moto jack rack bike carrier

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i'm not sure what experiences anyone else has had, but this rack seems to be a great idea. i just got mine today and love the way it picks the bike up and out of the way as well as holding it securely by the foot pegs. if you haven't seen one take a look at their website: http://www.motojackrack.com
anyone have any bad experiences?

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AWESOME! I love mine. I've had it for several years (got one of the first "new design" models) and even use it sometimes now that I have a pickup. I did find if you run a cinch strap from the triple clamp to the frame/bumper of the vehicle and and cranck it down you ge almost zero movement even on rutted out dirt roads. they even made a spool piece for me to get it past the external tire rack on my wife's Bronco :) Super product!!!
 
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I bought one about 4 months ago, from Jeff at MX South, and am satisfied with it's performance. However, as a little insurance, I started securing the handlebars with tie-downs to the base of the motojackrack--to insure that it's not going to pivot, from side-to-side, while on the rack. Overall, its a great idea and seemingly well made!
 
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Mine works great. Had a 2X2 welded to the vertical 2X2 on the moving piece to let me have several lift height ranges. Works well going from bike to bike with different ground clearances.

I use on a pickup with two tie straps for stability.

My lift pads have come loose from the metal. Haven't had much luck with glueing; using several plasic tie straps to hold them on now.
 
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What did everyone pay, anyone get a discount? The listed price of $350 seems very expensive, the gas tank holder is an additional $39. It looks like a nice carrier, but difficult to justify over a ramp style.
 
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LBF,
When I bought mine, I was told by the manufacturer that they made a "heavy duty" model -- for fifty extra dollars. Long story short, this is the model that I opted to buy. I went through Jeff at MX South and received an 8% percent discount off of the total purchase price, this [discount] helped to take a bite out of shipping cost(s). All in all, I like mine very much, it's well made and lives up to the manufacturer's claims. For someone with a "topper" on their truck -- or an SUV driver -- this thing is a God-send.
TP
 
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Question ??? How hard is it to take the MotoJack off your reciever when not in use. I don't want that thing permanately attached to my Land Cruiser.
 
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It's not hard at all to remove it. It weighs about 30 to 35#'s. That's not to bad. I wouldn't suggest walking around the block with it or any thing like that.;) It's an excellent product. It serves as much more than just a bike carrier. You can jack it up to remove tires, grease the head bearings, and a host of other things. It's money well spent.
 
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I just got back from buying one, their facility is a 20 minute drive from my office. I also bought the optional gas can holder.
Interesting operation, they started out of their garage. After the 97 Dirt Bike review they said their business has really taken off. Good luck to them.

I hope the product is as good as everyone on this forum has said, I'm heading to Mexico this weekend with my XR600 mounted on my new Moto Jack Rack.
 
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RetSenior,
Although I've read that the jackrack doesn't sway or bob, it sure looks like it would. Have you had any issues in this respect? I'm trying to decide between the jackrack and the moto tote caddy or something like that.
Thanks
 
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WR250Z,

It sways and bobs a little, not to bad. There is a stabilizer bolt on the side, which can be tightened, to prevent the swaying. The bobbing issue could be totally resolved if you were to weld another bolt on the top. All in all it's a very good product. It's small, doesn't take up much room in the garage, and can be used as a work stand.
 

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WR250Z,

I turn the handlebars to the left and tie down from the left handlebar to the motojackrack by the shift lever, then I tie down from the right handlebar to the left rear underbed of the truck. This takes amost all of the play out of all the pivit points. Plus there is a jacking bolt to take the play out of the receiver. People who have traveled behind me say it is solid. I have many many miles on it without fault. I paid $350 plus shipping back in 1997. It has a lot of pluses for me over the Moto Sled style carriers like Badgas said It's small, doesn't take up much room in the garage, and can be used as a work stand. All in all it's a very good product.
 

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Customer Service sucks

I did have one bad experience (well several if you count customer service).

My 4Runner broke down while hauling my bike once and a flatbed towtruck came out to pick it up. He pulled the whole thing onto the flatbed, bike and all and off we went. After about 10 miles one of the pins came loose and the bike went over, crashing (thankfully) onto the floor of the flatbed and bending the outer footpeg which was still secured. The pins had been secured tightly ( I always use the short bar to cinch them) and I have to think it was from the added forces from the bounciness of the towtruck that made the one side come loose, but it still makes me nervous. Back-up tie straps are highly recommended.

So then I had to call these guys to get a new pin. I had to call 3 times and explain how I lost a pin, that this is a huge potential liability, and that they should consider including tie straps and safety instructions. I guess I wasn't getting thru b/c no one seemed very interested that my bile had come loose on a busy highway - flatbed or no flatbed, but at least they were nice and said they would send me the part. This happended 3 times until they finally DID send me a part ... the wrong part. ....<big sigh> .... these guys are idiots. nice.... but idiots. Seeing as I only live an hour away I decided that the only way I was going to get the right part out of these guys was to go pick it up myself. And that's what I did. Considering the time & gas involved, that ends up being a pretty expensive little piece of metal.

Sometimes I wish I just would have traded-in my 4Runner for a pickup.