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Hi, I have recently purchased the B544 and am looking to put a rack for 175kg bike on it, any recommends, tips etc.
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Hi, I have recently purchased the B544 and am looking to put a rack for 175kg bike on it, any recommends, tips etc.
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You'll be lucky, b544 low payload and that weight on the back will overload the rear axle. A trailer of some sort is the only option, ( ex 544 owner)

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By the time you add the weight of the rack, you are talking about 200kg.

The 544 appears to have quite a long rear overhang already, so you'll need to find out if your rear axle will take that loading.

I don't know the payload of the 544, but 200kg will knock a big hole in that.

Most people with 3500kg limit look for scooters around 100kg, and the calculations still need to be done. A visit to the weighbridge will be in order, too.

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I had a B544 of similar vintage. I took it to a weighbridge, when TOTALLY empty it had less than 50kg rear axle weight allowance remaining.

I sold it.

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Sorry but as others have already said you have got no chance of fitting a rack for a 175kg bike on pretty much any motorhome let alone that one. Rack and tow bar will add 50KG probably but its the distance from the load to the centre of the rear axle that makes it a much heavier load on the axle. The further away it is the worse it gets. I used this calculator ten years ago for my Kontiki and I was only just within the limits with a near 700KG payload and my scooter at the time weighed just 95kg. https://www.practicalmotorhome.com/a...g-and-payloads

Trailer or different van with a 100KG Honda Vision on is the only option.
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I like the van, so a trailer is the solution. Thank you to everyone for their input.
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Be aware that the towbar will also eat into your payload.

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The B544 is fantastic! Tie a horse to the back Seriously, we carried electric bikes on ours. We put the batteries inside the van.
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