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#1 ClutchDriver

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Posted 13 September 2020 - 10:48 PM

Hi,

 

I recently bought a 2012 Stateline at auction sight unseen. Before I drive 900 km to pick it up, I'm looking for more details on its size, so I can determine whether it will fit inside my minivan or on my tow dolly. If you have access to one, could you please send me answers below? I find motorcycle specs so much less detailed than car specs; why don't they even post the HP & torque? They only post the wheelbase, not the total length.

 

Highest point on handlebars (without mirrors):

Highest point with mirrors:

Highest point with windshield:

Length from front to back (including wheels/tires):

 

Thank you in advance, I appreciate any information even if you don't have all the answers.



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#2 Bob J

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Posted 14 September 2020 - 10:51 AM

Hey CD, I have a Sabre and the measurements will be similar but not exact.

 

I'll drop them here when I get a chance later today.



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Posted 14 September 2020 - 03:10 PM

Thanks, Bob.

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Posted 14 September 2020 - 06:51 PM

OK.....

I had to deal with some B.S. this afternoon, but here I am.

 

I had my daughter help with measuring it as close as possible.

 

No measurement for windshield as mine is a boulevard, and if yours has one its probably waaay taller!

The Sabre's bars are more narrow than the Stateline or Interstate, but I'm guessin' the height is almost the same.

 

Longest measurement (Tip to tip of tires) of bike 2.56m

Height to top of bars 107cm

To top of mirrors 120cm

Handlebar width 80cm

 

I hope that helps!  :)



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Posted 14 September 2020 - 10:01 PM

Thanks, that's helpful. It's quite tight for fitting in my minivan - my door rear opening is around 105 cm tall, though the ceiling does get higher further in. Length is OK, as I have almost 3 m, so as long as I can remove the mirrors and windshield and wiggle it through the door it will fit.

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Posted 18 September 2020 - 11:39 AM

104.3 inches long

38,2 inches wide



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Posted 19 September 2020 - 12:04 PM

FWIW, If the bike is still too tall for the front end to roll into the van, you could compress the shocks and release some air out of the front tire.

 

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Posted 20 September 2020 - 07:13 AM

I once moved a BSA M21 600 single I had just bought and managed to get it into the back of a Citroen 2CV! And managed to hit 80mph with a passenger too! So anything is possible!!

 

Another way around it is to find a piece of steel bar that will fit in the forks where the front wheel spindle  goes through, then put a wheelbarrow wheel and tyre on the bar with some spacer tubes, in place of the front wheel.That works, cos I have done it, in my youthful past!



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Posted 20 September 2020 - 11:27 AM

Yep! . . . . where there's a will there's a way!



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Posted 26 September 2020 - 08:36 AM

Thank you for the dimensions, Bob, they were spot-on. I drove 900 km to pick it up wondering if I could make it work, and it fit as expected.

Before loading, I removed the windshield, tachometer (aftermarket), mirrors and backrest. I had an issue with the frame dragging on the door sill halfway in, but that was solved with a board strategically placed under the front wheel on the floor of the van. The handlebars were a challenge, but I steered and tipped the bike to get it past the low point and stood it upright once inside. The front wheel stuck between the seats far enough I could feel it with my elbow, but wasn't in the way. The seat anchors were solid tie-down points (though I made sure not to bend the floor by ratcheting too tight) and shaking the bike would rock the whole van.

Once loaded, the van drove just like when I have 5 passengers, and I could drive comfortably at highway speeds. Yellowiron, do you have any photos of the bike in the 2CV? That sounds like a challenge, though I imagine the folding roof helped.

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Posted 26 September 2020 - 01:53 PM

Don't ya just love it when a plan comes together.

 

 

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