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

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

  1. bee-rad

    bee-rad n00b

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    I modified/hacked up the bracket portion which mounts/bolts to the shock tower uprights. As this aspect interferes with the rotopack mounts, I have the right rotopack mount spaced off at the lower bolt the thickness of the Kolpin bracket. If I was to do it again, I would have mounted the rifle another .25-.5" higher. With the rotopax full, and rifle mounted, any speeds above 85KPH on asphalt set up a wicked speed wobble. It wasn't an issue for myself as I spent 99% of time on gravel roads.

    http://www.basspro.com/Kolpin-Boott...oot-IV/product/40922/?cmCat=CROSSSELL_PRODUCT

    http://www.basspro.com/Kolpin-ATV-Saw-Boot/product/10212839/?cmCat=CROSSSELL_PRODUCT

    http://www.basspro.com/Kolpin-Gun-Boot-6-0-Impact/product/95240/?cmCat=CROSSSELL_PRODUCT
  2. bee-rad

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    Its made from a thin steel plate that was formed into a J-shape with one leg being much longer then the other. I then closed the ends off for cosmetics.

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    Custom adapter mounting plate for the case picks up off the rear factory mounts as shown. I used all of the factory pelican case screw locations and did not drill through the box, so it remains water tight. The bash plate is welded to the adapter plate.

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  3. MrBracket

    MrBracket Been here awhile

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    Got three new trailers shipping later this week!!!

    Here’s what’s new at Moto-Mule for 2013:
    Cargo area has been lengthened by 2-1/2” to aid in fitting larger boxes like the Pelican Cases.
    The frame is now modular, the cargo area bolts in with flanges. Now, one trailer can be customized to haul different things by changing out the cargo section of the frame. Watch for new cargo platforms later this year. This also makes assembly for the end user much easier. It is now feasible to supply parts to those wishing to build their own custom trailer as well.
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    Looks the same at a glance....
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    Comes apart at the flanges.
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    Soon to be more options for cargo area.....
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    No cargo area... Not sure if this has any value yet?? Could use just the rear side racks to carry gas or water???
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  4. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman PROUD 2B Riff Raff!

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    Uhm, I think that needs "FisherMAN tested" :1drink :lol3

    I got an idea for a cargo area... any deals on a retrofit?
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  5. griffo1962

    griffo1962 Long timer

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    Cross post from the other thread....

    Have you got a model to fit a KLX 250?

    Any idea on the cost to ship this to Qld, 4217 in Australia? Looks like this new model packs down smaller. Would it be possible to ship without the tyre & tube to make it lighter/cheaper?

    cheers

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  6. kitesurfer

    kitesurfer Long timer

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    glad to see the 2013 model. i'm still waiting for a little more development. you've got brackets that mount above the shock for mounting gas cans. someone in the past 29 pages i just read mentioned something similar to a sportbike subframe extending over the back wheel. that's what i want...could be just a steel bar to loop soft bags over each side.
  7. hairsmith

    hairsmith Been here awhile

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    2013 looks to be an fun and interesting year at moto-mule !

    MrBracket sent you a email earlier this week checking to see if you got it ?
  8. MrBracket

    MrBracket Been here awhile

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    Hi, here is a pic of a moto-mule behind a 2009 KLX250
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    She made her own custom flat bed deck for the trailer.

    Shipping to Australia is about $219 US.
  9. griffo1962

    griffo1962 Long timer

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    Thanks,

    great shot, unfortunately that much freight makes it just way too expensive (damn!!) :huh
  10. RevBill

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    .. the taxes are filed and the return should be here shortly .. ahem .. I'll be placing my order accordingly .. been waiting WAY to long to order this baby ..

    .. '06 KLR 650 ..


