Pull Behind Motorcycle Trailers

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Get Lost Trailers, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. Get Lost Trailers

    Get Lost Trailers n00b

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    I've started several concepts of some unique pull behind motorcycle trailers in the last few years. A few of the designs that I have been tinkering with have made a few waves and turned a few heads when I pull them to my local motorcycle rallies.

    I'm a passionate biker, and would love to break into the world of "serving the biker community." I can't do it by myself, so i have several questions that would mean a great deal to me if I could get some feedback on, here goes;


    What makes a good pull behind motorcycle trailer?

    Is it storage space?

    Custom look/paint job?

    Low wind resistance?

    Price range?

    What would your perfect trailer look like?
    (points for creativity)

    Thanks for you help with this, and if you would like to help me with a few more questions, or have any for me, I'll be here.
    (I answer all emails myself with my best go at whatever questions you may have for me)
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  2. acejones

    acejones Long timer

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    Where are you located ?
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  3. DiamondBack

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    Another question could be, "what would you pay for a trailer that fits your needs?"
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  4. Whosoever

    Whosoever Adventurer

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    I would suggest you put these questions on the "motocampers.com" forum...you will most definitely get a good response as there a lot of trailer pullers there.
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  5. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    You're gonna get a ton of different answers, I like streamline, but I've seen more beer keg types and a cheap trailer with a cargo carrier bolted to it. I''ve seen all wood, all fibreglass, diamond plate etc.

    They cost from 250 bucks to 3k. You'll have a hard time getting a simple answer.

    Good luck.
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  6. sealsam

    sealsam Sam...I am.

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    I wanted 12" wheels, cooler basket and ind torsion suspension. Piggybacker offered all of it, and at a reasonable price. I've had mine 4 years and at the time PB did not offer a swivel hitch, but now they do. I have been happy with mine, now at about 20,000 miles on it. The folks in SC seem to really back the product. A rock cracked one of my fenders so I called PB for a replacement, and they sent me one - no charge. Good folks, fine product.

    Hwy 28 in WY...

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  7. Get Lost Trailers

    Get Lost Trailers n00b

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    Thanks for the feedback, it all helps. PB does make a good little trailer for the $, and hearing that they back up their product is always good, especially coming from someone other than someone at the biz.

    I guess asking directly "what would you pay for a trailer that fits your needs?" is another strategy to consider.... any responses here in ADV world?

    Thanks!
    Karl S
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  8. duck

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    I think the ideal trailer would hold a Thai hooker, a few grams of blow and keep a case of beer cold.:evil
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  9. acejones

    acejones Long timer

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    $650
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