Pitbull Trailer Restraint System

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  1. ausfahrt

    ausfahrt mach schnell

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  2. HighWay319

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    My .02...... best damn product on the market. Pit Bull makes great products and has awesome customer service. :clap

    We run two of these in the race hauler and have put thousands of miles on them over the last two seasons. Also have friends that run them and nothing but praises. You will not be disappointed.
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  4. ausfahrt

    ausfahrt mach schnell

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    Thanks guys. I am going to call them in the morning.:thumb
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  7. ausfahrt

    ausfahrt mach schnell

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    Well I am now all set to haul my bike to north Georgia to visit family Thanksgiving week and I plan to get in a little riding on some roads with a little elevation for a change!

    I'm liking the Pitbull system so far but I will know much more in a couple of weeks. One concern is rust. My trailer is open and sits out in the weather.

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  8. Blagadán

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    Nice product. looks good.
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  9. rebar

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    I just ordered one of these for my 600 lb Vmax and plan on getting another for my DRZ.

    Question on the install.. I can hit a aluminum joist with two of the floor mounting bolts in my toyhauler, but only plywood for the second two bolts. Will that be strong enough? Or do I need to gain access to the area and weld in another aluminum floor joist or plate?
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  10. ausfahrt

    ausfahrt mach schnell

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    The Pitbull system is only as strong as the floor that it is bolted to. I added a section of angle iron that runs the width of the trailer underneath the 2x6 planks. It feels more solid and gives peace of mind.
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  11. Hoppalong

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    @ausfahrt,

    Are you going to add any tie-downs? Is the front wheel tied to the chock so it can't bounce out?
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  12. high dangler

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    its ok i guess and an expensive item.
    Just very unnessasary if you know how to strap your bike down.
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  13. rebar

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    Nope.. No Chock either.. Iv been assured by the owner of the company I dont need anything extra for my bikes.

    It maybe unnecessary dangler, but bikes pop out of straps all the time. Pitbull is the cleanest setup with only four 3/8 holes in the floor when its gone. And it doesn't compress your suspension at all. One person just rolls it into the receiver and done.
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  14. ausfahrt

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    Nope. As Rebar noted, the suspension is not compressed so it absorbs the bumps normally. I suppose that if you lofted the trailer over a large bump that the front tire could hop oot of the chalk but I have now towed well over 1000 miles without issue. I only have the chalk there because I haul other bikes as well and the Pitbull attachment piece is bike specific.
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  15. rebar

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    I may have a clearance issue. My custom Vmax has a kerker, so its not a issue for that one.. But my stock Vmax's exhaust is about 1 1/2" away even after I removed the black T handle..

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    How much will the rear suspension compress during trailering without anyone sitting on it and speeds less than 70mph?
    Any Idea how to limit the travel during towing?
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  16. Domiken

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    I will purchasing this soon, my friend just got it for his SV650 and when we went to the track it took him less than 3 minutes to put the bike on the trailer while I was dealing with straps for 15-20 minutes.

    He installed a wheel chock in the front, and then the Pitbull is in the rear, his bike is SOLID on that trailer.
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  17. ausfahrt

    ausfahrt mach schnell

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    That looks too close to me. Does it hit the exhaust when you sit on the bike? I would give Pitbull a call, this can't be the first time that this has come up.
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  18. rebar

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    Its not their fault. I sent them the axle and told them which bike.. But they had no idea how close exhaust was.. No it doesn't hit when I jump hard on it. 600lb bike and Im 155. But Im working on something which will stiffen the rear allot..
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  19. rebar

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    Problem solved..

    Not pretty by any means, but it stiffened up the rear dramatically by locking up about half of the coil spring. I bounced around on it and it compresses 1/2" then stops.

    Next project.. Beef up my trailer joists and weld in 4 coupling nuts to mount the pitbull.


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  20. ausfahrt

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    If you couldn't get it to touch when jumping on it then I would think that you should be OK. But stiffening couldn't hurt...
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