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Hi guys,

Im making a bike rack to fit onto the back of a motorbike for my A Level DT project, it'll basically be like a car roof rack turned sideways so the front wheel is up vertically, then it is all attached to the motorbike in the same way a top box is.


I've got the design mostly sorted, I'm just wondering if there are any laws that yo know of about if there's a limit to how far it can stick of the back, or height limits? Cant find anything on the internet. And just your general opinions would look good in the project write up.


Thanks

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I was thinking about this very issue earlier today, I've had a bicycle belonging to a friend in my garage for half a year and now they've screwed their back and can't come to collect it - and I don't want to cycle it to their house because I'd have to walk back :lol:

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I was thinking about this very issue earlier today, I've had a bicycle belonging to a friend in my garage for half a year and now they've screwed their back and can't come to collect it - and I don't want to cycle it to their house because I'd have to walk back :lol:

Car? :roll:

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Well I'm 17 and dont have a car, I have no decent mountain biking trails within cycling distance, my mum refuses to take me by car, and I needed a project for my DT A Level. Might aswell give it a go haha

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Well I'm 17 and dont car have car, I have no decent mountain biking trails within cycling distance, my mum refuses to take me by car, and I needed a project for my DT A Level. Might aswell give it a go haha

Very good reasons! :-)

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I know its not exactly what your doing but something similar...ish.

Same basic principle, not sure of any laws but might help with the design.


A bike is only slighter longer than a full set of clubs including a driver!


http://2x2cycles.com/product/motorcycle ... g-carrier/



Good luck with your design, we'll see you on dragons den soon :)

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Hi guys,

Im making a bike rack to fit onto the back of a motorbike for my A Level DT project, it'll basically be like a car roof rack turned sideways so the front wheel is up vertically, then it is all attached to the motorbike in the same way a top box is.


I've got the design mostly sorted, I'm just wondering if there are any laws that yo know of about if there's a limit to how far it can stick of the back, or height limits? Cant find anything on the internet. And just your general opinions would look good in the project write up.


Thanks

Here's the trailer law's mate

https://www.gov.uk/towing-with-motorcycle

2.5m is the max length allowed from the rear axle of the towing bike

lol you've not even touch the subject yet

try this one !!

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=canoe ... B640%3B401

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Trailer might be easier but I'm still on learner licence so I cant carry it for the time being. And im too far into the project to change now. But thanks for the idea, gained a couple of marks from it!!

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The following applies to cars/bikes/lorries etc


5. Vehicle towing and loading (98)

98

Vehicle towing and loading. As a driver


you MUST NOT tow more than your licence permits. If you passed a car test after 1 Jan 1997 you are restricted on the weight of trailer you can tow

you MUST NOT overload your vehicle or trailer. You should not tow a weight greater than that recommended by the manufacturer of your vehicle

you MUST secure your load and it MUST NOT stick out dangerously. Make sure any heavy or sharp objects and any animals are secured safely. If there is a collision, they might hit someone inside the vehicle and cause serious injury






Usually they give a reference so you can find the relevant law, but unfortunately they dont in this case

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Usually they give a reference so you can find the relevant law, but unfortunately they dont in this case

 

Yes they do... http://Laws CUR reg 100 & MV(DL)R reg 43 which leads you to...


http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1986/1078/regulation/100/made


The 2nd reference is to driver (rider) licencing requirements which may or may not be relevant to the OP's project.

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