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Old 05-13-2009, 12:50 PM   #196
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Those are very insightful comments, Hoak, but I don't think we'll live to see it.
Perhaps not -- but the OEM market is growing

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Towing anything with a motorcycle is sheer lunacy, anyway! Just ask half the people reading this thread!
Care to qualify that with anyting other then an abject argumentum ad populum 'everyone knows' remark?

I've pulled trailers with a bicycle which is much more prone and sensitive to handling issue, have read the entire thread (and five others on these forums re. trailers) and have yet to see anyone suggesting it's 'sheer lunacy'...

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Old 05-13-2009, 01:12 PM   #197
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Towing anything with a motorcycle is sheer lunacy, anyway! Just ask half the people reading this thread!

I know it's 20 miles back to camp and my chain broke. It would be sheer lunacy for you to tow strap me back. I'll push my bike back, thanks anyway.
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Old 05-13-2009, 01:24 PM   #198
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Looks beautiful...how much does it weight? is the frame/hitch steel or aluminum? and the question I'm most afraid to ask....price??
Thank you. About 38Kg inc the drawbar. Chassis and drawbar are powder coated steel. Drawbar is CNC bent and jigged for consistency. Price £1956 inc GB VAT. Still struggling to find a company we can trust to ship them at the moment... There will be some more details on our website when I get chance to take some proper photos later this week.
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Old 05-13-2009, 01:29 PM   #199
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Old 05-13-2009, 02:27 PM   #200
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Care to qualify that with anyting other then an abject argumentum ad populum 'everyone knows' remark?

I've pulled trailers with a bicycle which is much more prone and sensitive to handling issue, have read the entire thread (and five others on these forums re. trailers) and have yet to see anyone suggesting it's 'sheer lunacy'...

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Old 05-17-2009, 01:11 AM   #201
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A little something I made over the Winter

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Old 05-18-2009, 05:37 AM   #202
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That looks tight! Nice work!

How much does that sucker weigh?? You're pulling it with a Super Sherpa??



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Old 05-18-2009, 07:39 PM   #203
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I made the trailer basicly for my 620 Multistrada, and was working on Hitches for both bikes...got the Sherpa done first, so it got to test the trailer first.

The box is removable and I'm building another frame to put it on for Sherpa duty......This trailer has way overkill in the suspension dept. Everything else is aluminum. I used rubber torsion axle units that weigh 38#, hubs 14# and wheels @ 26# Total unit about 160lbs....

But had no problem pullin' it 60 mph.... But the other design will weigh 82 lbs. and use spoked 26", 3/4" axle, and 300lb capacity horse buggy wheels.

It will be just right for the MTS... and I almost got that Hitch done today. It's designed after the "Dauntess Hitch" design...I spent all winter working on designs and problem solutions and even found an aluminum tread plate cooler there in front......I'm of course going to hav'ta use "Bondo" for all the mud dobber weld jobs....

I'll update when I get everything else done...Can't wait to get it out for duty...ON THE ROAD!!!
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Old 05-20-2009, 01:03 PM   #204
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Trailtail

Is there other contact info? How does one go about getting ahold of them? I have since sent them a 3rd e-mail and still never had a response.

Anyone have an idea on price for these?
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Old 05-20-2009, 08:33 PM   #205
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Contact Friso at pis@shawbiz.ca


The initial response I had was the following:

Yes we are still selling Trailtails!
We have stock in Kelowna B.C.on all items.
I don’t normaly do quotes as I am not the tech guy but I will forward this to my partner Terry Cox in Vancouver.
They normaly run about $1100 cnd (for a drz) + shipping.
Thanks for your interest!
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Old 05-24-2009, 10:50 PM   #206
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I am forever thinking on design ideas.......and at the moment have the trailer part of the equation at rest.

But the "Hitch Possibilities" are keeping me awake @ nite!!!! My Ducati has the hollow axle tube and my Sherpa doesn't and I've worked up a variation of the "Dauntless GS Hitch" design for both........

I'd really like to come up with something to take advantage of the simplicity of the hollow axle hitch advantages.

So if your talkin'....I'm listenin'...... You guys helped me brain storm up what I've got thus far.......And I know "Collectively" we can go lotz farthur !!!!
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Old 06-02-2009, 10:27 PM   #207
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The new variation that uses the same top box as my bigger unit.... Made a frame with 26" spoked Wheels with 3/4" axles and 300lbs capacity, each....A much lighter.....around 50lbs for use behind my 250cc Super Sherpa..

Minimalist Touring @ It's best is what I'm hoping for !!!
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Old 06-03-2009, 03:14 AM   #208
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Trailtail Info

- Manufactured in Kelowna, BC
- Proven design. 4 years of R&D. Balance point, handling,strength, low weight.
- Test grounds have mainly been the trails around Okanagan Valley, BC. Mtn single track, mtn logging roads and pavement (but that’s easy!).
Capacity and Weight
- Max weight tested at is 80lbs (without Fiberglass box).
- Trailer weight -50lbs, Fiberglas box weight 45lbs.
- Trailer pan dimensions; 16in x 21in. Length of trailer (from front to rear of wheel) 5ft 4in.
- Fibreglass box capacity is approximately 120L.
- Idea is for weekend trips; load a jerry can of fuel, med sized cooler and camping gear on top in dry sacks.
- Fibreglass box designed more for pavement/grocery getting/logging road trips. Box adds weight and can be scratched in the bush!
Handling
- Tested at top speeds of 120km/hr (75mph) with 80lbs weight in trailer (w/out fiberglass box) on mtn logging roads. Handling was superb.
- Road/logging road trip from Vancouver to SanFrancisco on KLR 650 with fiberglass box. Weight of trailer, fiberglass box and gear was 140lbs. Top speed on hwys 120km/hr (75mph). Trailer handled excellently.
- Road legal. Trailer is designated a u-built. License and 1 yr insurance costs $35 in British Columbia, Canada.
Bike Fits
- Fits any bike with a hollow axle. Almost all 250’s, 400’s. If no hollow axle we will make a new longer axle to mount the trailer on. We have axles for 650 KLRs.
Pricing
- $650 for the trailer. $450 for the fiberglass box unpainted.
- For 650 KLR’s. $100 for longer axle. $100 for trailer mount.
Shipping
- via Greyhound collect to your nearest station. (lowest cost)or UPS or FedEx collect (unfortunately no COD’s to US)

If you have any other questions please let me know!
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Old 06-20-2009, 08:54 PM   #209
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How'd it work out ????
And what did ya Learn in the Proccess ???

FROM HUMBLE BEGINNINGS COME GREAT THINGS........Ya Know!!!!

Share with us and what design changes are you looking at NEXT ???

Her's my Project....
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Old 07-04-2009, 02:35 PM   #210
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Here is something what I have in use

08.10.2008
And here you can find more pictures
http://www.singlewheel.com/
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