Let's see those open bike trailers

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by bump, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. HBL

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    Hey BM, it looks like you have the bikes secured with some sort of fixed mounts? What is the product name and are they sufficient or do you supplement with straps? Thanks!

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  2. dirty_sanchez

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    Blast from the past, but I've been looking everywhere for aluminum bleacher planks but an coming up snake eyes. Ebay? Craigslist?

    Where did you find this decking? New? Used? Spendy? PM me please if you don't want to get into too much detail, but I just removed the pressure treated 2x8x10' boards....all 240 lbs worth. There's gotta be a lighter way.

    Good looking trailer!

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  3. BillMoore

    BillMoore Been here awhile

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    I'm using the moto-cinch (motocinch.com) setup. No straps, secures the bikes by the foot pegs. Also has a Velcro strap to hold the front brake on. Takes less than 5 minutes to load the trailer. I am very happy with the system.
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  4. HBL

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    Great, thank you for the response. This may be the key to getting the KLR650 and two KLR 250's on the dual Kendon with optional 3rd rail - no strap angles to worry abbout. Been searching everywhere for a pic of a similar setup but no luck so far - Thnaks again!
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  5. BillMoore

    BillMoore Been here awhile

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    Yeah, they are great for being able to stack bikes closer together. They use the same track as the airline l-track, so if you run a couple 4 ft strips of that, it gives you lots of loading options. If you order a set, check the height of your pegs and make sure you order the correct size. The first set I got were to long and I had to return them and get the smaller ones.
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  6. Jnich77

    Jnich77 Been here awhile

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    El-cheapo harbor freight trailer, welded instead of bolted. Diamond tread deck and LED lights. Towed it all over the south east and out to New Mexico and never had a problem, not even a flat tire.

    (truck has different rims now...lol)


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  7. nimrod

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    Tell me about those "tie downs" please.
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  8. BillMoore

    BillMoore Been here awhile

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    motocinch.com See the discussion a few posts above on this page for more info...
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  9. mikesova

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    I became bored in the garage, so I turned my tilt trailer/overhead rack into a convertible shelter last month:

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  10. sierraoffroad

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    what is the yellow material you used to cover it?
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  11. mikesova

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    It's just some nylon material I bought a couple years ago at a fabric store that was going out of business.
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  12. 666

    666 Agnostic and Orange

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    I got super cheap HB trailer. It was 160 shipped. I got rail separately for 65. Then my friend welded on some reinforcement and strap arms. Works great for my small dirt bike. My volvo doesn't even know it's there.

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  13. jon_l

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    motocinch.com is an awful website. Videos of assh*les wheelying while passing cars, but you really have to dig around to see the product.

    This is our 3-rail trailer:

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    Much more secure and easier to load than the 5x7 utility trailer we used before.

    I added some 1-1/4" oak truck decking outside & between the rails to walk on, and so crap doesn't bounce up on the bikes.

    My gas can fits exactly inside the channel, so with one strap is very secure. I don't like the outside tie-down angle on the outer rails, need to make an outrigger of some sort. Saw an angled one in this thread; that's a good idea since it gets a better angle in less width.

    I'd like to add a dry, small, lockable tongue box, for straps, odds & ends.
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  14. mikesova

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  15. jon_l

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    Mike - how do you carry & secure a ramp on that trailer?
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  16. ktrout01

    ktrout01 Been here awhile

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    I currently have a 4x8 open trailer that I picked up at Home Depot. I bolted a wheel bracket in the floor and it works pretty well for now. The trailer below is the one that I want to get. We had one at one of my previous jobs and it was awesome. The deck drops down to ground level and the one that we had was rated at 10,000. JLG makes them in both open deck landscaping style and solid sided box trailer.

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  17. mikesova

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    I actually haven't, yet. This was the first time I've used it to haul anything. The TTR is pretty easily lifted on to the trailer as well as the 400ex. I guess I haven't thought about the ramp. Maybe I could drill a hole in the ramp and the trailer and run a pin through, to hold it in place? I'll have to think on that one.
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  18. 5131dan

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