Author Topic: Ratmobile Mk3?  (Read 3779 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Online Fat Rat

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • *****
  • Joined: May 2008
  • Posts: 13446
  • Bike: DL650A L6 & CRF1000L Africa Twin
  • Location: Carmarthenshire, West Wales
Ratmobile Mk3?
« on: March 12, 2015, 14:32:31 »
I'm ready to be blackballed from the world of Vanping but........

I have now started a Van collection  :shy:  I still have the Ratmobile Mk2 but I have also added a Mk3, this one goes against the rufty tufty Vanping image (if there ever was one), this one has one or two more basic comforts  :)













As I said, a few basic comforts, nothing more  :vanping:

I need to find a bike 170kg or less that I can hang off of the back.
** Biker Friendly Campsite in West Wales **

There's a big difference between knowing your shit and knowing you're shit
Visit the V-Strom.co.uk shop today!

I will NEVER use JT's Motorcycles of Swansea! http://www.v-strom.co.uk/smf/index.php?topic=2717.msg205443#msg2054

Offline MartinW

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • *****
  • Joined: Jan 2012
  • Posts: 9424
  • Bike: DL650 K4 Blue
  • Location: Swindon
Re: Ratmobile Mk3?
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2015, 14:34:07 »
Where does the bike (is any one of your collection under 170kg) go then?
Tall, Dark and Handsome (In 1987) - Just tall now !!

Offline frez

  • Member
  • ***
  • Joined: Jun 2011
  • Posts: 2316
Re: Ratmobile Mk3?
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2015, 14:34:43 »
Looks like luxury to me. Trailer for the bike?
Now on a Super Tenere having put 64k miles on a 2011 DL650

Online Fat Rat

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • *****
  • Joined: May 2008
  • Posts: 13446
  • Bike: DL650A L6 & CRF1000L Africa Twin
  • Location: Carmarthenshire, West Wales
Re: Ratmobile Mk3?
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2015, 15:04:41 »
I'm looking at these

** Biker Friendly Campsite in West Wales **

There's a big difference between knowing your shit and knowing you're shit
Visit the V-Strom.co.uk shop today!

I will NEVER use JT's Motorcycles of Swansea! http://www.v-strom.co.uk/smf/index.php?topic=2717.msg205443#msg2054

Offline Abercol

  • Member
  • ***
  • Joined: Apr 2009
  • Posts: 1742
  • Bike: 2016 Explorer XRT
Re: Ratmobile Mk3?
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2015, 15:41:44 »
I had a Gilera 180 Runner that was about 115Kg & 21hp, great two up for shorter journeys & folk I knew did do longer 1000+ mile trips solo. Would hit over 80mph and the lovely smell of 2-stroke....

If speed's not important then a VanVan would be good.

Online tallpaul

  • Member
  • ***
  • Joined: Dec 2013
  • Posts: 7141
  • Tastier than the Barrow-in-Furness bus depot...
  • Bike: 2016 Yamaha XT1200ZE
  • Location: Whitworth, Lancashire
Re: Ratmobile Mk3?
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2015, 16:00:21 »
That's more like it! A campervan! Just get a motolug folding motorbike trailer and jobs a good 'one!
Old enough to know better, but still too young to care...

Online Fat Rat

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • *****
  • Joined: May 2008
  • Posts: 13446
  • Bike: DL650A L6 & CRF1000L Africa Twin
  • Location: Carmarthenshire, West Wales
Re: Ratmobile Mk3?
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2015, 16:18:32 »
A Campervan? camperv.....

Good lord man, that there is a fully fledged Motorhome  :GRR:
** Biker Friendly Campsite in West Wales **

There's a big difference between knowing your shit and knowing you're shit
Visit the V-Strom.co.uk shop today!

I will NEVER use JT's Motorcycles of Swansea! http://www.v-strom.co.uk/smf/index.php?topic=2717.msg205443#msg2054

Offline MartinW

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • *****
  • Joined: Jan 2012
  • Posts: 9424
  • Bike: DL650 K4 Blue
  • Location: Swindon
Re: Ratmobile Mk3?
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2015, 16:24:49 »
I've just tracked down Rat Mobile #4, to save you the effort  :)

Garages and Stables are around the back apparently.

Tall, Dark and Handsome (In 1987) - Just tall now !!

Online Fat Rat

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • *****
  • Joined: May 2008
  • Posts: 13446
  • Bike: DL650A L6 & CRF1000L Africa Twin
  • Location: Carmarthenshire, West Wales
Re: Ratmobile Mk3?
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2015, 16:28:19 »
It seems to have the basic requirements (there had better be a loo in there) :thumb:
** Biker Friendly Campsite in West Wales **

There's a big difference between knowing your shit and knowing you're shit
Visit the V-Strom.co.uk shop today!