    .. just sayin' .. in case you happen to be thinking of prepping up some in the next few weeks ..
  11. rjmorel

    rjmorel Dual Sporticus

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    MrBracket, great modular mods for 2013. I like the mini version. Just add a bar stool and someone will find a use for it. Place to sit if your not the "designated" driver :roflrj
  12. DirtJack

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    How about some leg attachments for the center piece to make a camping chair/stool.
  13. Tessitori

    Tessitori Been here awhile

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    nothing for an F650GS?.
  14. MrBracket

    MrBracket Been here awhile

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    I might be able to make one for the F650GS. Can you give me some information on it's rear axle? I'd need to know the overall length of the rear axle. Also, need to know if a 5/16" or 3/8" rod can slide clear through the axle. Perhaps a couple side view photos of the rear of the bike too. Thanks!
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  16. RevBill

    RevBill Irreverent Reverend

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    Got an offer/opportunity to buy one of your trailers used, but need a set of the mounts/brackets and hardware for an '06 KLR 650 (Gen I) ..

    .. sent you a PM and my PayPal/shipping info as well .. looking forward to hearing from you soon .. really looking to getting the trailer set up with a cargo box large enough to hold my Turnout Gear .. lol ..

    .. also .. couple of requests .. might speed up the ordering ..

    1. Could you add a "parts" section to your .com site?
    2. Could you also include tires/tubes on your "parts" section?

    *and you night want to start referring to your trailers as "Gen I" and "Gen II" so "folks" can get the right parts when the time comes to order the replacements .. I might be needing a DOT tire as well ..

    Thanks for all you do man ..
  17. chuggins143

    chuggins143 Been here awhile

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    I'm looking at the "no cargo area" version and can easily see a milk crate sitting in there... just needs a couple of U-bolts! Assuming it's long enough.
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    Chad
  18. CodeMonkee

    CodeMonkee Geek Adventurer

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    A moto-mule trailer is definitely on my list of items to get this year (once I build up my backup cash reserves after buying a house). I really like that you are listening to feedback and improving the product.

    Here is a thought/question/suggestion/etc.:

    I want to have a "pusher trailer" for a bicycle (MTB) - i.e., a trailer that can be used with an internal combustion engine or an electric motor (and battery) to propel a bicycle.

    There are a lot of homemade pusher trailers out there, most of them fairly crude but they work.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwgGECnhsPs

    Although the Moto-mule might be a bit heavy for a bicycle (some of the homemade pusher trailers are huge monstrosities), I think it would work well for this purpose. Two modifications would be needed; a sprocket on the trailer wheel with a driven hub so that the user to put an engine/motor on the trailer, and a hitch that would work with a bicycle. I am guessing that neither modification would be rocket science.

    Of course the engine would cut into the space for hauling things on the trailer when installed, but I think there would still be a good amount of space left.

    I would rather have one trailer for both my motorcycle and my bicycle than two separate trailers.
  19. RevBill

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    Thanks Mike .. got the parts and should have some pics to share soon .. though, funny enough, the guy I got mine from also had a toxic-green Gen 1 KLR also ..

    .. question though .. are there supposed to be some mounting brackets for the rear rack you guys sell?? .. or is it meant to be a deck that bolts onto the bottom of the trailer?? .. I'm not clear on that part .. (edit) .. playing around with some roto-pax cans I figured out why some of those cut-outs exist .. for some reason I thought this rack might have mounted up top (serious top-heavier) over the shock/rear tire .. I was wrong .. (end edit)

    .. I'm also still playing around with the racks for the Roto-Pax .. I'm using the 3 gallon ones and trying out reversing the racks to keep some ground clearance also .. (edit) .. mounted the brackets right-side-up and upside-down and discovered with the 1.75-gallon and 3-gallon roto-pax cans you definitely want the brackets in the upside-down configuration to avoid ground/clearance conflicts .. (end edit)

    .. fun stuff .. really looking forward to running away from home with the Moto-Mule and not having to use a tail box and panniers to haul all my crap (and man I carry a ton) ..

    .. Great Trailer btw (I'm sure you've heard that before) .. now that I've had my hands on it and messed around with it I can say you spent some time and engineering energy to make an awesome manufacture/build on these .. the adaptable mounting system is brilliant ..
  20. droussel

    droussel n00b

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    Hello all,
    I am considering buying a moto mule, but would like to see one up-close to see if it will fit my needs. Is there anyone near Denver who owns a moto mule and would be willing to let me stop by?
    Thanks,
    Denis