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post #1 of 17 Old Sep 23rd, 2010, 3:54 pm Thread Starter
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How to secure a rifle?

I need to travel 250 miles to pick up a rifle I've had on order and I'd like to ride my LT if I can figure out a way to secure it. No sling, so I can't "wear" it. Any suggestions?

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Re: How to secure a rifle?

What caliber?
Only a rifle of the highest caliber can be transported on a LT.

Seriously, I'd just strap it athwartships across the rear seat (in some kind of case). It won't stick out that far....
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Re: How to secure a rifle?

Don't know what kind of gun it is.. Does it break down any ? I could just take the barrel out of my UZI and throw it in the topcase...

Just put it in a case and strap it to the bike...

Hope Johnny Law is not feeling frisky on your way home... You don't want to loose it to a copper....

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Might be a good ides to check with the powers that be in the areas you will be passing thru, as to the regulations on transporting a firearm. Would not like to see you forfeit it, as well as $$ and/or time in the grey bar motel.
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You could use this trip as an excuse to buy BMR Products' flatbed luggage rack - made especially for the K1200LT. PERFECT for all your light hauling needs!

"But honey, you want me to be SAFE, don't you? This is the best, safest way to transport things on the LT."

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No Problem at all. I'd just place it in the sidecar !!

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I have done this several times. Just strap it on the back seat. Transporting it across state line is really no problem. I would not attempt to cross the borders into Mexico or Canada unless you have made prior arrangements an possess the correct paperwork . Just keep a copy of the bill of sales in the case. Store your ammunition in the side case and if you want to impress the authorities should they wish to examine the weapon...put a trigger lock on it. We have the right to bear arms.
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Should work with a long gun. Hand gun? Not so much.

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I have done this several times. Just strap it on the back seat. Transporting it across state line is really no problem. I would not attempt to cross the borders into Mexico or Canada unless you have made prior arrangements an possess the correct paperwork . Just keep a copy of the bill of sales in the case. Store your ammunition in the side case and if you want to impress the authorities should they wish to examine the weapon...put a trigger lock on it. We have the right to bear arms.

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Be sure the bolt is in another place from the rifle !!!!! And the ammo
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You could use this trip as an excuse to buy BMR Products' flatbed luggage rack - made especially for the K1200LT. PERFECT for all your light hauling needs!

"But honey, you want me to be SAFE, don't you? This is the best, safest way to transport things on the LT."

http://www.bmrproducts.com/proddetai...005_K12Flatbed
Um, for $315 you could almost have a harbor freight trailer setup. Just sayin'

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Make sure you have a current firearm owner's ID card or whatever might be required for the areas you'll be traveling through. Bill of sale wouldn't hurt either. Also, make sure any ammo is stored separately away from the weapon. Shouldn't have any problems.
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Make sure you have a current firearm owner's ID card or whatever might be required for the areas you'll be traveling through. Bill of sale wouldn't hurt either. Also, make sure any ammo is stored separately away from the weapon. Shouldn't have any problems.


"firearm owner's ID card" ??? Chicago politics at work?

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"firearm owner's ID card" ??? Chicago politics at work?
Something like that. Dumbass law. Just another source of revenue. People from another state can just walk right in & purchase weapons/ammo, but Illinois people have to show the stupid card. wtf When you do purchase something they use the computer for a background check anyway...go figure

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Everything I've had to carry except the lo-o-o-ong-barrel muzzle-loader fits in the Bushtec. :-) Then it's under cover.

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Thanks for the replies. Made the run today; strapped it to the back seat; worked like a charm.

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I'd have a sling, put it over my shoulder and make sure it was loaded and let em all know I meant business !

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Dont go into California until you check out all the details!!


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I have done this several times. Just strap it on the back seat. Transporting it across state line is really no problem. I would not attempt to cross the borders into Mexico or Canada unless you have made prior arrangements an possess the correct paperwork . Just keep a copy of the bill of sales in the case. Store your ammunition in the side case and if you want to impress the authorities should they wish to examine the weapon...put a trigger lock on it. We have the right to bear arms.
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