My wife and I talked about going to the outdoor range (50+ miles north of Kansas City) on our motorcycle. She asked if I would consider bringing a .22 Marlin rifle. My thought was to put it in a hard case or at minimum the camo soft zipper case it came with. I mentioned that I though a fork mounted rifle scabbard ought to be sufficient.
We had also talked about buying an AR15 from a dealer 75+ miles away and letting me pick it up on the motorcycle; again cased for the return trip.
Uncased on a bike seems to be a "man with a gun" 9-1-1 call waiting to happen.
I'm also interested in others opinions.