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

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

  1. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer

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    Yo!! Mr Bracket !!
    Are you still coming out to the Crooked River Campout this next weekend?
    I'll bring my Moto-Mule so you can see/hear the awesome TUNES I customized into it :nod
  2. CodeMonkee

    CodeMonkee Geek Adventurer

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    You should put the dimensions of what will fit into your FAQ on the website too.

    I just saw several "job boxes" today at Home Depot that might fit. The nice thing about those is they were lockable and had their own wheels.
  3. Cromoth

    Cromoth fan of the magic carpet ride

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    Hey MrBracket,
    nice improvements! Flanges look way more cost effective than those couplers the tandem bicycle makers use. Perfect for fly 'n ride adventures!

    There's this pop-up camper company that anonymously lists where their customers are if anyone wants to see one in person. So, here's the idea in action:
    http://www.sylvansport.com/go/see-one/
    Best wishes for 2013!
    C

  4. Rearwheelin

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    I'm ready to pull the trigger on this trailer for my TE 511 .. Any words of wisdom for getting down the road in Cali with a Moto-Mule ?
  5. bigalsmith101

    bigalsmith101 Been here awhile

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    Just ride it. I can't be sure how the laws are, but I rode from Alabama through to Washington pulling a moto-mule behind my DR650. I put on about 350 miles in California and passed several cops without as much as a second glance.
  6. CodeMonkee

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    If a cops stops you remember Gold Hat.

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    Trailer license plates?

    I don't have no plates for the trailer.

    I don't need no plates for the trailer.

    I don't have to show you no stinkin' plates for the trailer!
  7. Rearwheelin

    Rearwheelin n00b

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    Ha ha ha ! Yep, sounds good.
  8. Rearwheelin

    Rearwheelin n00b

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    I think I am going to need to make custom axle blocks to mount this trailer. Anyone made blocks that extend back past the swingarm ends to pull this trailer ? My axle is the same width and inside diameter as the new KTM 250 2t but on the bolt side it shrinks the ID down for the threads on the axle. It's 10 3/4 " wide axle. I just need to know what bike application to order for a 2012 TE 511
  9. Cromoth

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  11. Erod

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    Mr Bracket,

    Do you have any of the trailer conections that will fit a super sherpa? I am very interested on the moto mule, but I would like to use it on the KLR and the Sherpa.
  12. MrBracket

    MrBracket Been here awhile

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    I don't have any experience with the Sherpa yet. Do they have a hollow rear axle?
  13. MrBracket

    MrBracket Been here awhile

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    I didn't want to do one in white, but it actually looks pretty good. I'm just afraid it won't look good for very long.... This customer was very sure he wanted white!!!

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  14. Dan Alexander

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    That white looks great :thumb
  15. Cromoth

    Cromoth fan of the magic carpet ride

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    Ive enjoyed the 1st gen Mule & Action Packer. I know the box is up to us but thought asking the collective could help. I'd like to hual a puppy & once fully grown, 60lb dog. Does side opening airline kennel exist or something else?
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    Any Idea when the new web site will be up?
  17. Appraiser

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    I would love to see some pics of this behind an XR650L and some close ups as well if anyone has some. This is a great setup but still not sure how it connects to the XR.
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  19. ben2go

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  20. ben2go

    ben2go Moto Flunky

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    I ask this over on the FB page.I'll ask it here to gauge interest for Mr. Bracket.

    "How about a unit that is a little lower with a street tread tire?"Lower may not be needed.I wouldn't ride my bike thru the curves with a trailor like I would without one.However,I wouldn't want to be slowed down to much either.