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longrider999 06-15-2008 06:45 PM

Valkyrie Boat Tow
 
my dad is selling me his 14' aluminum boat,20HP motor and trailer.anybody ever tow a boat behind their cycle?my 1500cc motor wont have a problem with it.im thinking of an outrigger wheel parallel with my rear wheel for stability.i was thinking of another cycle wheel to the right of my rear wheel and afew steel bars..what do you hack pros think?

tugboat 06-15-2008 07:13 PM

Just pull the boat. Your Valk will haul it just fine. PIA to launch and retrieve it.

norham 06-16-2008 03:28 AM

Have you ever driven a combo before now? :rofl

TouringDave 06-16-2008 03:47 AM

If my mates Valk can haul a 1 & 1/2 chair and caravan, it'll haul anything!

Dunno about the fuel economy though. :lol3

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m...r/IMG_1766.jpg

norham 06-16-2008 04:01 AM

Another trailer and would one need a 'road train' sign on it?

Unclerock 06-16-2008 05:44 AM

The one thing I regret with pulling a rig, is (CHEAP ASS BMW RIDER) saving that $100 dollars by not getting the trailer brakes.
As I recovered the trailer from the brink of a washed away mountain roads 100' drop (trip home from the dragon right after Ivan) 1/16th inch per click with a rachet tie-down strap hooked to my K1200LT lying on its side as an anchor.
Hey thats why they call it adventure:D

vortexau 06-16-2008 06:48 AM

http://cache.gawker.com/assets/image...ldwing_tow.jpg
They make Goldwing car-towing rigs!
Quote:

honda GL 1800cc, and is modified by a swiss company under contract. it’s a six speed bike with 5 forward and one reverse. it’s capable of pulling 2.5 tons, at 30km/h
http://www.junosora.com/wp/tigerscra...ed%20tower.jpg

The towing rig does use a dolly-wheel to prevent excessive drawbar loading.


http://www.docdrake.com/larry.docdra...files/5501.jpg
When towing a boat, it helps to use a trailer!

claude 06-16-2008 12:54 PM

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/g...noetraiker.jpg

LadyDraco 06-23-2008 09:31 PM

Hey I have seen a Valk pulling one of them A line pop up trailers..
From behind you couldn't see the Valk..
LOL just two helmets that looked like they where coming from the top of the trailer !!! :lol3 :poser

I think as long as your on flat land No mountains .. It might be OK....
Other wise the push down hills could be a challenge...

The heaviest either one of us has pulled behind our Valks...
Mate had at least 600 lbs behind his Valk.. (two wheel)

I have pulled around 780lbs behind mine .. But I have a trike...

But lets face it as long as nothing goes wrong... All will be fine...
If something could go wrong ~ The trailer makes it hard to recover from a mishap.....

LadyDraco 06-23-2008 09:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TouringDave
If my mates Valk can haul a 1 & 1/2 chair and caravan, it'll haul anything!

Dunno about the fuel economy though. :lol3

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m...r/IMG_1766.jpg

Hey TD... What is the set up on the forks???
It looks beefed up pretty good...
Do tell ...

Tracy

TouringDave 06-24-2008 05:38 AM

Tracy, from memory Craigs outfits leading links were made by a local engineer Phil Duffy.

It's amazing the difference a set of well set up l/links makes to a bikes handling, just like power steering.

TDave

pcnorton 06-24-2008 09:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vortexau
http://cache.gawker.com/assets/image...ldwing_tow.jpg
They make Goldwing car-towing rigs!


http://www.junosora.com/wp/tigerscra...ed%20tower.jpg

The towing rig does use a dolly-wheel to prevent excessive drawbar loading.



When towing a boat, it helps to use a trailer!




Can you imagine trying to slow down that car with the goldwing and its tires?

Paul

LadyDraco 06-24-2008 01:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TouringDave
Tracy, from memory Craigs outfits leading links were made by a local engineer Phil Duffy.

It's amazing the difference a set of well set up l/links makes to a bikes handling, just like power steering.

TDave

I bet ... My Trikes are just 4* rakes.... And they are a whole lot different then with out... That is one fine Looking Valk Rig :thumb ya have there !!! :beer

Don't ya just love the power !!!! :thumb :ricky

TouringDave 06-25-2008 04:45 AM

Any pics of your trike?

LadyDraco 06-25-2008 04:28 PM

This one is my baby.... It has 122k.. and I'm rebuilding the clutch...
Life and riding keep getting in the way buttoning it back up..:huh
It have 15k on it when I bought it 5 yrs ago...
http://vrcc.photostash.com/vrcc_15329/ladydraco.jpg



This one I built this past year and have put 18 k on it so far....
Dang I just figured out, since Jan to now I have put 13k on !!!:ricky
LOL... Now you know why I haven't put my other one back together !!:lol3
I have been thinking of changing the looks a little on this one again...
With some of that black chip stuff (Rhino.. bed liner)..
And some big Piaa lights.... I do a lot of night riding....
I think I want it to look Big Bad n Mean.....
Also the lever covers are no gone...

http://www.far-riders.com/albums/alb...llrakedout.jpg

Funny both are Valks with the same rear-ends and both ride completely different !!!

My mate also has many Valks all two's... LOL I have been thinking of hacking one of them... Shhhhhhhhhh I haven't told him yet :poser :lol3 ....


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