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

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

  1. red_rock_beetle

    red_rock_beetle Adventurer

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    would you be able to make some sort of bracket for the f650gs/f700gs/f800gs? I have an 800 and would like to pull a trailer with it, something i can drag all my junk around with me wherever i go:D
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  2. MitchG

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    This:

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  3. red_rock_beetle

    red_rock_beetle Adventurer

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    I'm building the trailer because he isn't selling right now and I like to tinker, but the f800GS isn't really trailer friendly as far as mounting options go. if I had a mill I could make my own from a billet of aluminum, but I don't. anyone in central Texas have a mill and some free time to tinker?
  4. MitchG

    MitchG Iron Collector

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    FWIW: If you haven't talked to him in a while, he called me today and just finished my new hitch today so I think he's setup at his new location and running.

    Edit: Just to be clear, I was referring to Juan at Third Wheel Trailers(the pic I posted).
  5. red_rock_beetle

    red_rock_beetle Adventurer

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    got ya, thanks! I have sent Juan an email, it looks like his sport bike quick mount may be the key:clap
  6. MrBracket

    MrBracket Been here awhile

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    Hey everyone, I posted up an update on my facebook page. The shop I'm moving into isn't quite ready yet, so I have time to build one or two more trailers before moving. Send me an email if you'd like to have one right away.
  7. DrBobOh

    DrBobOh The BobOh

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    I might be insane, but who isn't?

    I've got a 2012 Triumph Daytona and I'm looking to get one of these so I can haul gear to the track (selling my tow vehicle right now). Would love to have this for long trips as well.

    Would this be mountable on something what wasn't a dual-sport? Any possibility of getting one of these before September or November even? There's a track weekend coming up and I would love to get one before then!

    Thanks,

    Dan

    Rear tail section for reference:

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    I've got some frame sliders on there, I wonder if I could use those or something similar as the hook-up point?

    dan.influxlab@gmail.com
  8. ben2go

    ben2go Moto Flunky

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    Send Mr.Bracket a PM through the forum.If that rear axle is hollow,he maybe able to come up with a mounting solution.
  9. triplenickel

    triplenickel Long timer

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    Does anyone know when they'll be available again?
  10. ben2go

    ben2go Moto Flunky

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    He has one for sale on facebook and I think it was listed on this thread.
  11. triplenickel

    triplenickel Long timer

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    Yup, got an email from the man himself so I'm gonna put my name on one.
  12. ben2go

    ben2go Moto Flunky

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    You can't go wrong with his trailer.
  13. MrBracket

    MrBracket Been here awhile

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    FYI, I turned the order page back on on the website. I'll leave it on for a while until the new shop is done and ready to move into..

    Thanks,
    Mike
  14. MrBracket

    MrBracket Been here awhile

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    Some new work done on the dual sport trailer....

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    RotopaX toolbox, 2gal RotopaX water jug, 2gal RotopaX fuel container.

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    Two large Cabelas dry bags.

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    A Yamaha TW200 and moto-mule trailer ready for adventure.
  15. CallMeBoog

    CallMeBoog hi functioning idiom

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    I'm intrigued by the dualsport trailer...Looks sweet. I can't decide between something like that, or an easily removable enduro sidecar like you can get from DMC ($$$).

    Question - have you run in to any issues with lighting or licensing requirements? I know that my motor vehicle regs describes a trailer (more or less) as a "device with 2 or more wheels attached to the rear of a vehicle with a pivoting hitch.." So that tells me that a trailer with only one wheel isn't a trailer at all! lol.

    Have you run in to any issues with this? I ask because if I had to have this trailer licensed, it would have to be inspected, and I'm just not sure if something with a motorcycle wheel and a unique hitch through a hollow axle would pass an inspection here. I do intend to speak with a few inspection places, and of course the DMV next time I'm in there.
  16. hairsmith

    hairsmith Been here awhile

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    Will an Action Packer fit inside the new racks ?
  17. MrBracket

    MrBracket Been here awhile

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    Some have had them inspected and licensed. Some states require a safety chain be added. You have to license them as a home built trailer, one state required that the moto-mule stickers even be removed.. Funny, because they are made out of a reflective vinyl.... Each state is different, but for most, motorcycle trailers fall under the radar.
  18. MrBracket

    MrBracket Been here awhile

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    Haven't tried that yet, I built that to haul dry bags.. I'll test and see.
  19. MrBracket

    MrBracket Been here awhile

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    Had a fun weekend with the trailer!

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    Here's some video from the trip:

    http://youtu.be/W-ChCjFL1Vg

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  20. CallMeBoog

    CallMeBoog hi functioning idiom

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    Have you had any feedback selling them to Canadians in respect to licensing? I've looked and talked to who would be in the know, and apparently if I register it as a home-built, like you say, it's up to the inspector to deem whether or not it requires an engineer's evaluation...same as home-built motorcycles, and trucks lifted more than 6" here.

    Can't have any fun in Canada you know!

    So, any Canadians have any hiccups with licensing these? :ear