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Old 08-06-2006, 03:55 PM   #1
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I recently bought a scooter for the wife and I to ride when camping in the state parks or to ride around town for quick trips to the store. I was afraid just strapping it down to the floor d-rings in my toyhauler would not be enough to keep it upright so I came up with this idea to keep the wheels under it.

I used some 1" square aluminum tubing to build something to keep the wheels from slipping out from under it.

This is a picture of it folded up.


I designed it so it would not have to be mounted permanently to the floor. I slotted the ends so they fit over the I-bolts along the side of the trailer.


The tie-down strap hooks lock it in place so the tires can not move left ot right.


This is what it looks like strapped down.


This should work for dirt bikes as well as scooters. I hope some of you out there can use this idea and it may save you a few bucks as it did me.

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I recently bought a scooter for the wife and I to ride when camping in the state parks or to ride around town for quick trips to the store. I was afraid just strapping it down to the floor d-rings in my toyhauler would not be enough to keep it upright so I came up with this idea to keep the wheels under it.

I used some 1" square aluminum tubing to build something to keep the wheels from slipping out from under it.

This is a picture of it folded up.


I designed it so it would not have to be mounted permanently to the floor. I slotted the ends so they fit over the I-bolts along the side of the trailer.


The tie-down strap hooks lock it in place so the tires can not move left ot right.


This is what it looks like strapped down.


This should work for dirt bikes as well as scooters. I hope some of you out there can use this idea and it may save you a few bucks as it did me.

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Old 08-06-2006, 06:26 PM   #3
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Looks great, the only thig I would add would be something for the front wheel. Look here..... www.wheeldock.com for a idea. We use the wig dock for the gold wing.
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Kablewizard, I was trying to keep from spending a lot of money and I know my Yamaha 125cc doesn't waigh near as much as a Goldwing. I am sure the tiedown straps will keep it from moving front to back but I was afraid hitting bumps might cause the wheels to move left to right and cause the scooter to topple over. I thing my solution will work just fine for the weight of my scooter.

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Looks good! Great idea of drilling out the alum to fit over the outside D rings and add the tiedowns to keep them in line. That baby's not going anywhere!



Jim: in my old SLC, I had bought something similar for the dirt bikes...I used those tee-nuts under the coach (be sure to encapsulate them from vibrating loose when not used) and just had to wing-bolt it to the floor when we used it. Otherwise, you couldn't tell there was anything there.
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