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Offline bentriumph

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« on: July 10, 2020, 11:13:18 PM »
Hey Guys,

Does anybody know if a tiger will fit in the back of a Ford transit custom?

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Re: Transport
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2020, 08:31:05 AM »
Keen to know also as I'll be finding out next Friday when I pick my XRT up in my SWB Transit Custom :)

Worst case the screen and top box might need to come off? Could an owner of a 2018-2019 please tell us the height of the tallest part of the bike?

Many thanks in advance.

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Re: Transport
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2020, 04:43:00 PM »
2019 XRT is about 59 inches tall, if you take off the windscreen and mirrors it's about 51. I don't have a top box, but that's easy to remove anyway.
« Last Edit: July 11, 2020, 04:46:16 PM by Khantahr »

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Re: Transport
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2020, 05:08:36 PM »
Thank you very much, just measured my Van and its 51 1/4" tall.....looks like a strip down job.

A bit too snug me thinks.

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Re: Transport
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2020, 05:13:20 PM »
I measured with it on the side stand (angled appropriately).  It does settle a bit when you stand it up so it might sit slightly lower, still sounds like a really tight fit.

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Re: Transport
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2020, 09:26:25 AM »
Hey Guys,

Thanks for the help, looks like the transit option is a non runner  :003:

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Ben

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Re: Transport
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2020, 06:56:26 PM »
*Originally Posted by bentriumph [+]
...looks like the transit option is a non runner  :003:
Prolly the best option?
Way back: I bought a used Hillman Husky from the classifieds and decided to ride the Honda 305 Super Hawk the 25~30 miles to pick it up -- load the Honda in the Hillman and come home (I only had a m/c).
Well, I got it in - what a struggle - and got home; but completely regretted the idea.
Thinking: surely, I could've come up with a better way..?   :084:
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Re: Transport
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2020, 08:01:51 PM »
Will just have to get the missus to drop me off and ride it home.

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Re: Transport
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2020, 08:39:41 PM »
Slacken handlebar clamps and roll bars backwards might help?

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Re: Transport
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2020, 09:36:26 PM »
*Originally Posted by Khantahr [+]
I measured with it on the side stand (angled appropriately).  ...

I appreciate the above was with regard to bike height and the task in question sounds like probably a short distance but be wary if the bike is on the side stand. I once (in my younger days  :164:  ) had to transport my bike on a standard cargo trailer with no wheel supports and niavely strapped it firmly in on the side stand.  However after about 200 miles I noticed in the rear view mirror that the bike was leaning over twice as far as it was initially. When I checked the constant bouncing and jarring had actually fractured most of the upper side stand lug (steel) away from the frame. Much longer and it would have sheared off totally and the bike likely toppled out of the trailer and unlike the bolt on Tiger lug assembly it wasn't a simple replace job.
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