How do you transport your moped long distances?

Barbara Perkins /

Someone said they were going to the ride in Georgia and for myself, I was interested in riding in Forest Park in St.Louis, MO. However I live an hour and a half away.

Just wondering if anyone else takes their moped out of their area and how do they do it? (a trailer?)Thanks

Re: How do you transport your moped long distances

Transporting a moped in your car sucks, because, if you lay it down, gas will leak everywhere, and it will get snagged on everything in your car. If you must put it in your car empty you gas tank by pulling the fuel line off of your carb. Or, if you have a truck, and you can leave it standing up, that works great. They sell this thing that hooks onto a trailer hitch, that you can buy, but it is really expensive. Hope this helps.

Re: How do you transport your moped long distances

I usually wedge mine into the Aerostar after putting down a tarp.I lean it into a sheet of Masonite that I stand against the right side of the van.Drain the gas if you can.I cut a hole in the Masonite(hardboard) for the shoulder strap to run thru just at the front steering support and strap that `ped in just like another passenger.Of course,I can also just put it in my full-size F-250 crossways.I just don't like trailers because they are some hassle to back up and allow for when you're turning,and insuring them and tagging them makes me burp.They have them new which fit into a square hitch but they're not practical for me as they would prevent me opening my rear hatch.BYE!

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InfectedBootSector /

I am currently adding a small hitch to my car with a motorcycle carrier that mounts onto the ball on the hitch. I'm planning n going to the BBQ next spring with this Setup, so I hope my car can handle the weight on the back that whole way.. ( I'll be driving from Maryland).

Re: How do you transport your moped long distances

That is the expensive thing that I was talking about! I wish I could afford one.

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SteelToad /

Whereabouts in Md. ???

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Simon King /

I've built a moped hauler in the back of my truck, which works great. it's made of wood, and has slats in it the size of a moped tire. it has eyelets all over so that i can strap them down in a variety of ways. it's a small truck, but i can haul three of them stand up without them touching. i've taken mopeds all over the country with this setup, and it works great.

basically it's just made of 2x4's stand on their sides and put together slats. i'll try to take a photo to show more detail.

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Rob Hoehn /

I just installed a hitch myself on my Saturn Wagon. Its not too hard. It just bolts on. I am able to fit one moped inside my car and two on the little trailer I have. Saturn can pull it fine. I just drove three mopeds to Portsmouth, NH and then rode to Portland, ME last weekend, it was a blast.

Rob

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Infected Boot Sector /

I'm around Frostburg... in Allegany County...

Re: How do you transport your moped long distances

gimmyjimmy /

Barbara,

Here's a neat way to haul it, and for only $40

http://members.aol.com/handeehitch/handeehitch.htm

tip: for very long trips, remove drive chain from bike.

Re: How do you transport your moped long distances

I picked up a 750lb capacity ramp for motorcycles and load my ped into my Mazda pickup bed. It takes like 15 seconds to load it then 5 minutes to strap it in. I bought the ramp on Ebay for $70.00.

Re: How do you transport your moped long distances

Barbara,

I put mine in the back of my minivan. It fits perfectly between the middle seat and the door if I take out the rear seat. Let me know if you are looking for anyone to ride with in Forest Park! I normally ride in the Glendale/Webster Groves area.

Chris S

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