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Old 03-06-2006, 09:02 PM   #46
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Ssooooo......

Hows it coming? Still interested in the final product. What's the approx. weight of this thing, anyhoo? And is the suspension coming along?


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Old 03-09-2006, 11:40 PM   #47
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Hows it coming? Still interested in the final product. What's the approx. weight of this thing, anyhoo? And is the suspension coming along?


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Still working on it!! Pictures to come soon. The trailer pictured only weighs 31lbs.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 05-31-2006, 10:48 AM   #48
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trailer from the bike show

Here is a link to a trailer set up for the last bike show I went to... Looked pretty good
http://www.trailtail.com/main.html
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Old 05-31-2006, 12:44 PM   #49
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Here is a link to a trailer set up for the last bike show I went to... Looked pretty good
http://www.trailtail.com/main.html
that is EXACTLY what I was thinking of! but I never got past thinking.
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Old 06-01-2006, 09:54 AM   #50
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What's a setup for a DRZ400S gonna cost?
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Old 06-28-2006, 05:54 PM   #51
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Here is a link to a trailer set up for the last bike show I went to... Looked pretty good
http://www.trailtail.com/main.html
shot an email off to these guys, and will let you know what i find out. watch the video on the link above, it's pretty cool.
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Old 06-29-2006, 12:31 AM   #52
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Old 06-29-2006, 01:06 AM   #53
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Well Done!

Cheat,

You've done well. I've just got myself a " Classic Trailers " hitch for my 1150GS, and was in the process of planning a 2 wheeled, wide axle, high clearance trailer. But your mono wheel trailer is brilliant. Keep up the good work.

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Old 07-09-2006, 01:31 PM   #54
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Dual sport trailer -- use for base camp?

I think you're on to something here -- one idea would be to mount your supermoto wheels/tires when pulling the trailer. After arriving at camp site, change to dirt wheel/tires. You could live out of a trailer like this!!
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Old 07-09-2006, 05:34 PM   #55
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Very interested in a little trailer rig to haul a KLX110 or other small bike behind my dualsport.
I've had this thought too ever since I saw this picture...

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Old 07-09-2006, 05:55 PM   #56
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Ortlieb makes duffel like dry bags that open along the top. They make an extra large one that you don't see carried by the more common vendors. I have one and it's huge.
I have a nice duffle from Asolo as well...
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Old 07-11-2006, 11:39 PM   #57
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Still working on it!! Pictures to come soon. The trailer pictured only weighs 31lbs.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Cheat,

How's your one wheeler coming on?
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Old 07-12-2006, 06:06 PM   #58
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Here is a link to a trailer set up for the last bike show I went to... Looked pretty good
http://www.trailtail.com/main.html
I love it! Wonder how it handles high way speeds?



This guy is my hero!


I really like your idea , your trailer with the suspension set up from the trail tail , and you got something.Keep it up!
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Old 07-13-2006, 11:29 AM   #59
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Message from TrailTail....

Here's the email and pic I received in response from these guys. Asked about a BMW specific solution, and haven't heard back yet.....



Thanks for the interest in the Trailtail!

- We manufacture them in Kelowna, BC. We would ship it Greyhound and
send it to your nearest Greyhound bus depot. Weight of the trailer packaged is
50lbs. Price is $700US, for the trailer and $700US for the fiberglass box. This
includes custom paint to match your bike.

- It is made of steel in a lightweight reinforced uni-body design.

- The trailer weighs 50lbs. Max load for the trailer is approx 80lbs. For a
camping trip this is a lot of weight. This consist of 20L of fuel, a
half sized cooler filled with ice, and soda cans (or beer cans whatever you
like), 3 man tent on top, 2 folding camping chairs, tarp, 2 therma
rests, sleeping bags, fishing poles. For clothes we would wear a back pack and put them inside it.

Fully loaded w/80lbs of weight the bike feels a little sluggish. The idea of
the trailer is to get your gear to camp, unpack and set up camp, then do
your riding. You can't go 100% speed on tight twisty single track w/the full
80lb load. With that being said, you'd be surprised how much you really
don't feel it behind the bike. We've gone flat out (65mph) on our 400s
on logging roads w/80lbs weight and have had no problems with the handling.

- We attach it through the hollow axle. Shaft with a double nut on the
end. We use nylon washers to take up any slack. If you don't have a hollow
axlew e can modify the trailer to work with your bike.

- Inside dimensions of the tray are 30in x 18in. Overall length is 5ft.

- The trailer turns approx 40deg in each direction. If you over turn
the trailer, the swing arms stop at the metal tray. It is over designed and
gusset re-enforced in this area.

If you have any more questions give me call!

Regards,
Terry Cox
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P604-970-3301
tcox@trailtail.com
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Old 07-16-2006, 08:55 AM   #60
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The Trail Tail concept is neat but I wonder about the added loads on the rear wheel bearings. Any thoughts on that?
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