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Scooters for Moho use

What would be the biggest Scooter you could fit on the back of a MoHo on a rack, I'm looking at a Burgman 400 (222 kg (489 lbs)) or similar, I know Tuggs has a 350 Piaggio, but they are too expensive for us.

Also looking at the Yamaha YP250 250 (162 kg (357 lbs))


Other suggestions welcome, needs to carry two large peeps.
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My Piaggio does NOT go on the back of my MH. Are you crazy? It is far too heavy. Why do you think I have the Honda Vision?

You need to do the calculations. And don't forget the weight of the rack. You'll prolly be looking at a max of 100kg given the sort of van you have.
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Yeah the rack can weight a fair bit, we need a device where you lift the back wheel and leave the front wheel on the ground.

Well that's it invented now we need a fabricator to make it.
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Yeah the rack can weight a fair bit, we need a device where you lift the back wheel and leave the front wheel on the ground.

Well that's it invented now we need a fabricator to make it.
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Think about it.


A suspended tow for a bike.
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I wonder why Ive never seen one of these in use?

Might be ok for very short distances, but tyre wear would be a concern (not as heavy as riding it Id guess - most wear is caused by acceleration and braking), and I suspect the bike would get absolutely filthy.

I think Id rather have a trailer if I wanted to take a bigger bike.

Also, are there construction and use issues with this arrangement - is it technically a trailer? If it is, the brakes (where fitted) have to work.

On balance,that device is probably only suited to recovery use in the uk.


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You should have a word with Sandra Kev (Aldra). Im sure she was selling their Armitage side loading trailer. Its basically the same rack (or similar) Tuggers and I have but with lickle wheels to support the weight of the bike. You could put a heavy scooter on that otherwise its like Tuggers says. 100kg or there abouts like a 110cc Vision. You will be surprised how much fun you can have on a Vision though. Depends what your combined weight is. I think the Payload is 165kg (the bike) but entire Indian families travel about on them.


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That would need some SERIOUS ironmongery to support the total weight of carrier plus bike.

Not suitable for the vast majority (if any) European origin motorhomes.

Sorry Kev, I feel as though Im somewhat p1551ng on your chips . . .


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