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Old 05-30-2008, 12:53 PM   #136
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Hold on to your wallet. I did buy a receiver hitch for my VTX1800, it was a perfect fit, the guy does quality work.

http://www.dauntlessmotors.com/Trailers/Uni-Trak.htm
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Old 05-31-2008, 08:44 AM   #137
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Hey Danger, thanks for the link to the trailer site. they have some great ideas and differant way of doing things.
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Old 11-17-2008, 03:34 PM   #138
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Any updates to any of these?

Better yet is anyone making some to sell yet? I want one for my KLR for hopefully somewhere in the $500 neighborhood. I don't need the fancy stuff like the aluminum or fiberglass boxes, just a frame that I can throw a big duffel bag on and strap down. I wish my apartment complex would let me have a welder and grinder so I could make my own, but i don't think the neighbors would be too happy.
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Old 12-30-2008, 05:31 AM   #139
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There is a trailer thread going on over at Stromtroopers now. Cheat U made any improvements or did U give up? Looks like U aint posted anything on this in a while.

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Old 03-05-2009, 07:13 PM   #140
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Any updates to any of these?

Better yet is anyone making some to sell yet? I want one for my KLR for hopefully somewhere in the $500 neighborhood. I don't need the fancy stuff like the aluminum or fiberglass boxes, just a frame that I can throw a big duffel bag on and strap down. I wish my apartment complex would let me have a welder and grinder so I could make my own, but i don't think the neighbors would be too happy.
I got one along those lines abit: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=439586
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Old 03-05-2009, 07:54 PM   #141
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Old 03-06-2009, 07:39 AM   #142
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I have a designed a one-wheeled trailer (frame only) that can be created using flat stock only. The hitch is intended as an axle pass-through mount. I'm thinking 1/2" aluminum plate. I posted a similar drawing before.

I have started a mockup out of plywood to show to a welding fabricator. If anyone's interested, I'll take some pictures of the model.

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Old 03-07-2009, 10:11 AM   #143
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Old 03-10-2009, 02:18 PM   #144
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Trailer Mock-up

This is a mockup (model) of a one-wheeled trailer I designed using only flat stock, even the swingarm. It is a model of the frame only. That's a 10" or 12" inch scooter wheel and tire, and a suspension bicycle shock (no damping!).

I imagine using 1/2" or so aluminum and having it cut and welded at a local shop. The model is to show the shop guys. The main rails (the longest pieces) could be aluminum bar stock, or tubing, or something extruded. That might make them lighter.

The hitch is incomplete. You can see that I intended to have two draw bars coming off the plate that gets attached to the bike axle, at about 45 degrees. Instead, I plan a single hitch "loop" like the one in the drawing I posted.

You can also see that the height of the front assembly of the trailer is tall to match the original hitch design. It too will be lower profile like the drawing.

My goal is to have a rock-solid 100% reliable frame with a DOT wheel and tire that weighs less than 45 pounds. Some of the "utility" style two-wheel trailers people are pulling with their bikes are scary! Like, 125-175 pounds empty! Screw that! Even more, for campers and shit.

After the frame is complete, tested, tweaked, and re-tested, I have some designs in my head for a modular storage/hauling system to build and mount on the basic frame.

I want mine to pull and handle like the TrailTail. If you've seen the video on their website, you know that trailer can take some serious abuse without upsetting the dynamics of the bike. I think if they can do it with a <400 pound single pulling it off-road, then a 500+ pound Strom should pull 80-100 pounds (loaded) on the street like it's not even there.

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Old 03-10-2009, 06:37 PM   #145
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I like it!

What is the axle to axel length?

Thoughts:

- Are you considering luggage clearance?

- What will the steepest ravine this will pass through without touching the rear wheel?

- Could there be a problem cresting a peak?

- I like the idea of a tubleless tire since it would simplify tire repair.

Liz, good idea.
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Old 03-11-2009, 07:54 AM   #146
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Weight: I don't know, about 20-25 pounds? The wheel itself is heavy.

Wheel: DOT-approved scooter wheel and tire, NOT a wheelbarrow tire!

Clearance: It's for on-road only. Seen the bouncing and scraping of the TrailTail in their video? (link at bottom of this page: http://www.trailtail.com/specs.html)


Why not wood: No way. The strength MAY be enough, but the pivot points have no bushings, etc. Loads where bolts go through wood (like the swingarm pivots) would compress the wood, and elongate the holes, and the pivot would get loose.

Ag_Streak: "Ag" is the periodic table symbol for silver, not gold (Au). I used to ride a silver FJR1300...

Axle to axle: Didn't measure. About 70 inches, I guess. I planned to adjust the length if testing proves it necessary. The main frame rails are 48".
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Old 03-11-2009, 11:23 AM   #147
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ag: How will this trailer mount if the MC does not have a hollow axle? I have a KLR and DL1000. The KLR has a solid rear axle.

Everyone: check with your state to see if the trailer needs to be registered as a trailer or if it is required to follow trailer laws. I am not sure in CA but I heard you can't tow faster than 55 MPH with any trailer. Hopefully these trailers aren't required to abide by these laws.

This trailer could make travels later this year and next years more pleasureful.

Thanks ag.
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Old 03-11-2009, 12:35 PM   #148
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Hell, I don't know. I'm making it for my bike. I'm no... oh, wait... I see. This is the Vendors forum.

I actually had no intention of offering this for sale to anyone else. I started contributing to this thread as a result of a search on "trailers' or something.

Where should something like this go, if I'm not planning on being a Vendor?



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Old 03-11-2009, 03:26 PM   #149
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Old 03-12-2009, 07:03 AM   #150
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You MADE that?? Holy crap! It's amazing!

Helluva first post! Welcome to the board!

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