Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 04-23-2020, 09:00 AM   #1
New Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2020
Posts: 2
2 motorcycles at the back

Hi folks,

we'll be starting soon to convert our Thomas C2 2008!

To keep our mobility, we want to carry our two motorcylces inside, at far end of the bus (the garage will be the last 8 or 9' of the bus).

The motorcycles weight about 550lbs each (a V-Strom 650 and an Africa Twin)

But I was wondering if the weight of the bikes is too much at the back of the rear wheels... any ideas?

Cheers,

Jo
Malone76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2020, 09:25 AM   #2
Bus Nut
 
kazetsukai's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Windham NH
Posts: 920
Year: 1999
Coachwork: Amtran
Chassis: International RE
Engine: International T444e
Rated Cap: 76
Quote:
Originally Posted by Malone76 View Post
But I was wondering if the weight of the bikes is too much at the back of the rear wheels... any ideas?
Check the GVWR for each axle and get weighed. That's the way to be most certain.

I _really_ doubt the weight would be a problem.How many of the original seats fit in the space you're using for the bikes? Take an average kid weighing idk, 80lbs? Times two kids per seat, in that space. Looking at my bike ('17 Kawasaki Concours 14), if I had two in the cabin there's no way its taking up less than 6 seats of space, so that's 12 kids * 80lb = 960lb. You're already within ~150lb of what you're worried about. Not to mention the weight of the seats themselves you removed, backpacks/gear etc, and the fact that school buses are way overbuilt...


And you have dually in the back...
kazetsukai is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2020, 09:27 AM   #3
Bus Geek
 
EastCoastCB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Eustis FLORIDA
Posts: 22,468
Year: 1999
Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: Freighliner FS65
Engine: Cat 3126
Rated Cap: 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by Malone76 View Post
Hi folks,

we'll be starting soon to convert our Thomas C2 2008!

To keep our mobility, we want to carry our two motorcylces inside, at far end of the bus (the garage will be the last 8 or 9' of the bus).

The motorcycles weight about 550lbs each (a V-Strom 650 and an Africa Twin)

But I was wondering if the weight of the bikes is too much at the back of the rear wheels... any ideas?

Cheers,

Jo
Bus won't even notice em back there much. Think of the body weight of a few rows of high school football players. they weigh more than those bikes.
__________________
.
Roll Your Own Build Thread
EastCoastCB is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:03 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×