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Re: The Focus is dead, long live the Transit Connect
« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2018, 12:16:50 PM »
Fourstring wants one of these when the Jedi dies.  I'm sure he'll be :popcorn:
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Re: The Focus is dead, long live the Transit Connect
« Reply #16 on: June 13, 2018, 12:28:21 PM »
I realized what the track on the driver's side of the top was for!  It's the mount for a pop up camper bag awning.   :bigok:   


I just measured the track and it's a 6' awning mount.  They even have screen and enclosed rooms for them.  That saves me $$$ from having to buy the roof racks and cargo box.  The solar panels can be direct mounted to the roof now, keeping some clearance space on this tall pup.  It may get ordered next month or I'll wait till mid winter and hopefully a sale price. 

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Re: The Focus is dead, long live the Transit Connect
« Reply #17 on: June 13, 2018, 07:49:21 PM »
Fourstring wants one of these when the Jedi dies.  I'm sure he'll be :popcorn:

Well yeah, you keep bringing it up.  ;)

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Re: The Focus is dead, long live the Transit Connect
« Reply #18 on: June 13, 2018, 07:58:43 PM »
Well, the rear door opening is nearly 5 feet tall, so I'd guess yes.  It appears I could get the dirt bike in it without much fuss.  You might even be able to get two mountain bikes in sideways with the rear seat installed.

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Re: The Focus is dead, long live the Transit Connect
« Reply #19 on: June 13, 2018, 08:02:58 PM »
Good stuff happening on this thread! ;)
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Re: The Focus is dead, long live the Transit Connect
« Reply #20 on: June 13, 2018, 08:08:24 PM »
So I went out and stuffed my mountain bike in the back. 




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Re: The Focus is dead, long live the Transit Connect
« Reply #21 on: June 13, 2018, 08:10:26 PM »
Yeah, yeah, I want to see the ST1300 stuffed in there. ;)
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Re: The Focus is dead, long live the Transit Connect
« Reply #22 on: June 13, 2018, 08:37:42 PM »
Yeah, yeah, I want to see the ST1300 stuffed in there. ;)


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It will require the windshield and GPS on the dash shelf to come off, but it'll fit.  Too bad it gets ridden everywhere instead.   :naughty:

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Re: The Focus is dead, long live the Transit Connect
« Reply #23 on: June 13, 2018, 09:22:29 PM »
Yeah, yeah, I want to see the ST1300 stuffed in there. ;)


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It will require the windshield and GPS on the dash shelf to come off, but it'll fit.  Too bad it gets ridden everywhere instead.   :naughty:

Well played sir.  :beerchug:
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Re: The Focus is dead, long live the Transit Connect
« Reply #24 on: June 14, 2018, 05:25:15 AM »
Yeah, yeah, I want to see the ST1300 stuffed in there. ;)

I was thinking a Dr650 instead. Just to cross the flat states and to be used during winter. I looked at these yesterday on the web and they are about 20K cheaper than their big brother. Now I have to see it in person.

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Re: The Focus is dead, long live the Transit Connect
« Reply #25 on: June 14, 2018, 06:02:13 AM »
Yeah, yeah, I want to see the ST1300 stuffed in there. ;)

I was thinking a Dr650 instead. Just to cross the flat states and to be used during winter. I looked at these yesterday on the web and they are about 20K cheaper than their big brother. Now I have to see it in person.


Trailer hitch and bumper rack.  I'm doing it to haul my DR350 around.  I've seen several in use and the owners had nothing but good to say about them.  Bonus is, you get to keep all the inside space for stuff that needs to stay dry and secure.  Mine was obviously used (2010), but the price was damn reasonable and 22-25 mpg?  Hell yeah.


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The stereo system is functional, but that's the best I can say for it.  I'll be ordering new 5.25 door speakers and installing my 1000w amp and subs for "help", along with my 7" aftermarket stereo with built in GPS from the Focus.  I kept the OEM radio to put back in the old beater.  ;)  Still gotta figure out a good backup camera to use.

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Re: The Focus is dead, long live the Transit Connect
« Reply #26 on: June 14, 2018, 06:11:43 AM »
I remember seeing a pic of an R6 stuffed in one, but as I recall, the front tire ended up being between the front seats.

Has anyone looked at the new Dodge (Fiat based) van? You could put a GS in there with the tall roof (65inches), and FWD gives a very low floor. Decent gas mileage, but I have heard parts are not easy to get, but I assume this will change. I would also like to see some real world  reliability results.

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Re: The Focus is dead, long live the Transit Connect
« Reply #27 on: June 14, 2018, 09:41:34 AM »
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Re: The Focus is dead, long live the Transit Connect
« Reply #28 on: June 14, 2018, 12:29:00 PM »
Sweet Christmas, that thing is fugly.
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Re: The Focus is dead, long live the Transit Connect
« Reply #29 on: June 14, 2018, 01:02:24 PM »
Sweet Christmas, that thing is fugly.


Whadda ya expect - it's a bastard stepchild of two incompetent car "makers".




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