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Old 11-26-2012, 03:48 PM   #1
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TOWING a second bike.

Someone asked me to post pictures of my tow rig. I will post what I have, hopefully along with some video.

Bikes are loaded and ready to go to a rally. The black box on top of the side case contains my 100 cup coffee maker. I'm the coffee guy!
Make sure you install a hitch lock so this doesn't happen to you!


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Old 11-26-2012, 05:33 PM   #2
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Where did you get the hitch, how does it pull, and how much does the towed bike weigh? I am getting a trailer from 3D Manufacturing here in Wisconsin and have been looking at the hitches from DMC, but would love to be able to pull my S1000rr with me when I go out west...
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:33 PM   #3
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Interesting, for sure, Kyle. Thanks.
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:09 PM   #4
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Where did you get the hitch, how does it pull, and how much does the towed bike weigh? I am getting a trailer from 3D Manufacturing here in Wisconsin and have been looking at the hitches from DMC, but would love to be able to pull my S1000rr with me when I go out west...
I built the hitch myself and also did my own wiring. What do you plan to tow the bike behind?
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:14 PM   #5
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Looks great

I've been thinking of something similar myself that I could use to haul my kayak and gear behind my Transalp out to the river and then throw the Transalp on it to tow behind a vehicle for shuttle. I have the channel and other parts, but not the axle and wheels. Do you have a source for the axle & wheels you can share? Also, how does it do without suspension? Do the tires handle it well enough?

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Old 11-28-2012, 09:31 AM   #6
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i built the hitch myself and also did my own wiring. What do you plan to tow the bike behind?
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Old 02-09-2014, 10:22 AM   #7
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Nice trailer, only has what you need.
Your photo's were posted here.
Bike trailer, towing a bike WITH a bike.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...213034&page=11
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Old 02-09-2014, 10:38 PM   #8
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I'm glad the coffee maker wasn't injured.
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Old 02-10-2014, 12:09 PM   #9
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This is what I have when I need 2 bikes over a weekend.....

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Old 02-10-2014, 12:41 PM   #10
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'trailer in a bag' is $1100 and looks much like yours. i've often wondered how that works with no springs on the trailer. any issues with it?
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Old 02-10-2014, 12:51 PM   #11
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Ive always wondered about doing this,what do the Ins companies have to say about bikes towing bikes on trailers?
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Old 02-10-2014, 02:53 PM   #12
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Ive always wondered about doing this,what do the Ins companies have to say about bikes towing bikes on trailers?
Good question, I didn't ask. Mine have lights, safety chains and hitch lock.
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Old 02-10-2014, 03:16 PM   #13
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'trailer in a bag' is $1100 and looks much like yours. i've often wondered how that works with no springs on the trailer. any issues with it?
Most small trailers have springs that come into play at 300 to 400 pounds.
The question becomes: If I never carry enough weight to utilize the springs
why carry the weight of the springs. My TnL trailers have some travel but
rubber bump stops cushions the travel. The tires leave the ground on big bumps.
It's not bad and I've never felt out of control even on breaking bumps in asphalt
at the stop signs.
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Old 02-10-2014, 04:05 PM   #14
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If you strap/tie the bike down by the wheels/swingarm/lower fork legs the suspension will remain active, so you won't need any on the trailer
Like the FRONT wheel in this pic
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Old 02-11-2014, 02:08 AM   #15
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Not sure if I posted this yet I haven't had the dirt bike loaded on the road yet . It is long enough just have to remove the bubble.
Still coming up with storage with the bike loaded .



KLR is gone I'm fabing up a hitch for the 990 this winter . I just soften tires to the load only leaves the ground on BIG bumps when empty . There is a light converter available for stop turn on the trailer .
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