I have received a few questions in regards to what I call my "spare tire option" but it really is just a pocket bike carrier. I will attach some pictures (hopefully they work)
All I did was, took an 10 foot long "L" shaped piece of steel, cut it into 2 - 4 foot lengths and then welded them together. The back tire on the bike is very wide so that is why I had to go with this option instead of using just 1 piece of scrap metal plus I wanted the tall sides.
I then rounded the corners so when I walk around to the back and forget I have it installed
I dont cut my knee. I also added a rubber mat as a bottom piece and some trimlock in the middle on the edge so the plastic on the bike doesn't crack.
Obviosuly I just painted it flat black and put on a couple of deflectors, but lights are too come soon. I just used a 5/8 x 3 " bolt ( May have been 3 1/2) to mount it to my hitch. You could use a hitch ball if it has a long enough shaft and may look better. All of the Material I used was free from work so I was keeping with that idea.
A couple of things I realized , the metal I used was 1/4 in thick which is overkill, not too mention it weighs a ton. Also as you can see you are unable to see the rear plate, and since I run without one on the front, I should probably make holes to mount my plate on the back of the rack sometime.
The bike was only attached with 2 tie-downs. I have been running on street and freeway for 3 weeks and have had no issues. I turned the handle bars in also.
Anyway thats it, nothing special.