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Discussion in 'Canada' started by BOBMUNZ, Jun 6, 2009.
Not yet! Phone tag.
The waiting game....
That "stand pipe" on the hitch has a loop for a pulley.
Added it as an aid for the wife to help pull the bike onto the trailer the next time I break more than my thumb.
We've done a few practices and a double pulley makes it possible.
Meet the newest dual sport member of the family.
1968, 80cc Yamaha YGS1 Rotary Jet Sport (in the Trail Trim)
All original, including the tires that are holding air. Only 2500 miles on the clock.
PM me if you have any parts... looking for a mirror, gas cap gasket, petcock and service / shop manual.
Well that's a nice find, interested to hear what she sounds like.
Ya, so am I. Sometime next spring, it should be ready for a test fire.
If you were building a support trailer, what would be your preferences ?
Tilting deck - ramps ?
One Bike -two ?
Go light and tight or opt bigger for storage ?
Would you want room for gas and tires or is that in another vehicle.
This one I build for my wife’s golf cart, but she now has a shed or rents.
I like the tilting deck, but don’t fall off, you’re three feet from the ground.
I think the “job-box” is pretty secure from opportunistic thieves.
Being narrow as it is, while reversing it disappears behind the truck, and reappears again too late.
An unintentional benefit of the before mentioned “stand pipe” is guide from the windsheild mirror. I’ve placed a strip of tape on the rear glass (Suburban) for additional guide.
I’ve got an enclosed 6 foot high trailer on my wish-list but
the minister of war and finance does not believe in Santa.
Lots of things can come into play. I have had tilting decks, which I found to be dangerous depending on the size and or number of bikes you are planning on loading / hauling. Ramp is preferred.
Depending on your deck size, go with two.
Aside from fuel, ramp and spare is all I have on a trailer.
After many years of experience moving all kinds of bikes, I have two trailers:
1. Open deck, aluminum, torsion suspension, single axle, built in folding loading ramp. So light, you don't feel it behind the vehicle. Set up for one or two bikes depending on the size. ( Trailer is made by Aluma )
2. Enclosed, aluminum, torsion suspension, dual axle, loading ramp. So fricken big, you need a truck to haul it and an unlimited fuel budget. Sets up to haul 4 bikes again, depending on the size. ( Also has a sleeper and Air Conditioning ) (Trailer is a Lightning, custom built by Forest River)
There are so many different options out there, just stay away from small tires and make sure to install bearing buddies.
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Pretty well most of the major brands are coming up with something.
Seems like trends are starting to shift in another direction...... you don't really need 125 -150 HP and a 600+ lbs to carry your tent and sleeping bag anymore. (unless your riding two up I suppose)
Neither is everyone a world class rider and able to navigate the tanks through the swamps and bush trails.
Interesting to see who makes the biggest impression and grabs the market share. We may not see half of the bikes coming out if the Americans don't embrace this trend.
The manufacturers are beginning to identify the enormous market that the KLR has occupied almost unchallenged.
If someone would make a KLR type bike with better suspension and power for $10 grand it would be a home run for me.
Act fast, only made for a year:
what is that ?
Looks like the Husqvarna TR650......from when BMW owned them. Had a BMW single in it that was around 55hp. Now an Italian company owns the design....SWM. Most parts coming from China with assembly in Italy? There is a Canadian distributor but not much information on them. I think it weighs in around 325 lbs. Would be an interesting bike depending on pricing.
Yeah Terra 650. Looks/looked ever so interesting.
SWM 650 Super Dual
Wow !! This is very cool. Thanks Neil.
35" seat height
19" front wheel
equivalent to +$13000 cdn
where to you get one?
Yeah that looks pretty nice. 7400 Euro. Not to say that it would cost that much if it came here.
This was the next generation of BMW'S - X Challenge. 54hp 650cc single and 305 lbs. I'd like to take BMW'S 450X for a ride, also street legal.
One really nice thing about these bikes is the motors are more than capable of 150,000+ kms
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Great comparo. KLR vs Terra vs KTM690
Les...I think you'd have trouble with the seat to peg height on the Terra