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Old 06-05-2008, 09:21 AM   #1
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Need help with this weekend MSR-C event

Is there a Dallas based forum similar to MotoHouston?

I need some help transporting my bike for this weekend. My truck isn't driveable anymore - I can ride my bike out to the track Friday evening, but after two days of trackwork I'm worried that I'd be too tired to safely ride home on I-30 Sunday evening. I'm hoping to hook up with somebody with some extra truck or trailer space that would be kind enough to transport my bike back to the Dallas area. Doesn't even have to be back to my house or anything, I'm sure I can ride it for a few miles. Just don't feel comfortable doing the 67 miles on my own. (My gf will be in the car, transporting gear.)
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Old 06-05-2008, 10:12 AM   #2
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I'll be there Sunday, but I don't know yet about trailer space. Might be just me with one bike, me with two bikes, or two of us with 3 or 4 bikes...

I should know by tonight.
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Old 06-05-2008, 10:25 AM   #3
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Hey Elistan,

There is the TSBA: bbs.tsba.org But it's a member only group, cost is $2/month.

Uhaul does rent a motorcycle trailer that is not heavy and can haul a single motorcycle with ease.
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Old 06-05-2008, 10:34 AM   #4
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Renting a trailer might work, but I'm not sure about the S2000 towing it. I've heard of folks going so far as to tow a power boat short distances with an S2000, but I'm not sure I want to do that with my S2000...
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Renting a trailer might work, but I'm not sure about the S2000 towing it. I've heard of folks going so far as to tow a power boat short distances with an S2000, but I'm not sure I want to do that with my S2000...
Rent a pickup truck and put the bike in the back. Should be able to carry all your gear too.
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Old 06-05-2008, 11:55 AM   #6
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Renting a trailer might work, but I'm not sure about the S2000 towing it. I've heard of folks going so far as to tow a power boat short distances with an S2000, but I'm not sure I want to do that with my S2000...

Ahem ahem...don't know about the POS Honda S2000, but I've towed over 3000-4000 miles with the 350z/G35/RX8 just fine...

Never had any issues - got great gas mpg doing it too

I'd probably just rent the Uhaul truck.
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Old 06-05-2008, 01:35 PM   #7
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Is there a Dallas based forum similar to MotoHouston?
There are a few boards up there. Your best bet would be TWtex.com (Two Wheeled Texans) or just call Dave Wonders at RideSmart and he could probably put you in contact w/ some of his instructors up there. Maybe they could at least trailer your bike and if neccessary you could drive a car or something.

Call Dave at 512-469-9491.
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Also PM me your physical address (or atleast city and zip), I'll post it up on the dallas.tsba.org board, i know MANY of those guys are heading to MSRC.
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Old 06-05-2008, 01:50 PM   #9
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I'm near White Rock Lake - I don't need anybody to go out of their way delivering the bike to my driveway, I'd just appreciate a lift to the general area at this point.

I'm on twtex so I'll post up there as well. Just haven't noticed a whole lot of track folks posting there, but I probably haven't looked closely enough.

I'll need to call Dave anyway - I won one of those 50% off prizes.
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I'll need to call Dave anyway - I won one of those 50% off prizes.
Me too

I posted up on TWT this morning asking for gear to borrow and by lunchtime I'd gotten a few offers to help. I'm sure there will be someone that can work with you. I'll be going alone with one bike on a small trailer, sorry.

Look for me in the pit area - the chick on the Strom that sticks out like a sore thumb!
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Post the same request over on TWT.

They have a large Dallas-area member base who may be willing to help out.
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Old 06-05-2008, 07:09 PM   #13
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what size trailer did you use? I have a little 4X6 and am wanting to use my beater civic to pull my bike around lol
if its a 5spd, i'd do it.
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Endgame - found a truck to use for the weekend. So thouse of you who will be there, feel free to say high to the guy on the white 07 CBR600RR.
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