I will NEVER use JT's Motorcycles of Swansea! http://www.v-strom.co.uk/smf/index.php?topic=2717.msg205443#msg2054

Online tallpaul

  • Member
  • ***
  • Joined: Dec 2013
  • Posts: 7141
  • Tastier than the Barrow-in-Furness bus depot...
  • Bike: 2016 Yamaha XT1200ZE
  • Location: Whitworth, Lancashire
Re: Ratmobile Mk3?
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2015, 16:29:22 »
Quote from: "Fat Rat"
A Campervan? camperv.....

Good lord man, that there is a fully fledged Motorhome  :GRR:

And the difference is?

This is what I think of when someone says motorhome...

Old enough to know better, but still too young to care...

Online Fat Rat

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • *****
  • Joined: May 2008
  • Posts: 13446
  • Bike: DL650A L6 & CRF1000L Africa Twin
  • Location: Carmarthenshire, West Wales
Re: Ratmobile Mk3?
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2015, 17:02:37 »
Snob


 :haha:
** Biker Friendly Campsite in West Wales **

There's a big difference between knowing your shit and knowing you're shit
Visit the V-Strom.co.uk shop today!

I will NEVER use JT's Motorcycles of Swansea! http://www.v-strom.co.uk/smf/index.php?topic=2717.msg205443#msg2054

Offline Locky

  • Member
  • ***
  • Joined: May 2011
  • Posts: 5096
  • Bike: Triumph Tiger 800xc & Yamaha TTR250
  • Location: Worcester UK
Re: Ratmobile Mk3?
« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2015, 17:54:13 »
Looks great Rat  :thumb:  . Drive to Spain for a week with the KTM then over to Morocco for another week.
I plan to get one in about 7 years time when I can afford one and spend less time working, roam around Europe with a small bike on the back :)

Offline Jay2

  • Member
  • ***
  • Joined: Sep 2012
  • Posts: 367
Re: Ratmobile Mk3?
« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2015, 18:13:13 »
Little Honda MSX 125?  

Also seen a couple converted for light off-roading.
 :thumb:
"If in doubt, flat out"

Offline Juvecu

  • Member
  • ***
  • Joined: May 2009
  • Posts: 13454
  • Eat, Sleep, Ride, Repeat
  • Bike: '11 Versys 650 & '05 TT-R250
  • Location: Ryton-On-Dunsmore
Re: Ratmobile Mk3?
« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2015, 19:28:28 »
That's positively luxurious, I could permanently live in that! Stick the Katoom on the back and you have the perfect off road weekend setup.
Members Map                                                    Juv's Strom "Restoration" (sold to Mad Phil)
Juv & Locky's Morocco Trip Report                   Juv's Blog

Online Fat Rat

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • *****
  • Joined: May 2008
  • Posts: 13446
  • Bike: DL650A L6 & CRF1000L Africa Twin
  • Location: Carmarthenshire, West Wales
Re: Ratmobile Mk3?
« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2015, 21:52:23 »
Scooter Rack was fitted a few weeks ago, because of the make up of the chassis and the overhang the maximum weight bike I could carry (for nipping to the pub/shops etc) is 150Kg.

I found one of these;



171cc of raw twist and go power

** Biker Friendly Campsite in West Wales **

There's a big difference between knowing your shit and knowing you're shit
Visit the V-Strom.co.uk shop today!

I will NEVER use JT's Motorcycles of Swansea! http://www.v-strom.co.uk/smf/index.php?topic=2717.msg205443#msg2054

Online Tusker

  • Member
  • ***
  • Joined: Jul 2012
  • Posts: 3315
  • Bike: Triumph Tiger 1050
  • Location: Bryn, Wigan
Re: Ratmobile Mk3?
« Reply #15 on: May 19, 2015, 21:55:18 »
ermmmm  :shy: that's not a bike !!

Offline mr_diver

  • Ride Coordinator
  • Member
  • ****
  • Joined: Oct 2010
  • Posts: 5747
  • The Rantings of a Crazed Lunatic
  • Bike: 'onda Varadero Xl1000v9, Yam TTR250 '04, Yam XJ600n '96, GSX14 '06, DL650 K6 (Blue) R.I.P,
  • Location: Port Talbot
Re: Ratmobile Mk3?
« Reply #16 on: May 19, 2015, 22:00:31 »
I'm sensing a slight change to the quad racing this year  :auto-dirtbike:

Offline stuzero

  • Member
  • ***
  • Joined: Jul 2010
  • Posts: 183
  • going custom....
  • Bike: project K2-Vee
  • Location: Brum-side
Re: Ratmobile Mk3?
« Reply #17 on: May 28, 2015, 20:45:48 »
Which club did you decide on .....caravan or camping and caravan? This isn't nasty I've been in both lol :thumb:
Do blue ones go faster..... only one way to find out.... now how does it go back together