Adventure in Ohio?

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by somecallmetim, Nov 14, 2003.

  1. bikeridermark

    bikeridermark Long timer

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    Heck! Just drive down and shoot the shit. We don't care how you get here.:rofl:rofl
  2. krumgrinder

    krumgrinder Been here awhile

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    Exactly what I'm hoping to find at the rally in Steamboat and points along the way!!! :clap Again, thanks for the great advice and info, much appreciated.
  3. Mgbgt89

    Mgbgt89 Long timer

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    We picked up Alex's Grom last night. It's stupid fun. I'm so jealous.
  4. LeVeL

    LeVeL Adventurer

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    Looks like an awesome little scoot! Bikes like this are what peak interest of the masses to get into motorcycling. Have fun!
  5. S2P

    S2P Been here awhile

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    Question for the masses.Does anyone know how to figure rolling resistance for a trailer? I'm thinking of getting a enclosed trailer like 7x12,7x14 size and was trying to decide if a single axle or dual axle would pull easier. It seems to me 2 tires would provide less resistance over 4 as far as contact patch. I think 2 axles would provide a smaller footprint on said tires as they would not have as much weight flexing on the side walls etc. Someone help me understand this,my single axle 6x12 causes serious mileage drop,and it is an open trailer. I think it is from the ramp gate, causing drag,even though it is full of holes. Anyone want to offer an opinion on this? Thanks:ear
  6. steveb126

    steveb126 Adventurer Anonymous

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    Haven't seen one in person yet, but thinking I dig it and yes I would ride it too.
  7. cannonrider

    cannonrider Backroad Adventurer

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    Thanks Mark hope to heal up quick so I don't miss the Fall riding season it's my favorite time to ride.
  8. z@ch

    z@ch Turn it up to eleven

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    I think the wind resistance would be a greater concern BY FAR. I'd go with two axles because it's safer and will offer a greater payload.
  9. z@ch

    z@ch Turn it up to eleven

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    You guys ride in OK on that trip? That looks a LOT like a trail we rode in Talimena.
  10. Gonzo_Matt

    Gonzo_Matt Random Hero

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    In a 12-14' enclosed trailer, tandem axles are about the only way to go, they will have much more stability and will be more forgiving, not to mention offering twice the braking force. THe rolling resitance between a singe to tandem is negligable and the above pros, far outweigh that as a con.

    I have many miles under my belt pulling all sorts of trailers, so take my advice for what it is worth.
  11. mgorman

    mgorman Crashing since 1964

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    Mine is 16' with dual axles, brakes work awesome, kills my gas mileage but using a Garmin mechanic in my obd port, keeping it at 55-60 raises 2-3 mpg. A 7' ceiling will kill it further.

    Come down and drag it around, I'll put 3 big bikes in it for ballast.



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  12. S2P

    S2P Been here awhile

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    Well thats kind of what I was thinking,getting the dual axel. I'm really looking for something that I can use for bikes,camping,hauling kids shit back and forth. I love the idea of the Toy Haulers,but is way to big and expensive for what I want. United makes a Pop up tent that goes in the side,looks like the end of a pop-up camper. I think that is the way I'm leaning at this point,I'm getting to damn old to sleep on the ground,and the cot, tent route is not always weather friendly. I understand the drag from the trailer itself, It was more of all other things being the same,which would be easier to pull.
  13. ohioroadrat

    ohioroadrat It`s YOUR fault !

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    Did about 300 miles today with Bob Ramsey on twisty roads and a little DUSTY gravel. (note to self-always be the lead bike on dusty gravel.)
  14. Danjal

    Danjal Insert wit here.

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    Yep. Rolling resistance is a PITA. It all depends on rubber,weight of trailer,size of tire, etc. Get dual axles if you can, keep a chain handy incase of a blow out and just don't worry as much about the resistance. Plus theres brakes and stability to add to it.

    The only real negatives are more tires to worry about when it comes time to buy and the axles pivot when turning between the tires unless one is in a depression then they change the turning point. Not all that much bad considering all the benefits you get running dual axles.
  15. ScienceOfDirt

    ScienceOfDirt U-Boat Rider

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    I've never owned a tandem trailer with 4 brakes. Not even my car trailer. What load rating do they start putting 4 brakes on, or is it an option?
  16. Gonzo_Matt

    Gonzo_Matt Random Hero

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    It's an option thing I suppose. My old utility trailer I built from a camper, my 12k dump, my car trailer with 6200# axles all have brakes on both, some of my mow trailers do and don't and they all have 3500# axles. The 14' enclosed I am looking at has them as an option on 3500# axles.
  17. SlipChip

    SlipChip Adventure Commuter

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    Nice bus, you gonna build something like this?
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  18. Gonzo_Matt

    Gonzo_Matt Random Hero

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    like that ish. Sticking with a commercial theme, stock height, single color paint and stock wheels. Painting ti dove blue and putting my logos on it in flat white.

    Something like this
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  19. mgorman

    mgorman Crashing since 1964

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    Sent you a PM, mine could be for sale if the one I was looking at is still available. I'd like to be able to walk inside without hunching over
  20. tt100

    tt100 Been here awhile

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    Man I've always wanted one of those. or a Corvair rampside... Bikes and other stuff have always taken priority so far