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Old 01-13-2006, 03:26 PM   #1
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Dual Sport Trailer assembly thread

Would any one be interested in a trailer you can pull behind your dual sport????
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Old 01-13-2006, 03:55 PM   #2
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I might be. I've been trying to design a trailer hitch for my TransAlp so I can trailer my kayak with me. I already have a bike rack I built for the back so I can take my mountain bike on trips.

Details on the trailer?

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Old 07-23-2010, 07:18 AM   #3
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I might be. I've been trying to design a trailer hitch for my TransAlp so I can trailer my kayak with me. I already have a bike rack I built for the back so I can take my mountain bike on trips.

Details on the trailer?

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I take a 16 foot Kayak with me all the time, check out www.folbot.com . I have the copper 16 ft folding kayak fits nice over the two bags and seat of my GS, but the citibot is only 10 ft 24ilbs and I'm sure packs smaler. Takes 15 mins to put together when you get to your camp site and packs up into a backpack in the same time.
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Old 07-23-2010, 08:26 AM   #4
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Wow, Folbot has come a long way, from geeky sideshow products in the back of Mechanics Illustrated to really nice, desirable collapsible kayaks! Sweet!

Thanks for that link...





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I take a 16 foot Kayak with me all the time, check out www.folbot.com . I have the copper 16 ft folding kayak fits nice over the two bags and seat of my GS, but the citibot is only 10 ft 24ilbs and I'm sure packs smaler. Takes 15 mins to put together when you get to your camp site and packs up into a backpack in the same time.
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Old 01-13-2006, 04:28 PM   #5
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Would any one be interested in a trailer you can pull behind your dual sport????
Oh yes, and a good trailler hitch set-up too. an unexploted niche market.
Please post details if you are fabricating!
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Old 01-13-2006, 05:05 PM   #6
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Great Idea

Have you seen all of the pictures of overloaded bikes with gear hanging all over them!?! I would think that those folks are in need of a trailer. Of course, with their more is better thinking, I am invisioning a bike pulling a trailer, and there is still stuff hung all over the bike, and the trailer to boot. The trailer would give them several more square feet of area to hang stuff from, and to take things that they can't possibly live without but will never use.

All tounge in cheek of course. I think that for a support or sweep rig it could be great.
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Old 01-13-2006, 05:11 PM   #7
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Somehow, pulling a trailer with a motorcycle on loose gravel just doesn't sound like a good idea to me.
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Old 01-13-2006, 06:18 PM   #8
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Somehow, pulling a trailer with a motorcycle on loose gravel just doesn't sound like a good idea to me.
I think the trailer wheels had a large diameter, and wide enough, might work fine. I wouldn't want to be going down any steep hills with loose traction though....might get interesting.

Actually, I think it would be cool to have a single bike trailer, something small, so you could pull a small dirtbike behind your pig. Then, I could ride to Death Valley in relative comfort, park the pig, and go play. It wouldn't have to hold the whole bike, just grab the front wheel and keep it upright. The rear could roll on the pavement. I guess you could even throw some bags on it like a pack mule.
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Old 01-13-2006, 10:41 PM   #9
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Very interested in a little trailer rig to haul a KLX110 or other small bike behind my dualsport.
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Old 01-14-2006, 07:25 AM   #10
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One wheel or Two?

An off road version of one of these would be cool, something with some clearance, suspension travel and a good tire. The hitch would be tricky, maybe some kind of gimbel type hitch.
Saw this in Daytona in 04 and it's got some clearance.. I didn't see how it looked loaded but this weight is almost too high for my likings.



They even have a little vid of it on a DR .. I would have liked to seen them drive it up and down the steps though ..
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Old 04-03-2007, 02:06 PM   #11
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My Trailer

Hey, my trailer is on the rode, in the testing phase. Today we did about 20 miles with loads from 36 lbs. to 104 lbs. I only had a few bolts come loose from the vibration. Nothing lost. The trailer did a great job of tracking once I tightened the axle nuts and the wheel could not move. I took some pics but they are 35 mm and I need develope them to a disk and then have my wife show me how to put them on the net. I still have work to do on it. wiring for the stoplights and turn signals, mounting bracket for the license plate, then disassemble, prep and paint. I called the DMV and they said that the title and tags will cost $95.00. OUCH But O'WELL I want this thing on the rode. I already had 1 guy ask if he could ride in it, and seeing an opportunity to being sued, I choose not to give him a ride.
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Old 01-27-2008, 07:46 PM   #12
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My Redneck rig

Here are some photos. I just got the camera so I hope this works.



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Old 01-27-2008, 08:08 PM   #13
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Here are some photos. I just got the camera so I hope this works.
It worked! Good job, I like that trailer! Any idea how much it weighs? And how many pounds of weight have you put on it?
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Old 01-28-2008, 06:09 AM   #14
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Looks good, keep us posted when you get it painted. Looks like you could fit an Oklahoma deer on there. I don't think a deer from corn country would fit. Thanks for the pic's
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Old 01-28-2008, 06:09 PM   #15
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My Redneck trailer

The trailer wieght is 34lbs.
When I was testing the trailer I had 102 lbs on it. That was way to much. I could really feel it, it would push when braking and i could feel it lean in the corners. It just did not feel safe. I have put all my turnout gear plus a med. duffle. Somewhere around 40 lbs. and it felt safe. I could run from home to work carrieing all my stuff and it worked fine. I would run the short way, about 40 mins on 2 and 4 lane roads, up to 80 MPH. Some days the long way is much better, all 2 lane and some gravel up to 70 MPH.

I'm thinking some basic black for the paint.
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