What we need is to bolt some car-roof-bar-alike bars onto the CPI’s frame in front of the engine and at the back somewhere, maybe on the rear footrest lugs or under the mudguard. That way a roof cycle carrier could be bolted on to the right hand side of the motorcycle, allowing quick and easy transport of the MTB without the need to remove the wheels.
I suggest getting 2x2 pieces of pipe which are just the right diameter so that one slides over the other without much play. The larger diameter one is bolted to the frame, the smaller one bolted to the roof cycle carrier. There is a hole in both such that a retaining pin can be inserted through both to prevent the roof cycle carrier coming off during use. When back at home, simply remove the retaining pins and slide the carrier off leaving no protruding pipework on the motorcycle.
I waste a lot of time taking the wheels off at either end and strapping the bike to the scooter seat. I would also waste a lot of time sat in traffic were I to use the car. The answer is clear - a solution to allow the use of CPI or scooter to transport the bicycle without having to remove the wheels.
Would you be willing to help me with the design and execution of this project?
As for the Taichung trail masters, the more the merrier. I hope Mike can walk again before then (what a nutter!).