and has a video about the setup.  It might give you some ideas to make it work on your bus.

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« Reply #110 on: May 09, 2009, 11:42:13 AM »

You meet the nicest people on a honda Grin


But you meet the hottest babes on a......


Ace this one's for you buddy!

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« Reply #111 on: May 09, 2009, 11:55:46 AM »

Sentra, setra, depends on what providence you live in lol. (sorry bob, couldn't resist) lol
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« Reply #112 on: May 09, 2009, 07:57:03 PM »

Look for Sean's posts.  His signature has his web address.  He set up a bay to handle two motorcycles and has a video about the setup.  It might give you some ideas to make it work on your bus.

Mike

Okay, I checked out Sean's blog. The method of storing the motorcycles is just right, only I wasn't planning on buying a Neoplan.  I want to do something like that with a MCI
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« Reply #113 on: May 10, 2009, 09:19:18 AM »

Quote from: DaveG
Okay, I checked out Sean's blog. The method of storing the motorcycles is just right, only I wasn't planning on buying a Neoplan.  I want to do something like that with a MCI

Dave I don't know of ANY MCI that will have a large enough luggage bay for s motorcycle.
I'd suggest you look at Setra, Prevost (H-series), or Neoplan for what you want.
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« Reply #114 on: May 11, 2009, 07:12:30 AM »

Thanks Knuckle. My next task is gonna be to get sizing on the H-series. If that doesn't work out I may explore the options of modifing a MCI baggage bay although I have no idea what is involved.
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« Reply #115 on: May 11, 2009, 04:54:51 PM »

Okay biker 'n bus fans...I've found a bus with a side door/wheelchair lift that is located in the rear...a great place to make a garage. Now lemme see if I can get the picture in here and then tell me what you think.
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« Reply #116 on: May 11, 2009, 09:11:55 PM »

All the new MCI J models and the Prevost H3 models have the stock wheelchair lift down the back.

As long as your 2 wheeled ride stays under 600 lbs, you've got a chance...

happy coaching!
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« Reply #117 on: May 12, 2009, 07:22:35 AM »

Oh man, now that I know what can work, I can only guess how much a J is gonna cost!
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« Reply #118 on: May 12, 2009, 07:58:15 AM »

I can tell you that my custom really lowered honda spirit with straight broomstick handlebars won't fit in my very tall bay of my H3 Prevost!

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« Reply #119 on: May 12, 2009, 08:10:00 AM »

It will sideways Grin,Sorry Ace,I just couldn't pass that one up LOL,Please don't hate me Cheesy.You know I hate to see any body's scooter on it's side Sad

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