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That A45 looks the business with that bike on it. 

I tried out the roof rack mount once and didn't enjoy it, think I'll just put my bike on it one more time and drive around the neighbourhood to build confidence 🙂 

 

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21 hours ago, Lance Roberts said:

Quick update on this post.

The A45 arrived and I came to the conclusion that the only option is a roof rack. There is no possibility for a tow bar, and the boot hanger versions won't work either because the area where the mounting hooks go onto the car is all plastic, so not strong enough.

So I got a Thule Wingbar Edge system with a Pro ride mount.

Now I just need to make sure I don't go under any low trees or anything that'll rip my bike right off....

Thanks for all the advise guys!

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Your bike called. It says it wants to go for a ride. In Cape Town. And it heard that Durban is beautiful this time of the year. 

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I used to keep the cover for the panoramic roof open when i had the bike(s) ontop. Since it was never open during any other time this was a good reminder, also helped my paranoia on being able to check on the bikes whilst driving.

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On 6/23/2021 at 7:33 PM, Lance Roberts said:

Quick update on this post.

The A45 arrived and I came to the conclusion that the only option is a roof rack. There is no possibility for a tow bar, and the boot hanger versions won't work either because the area where the mounting hooks go onto the car is all plastic, so not strong enough.

So I got a Thule Wingbar Edge system with a Pro ride mount.

Now I just need to make sure I don't go under any low trees or anything that'll rip my bike right off....

Thanks for all the advise guys!

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That looks awesome. I really like a hot hatch with roof racks for some reason.

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5 hours ago, Super Sywurm said:

Rather by a bike compatible car/bakkie/airplane!?

Why? Most people spend a lot more time driving their cars than riding their bikes, so why compromise on the car just to carry a bike?

I can guarantee you that A45 will be a boatload more fun than most other vehicles that would easily transport a bike.

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8 hours ago, Super Sywurm said:

Rather by a bike compatible car/bakkie/airplane!?

That’s what I did. I spend more time on my bike than in my car. 

A car is a utensil that depreciates. Point A to point B. 

However, cars are awesome so buy what you want it it makes you happy.  

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If you folks love ur bike so much, won't forget it's on the roof 😛

I have roofrack and towbar rack, never ever slipped my mind that it's on the roof as I'm too paranoid that I didn't secure it properly and that's after 3 rechecks lol

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12 hours ago, MajG said:

If you folks love ur bike so much, won't forget it's on the roof 😛

I have roofrack and towbar rack, never ever slipped my mind that it's on the roof as I'm too paranoid that I didn't secure it properly and that's after 3 rechecks lol

the trick is, once you've strapped/clamped it, you have to say "thats not going anywhere" :)

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1 hour ago, ouzo said:

the trick is, once you've strapped/clamped it, you have to say "thats not going anywhere" :)

But that magic spell only works if you are a dad 

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On 6/24/2021 at 2:04 PM, droo said:

I'm going to get some little red flags made to hang off your rearview mirror, will post here when I've got them done...................

On the Defender I had an old fishing rod that I cable tied to the bull bar to exactly the height of the bikes whenever we took them into the bundu. It became second nature soon enough and I never swiped a bike off the roof.

What I did though, was to get 12 punctures on one side of a bike wheel where it stuck out on the side of the Defender (while on the rear bike rack) and we squeezed through some thorn trees on a narrow bit of farm road. 

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5 hours ago, ouzo said:

the trick is, once you've strapped/clamped it, you have to say "thats not going anywhere" :)

I tell myself that all the time,  like today 500m from my house I stopped just to quadruple check 🤣🤣🤣

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