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What's the strangest thing you've ever hauled with your bike?

I don't know if I'll have the "strangest" article,
but I'm certain that I am a "contender"

Yesterday we visited my parents who live a hundred miles from us.
I decided to take our Bushtec trailer
with the plan of purchasing some water plants for my Koi pond along the way.

That never happened but ...........
My parents live "rural" and don't have garbage pickup, so....

I ended up hauling an old toilet and tank (wrapped in garbage bags)
home in my trailer.

Can you top that?


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Re: What's the strangest thing you've ever hauled with your bike?

Three 100' coils of rubber garden hose when our well pump went out and I had to borrow water from the neighbors..

One Alvarez Yairi acoustic guitar in its case.

My wife's cousin Lois.

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...and here I was gonna' post "his wife's cousin Lois" for the win...
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Re: What's the strangest thing you've ever hauled with your bike?

I notice no one has had the balls to say......

"My Wife"

And no, I'm not saying that.

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Wife, slightly modified. Bike tipped over @ gas stop in Mattawh Ont. Canada. It rolled up her lower left leg, breaking it in so many places the Orthopedic MD in North Bay Ont. said it looked like a macroni necklace his daughter made in school. He put her in a straight cast from hip to toes, then discovered we could not fly her to Seattle for surgery from there. We had him replace the cast with one that bent @ the knee, 90 degrees. Strapped her & the crutches on the R100RT we were on, & rode to Toronto. She caught a flight to Seattle next morning, I flew low from Toronto to Seattle in 3 days. She still rides & if you don't know which leg was busted you can't tell from the way she walks & runs. We did get a bunch of strange looks from people in cars, & thumbs up from every m/c we saw.
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Four gallons of paint and 2 new Binks HVLP spray guns.
Not so strange for me but it was for the dealer.
Was a nice ride for wife and I instead of having to go in the cage.

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Lawnmower, lumber, fridge dolly, several suitcases, swords and armor, whatever I needed to carry at the time. When you don't own a car, you just make it work.

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A scabbarded rifle... see, you don't have to have a "gun rack" to qualify.

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Home theatre system (in the original box) on the back seat. Circuit City employees were taking bids if I could do it or not. I was securing the home theatre system in front of the store :-)

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I don't know if I'll have the "strangest" article,
but I'm certain that I am a "contender"

Yesterday we visited my parents who live a hundred miles from us.
I decided to take our Bushtec trailer
with the plan of purchasing some water plants for my Koi pond along the way.

That never happened but ...........
My parents live "rural" and don't have garbage pickup, so....

I ended up hauling an old toilet and tank (wrapped in garbage bags)
home in my trailer.

Can you top that?

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A couple of lawn chairs and an umbrella (strapped to the top case luggage rack). Two car brake rotors (one in each side case) and a strut (on the rear seat) and all the fixin's for a tune up.... after all it is an LT.

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Household garbage!

Second strangest, I carried a good friend of mine to Nashville, I told him he was going to have to wear a wig and fake boobs before I would take him!

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I carried a good friend of mine to Nashville, I told him he was going to have to wear a wig and fake boobs before I would take him!
Pictures???


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I carried a good friend of mine to Nashville, I told him he was going to have to wear a wig and fake boobs before I would take him!
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Pictures???
Hey now, what happens on an LT, stays on an LT.

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...and here I was gonna' post "his wife's cousin Lois" for the win...
It was an "Iron Butt" haul and an act of mercy. Wife asked me to give her a ride all the way to Las Cruces to see her brother. Lois is a die-hard Aggie. I'm a Longhorn. It was the 'Bickersons' the whole 2000 miles.

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Groceries! I usually have an audience watching to see if I can get it all on!

Last time I went, I pulled the trailer, cause I had lots to get.

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Quote:
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Hey now, what happens on an LT, stays on an LT.
What Ken said

No pictures, no proof!

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Groceries! I usually have an audience watching to see if I can get it all on!

Last time I went, I pulled the trailer, cause I had lots to get.
We were in Charleston, SC a few years ago and went to the store to by groceries, we had an audience in the parking lot watching us put groceries in the top case, both panniers and the wife had to carry a couple of bags!

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I was over at a friends auto repair shop, and he wanted to move his Hovercraft and trailer to his other site. He forgot his reciever for his hitch on his truck. I said, "I have a hitch on my bike"
So I hitched up, and hauled everything. I got alot of looks from pedestrians and cars.

