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Old 10-18-2011, 04:29 AM   #361
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You need a WR250X/R tester too...

I been thinking about one that would hold the Jesse paniards off my GS and maybe haul my dirt wheels too so I could motard there then set up camp and ride dirt, saving my knobies and making the comute that much more fun...
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Old 10-18-2011, 09:02 AM   #362
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You need a WR250X/R tester too...

I been thinking about one that would hold the Jesse paniards off my GS and maybe haul my dirt wheels too so I could motard there then set up camp and ride dirt, saving my knobies and making the comute that much more fun...
That sounds like a cool idea, I just put a new DOT knobby on my bike, they wear out soooo fast...... You could also carry a front sprocket and size the rear sprockets to keep the same chain and have great gearing for both road and dirt!
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Old 10-18-2011, 09:40 AM   #363
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That sounds like a cool idea, I just put a new DOT knobby on my bike, they wear out soooo fast...... You could also carry a front sprocket and size the rear sprockets to keep the same chain and have great gearing for both road and dirt!
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Old 10-18-2011, 12:57 PM   #364
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MrBracket, KLR owner here. Put me down for one. Really, really nice work.
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Old 10-18-2011, 06:27 PM   #365
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Posted a crappy video of the trailer on the road on Youtube, I really need to invest in a gopro camera....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VRjevAXxU4
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Old 10-18-2011, 06:30 PM   #366
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WR250R tester

+1 tester
Canadians have a nice design www.trailtail.com but pricey.

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You need a WR250X/R tester too...

I been thinking about one that would hold the Jesse paniards off my GS and maybe haul my dirt wheels too so I could motard there then set up camp and ride dirt, saving my knobies and making the comute that much more fun...
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Old 10-18-2011, 06:44 PM   #367
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Posted a crappy video of the trailer on the road on Youtube, I really need to invest in a gopro camera....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VRjevAXxU4
How much weight was in it?
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Old 10-18-2011, 06:46 PM   #368
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I agree, the trailtail does look very good, I love the pic on their website with the dog under the bubble in the trailer!! Looks like I've found the price to beat!!

That brings up a good question... To those of you who'd be willing to purchase such a Dual Sport Adventure Trailer, what seems to be a fair market price?
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Old 10-18-2011, 06:55 PM   #369
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How much weight was in it?

Only about 10 pounds, just a backpack full of gear, some raingear, and tools. Ok, maybe a little more than 10 pounds??? Didn't weigh it honestly.. I also need to weigh the trailer, I don't know how much it weighs...
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Old 10-18-2011, 08:28 PM   #370
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Ok, here's one more video. A little better than the last one.

http://www.youtube.com/user/MrBracke.../0/EoZdsRN6JYw
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Old 10-19-2011, 04:08 AM   #371
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I'm in for $300. It's my 'budget', not a fair market price. Any more & I'd have to ride out there to save on shipping...ok, $500. Man you're a tough negotiator!

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I agree, the trailtail does look very good, I love the pic on their website with the dog under the bubble in the trailer!! Looks like I've found the price to beat!!

That brings up a good question... To those of you who'd be willing to purchase such a Dual Sport Adventure Trailer, what seems to be a fair market price?
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Old 10-19-2011, 05:17 AM   #372
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As far as pricing. It's hard to say. You would want/need to make some profit from them for sure. Being a one man operation its not like you can churn them out. Also, its a limited market. You wouldn't want to price yourself out of business. One reason I don't already have a "Trailtail" is IMHO they are asking WAY too much for it.

I am definitely interested in yours, especially if you could come up with a way to mount a second set of bike wheels to it as suggested. To allow street tires on the bike while getting to campsite, then swapping to dirt tires.

I've subscribed to this thread anxiously awaiting for production of a KLR model.
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Old 10-19-2011, 05:17 AM   #373
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I'm think'n the $400-$500 range is doable................remember I own a KLR
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Old 10-19-2011, 06:00 AM   #374
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Considering what goes into this trailer, along with the small market size and few alternatives; I think the $350 - $400 range would seem fair for your bare bones prototype version. Though I will say even that price range puts me out of the market anyway.

I agree with other posters that the 'trail tail' is priced way to high to support any significant volume (for a low volume item, that is). I think you'd see way more of these things out there if they were more affordable. It's a great idea, but the cost/benefit has got to be there for the consumer.
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Old 10-19-2011, 11:52 AM   #375
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Urk! A grand for the Trailtail? To pull with my $1700 bike? Not ever gonna happen.

I think you'd sell a bunch around $500.

I'd imagine you could also cut some frills- powdercoating for instance. Maybe sell it as a "kit", where you scrounge up your own wheel and shock?

Website looks great!
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