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Old 06-15-2008, 06:45 PM   #1
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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?
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Old 06-15-2008, 07:13 PM   #2
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Just pull the boat. Your Valk will haul it just fine. PIA to launch and retrieve it.
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Old 06-16-2008, 03:28 AM   #3
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Have you ever driven a combo before now?
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Old 06-16-2008, 03:47 AM   #4
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If my mates Valk can haul a 1 & 1/2 chair and caravan, it'll haul anything!

Dunno about the fuel economy though.

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Old 06-16-2008, 04:01 AM   #5
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Another trailer and would one need a 'road train' sign on it?
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Old 06-23-2008, 09:33 PM   #6
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If my mates Valk can haul a 1 & 1/2 chair and caravan, it'll haul anything!

Dunno about the fuel economy though.

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

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Old 06-24-2008, 05:38 AM   #7
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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.

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Old 06-16-2008, 05:44 AM   #8
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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
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Old 06-16-2008, 06:48 AM   #9
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They make Goldwing car-towing rigs!
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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


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



When towing a boat, it helps to use a trailer!
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Old 06-16-2008, 12:54 PM   #10
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Old 06-23-2008, 09:31 PM   #11
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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 !!!

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.....
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Old 06-24-2008, 09:12 AM   #12
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They make Goldwing car-towing rigs!




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?

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