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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-14-2008, 03:06 PM Thread Starter
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bike fit in van?

may be going to pick up a bike tonight and wondering if anyone knows if an 86 ninja 600 will fit in the sliding door of this 2000.dodge.ramvan.3196-396x249.jpg
van with all the seats removed? any help would be great, thanks

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Tight fit, but it should squeeze in there.


A better question would be why you're picking up an '86 Ninja...

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google the bikes specs for dimensions and then measure. I've seen people do this so chances are good it will work

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Me and my friend measured both my Ninja 250 and my 600rr to see if they would fit in the back of his '94 Voyager. Negative on both. I think that if the windscreen was removed on the Ninja, it might be able to fit. If you got something like an Express Van, I think it would fit. I think U-Haul rents them out for $20 a day.

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Biggy used to fit an R6 in his VAN but he had to remove the windscreen and it was tight.

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i have been looking for the specs for a while and have come up empty, any good sites for bike specs? there are both work vans, we have an older dodge and a new sprinter, i would just rather drive the older one, but can take the sprinter if need be. i know it will fit in there.
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Yes it will fit, they will even fit in a minivan, throwing them in a van is the preferred theft method BTW .

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I have a 83 GMC van that I fit both race bike and all my gear in when I go to the track. I pick up a lot of hot chicks in this thing.


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very nice! both vans have tiedown points and ratchet straps...so im not just throwing it in. thanks for all the help guys.
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very nice! both vans have tiedown points and ratchet straps...so im not just throwing it in. thanks for all the help guys.
Having a van to haul your bikes is the shit. It's way easier than towing a trailer, you don't have to worry about the bikes falling over, you can always keep on eye on them, you don't have to worry about anyone messing with your bike while you sleep at a hotel, and if you are camping you don't have to pitch a tent, just lay down an air matress and you're all set. I love my big ugly van.

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Biggy used to fit an R6 in his VAN but he had to remove the windscreen and it was tight.
My previous track R6 and current track gsxr 600 both fit in my Grand Caravan like a glove...the upper and lowers are removed though. There was a dude at the track with a VW Euro van this past Monday and his bike fit in perfectly with everything mounted. Yours should be a piece of cake.

Granted my Grand Caravan is smaller than that, but I'm able to fit the bike and all my tools, generator, and other track equipment with zero problems.
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Don't listen to Grasshopper; he usually just throws his bike in on it's side and then piles his shit on top of it - True story.

Moreover, he then usually entertains whatever ladies he does pick up right on top of the pile - it makes him feel super virile..

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Don't listen to Grasshopper; he usually just throws his bike in on it's side and then piles his shit on top of it - True story.

Moreover, he then usually entertains whatever ladies he does pick up right on top of the pile - it makes him feel super virile..
Awesome

Jim, you wish you could be a pimp like me and roll in the big dumb van.

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It should fit no problem. The guy who bought my old FZR600 picked it up in a Dodge van like that.
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I'd check that bike's height first. Isn't that ninja super tall and super narrow?? That's the same bike Homer has, isn't it Nick?



Oh, and Nick's van is the shit. He drives it in the parade every year and gives candy to little kids.

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i have been looking for the specs for a while and have come up empty, any good sites for bike specs? there are both work vans, we have an older dodge and a new sprinter, i would just rather drive the older one, but can take the sprinter if need be. i know it will fit in there.
I just sold an '85 Ninja 600, I wouldn't recommend it. It was a fairly decent bike, but they have their quirks (aka carburettors). Save your money and by an SV or something. They are pretty smal though if you do end up getting it, it's like a fat ninja 250. try www.bikez.com for specs

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Gotta love bumping 2 week old threads, but would like to say I picked up my 01 ZX6R in a 95 Nissan Quest at the expense of a scratch on my windscreen. Fit nice and snug though.
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