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Old 01-20-2005, 12:40 PM   #1
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Has Anyone ever tried to put a Katana in a minivan? I have a full sized Windstar...and if I take the seats out its pretty large inside. Plus where the seats were are latches where I can attach the motorcycle ties. Since I do not have a pick up and the towing rates around here are outrageous...I thought I might try this!
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Old 01-20-2005, 01:20 PM   #2
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Has Anyone ever tried to put a Katana in a minivan? I have a full sized Windstar...and if I take the seats out its pretty large inside. Plus where the seats were are latches where I can attach the motorcycle ties. Since I do not have a pick up and the towing rates around here are outrageous...I thought I might try this!
You should be ok! One thing to remember is that you have to take your windscreen off the bike, otherwise you wont be able to get it in without breaking it. Also, use the sidestand when to tie it up. How far are you planning on driving?
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Old 01-20-2005, 01:29 PM   #3
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I remember a guy who showed-up to a rally with his 98+ Kat600 in the back of an old-skool Caravan. Like 34 said, you'll need to remove the windscreen.
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Old 01-20-2005, 01:32 PM   #4
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Center stand might not work. Worth a shot but it may make the bike too tall.
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Old 01-20-2005, 02:21 PM   #5
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Isn't there a pic floating around here of that...
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The lovely guy that stayed beside us at the Gap put his bike in a mini van. (what the heck was his screen name? I'm losing my memory.
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well...gonna be going about 4.5 hours to NC

That is if I do not take it to a dealer (local...but charged up the arrse for the services...)
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Centerstands??? You can try! but I doubt that you can do this! you won't have any leverage to lift the bike to get it on the centerstands.(worth the try tho IMHO)

NC? Dont forget to stop by Keith's (Special$K$) place (I know I would if i'm in the area) it's your chance to meet him and maybe you'll find something you need at his place! Good luck and tell Keith I'll see him before the Rally!
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Can you take a picture when you get her in?
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Old 01-20-2005, 04:02 PM   #10
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something to remember is your gonna need (if it fits) a very gradual ramp to get it in and out of the van. Otherwise your gonna tear out your head liner.

What year is the bike and the van? I have a 600 katana and a 99 windstar. I can go out an measure the bike and the van door openings to see if it will fit.
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