moto-mule a cargo trailer to pull behind your dual sport motorcycle

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by MrBracket, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman PROUD 2B Riff Raff!

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  2. weird1

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    I have my lights all working, and am now 100% legal. I have about 100 miles on the trailer, now to pair down my gear for my trip next month. this thing rocks!!!
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    hairsmith Been here awhile

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    How about some pictures and details of your light set up ! :evil
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    Thanks for answering my email before Mr. Brackets. I'm wondering if you ever tried a set up where the trailer hitch would connect at the passenger peg bolts? Maybe something with cotter pins that could be removed quickly? I know it would add another chunk of metal, but I thought that if the trailer connected this way it would have the benefit of the bike's suspension... maybe making life less bumpy for gear in the trailer? Just wondered if anyone had tried that idea yet, and how the geometry would work.:thumb
  5. weird1

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    It would have less impact on the ride of the gear since the trailer has its own suspension. It would help the bike due to not adding to the bikes unsprung weight. I dont think it it is a huge deal unless you plan some serious hard core riding with the trailer attached. I think it could be done, maybe Matt will add his reasoning, but I think it is simplicity and multi application.
  6. MrBracket

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    Here are my thoughts on this issue: Mounting the hitch on the frame of the motorcycle would be the best solution from a suspension standpoint. The problem comes in building the actual hitch... Where can you attach it to the frame and not have it in the way of the rider, especially with it moving up and down as the suspension moves? Also, the hitch becomes longer, the longer it is, the more flexy it becomes and the heavier it becomes. Finally, how do you make the trailer fit different bikes without much work? I went with the axle mount hitch to keep the trailer light weight and simple.

    Mike
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    What's the current turnaround time to receive one?
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    MrBracket Been here awhile

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    Spring fever has hit! I'm about 4 weeks out for delivery at this point.
    Thanks,
    Mike
  9. Tarzakus

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    Yeah, simple is best! From videos and comments, it looks like the trailer works great just the way it is!:clap
  10. weird1

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    I have been putting on a few miles on the rig in preparation for my trip to TX next week. I was looking for your shop, I think I found it it is tucked away.
  11. MrBracket

    MrBracket Been here awhile

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    Here is the newest moto-mule trailer!

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    This one is for a 1987-2007 Kawasaki KLR 650 and is headed to Texas on Monday!! The new black rim really looks great!
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    I am liking the black rim. That would batch my bike very well :nod
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    I like the new changes better! Looks nice! :thumb
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    Hey hey Mike!

    I put another 300+ miles on my trailer this weekend, pulling it behind my '09 DR650 up and over the Cascade's to go camping with my friends. Everyone else was sleeping in there toy haulers, campers, or trailers, and I was the only guy to show up on a bike. I have no luggage space currently on my bike save for the rear rack, and everything I needed for the weekend was packed away nicely in the trailer! Half of the people camping this weekend have never seen the trailer, and they just looked at me, as if to say, where the hell is all of his stuff?

    Off came the action packer lid, and presto, in 30 minutes my tent was set up, my sleeping pad inflated, my sleeping bag unrolled, my clothes chucked into the tent, my shoes on my feet, bottle of Crown Royal on someones camp table, and all my riding gear shoved back into the action packer while I was strutting around camp.

    Quick disconnect of the trailer, and I was tearing up the fire roads, chasing my friends on their quads, dirt bikes, and off road vehicles.

    At the end of the weekend, all my stuff got packed away, and while they were towing their trailers 10 mph over the trails back to the main pavement, I was cruising at 45mph with the trailer right behind me, and hauling ass over the mountain pass, leaving there trailers in the dust.

    AWESOME.

    --Alex
  15. weird1

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    I have mine all loaded and dialed in, I leave for TX Wednesday morning. It is so nice to have this much room and it is not on the bike.
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    Yes I quoted all the pictures, I just like Looks of this one ! Expecialy since its headed to me !!!:clap
    Mike is a great guy to deal with he has kept me informed of its progress over the last few weeks, and answered my questions and consurnes.
    Thanks Mike

    Hairsmith
  17. MrBracket

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    Alex, that is truly AWESOME!! Love it, (picture me puffing my chest out with pride right about now).. It really does feel great to make something that is useful and creates more oportunities for people to get out there and ride!!!
  18. Nevada

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    I used a Bushtec trailer in Nevada from 2004 through 2011. Never registered it. Never heard word "boo" about it from LEOs.

    On a related matter: I would suggest folks add some Conspicuity Tape to their Action Packer. Heck, Mr. Bracket may want to consider making the 'Moto-Mule' logo out of a highly reflective tape.
  19. MrBracket

    MrBracket Been here awhile

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    On this last batch (the one's with the black wheels) the moto-mule.com and moto mule logo are indeed made out of red reflective vinyl. When light hits them it's quite amazing how much they light up.
  20. MrBracket

    MrBracket Been here awhile

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    Here is the first hitch setup for the 2008 and Up Kawasaki KLR 650

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    2008-Up KLR owners will need to move their license plates if you want to do any offroading. The trailer will hit the license plate if you don't move it.