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Old 03-28-2007, 01:11 PM   #1
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Bad Question...

I apologize in advance for asking this question...but I could really use a little help...

I'm a fromer 914 owner who is about to take the plunge and buy a Boxster--I just love these cars. My problem is that I am a cyclist and this will be an occassional daily driver. I've seen the Porsche roof rack--not bad--but I want to have access to top down driving...Here's the question: Any of you 986 guys ever try putting a bike in the rear trunk with wheels removed. It looks like it could be close to working--obviously I would cover the bike Any thoughts?

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Old 03-28-2007, 01:15 PM   #2
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Welcome to the Forum. There are no bad questions on this site...just bad answers...and I own about 2,730 of them!

Once you start driving the Boxster, you won't have time (or money) left-over to ride a bike. Sorry. Just a true fact.
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Old 03-28-2007, 01:17 PM   #3
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I totally agree with Bmuss...no bad question, just bad answer..hahahahahaha!

FS: Boxster Roof Transport System RTS
This would be perfect but sold already
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Old 03-28-2007, 01:21 PM   #4
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Oh yeah, one more thing, Mateo.largo, you will be looking to sell that bike to help fund your "next" mod to the Boxster. It's a sickness...I know!
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Old 03-28-2007, 01:30 PM   #5
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Maybe a bike carrier like this one :

http://www.birdautomotive.com/BikeRack.htm
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Old 03-28-2007, 01:36 PM   #6
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You'd need a chain saw to fit a bicycle in the Boxster trunk, either front or back. A rear mounted rack is probably your best bet.
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Old 03-28-2007, 01:44 PM   #7
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Thanks for the replies! Little chance of me selling the bikes though...I own more than ten--I work for a Spanish bicycle company...That Porsche RTS (Roof Transport System?) is pretty cool. I've thought about doing that but it takes a little doing to install/remove and I want to be able to operate the top. On my 914, I fashioned a really cool way to mount a Yakima roof rack to the rear trunk lid. It was pretty slick but I am hesitant to do that to the Boxster, especially with the way the lid tapers toward the rear...I've still got a few ideas, but if it fits in the trunk...that would be ideal.

Thanks again, Matt
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Old 03-28-2007, 03:25 PM   #8
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Your lucky day, sir!:

Custom Built Bicycle Rack for 986/987
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Old 03-28-2007, 03:27 PM   #9
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Here's another option:


WillwoodSystems.com
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I can't imagine a full size bike in the back of a Boxster.
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Old 03-29-2007, 06:15 AM   #11
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Those last two options looked pretty slick. Thanks again for all the help!

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