Hitch Hauler Options

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by CFH6604, Nov 7, 2017.

  1. CFH6604

    CFH6604 That's what she said.

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  2. dartmouth01

    dartmouth01 Noob4Life!

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    My buddy got his aluminum one off Amazon, looks exactly like the Black Widow but I won't be sure until I ask him. Works great for his XR650L with big fat tank and lots of accessories, so I think it would be great for both of your bikes. The aluminum one is much easier to handle than the steel ones we've used in the past.
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  3. Marylander

    Marylander Been here awhile

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    My AMC-400 started to warp (the ladder section) so I bought a black widow branded steel one that looks to be the same as the goplus. I would trust a heavier bike on the steel one but not the aluminum one. The difference in weight between the aluminum and steel ones is huge but I'm not walking around with it and I do prefer the more solid build of the steel one.
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  4. Marylander

    Marylander Been here awhile

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    Also, the steel one has a much longer ramp which can really help, particularly if you're short like me.
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  5. Grreatdog

    Grreatdog Long timer

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    I have about ten years and tens of thousands of miles on my AMC400 with zero issues. But the two bikes it hauled aren't very heavy.

    My 640E was the bike it usually hauled to SC a couple of times per year. It was 325 pounds and my 525 maybe 260 pounds.

    Hauler weight was a big deal to me because I typically have to store it in a condo at the beach in SC. The aluminum one is easier for that.
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  6. CFH6604

    CFH6604 That's what she said.

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    Thanks for the replies everyone. I’m gonna go with the steel one.
    The built in wheel chock is a nice addition.
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  7. MarylandStrom

    MarylandStrom Been here awhile

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    There is a thread from a while back asking the same question. My contribution to that thread:

    I have an older Moto-tote. Probably at least 20years old. It works great, except that it dragged on inclines such as the transition from the road to an uphill driveway. I solved the problem by installing small rollers under the rack. When installed, the carrier rolls on the pavement instead of scraping. The rollers I used were from an RV site. They are sold for the same purpose. Bolted to the rear bumper of an RV, it allows the RV's bumper to roll over those transition areas such as a ditch or road to driveway.
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  8. Marylander

    Marylander Been here awhile

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    Ah, that's a good idea. As I'm pretty short I've got one of the lowering adapters so I do get some dragging on rare occasions.
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  9. flynnair

    flynnair Been here awhile

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    Goplus in action. No complaints and ramp is plenty long and doubles as a storage for fuel etc once bike is loaded.
    One caution: The bolts holding together are cheap and don't hold up well to constant disassembly for storage.

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  10. KT MOTOMAN

    KT MOTOMAN Adventurer

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    I have the aluminum one from Harbor Freight. Works good on my Bronco II with the spare tire on back. Have only carried my KTM300XC. I think it was like $139.
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