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Motorcycle Rack.
« on: January 27, 2013, 10:07:12 PM »
This may sound odd, but have any of you every had a motorcycle rack on that back of your Pinto? The kind that goes in a nice Reece hitch?
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Re: Motorcycle Rack.
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2013, 11:49:29 AM »
I have not, but first you need to find a good trailer hitch IE one that fits.

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Re: Motorcycle Rack.
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2013, 04:35:49 PM »
My brother welds so I'll be having him custom make me one. I'm not planning on carrying a large bike. 175cc or less. So it shouldn't be super heavy.
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Re: Motorcycle Rack.
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2013, 04:52:24 PM »
I have a 1x1 reciever that will end up on my '80 to use for a bicycle carrier but it's gonna be custom made to bolt to more than the bumper like most Pinto hitches did.
 
Unless the motorcycle is under 250 pounds I wouldn't trust it hanging off the rear of the car because it's gonna squat & the front tires are gonna lose most of the weight that gives you stability, especially in turns. Maybe a V8 car with new heavy leafs out back.......May be.
 
I'd pull a trailer instead, especially if you were thinking 500+ pound street bike hanging 4 to 5 feet behind the axle centerline of a 2600 max. pound car. An XR80 or 125 maybe but not a street bike. I hope this helps.   
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Re: Motorcycle Rack.
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2013, 10:11:07 PM »
1x1 reciever is what I'm hoping to do. And the enduro bikes I'm looking at only weigh 160 so they wouldn't be too bad.
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Re: Motorcycle Rack.
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2013, 11:40:17 PM »
I'd use the 2"x2" reciever for that kind of weight. The bar going into that will be 18" long at least & 150+ pounds bouncing down the road will bend 1"x1" easily. You also want to avoid excessive welding to the reciever bar since heat will weaken it.
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Re: Motorcycle Rack.
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2013, 01:32:42 PM »
I can't talk to much about the large bumper Pintos, but on the early ones there's nothing there that will support even 160 lbs, no way would I trust Pinch welds, and that's all that is under the rear on the early cars
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