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

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

  1. triplenickel

    triplenickel Long timer

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

    ben2go Moto Flunky

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    He has one for sale on facebook and I think it was listed on this thread.
  3. 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.
  4. ben2go

    ben2go Moto Flunky

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    You can't go wrong with his trailer.
  5. 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..

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  6. 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.
  7. 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.
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  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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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  12. 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
  13. smash81

    smash81 Been here awhile

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    You made the Killboy Highlights this week

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  14. MrBracket

    MrBracket Been here awhile

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    I've shipped almost ten trailers up to Canada, but I haven't gotten any feedback about registering them, sorry. Hopefully one of the guys up there will offer up some info here.
  15. HSRacer

    HSRacer Banned

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    Have you ever made a hitch to fit a maxi scooter?
  16. MrBracket

    MrBracket Been here awhile

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    Not yet, does it have a hollow rear axle??
  17. HSRacer

    HSRacer Banned

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    No, they don't really use a traditional dirt bike axle. It's the engine on one side and the muffler on the other.
    I've seen some custom hitches that attach to the frame of some scooters.
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  19. Lizrdbrth

    Lizrdbrth Wackjob

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    Thanks for that.

    I've seen a lot of impressive pics of MotoMules in action, but now I'm truly humbled.
  20. bee-rad

    bee-rad n00b

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    This past long weekend I was able to turn the moto-mule into a rocket. This trailer is well travelled & likely the first of many to sport such wear and tear. I will fab up a means of further support to the upper portion of the headstay soon.

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