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Old 11-01-2011, 05:16 AM   #436
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The fender will be a great place to put stickers! I'm picturing a ADV oval right on the back..... I'm still hoping to have the first five production trailers done before Thanksgiving...
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Old 11-01-2011, 08:14 AM   #437
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Can you show how it attaches? Do you have to remove the wheel?

Is it going to be easy to drop the trailer in camp and go ride?
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Old 11-01-2011, 08:41 AM   #438
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Thanks for all the compliments guys! I'm excited, the first production one is much more refined than the prototype.

Yes, it's very easy to attach and remove, no tools are required. The hitch pin is just a long 3/8" bolt that inserts from one side and threads into a nut on the other side. The head of the bolt has large wings so you can tighten it by hand and the nut is fixed to the hitch on the other side. There is a safety device that keeps it from comming undone while riding.

While your motorcycle is on it's kickstand, you move the trailer into position and insert the hitch pin (long bolt). If the trailer has a heavy load, it's easier with two people, one to steady the trailer and one to insert the hitch pin.

Removing the trailer is just as easy. Park the bike, remove the hitch pin, and lower the trailer to the ground. Again, it's awkward if the trailer is loaded, it can be done, it's just awkward. If I'm by myself, I just unload most of the weight out of the trailer before installing or removing it.

I do NOT recommend modifing the Hitch Pin to fit a bike with a smaller ID rear axle. If you lathe down the hitch pin, you will remove the threads that hold it in place. I will come up with a hitch to fit the Honda XR bikes in the future as these are popular bikes.
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Old 11-01-2011, 09:49 AM   #439
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Any chance these will be available in the future for bikes like the Triumph Scrambler? It would be more ideal than my current trailer that I pulled with my now KIA Sportster.

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Old 11-01-2011, 05:55 PM   #440
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XR 650 R axle

Here are a few pics...

left side of the axle.
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Old 11-01-2011, 05:57 PM   #441
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Old 11-01-2011, 05:58 PM   #442
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Old 11-01-2011, 08:13 PM   #443
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right side axle

here is the right side of the axle.
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Old 11-03-2011, 11:59 PM   #444
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Here is a pic with a Rubbermaid ActionPacker Tub.

Is it the 8 Gallon? http://www.amazon.com/Rubbermaid-117...9082110&sr=8-1
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Old 11-04-2011, 06:13 AM   #445
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So if you fall over on the bike, the trailer falls over too ... how hard is it to pick up both?

I tore my rotator cuff trying to pick up my bike when it was laying in the mud. The trailer will make it even harder. Can it be disconnected without getting at both sides of the axle?
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Old 11-05-2011, 07:58 AM   #446
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It is the 24gal Rubbermaid Action Packer Tub.

http://www.amazon.com/Rubbermaid-117..._bxgy_hg_img_b

Yes, the bike/trailer combo would be heavier than just the bike to pick up. However, the load is carried low to the ground so you don't have to move it up very far. Much easier than picking up a bike with a load on a rear rack, that load you have to lift up a long ways. The trailer is removed by removing the hitch pin from one side. You would have a 50/50 chance of falling on the "correct" side to be able to unhook the trailer with the bike on the side. Those of us that like to take more stuff with us, have to pay the price in carrying it.... At least the trailer keeps that load close to the ground.
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Old 11-05-2011, 08:21 AM   #447
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Here are a few pics...

left side of the axle.

Yes looks familiar, I installed a Trailer on the XR 650 R
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Old 11-05-2011, 10:03 AM   #448
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It is the 24gal Rubbermaid Action Packer Tub.

http://www.amazon.com/Rubbermaid-117..._bxgy_hg_img_b

Yes, the bike/trailer combo would be heavier than just the bike to pick up. However, the load is carried low to the ground so you don't have to move it up very far. Much easier than picking up a bike with a load on a rear rack, that load you have to lift up a long ways. The trailer is removed by removing the hitch pin from one side. You would have a 50/50 chance of falling on the "correct" side to be able to unhook the trailer with the bike on the side. Those of us that like to take more stuff with us, have to pay the price in carrying it.... At least the trailer keeps that load close to the ground.
How much does that action packer weight by itself?
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Old 11-05-2011, 11:09 AM   #449
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I am guessing the 24gal ActionPacker weighs about 5 or 6 pounds.. You can see one at your local hardware store or Walmart type store. It is a Rubbermaid product that retails all over for about $40, shipping them is a pain because of their size not weight.

I will weigh all the components when I'm done with this first production run. I should have a couple of them done this next week!!!
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Old 11-07-2011, 08:15 AM   #450
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Things are looking good that I should have the first five done by the end of this week or early next week!!
I wanted to put up an updated list of those I am going to call when they are indeed done.

Here is who I'm going to call and offer the first five to:

1) c2c4c, 2002 DR650
2) Wlfman, 2006 KLR650
3) Screen Name, ???? XR650R (will need data on axle to make sure it will fit)
4) Cromoth, 2008 WR250R
5) WalkerGreenLabel, XR650R (will need data on axle to make sure it will fit)
6) Fisherman, WR250R & KLR650
7)

I can add more names to the list, if you'd like to be on it just let me know. I will start at the top of the list and offer them a trailer, if they don't want one or can't swing it now, I'll just move down the list. Again, there are only going to be five at the special price of $500. I have figured out that they will retail for $695 after these first five. I will update my webpage by adding pricing and a shopping cart after I get this first run done.

Thanks for all the input guys!
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