Unicycle on a motorcycle

I ride a 1980 Suzuki GS650 and do not own a car. I tried to carry my 24" cheapo
but sturdy Bohr Yueh unicycle on the back. Here’s how:

I removed the four bolts holding the fork to the bearings, then lipped the
fork between the 250’s seat and passenger handrail, ne forkleg on each side of
the taillight base (chromed steel). The wheel with crnks still in place is
strapped secure to the unicycle frame and motorcycle handrail with as many
bungee cords as I can find, loking ike a round sissybar. The pedals can be
stored in a backpack.

Given that my bike is a small no-frills cruiser type bike, This might work for
many older riceburners like mine. I would appreciate any feedback or
suggestions.

Solarman

Re: Unicycle on a motorcycle

>Subject: Unicycle on a motorcycle Sent: 20/12/97 8:31 am Received: 22/12/97
>10:00 pm From: Joshua Clinton, orgone32474@hotmail.com To:
>UNICYCLING@winternet.com
>
>I ride a 1980 Suzuki GS650 and do not own a car. I tried to carry my 24" cheapo
>but sturdy Bohr Yueh unicycle on the back. Here’s how:
>
>I removed the four bolts holding the fork to the bearings, then lipped the fork
>between the 250’s seat and passenger handrail, ne forkleg on each side of the
>taillight base (chromed steel). The wheel with crnks still in place is strapped
>secure to the unicycle frame and motorcycle handrail with as many bungee cords
>as I can find, loking ike a round sissybar. The pedals can be stored in a
>backpack.
>
>Given that my bike is a small no-frills cruiser type bike, This might work for
>many older riceburners like mine. I would appreciate any feedback or
>suggestions.
>
>Solarman
>

I used to get to all gigs by motorbike (Honda VF400). It was fun packing it all
on - but I never took anything apart! I had a ‘gearsack rack’ on mine and the
uni used to strap to that. The uni went upside down and positioned so the seat
went across the bike seat. This looked weird but worked. I used to be more
concerned about the fire stuff.

If you really want weird, a friend used to carry his harp on his back, on his
bike to gigs!

Merry season.

Martin Hungerford

Re: Unicycle on a motorcycle

Joshua Clinton wrote:
>
> I ride a 1980 Suzuki GS650 and do not own a car. I tried to carry my 24"
> cheapo but sturdy Bohr Yueh unicycle on the back. Here’s how:

I used to have a CB400n and drove it for some 7 years and a lot of the time it
would have my 26" Pashley strapped to the back. I used to just strap it across
the back seat using bungy straps to the rack that I had fitted. I would only use
2 and would almost throw it on, it never came off; although it used to stick out
on both sides was never a problem. Infact it was generally to advantage to have
it on the back as it saved the exhaust and my legs a few times when the bike
when skating down the road without me (you know that kind of thing happens every
now and again); it also explains why my Pahsley had a bent frame. Cheers

Roger

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