Motorbike Rack 2
After about a week my black (you can get black, red or blue) rack arrived in the UK. It comes pre-built so you don't have to do anything other than start using it.
How Does It Work?
Removal is simply the reverse, just remove the locking pin and slowly open the jack bleed valve and the bike is gently lowered.
Doesn't it stick out loads each side?!
Although the pictures seem to show the bike sticking out loads each side it does not actually stick out that much as the following pictures will hopefully show. My bike (Yamaha WR400) sticks out a few inches on the srivers side but probably not much more than the wing mirror. The bike sticks out more on the passenger side, so you do have to be careful now and again while driving and I put reflective armbands around the wheels so other drivers can see the wheels.
Quite an expensive solution (but only due to import costs, I think the actual rack is very good value) but an excellent one.
Advantages over my last rack/other types of rack:
Advantages over a trailer:
Disadvantages over other methods:
No real disadvantages that I can think of yet (apart from the expense), but: