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Jun 7th 2018, 02:14 PM   #1
 Tripledij's Avatar
  Jan 2016
  Custer WA

  Aprilia Tuono 1100
It's like cow tipping, but different

I have seen some bad motorcycle related ideas in my time, but this is right up towards the top.

Any guesses on the spring rate needed with that long of a swingarm and all that weight. He could use a spring off of a train car on the prototype.

It is hard to imagine how more than one person could think that this is a good idea. He has a gofundme and people have coughed up.
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Jun 7th 2018, 02:45 PM   #2
 WarpShatner7's Avatar
  Jan 2016

Had to google it.

Meet MotoHome - the Bolt-On Motorcycle Camper

Motohome is a camper for motorcyclists | Canada Moto Guide
Jun 7th 2018, 03:09 PM   #3
 Tripledij's Avatar
  Jan 2016
  Custer WA

  Aprilia Tuono 1100
Originally Posted by WarpShatner7
Had to google it.
Thanks for the links. I was so bewildered that I forgot the link to RideApart. I didn't even know about the video, that makes it seem even worse.
Jun 7th 2018, 03:21 PM   #4
 WarpShatner7's Avatar
  Jan 2016

Swingarm boinginess and inadvertent wheelies aside, I'm trying to imagine crossing the Hood River bridge on that. i.e. long, narrow, grid decked, gale-force gusting Columbia Gorge sidewinds and the kind of closet-door-sized side mirrors they put on the kind of pickups they sell for hauling four-horse trailers
protruding over the invisible yellow line into your lane.

Fortunately there's lots of roadside parking around there to change your underwear in afterward.
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Jun 7th 2018, 03:30 PM   #5
 Chrishil54's Avatar
  Jan 2016

  2009 V-Star 1100 Custom
Jun 7th 2018, 03:47 PM   #6
 Willow's Avatar
  Jan 2016
  Silverdale, WA

  848evo, DRZ400SM, XR100
That looks like something from Saigon.........
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Jun 7th 2018, 05:03 PM   #7
 Pavement Tested's Avatar
  Jan 2016

  '08 GSX1300R, '06 GSX-R 750, '17 KTM 690 Duke
Because a one or two man tent, saddle bags and top box are just silly.

This is what happens when you hand out participation awards and tell you're kids all their ideas are good ones.
Jun 7th 2018, 06:10 PM   #8
 MikeMikeMike's Avatar
  Feb 2016

Yeah a motorcycle tent doesn't make any sense in Canada. But in fucking Australia where all of the most poisonous shitty things in the world are crawling around on the ground, I'd get a Toyota with a tent.

Or I suppose you could just put a hammock in a backpack and call it good.
Jun 7th 2018, 07:15 PM   #9
 WarpShatner7's Avatar
  Jan 2016

I sincerely hope anyone who buys a tent big enough to park their adventure bike in is doing it to protect it from theft, vandalism and/or I dunno, midnight buffalo head-buttings or something rather than to keep it from getting rained on.

Jun 7th 2018, 11:08 PM   #10
 Parilla125's Avatar
  Jan 2016

Originally Posted by MikeMikeMike
But in fucking Australia where all of the most poisonous shitty things in the world are crawling around on the ground, I'd get a Toyota with a tent.
Now, now, now. Let's not exaggerate here. I am pretty sure it is only seven of the ten deadliest critters in the world live there...
Jun 8th 2018, 08:27 AM   #11
 coastrider's Avatar
  Jan 2016
  Oregon Coast

  2017 BMW R1200RT
If ever there was something that should only appear in the April issue of a motorcycle magazine this is it.
Jun 8th 2018, 12:39 PM   #12
  May 2016
  The Socialist Republic of Seattle

  SV650 X 2
That "MotoHome" looks like it came from a Top Gear "build your own motor home" for under 1000 pounds challenge. YUK!

However when will these "MotoHome" things be all over the Socialist Republic of Seattle being used for housing and safe heroin injection sites?
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Jun 8th 2018, 01:38 PM   #13
  Jan 2016
  Bothell, WA

motorcycle motorhome

This guy obviously has never ridden across Wyoming on a windy afternoon!
Jun 8th 2018, 01:48 PM   #14
 mjh937's Avatar
  Feb 2016
  Bellingham, WA

  Yamaha FZ-07
I would guess when someone is in that enclosure supported by the width of the center stand it would take about a 5 mph breeze to blow it over. I see a Darwin Award winner in the making.
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Jun 8th 2018, 06:43 PM   #15
 galenernest's Avatar
  Jan 2016

  Honda CBF190R and Shineray X6
A tent seems like a much better way. I mean, it's cool that someone is trying something whacky... but jeez, even if I manage to ride that contraption for a day and nothing catastrophic happens (unlikely), I just can't imagine the whole apparatus stable enough for me to climb inside at night without everything falling over unless I am incredibly careful.

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