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I live in a Motorhome with a homemade (steel) triple hitch bike carrier mounted on the rear, with an addional car towbar hitch mounted to the rear of it (about 30" off the ground).
(great way to travel)
I have a (single) foldable 8'?- 9 ' aluminum travel ramp ($300.00) which securely notch's in carrier rack (curbside)....drive the bike up is treacherous .....prefer one guide to the rear of motorhome as a muscle helper should I lean left.

....future hiccup's falling against the motorhome or to the left to the ground when motoring to front wheel choch scare the sh*t outta me.
I have performed this 4-5 times.

I never look forward to this & glad I do not perform this often.....maybe every couple of years....
be smart....be careful ....

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After TOC MCCT's..... so amazingly quiet I discovered a rattling heat shield on my stock exhaust !

...have a Vulcan good day !

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When my "Gloriouse" Vulcan craps out on me...(twice in the last few months) I have no choice but to load'er up...by myself.BUT...lol I have a considerably lower bike trailer with a long low ramp...about 18 in high at the ramp.That being said it still takes two attempts sometimes.Yes I have a wheel "Chock" on there.
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I have a 10 foot C-channel on my trailer for my bike. Got tired of sketchy truck bed loading. There is no good because what goes up must come down.


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I live in a Motorhome with a homemade (steel) triple hitch bike carrier mounted on the rear, with an addional car towbar hitch mounted to the rear of it (about 30" off the ground).
(great way to travel)
I have a (single) foldable 8'?- 9 ' aluminum travel ramp ($300.00) which securely notch's in carrier rack (curbside)....drive the bike up is treacherous .....prefer one guide to the rear of motorhome as a muscle helper should I lean left.


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I remember that setup you have. You still drive around like that or are you just in one place right now.

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I remember that setup you have. You still drive around like that or are you just in one place right now.
I have been in AZ for years, traveling much less. Phx VA has been very good to me, thus keeping me here this long. Desire to start traveling more....maybe next year.
A few years back I did an engine swap, never got the shaft and rear wheel remounted (physical back issues), now I need assistance and knowledge, as I forgot how to perform the task !
Bike is loaded on rear of Motorhome w/o rear wheel. LOL

To get bike on the road, I need to install rebuilt (by NDR)stock carbs , complete set new LED inserts (KC's), Lightbar (KC's), new chrome Adjustable Throttle & Brake Levers, another Tach & Speedo, New Electronic Control Box(forgot they are called), Stock Exhaust, Nickel Plated relocation light bracket, Leather Saddle bags.....

I intend to Re-install my Stryker Forward Controls, but I still need to purchase the Boomerang shaped (removable for engine pull) frame/ engine mount piece (my wife threw it away),
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86 VN750 13,700 mi -Stock -Purchased 2008 w/8800mi
Replaced ALL Cables . Kuryakyn LED Voltmeter
Jardine Fwd Controls, Custom Fenders w/Rails
Iridiums DPR7EIX-9 & Wires, Tuxedo Mod, Coil Mod, P/U Sensor Mod, Fork Seals,
Splines Lubed - 11/4/2012 - MF AGM Battery, Dampers went out @ 13+K !
After TOC MCCT's..... so amazingly quiet I discovered a rattling heat shield on my stock exhaust !

...have a Vulcan good day !

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