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Unread 01-20-2015, 05:22 PM   #1
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motorcycle in the back ? of an xj ?

got a 92 xj
so on friday im buying a motorcycle its a 650 Suzuki savage.
It doesn't run.
to be stingy and not rent a trailer,if i bring wood and walk it up the wood into the back and lay it at a 45 degree angle no spare tire front seat rack removed. think it'll fit ? im not planning on closing the tailgate. its 5miles from my house. ill wrap ratcheting straps around it. and drive side streets. i was thinking. has anyone ever fit a motorcycle into an xj ?
im gonna try to pull dimensions of the bike and measure it. i mean i know its not gonna go in upright. but layed down with some blankets and straps i think itll fit. i mean hell i fit a 64inch tv in there.

MY XJ PEOPLE !! I know one of you has been crazy enough to try this lol

thanks for any input lol

and im thinking i may take the handlebars off the mount. to make it less tall while layed down

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Unread 01-20-2015, 05:25 PM   #2
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got the demensions. time to get the tape measure out. also thought about it. i bet if i let the air outa the tires itll give me another inch or so.

L: 2,180 mm (86 in)
W: 720 mm (28 in)
H: 1,105 mm (43.5 in)
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Unread 01-20-2015, 05:37 PM   #3
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and now. jeep dimensions. (dimensions taken from the tailgate opening at the smallest part.)
L 71in
W 47in
H 34in
horizontal 57in
i measured it out and mentally figured where it would go. i think itll fit. it may hang off the back 10inches. which i purpose to remedy with a long 2x4 as a brace.
pics will be posted lol
forgot the jeep has tiedowns in the back so i can hook the straps right into them to hold it in place.
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Unread 01-20-2015, 05:49 PM   #4
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im looking at youhaul and its $15. may not be stingy. figured it would be $45, just like a regular car dolly. learned something.
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Unread 01-20-2015, 06:22 PM   #5
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I tried to get my Honda Trail 90 in the back of it once. It would have fit if I removed the handle bars.
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Unread 01-21-2015, 12:28 AM   #6
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I fit a CB360 in my XJ. Pulled the engine and the back tire. Took out the front seat.
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Unread 01-28-2015, 08:44 PM   #7
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I saw a Savage at a car show a year or two ago that had been converted into a trike. A nice way to make a parts chaser. Always liked thumbers.
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As pmurph shows, rear end first.
If necessairy leave frontfork/wheel outside for this short distance.
One advice: first remove the gastank of the bike so you can move that straight (for obvious reasons).
And is saves a lot of scratching.
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the bike was a lot worse than pics showed.
looking for a bobber project not someones trash.
it had a bent frame and a blown motor. post said clean title.
wow Craigslist scum.
im totally just gonna rent the uhaul, its $15, that's like a trip into town in the jeeps gas lol
my stroker gets horrible mileage but she hauls so w/e

looking for another bike now lol
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