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How to carry a rifle on a motorcycle?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Molon Labe, Apr 16, 2006.

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  1. Molon Labe

    Molon Labe Member

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    A friend recently purchased a motorcycle. He was wondering how to transport his FAL. I was thinking of a vertical tube of some sort mounted behind the seat.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. gunsmith

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    pita

    I used a gallatin case and duck taped the heck out of the connections on the straps.

    maybe one of those guitar gig bags with shoulder straps?
     
  3. Smith357

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    I use a hard case bungeed to the luggage rack on my old BMW. You would be supprised at how much stuff you can attach with bungees. Here is a picture of it with my camping gear from last summer.
     

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    That pic is awesome! Nice old airhead too.

    You can buy rifle scabbards and mount kits made for fourwheelers that bolt to the round tubing that makes up the racks on an ATV. One of those should be pretty easy to graft onto the side of a bike. I used to carry a surfboard on my bike.
     
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    straps

    Everybody should own an Airhead or two!
    ATV scabbord would probably work best, gig bag or hard instrument/rifle case should work as well and might attract less attention if that matters to him.
    I suggest tie-down straps instead of bungies. Most can be adjusted from long to very short easily an when straps wear it's in a very obvious manner and give you plenty of warning whereas bungies can fail suddenly and with ugly (and expensive) results.
    Is he just going to the range or is he really traveling? I would be tempted to just hang it over my shoulder and go if the ride isn't too risky.

    Enjoy!
     
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    Not sure of the laws in your state, but here, I just sling it on my back and head out.
     
  7. DunedinDragon

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    Put it in a soft rifle case, strap it across yer back, and watch for the looks you get from the soccer moms as you head down the highway!!!!!!

    Now THAT'S entertainment!!!!!!:eek:
     
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    I used to head North out of San Diego with a scabbard strapped on each side under my legs, a hard case across the rear trunk and a soft case across the handle bars. You couldn't see the pistols and ammo in the side bags and trunk. That was on my R75/5.

    The only problem with that was getting stopped by County Mounties, because they wanted to talk guns. :D

    Pops
     
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    gotta post this picture I found somewhere a long while ago:cool:
     

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    I had my local shoe shot mod out a saddle scabbard to fit to the attaching points on my Commandos front forks. Set it up with a shoulder strap and if I had to leave the bike I just slung that scabbard over my shoulder.

    The El Monte Ca. PD used to carry shotties on thier bikes, used the good old 'Lectro lock. Caution when mounted muzzle down it is rough on shell stops.

    Sam
     
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    IIRC, the U.S. Army used to hang a leather scabbard on the handlebars/fork of their scouts' Harleys.

    I'm not a biker so what do I know.
     
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    How about along the front forks? Just be careful about the suspension.
     
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    Is it legal to have it on your back like that guy with the AK?
     
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    That depends on your state laws.
     
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    Depends on where you're at, as far as legality.

    If it's a short trip, I'd recommend a small gig bag/soft guitar bag, although the FAL can be separated in two really easily. Kind of along the lines of an AR, so depending on the backpack you might even be able to go that route.

    Or, have your "backseater" ride with it at the ready.:what:
     
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    Shouldn't be that hard to seperate a FAL. I bungie my O/U beretta in it's take-down case to the sidebag of my Kaw all the time, and never had any trouble, even at freeway speeds...
     
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    post # nine has CA plates

    that must have raised eyebrows!
     
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    Seconded. Just got to steer clear of the hot spots.
    I wonder how well a mil-style front-fork vertical mount would work.
     
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    "Is it legal to have it on your back like that guy with the AK?"

    Humorously, CA doesn't require long guns to be locked up / cased. Just unloaded.
    You could literally do what that motorcyclist is doing.
    For a little while. :eek: [before the metro PC PDs turned your life into a living hell for a little while]
     
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    will this style work?

    71-6.jpg

    Just jocking, you know ;)
     
  21. 1911JMB

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    Guitar gig bag. Works great.
     
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    I rather like the method he decided on.
     
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    LOL.... Have him bolt a set of these on his handle bars:

    [​IMG]
     
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    I used to take my shotgun around in a "tactical" bass guitar gig bag, figured it'd attract less attention,riding with an AK strapped to you back might be intimidating to some but it wouldn't take much to part the rider his bike and his gun waiting at a stop light, you feel like enough of a target on a bike it's one less thing to worry about.

    on the IDF website it has some cool picures of anti terrorist stuff with MCs and dudes just ridin' around with ARs
     
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    Forward mounted and activated by what was formally the brake lever.
    It's really the only way...
     
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