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  • March 23, 2009

    Can I Carry My Surfboard On a Motorcycle?

    Filed under: Surf Travel, Surfing — Tags: , — Texas Surfer @ 8:40 am
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    NOTE: If you seriously want to carry a surfboard (or just about anything else on your motorcycle), you need to read the blog on Surfer Pegs.

    Last summer, gas prices were so high that I was wishing I could carry my surfboard on a motorcycle. It’s only about a 15 minute drive but the gas mileage is so much better on a motorcycle. I’ve been told that a bike uses about 5 times less gasoline than a truck. There are bicycle surfboard racks, so why not motorcyle surfboard racks?  I talked to some friends about this and we decided there would be a balance issue if you had a board on one side. It has to still be possible, at least with some kind of weight on the other side of the motorcyle to balance the bike. I don’t currently have a bike so I can’t test any of this out. Anyway, I found this motorcycle cartoon from a 1965 bike magazine. Looks like the guy in the drawing is using plungers to hold his surfboard on. This would obviously not work since the wind would yank the board right off of the plungers when he hits 55 mph.

    Then I found an advertisement in a 1966 bike magazine that was actually selling something really similar to this, called the Sky-Rac. It doesn’t use plungers and it actually looks like it would work. The problem is that it looks extremely uncool.

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    6. The Sky-Rac looks very silly! I'd laugh if I saw someone with one of those. There are racks for a motorcycle that fit along the right side of your motorcycle. I'm actually looking into it right now. I just got my surfboard back from my brother and my only ride is a bike. Try using some google-fu and you'll find some cool stuff! :)

      Comment by Dustin — August 11, 2009 @ 5:41 pm

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