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ian
from the"mud people",
United Kingdom

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Posts: 3,490
Daytona 955i (99-01)


icon21 Jan 2018 19:42
Im off to Italy again this year, driving, and this time i want to take my bike,but not to sure on whether to trailer or van. There will be 4 of us, so comfort for the others will count, me the missus and daughter & nephew.
Has anyone done it. Im thinking of van more but cant find any that will be ok to take with a bike in the back and also space for them to be comfortable, or motolug type trailer. I have to think of us on the way back as the daughter and nephew are flying back before us, so cant trust/scared to let the missus drive on her own if i want to enjoy the bike at some point, she might end up in India or Russia.
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Nice n Fat
Wilts, Berks & Hants,
United Kingdom

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Bonneville (01-08)


icon21 Jan 2018 19:50
Are you talking about buying or renting a van for the trip?

Most Double Cab vans will accomodate all the people and kit but struggle to take a Daytona too unless you remove the rear bulk head
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ian
from the"mud people",
United Kingdom

Premier Member
Posts: 3,490
Daytona 955i (99-01)


icon21 Jan 2018 19:59
Thinking of renting. It would be the scrambler i would take.
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Nice n Fat
Wilts, Berks & Hants,
United Kingdom

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Bonneville (01-08)


icon21 Jan 2018 22:05
Ah well in that case see if you can hire a Transit Custom Kombi or Torneo and remove some of the rear seats :thumbup:

http://www.larevueautomobile.com/images/...
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ian
from the"mud people",
United Kingdom

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Posts: 3,490
Daytona 955i (99-01)


icon21 Jan 2018 23:00
That was what i was thinking...till she..the all saying..decides she's not going in a "van"....pah..not fair
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Nice n Fat
Wilts, Berks & Hants,
United Kingdom

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Bonneville (01-08)


icon22 Jan 2018 08:28
Go and take a look at one. While being van based. They are not a van :smile:
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BINKIE -AKA Woodie
Upper Bucklebury,
United Kingdom

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Posts: 2,093
Sprint GT


icon22 Jan 2018 09:16
Nice n Fat:
Go and take a look at one. While being van based. They are not a van :smile:


An Old Boss of mine (he ran a courier firm) had one as his company car ! double row of seats and the back boarded out for parcels.

Apart from siting upright it had all the gubbins a car had, Air Con, Multi Disc DVD player, cruise control (it was the 90's). Borrowed it a couple of times when we were a van short and very nice it was too.

Not sure if it was a Tourneo or a Transit though.
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Flappytabs
Derbeeeshire,
United Kingdom

Posts: 19,400
Speed Triple 1050


icon22 Jan 2018 20:32
Seriously thinking about a transit for my next car.

drove a new one last week, it was lush
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Nice n Fat
Wilts, Berks & Hants,
United Kingdom

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Bonneville (01-08)


icon22 Jan 2018 21:19
My Transit Custom has clocked up 28k in two years I've owned it and just had its first service last week. It's averaged 37.2mpg over that time period :thumbup:

Only issue I've had is the balanced tailgate struts go weak in the cold weather. Going in this Thursday for new struts under warranty

All in all I'm very happy with it :thumbup:
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Flappytabs
Derbeeeshire,
United Kingdom

Posts: 19,400
Speed Triple 1050


icon24 Jan 2018 21:33
:thumbup:
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KentGoldings
Mälardalen,
Sweden

Posts: 678
Daytona 955i (99-01)


icon26 Jan 2018 11:34
I am a bit odd and ride my Daytona when I take my bike abroad. :lol:
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Nick
Birley Edge,
United Kingdom

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Posts: 20,640
TT600 (00-01)


icon26 Jan 2018 14:23
Nice n Fat:
My Transit Custom has clocked up 28k in two years I've owned it and just had its first service last week. It's averaged 37.2mpg over that time period :thumbup:

Only issue I've had is the balanced tailgate struts go weak in the cold weather. Going in this Thursday for new struts under warranty

All in all I'm very happy with it :thumbup:


I'd agree with that.

I have (via my employer) a long wheelbase, 65 plate Transit.
It's done 80,000 in just over two years and never missed a beat.

It's as comfortable as any mid-range car, and as easy to drive.

The only criticisms I would make is that that the bottom of the screen pillars are a bit chunky, meaning visibility in tight places is limited and the factory-fitted sat nav is a bit "clunky" to use.
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Nice n Fat
Wilts, Berks & Hants,
United Kingdom

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Bonneville (01-08)


icon26 Jan 2018 14:29
Agreed .... I never use the Ford Sat Nav for the reason you describe Nick :thumbup:
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Nick
Birley Edge,
United Kingdom

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Posts: 20,640
TT600 (00-01)


icon26 Jan 2018 15:32
It's a shocker isn't it?!

I use my Garmin, which kind of defeats the object of fitting it..........:speechless:
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Nice n Fat
Wilts, Berks & Hants,
United Kingdom

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Bonneville (01-08)


icon26 Jan 2018 16:41
I use my Garmin Navigator V off my GS in a car specific mount :lol:
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Nick
Birley Edge,
United Kingdom

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Posts: 20,640
TT600 (00-01)


icon26 Jan 2018 17:21
Mines the Zumo off of the K12.
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Gladstone Screwer
taliban town beds,
United Kingdom

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Posts: 2,928
Daytona 955i (04-06)


icon27 Jan 2018 14:24
AJP250 will fit in the back of a lwb transit crew cab diagonally with wheels on and i am sure straight if you remove front wheel and mudguard.
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Riggsy
Maidenhead/Cov,
United Kingdom

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Posts: 40,259
Street Triple R


icon09 Feb 2018 23:01
KentGoldings :
I am a bit odd and ride my Daytona when I take my bike abroad. :lol:


I'm "ODD" too then..
Now though, I need to substitute "Daytona"
/media/file/110632.aspx

with "Goldwing"
/media/file/133468.aspx

:lol::lol:
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~Bluelabel~
The Shades, Ongar,,
United Kingdom

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Posts: 57,946
Thunderbird Sport (98-00)


icon10 Feb 2018 05:32
You can get a transit in the top box of a gold wing...:tongueout:
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KentGoldings
Mälardalen,
Sweden

Posts: 678
Daytona 955i (99-01)


icon11 Feb 2018 19:13
Riggsy:
KentGoldings :
I am a bit odd and ride my Daytona when I take my bike abroad. :lol:


I'm "ODD" too then..
Now though, I need to substitute "Daytona"
/media/file/110632.aspx

with "Goldwing"
/media/file/133468.aspx

:lol::lol:


We all have our dark sides! :lol:
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Riggsy
Maidenhead/Cov,
United Kingdom

Premier Member
Posts: 40,259
Street Triple R


icon16 Feb 2018 20:52
~Bluelabel~:
You can get a transit in the top box of a gold wing...:tongueout:


Yeah, but only the SWB option:lol::lol::lol:

KentGoldings :
Riggsy:
KentGoldings :
I am a bit odd and ride my Daytona when I take my bike abroad. :lol:


I'm "ODD" too then..
Now though, I need to substitute "Daytona"

with "Goldwing"

:lol::lol:


We all have our dark sides! :lol:


Hey, you have no idea of my "dark side"
I've owned this:
/media/file/110397.aspx
& this:
/media/file/88401.aspx
:blush::lol::lol:
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