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Old 03-09-2012, 04:36 PM   #1126
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I'm no trailer guy(not yet anyways!), but what advantage would having the hitch connected to the axle? I would think it would be better isolated from the shock and movement that occurs at the rear wheel, especially off road. wouldn't having it attached to the axle also affect the way the bikes suspension reacts over bumps by increasing unsprung weight?
maybe not, just asking!

Probably pros & cons to either way, but it seems like the bike's suspension doesn't need any extra load to carry. Your points are good too, so I don't know which is best. Going to the axle looks simpler to mount.
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Old 03-09-2012, 05:48 PM   #1127
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Anyone recognize the headlight? Is it available for purchase?

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Old 03-09-2012, 05:48 PM   #1128
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.. back when I was a thinner man and into mountain biking I liked the BOBs Trailer far far better than anything else that came along .. mainly for the reason that the BOBs mounted off the rear axle .. much lower center of gravity for packing some pretty incredible loads through some nasty terrain .. forest service used to use them to haul their gear too .. the one main think you had to watch out for (besides hanging it one big rock) was going down hill and having it puch your tire around on you (not unlike hauling a big boat) .. but even with large loads it didn't ever make you feel top heavy ..

.. I still have my original BOBs trailer .. tough as nails ..

.. funny enough .. I tried like heck to get them to make a motorcycle trailer for years with no luck .. I finally gave up on them ..

.. I like the look of that trailer behind the TW200 .. with it slung like that it should be very stable ..
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Old 03-09-2012, 07:09 PM   #1129
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.. back when I was a thinner man and into mountain biking I liked the BOBs Trailer far far better than anything else that came along .. mainly for the reason that the BOBs mounted off the rear axle .. much lower center of gravity for packing some pretty incredible loads through some nasty terrain .. forest service used to use them to haul their gear too .. the one main think you had to watch out for (besides hanging it one big rock) was going down hill and having it puch your tire around on you (not unlike hauling a big boat) .. but even with large loads it didn't ever make you feel top heavy ..

.. I still have my original BOBs trailer .. tough as nails ..

.. funny enough .. I tried like heck to get them to make a motorcycle trailer for years with no luck .. I finally gave up on them ..

.. I like the look of that trailer behind the TW200 .. with it slung like that it should be very stable ..
I always wanted one of those trailers...

I can see why they'd stay out of the motorized market with the lawsuits that could, and would, happen to riders whose rear axles got pushed, or guys who took the trailers off-road at something stupid like 60 MPH, then had a catastrophic trailer frame failure later on the street. The companies who make wider and heavy cruiser-trailers are pretty assured that their trailers rarely see off-road trails, lol.

But, like you, I see the benefits - thus if I thought I wanted one for a motorcycle I would have gone to a welding and fabrication shop with my own BOB-like plans and had them build me one. Choose the right shop and it probably won't cost you a ton, either.
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Old 03-09-2012, 07:28 PM   #1130
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These are a lot like the BOB trailers. http://www.moto-mule.com/
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Old 03-10-2012, 05:26 PM   #1131
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.. man oh man ..

.. that is so close to a BOBs that it's hard to imagine it's not made by them .. or their manufacturer at least ..

.. I'd like to see it with the wraparound frame my old BOB has though .. seems like a ton of torque/load on that front "neck" .. but they probably know a helluva lot more about what they are doing than I do .. lol ..

.. thanks for that link .. I think I see some of my dollars headed their way ..

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These are a lot like the BOB trailers. http://www.moto-mule.com/
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Old 03-12-2012, 05:34 AM   #1132
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First step done. Conti's fited and balanced. Looks well different, little more agressive







In forks now is w15 grade oil, feels much softer, smoother then w20.
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Old 03-28-2012, 02:58 PM   #1133
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Old 03-28-2012, 04:25 PM   #1134
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Converted to Super-Motard!

I like this a lot...
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Old 03-29-2012, 07:55 AM   #1135
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With the right tires,





and the right rider ( stephan Peterhansel ) almost anything qualfies










More here: R1 in the Dirt
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Old 03-29-2012, 07:48 PM   #1136
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The R1 in the desert is unbelievable! WOW......
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Old 03-29-2012, 07:53 PM   #1137
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R1 is the dirt is crazy for sure.
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Old 03-29-2012, 08:04 PM   #1138
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Someone took a hot knife to that tire.They really hogged out a lot of rubber for better sand traction.

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Old 03-30-2012, 06:28 AM   #1139
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Did you do all the work to the Magna? Looks cool!
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Old 03-30-2012, 07:11 AM   #1140
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Did you do all the work to the Magna? Looks cool!

+1 - Great looking Magna
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