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Old 02-14-2007, 09:13 AM   #106
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Probably have to be careful where you park...no backing!

Whoa, that's pretty ambitious! Way to blaze your own trail.

What's it like pulling with a bike on that thing?
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Old 02-19-2007, 04:35 PM   #107
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This is a really cool thing you are doing, and I have thought of this for my R100GS, for 2-up touring. Get all the weight off my suspension!

To keep tongue weight down you could "center" the wheel in the trailer instead of having it at the rear. Then you just balance the trailer when you load it and your tongue weight should be way down.

The suspension idea is good, but I have a small trailer that holds 2 500lb bikes and it has no suspension. Why do you need it?

All you really need it a sturdy-ass wheel with bearings capable of both the load and speed, and a big enough tire to absorb some bumps.

I would use a motorcycle wheel myself, hell I even got a couple of old CB750 wheels! Come and get em! =-0
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Old 02-25-2007, 12:47 PM   #108
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Trail tail

Might be 205 but just ran across this before finding this post.

http://www.trailtail.com/main.html
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Old 03-15-2007, 06:54 PM   #109
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I installed a hidden receiver hitch on my VTX1800. Then I came up with this bright idea. Looked good on paper, the quad was tooooo heavy. If I had to slam on the brakes in a turn, with all that weight it would jack knife. I did 70mph on the highway and it was scary,
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Old 04-03-2007, 02:06 PM   #110
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My Trailer

Hey, my trailer is on the rode, in the testing phase. Today we did about 20 miles with loads from 36 lbs. to 104 lbs. I only had a few bolts come loose from the vibration. Nothing lost. The trailer did a great job of tracking once I tightened the axle nuts and the wheel could not move. I took some pics but they are 35 mm and I need develope them to a disk and then have my wife show me how to put them on the net. I still have work to do on it. wiring for the stoplights and turn signals, mounting bracket for the license plate, then disassemble, prep and paint. I called the DMV and they said that the title and tags will cost $95.00. OUCH But O'WELL I want this thing on the rode. I already had 1 guy ask if he could ride in it, and seeing an opportunity to being sued, I choose not to give him a ride.
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Old 04-07-2007, 11:11 PM   #111
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I have a one-wheeled trailer that I pull behind my KLR 650 and I love it, it is able to go trail-riding also due to the nice clearance. I had posted a write up on it with lots of photos at www.KLR650.net, search for "Trailer-One Wheeled". Did a 13,000 mile trip across the country pulling it, that's the way to travel.

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Old 05-19-2007, 09:40 PM   #112
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On the road again

I remade my hitch and now I can tighten down the nuts and it controls the wobble. I loaded it down this morning and made my way to work on the 2 lane roads. I didn't have any problems. Tomorrow is another day and when I go home from work we will see how it works.
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Old 05-20-2007, 08:30 AM   #113
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How was the trip home? Any pic's of your trailer?
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Old 05-21-2007, 01:34 PM   #114
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the trip home

My trip home was also great. I took the long way and even some gravel. I can't wait to have it 100 % and legal. As far as pics, I don't have a way of getting them on the site. I don't have internet at home so I've to stop at the Libary or use the one at work. They have all these rules you know. I'll keep writing thought.
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Old 05-30-2007, 07:26 AM   #115
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Might be 205 but just ran across this before finding this post.

http://www.trailtail.com/main.html


Has no one purchased one of these and has the vendor done anything more with this?

I would like to see some more test results on this. $1400 for this trailer as posted on this thread seems abit steep to me for the little amount of information available on this. Is there any inmates in the area of this vendor that could do a tour and report back?
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Old 06-17-2007, 11:07 PM   #116
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have you guys seen unigo's??



not sure how they would go off-road... prolly be great on a dirt-bhan... not sure about a fire-trail.

http://www.uni-go-trailers.com/
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Old 06-27-2007, 10:51 AM   #117
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Hi guys:

I have a single wheeled trailer which I made to tow behind my KLR. It has a Pacrack rear rack system as the tow bar customized to tow with. The trailer uses an old Honda 90 rear swing arm and suspension. It has a new tire and tube more street than dirt for sure, just for better highway riding. The trailer is made from 3/4" square tubing and mig welded together. The outer skin is Alluminium siliconed and riveted onto the framwork to ensure a water proof seal. It has 2 compartments in it for storage both with water tight hinged covers. It has a rear carrier also to allow you to put even more stuff on the rear if you can't get it all inside.It has rear lights, reflectors, safety chain(to keep the boys in blue happy). It weighs very close to 50lbs, it was 38lbs before I sheeted the outside of it and I haven't weighed it since.
And the best part of all a ODSC sticker on each side to show support...

I am asking $900 for the whole turn key set-up and I think if you look around at the other trailers available that is a very fair price ....IMHO

I just like making stuff and will be making another one as soon as this one sells to test the market for making these as a semi extra income sort of thing....

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Old 06-28-2007, 06:09 AM   #118
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Did you say you made a trailer?? All I could see was the good looking chick. You lucky dog, my wife won't touch a bike after my knee injury.
P.S. The trailer and set up looks good also.
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Old 07-15-2007, 10:04 AM   #119
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To keep tongue weight down you could "center" the wheel in the trailer instead of having it at the rear. Then you just balance the trailer when you load it and your tongue weight should be way down.
THANKS. That just solved one of my design issues. I will build mine to hold two jerry cans in the back straddling the wheel.
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Old 10-11-2007, 11:49 AM   #120
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Any updates guys?


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