Originally Posted by chasejj
When you load your KTM in the back. Do you clear the roof. How much of a headache is it say compared to a pickup?
Wondering if maybe a start device on the forks would provide some clearance for loading for the handguards to clear ceiling.
Have you ever loaded 2 motos? Curious as I am considering building a poptop van as a toyhauler/camp rig. I hate towing trailers.
BTW- Excellent work you've done. The floor you did and the seat mount is very well thought out. I appreciate the documentation of this. Moto vans are scarce on the interwebs.
One bike is easy, two is a little tricky and need to be staggered front to back, never tried three. As long as the bike stays relatively upright when loading, vertical clearance is fine. A pop top would definitley make the process a little easier. I like the idea of a fixed top, but for now I'm sticking with less is more. Plus I just dumped a bunch of cash in the U-Joint rack.
Loading in a truck is easier, the van requires a little technique.
Handguards will graze the ceiling when positioning the bikes but not really a big deal. Only bike that's been a challenge was a friends 300 XCW with bar risers, but once it was strapped down it was fine. Bars clear the rear door easily due to the angle of the ramp.
Thanks for the compliments, I'm actually debating ditching the Transit seat and building a DIY transformer seat/bed. The current seat is in the way more than it's actually used.