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pulled de coffin 2 indinia and picked up 200ft entrance cable,200amp disconnect,beakers and mis stuff butt have hauled about anything n it
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Gunter, You had better keep her as she has to be close to one of a kind to endure that and still ride! Looked like a macaroni on a string? Man, that's harsh!

As for the dude in the wig and the fake boobs? Folks, be very careful from now on what you ask to see pictures of! Be very very careful! Yikes!

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I forgot about my regular sidecar passenger. He kind of looks like a bucket full of a$$holes with the pretty ones picked out but we love him!
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My mother-in-law

On a serious note my father-in-law. We were taking a ride and he lost his rear brake so had to leave his bike at the dealer for repair and he rode bitch all the way home

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For a long time, I couldn't find Arizona Green Tea in cans, in North Carolina.
Picked up sixteen cases at the COSTCO in Fredericksburg, VA
and hauled them back for Fort Bragg, NC with my Bushtec trailer.
Heaviest load that I've hauled, to date.
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I don't consider it strange...but then again, lots of folks thing I'm strange, arharh...just for riding a bike to begin with!

In MI, going bow hunting, could only put the bare bow across the back seat of my FZ1 at the time with no case. Got some interesting looks, even in MI!

I've hauled tires, huge bags of dog food on the LT, like Meese said, no cage, ya gotta make do somehow!

Hauling stuff on your bike is still a sorry excuse to buy a cage IMHO
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Firewood stacked on the pillion seat for the campground.

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The cargo trailer was loaded with all camping gear. This was a 210 mile trip to Daisy Ar. It was bit of a handful behind trucks on the Interstate with the buffeting.

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The strangest thing I have ever hauled either intentionally or unintentionally was a fruit tree rat. A while back while in Southern California I had to park my bike outside. The next morning I started off and shortly heard a scratching sound in the left tupperware. Couldn't figure it out, but before I could stop to investigate the damn critter found his way out, scampered over my foot and took off running down PCH. Scared me half to death. Probably him too. Kinda funny now but at the time---not so much!

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Fun read! Mine was a manual transmission for a '67 Chevy pickup, wrapped in a few trash bags to protect the rear seat. The guys at the junk yard were a little amused....

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Well maybe it's not strange, but the guys at the lumber yard who loaded me were amused!
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Ok, I shouldn't EVEN say this, but a buddy of mine was needing a ride to Nashville and I was going to Nashville for the weekend, SO the strangest thing that I have hauled was another dude! It was the longest 135 miles I have ever ridden; I did tell him to wear a wig but I guess that would have been even stranger!

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Ok, I shouldn't EVEN say this, but a buddy of mine was needing a ride to Nashville and I was going to Nashville for the weekend, SO the strangest thing that I have hauled was another dude! It was the longest 135 miles I have ever ridden; I did tell him to wear a wig but I guess that would have been even stranger!

Please don't tell anyone!

Brett, you act like we are surprised by this...?




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A crow or a raven hit my Left hand in Montana. It got tangled up in the clutch hose, lever, and mirror while still alive. Since it broke 2 of my fingers I couldn't get it off of there. Rode 20+ miles to the next town and pulled into the emergency room with it still there flapping its wings and my hand on my lap. My right hand stopped the flapping by grabbing the sucka' by the neck and snapping it. Only 7 stitches and a big splint. Finished my trip to eastern Washington and home to Minnesota without a glove.

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As opposed to the driver?

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A 10ft length of wood on a Honda Cub. Very Interesting getting round corners.

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I have hauled a lot of thing, but a friend hauled a 55 gal. drum. 40 miles from his work site to his home.

Open end facing to the right.

It was on the back of a 1968 R60 w/m side car. Drum was on the rear rack, Side car was enclosed.

He said he got los of odd looks.
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Remember the post a while back from someone upset about "newbies" positing to old threads? Well, this one started in 2008 and the "revival" threads have been a hoot. As they say: "Just Sayin"

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Lawnmower, lumber, fridge dolly, several suitcases, swords and armor, whatever I needed to carry at the time. When you don't own a car, you just make it work.
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Awwwww! Come on, pretty, pretty bambi eye please.

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As opposed to the driver?

Ken, I must agree with you on this one!

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