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Old 10-25-2011, 07:27 PM   #406
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I did get the shocks in today!

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The wheels came in today via UPS!!!



Hope to make some good progress next week on the trailers. Been building welding fixtures and collecting materials....
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Old 10-25-2011, 07:42 PM   #407
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Sweet wheels and shocks.Are you going to replace those tire with DOT approved tires?
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Old 10-25-2011, 09:17 PM   #408
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Sweet wheels and shocks.Are you going to replace those tire with DOT approved tires?
No, i may offer a DOT tire in the future.
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Old 10-26-2011, 02:06 PM   #409
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I'll bet that they're WAY under-loaded compared to that wheel's original application. Undriven with no brake, they'll probably rot off before they wear out!
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Old 10-26-2011, 02:12 PM   #410
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How long is the rod you are using to go thru the axle for that style mounting? I'm trying to see if I can make it a Dual Purpose Dual Sport Trailer. My street bike has a hollow axle so if I can use it on both
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Old 10-26-2011, 05:30 PM   #411
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Mr Bracket

How long is the rod you are using to go thru the axle for that style mounting? I'm trying to see if I can make it a Dual Purpose Dual Purpose Trailer. My street bike has a hollow axle so if I can use it on both
This was my intention when I was designing mine that I never made. I know that the axle on my Z1000 is at least an inch wider than my dual sport (WR250R). I was thinking that I was going to have to make two mounting hitches to switch between. I wish that I had a spare $500 laying around. I would have purchased a prototype.
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Old 10-26-2011, 07:27 PM   #412
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How long is the rod you are using to go thru the axle for that style mounting? I'm trying to see if I can make it a Dual Purpose Dual Purpose Trailer. My street bike has a hollow axle so if I can use it on both
The rod is 3/8" in Diameter and the axle needs to be between 10-1/2" to 11-1/2" overall length. I may make other sizes in the future, but that width fits many common dual sport bikes.... DR650, DRZ400, KLR650 (with special hitch), many KTM's, newer Husabergs, WR250R/X....
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Old 10-27-2011, 05:06 AM   #413
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The rod is 3/8" in Diameter and the axle needs to be between 10-1/2" to 11-1/2" overall length. I may make other sizes in the future, but that width fits many common dual sport bikes.... DR650, DRZ400, KLR650 (with special hitch), many KTM's, newer Husabergs, WR250R/X....
OK. My street bike axle is about 13"

Cant wait to get this thing
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Old 10-27-2011, 05:47 AM   #414
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MrBracket you need to put your website link in your sig line for easy access and add all the video's...............................just say'n

How 'bout falling over. Have you "crash" tested the connections yet? Riding two track and falling are pretty common and I wonder how the connection at the motorcycle hold up through repeated (several) dumps.
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Old 10-27-2011, 09:50 AM   #415
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Honestly, I have not crash tested it.. Crashing is one of those things we all want to avoid, especially after we add custom components to our bikes. But we all accept the fact that it is going to happen, we just don't know when or how. I really don't know how I'd "crash test" the trailer?? Most of my crashes were different..

Just like pulling a trailer with an automobile, you need to be more aware while driving. You need to allow extra time for stopping and take turns a bit wider. Just like adding bags and racks to your bike, crashing with a trailer may result in a bit of a "yardsale".... It all depends on the crash. Of course, if anyones trailer was to get damaged, I would be fair in helping to get it repared and back on the trail.
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Old 10-27-2011, 11:52 AM   #416
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Honestly, I have not crash tested it.. Crashing is one of those things we all want to avoid, especially after we add custom components to our bikes. But we all accept the fact that it is going to happen, we just don't know when or how. I really don't know how I'd "crash test" the trailer?? Most of my crashes were different..

Just like pulling a trailer with an automobile, you need to be more aware while driving. You need to allow extra time for stopping and take turns a bit wider. Just like adding bags and racks to your bike, crashing with a trailer may result in a bit of a "yardsale".... It all depends on the crash. Of course, if anyones trailer was to get damaged, I would be fair in helping to get it repared and back on the trail.
Nice Job

What wheel are you using now....


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Old 10-27-2011, 07:41 PM   #417
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Nice Job

What wheel are you using now....

They are pictured a few posts back. They are a 14" motorcycle wheel. The tire is 2.5" wide.
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Old 10-27-2011, 10:15 PM   #418
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I think by "crash test" he is asking, have you dropped your bike or fallen over while riding off road?
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Old 10-28-2011, 07:33 AM   #419
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They are pictured a few posts back. They are a 14" motorcycle wheel. The tire is 2.5" wide.
Thanks......lookin' forward to the progress
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Old 10-28-2011, 08:03 AM   #420
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Didnt see prices on your web page, and to lazy to read all the post. Do you have a price list? Thanks, and PS; this a great idea. bete.
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