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E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013)
The E63/E64 BMW 6 Series builds on BMW's sporty heritage with aggressive lines and an incredible motor to back the design up. Available in coupe and convertible trims with a standard 4.8 liter engine producing 360 horsepower and 360 lb-ft of torque, the 6-series is a popular choice that exceeds expectations.

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Old 12-22-2013, 11:55 AM
Greg Lecewicz Greg Lecewicz is offline
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Here is the Mini Bomber by Sea-Sucker.
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Old 12-22-2013, 12:06 PM
Greg Lecewicz Greg Lecewicz is offline
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Another one.
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Old 12-22-2013, 12:08 PM
Greg Lecewicz Greg Lecewicz is offline
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Sorry but the pictures don't want to position themselves right for some reason.
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Old 12-25-2013, 05:44 PM
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Give us a review after you have gone on a 150+ mile road trip with bike(s) mounted on the rack. Makes me nervous for both my car and my $8K+ custom IF Crown Jewel...
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Old 12-25-2013, 07:03 PM
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Supposedly they are legit. I own one and there are pics of a dude literally on his bike stuck to the side of the car


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Old 12-26-2013, 08:48 AM
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Truly no issues here. I left them on my car for a few days in the Florida hot sun. Hardly any loss of suction. If you've noticed I have them attached to the glass only- not the painted surface. So far so good. With the Mini Bomber you have 280lb of holding power. My bike weighs 16lb. I do pay attention to the cleaning of the glass prior to the mounting, no dirt, no sand etc. I keep the suction cups protected in their plastic holders while off the car to prevent them from going out of shape. The mount looks super too but I'd like to give it some more bling by adding a carbon front wind deflector. It should be an easy job by making the deflector out of 1/4 inch plastic and covering it with carbon. Off topic: I don't know why my Iphone pictures don't self right themselves when posted here. They are fine in my library on the computer but cant position the right on the forum, sorry it's so aggravating, help!
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Old 12-29-2013, 09:24 AM
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Off topic: I don't know why my Iphone pictures don't self right themselves when posted here. They are fine in my library on the computer but cant position the right on the forum, sorry it's so aggravating, help!
To fix this you need to open then re-save the file using a photo editing program - Photoshop or if you need something free Gimp or Paint.NET. It's also a good idea to re-size the photos to something reasonable like 1280x1024 before you "save-as".
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Old 01-28-2014, 09:54 PM
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I would be interested in hearing how this behaves on sheet metal on a bouncy road. == if someone else can report the results from that application.

My fear was that it could create domes in the sheet metal much like some of the scratch less dent fixer tools use suction cups to pull the metal out.

Otherwise, seems like an elegant solution.
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Old 01-29-2014, 08:08 AM
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I don't put it on the metal. I put it on the sunroof and the back glass only. I just made an experiment and left it on the car from a cold temp in the morning till our Florida's noon which is hot. No significant loss of suction noted. The only thing is I don't have the cable that secures my bike and the carrier to the car so when I go for breakfast after the ride I always park where I can see it since it is relatively easy to remove it. I will come up with some security device soon.
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Old 01-29-2014, 10:29 AM
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How do you deal with the pedals since it sits lower than on a roof rack?


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Old 01-29-2014, 06:12 PM
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How do you deal with the pedals since it sits lower than on a roof rack?
Position the pedals appropriately and lace a bungee cord starting on one pedal/crank arm, threaded through the chain ring and around the seat tube to the other pedal/crank arm will do the trick.
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