Sherco behind a KTM

Discussion in 'Trials' started by Autostream, Sep 4, 2009.

  1. Autostream

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    Life kills us all eventually, may as well step out of the queue and have some fun mucking about while we wait.



    But I must admit to riding it on high alert, with added caution.....
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  3. troy safari carpente

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    Any personal thoughts about the electric brakes thing Auto...? is it necessary...? would it be advantageous...? is it possible...? or filed under "too hard" basket...? :ear

    This does have my interest peaking... but I'm not a big fan of being "pushed around from the rear"... if you know what I'm sayin'? :lol3
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  4. Autostream

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    Terry Aust had electric brakes on his BMW 1150 rig, and does say it was an advantage for higher speed cornering etc, but that was an around Australia set up.

    I have tried braking reasonably hard from 80 k's and while you know it's there it is not scary. Rest of the time it's fine. I am in no way the slowest vehicle on the road or freeway, but anticipating idiots etc as I would normally being on a bike.

    it's like towing a caravan behind a car instead of a 4wd or truck, if you drive within common sense limits it's fine.

    At this stage, I do not feel that the set up is lacking in any way and don't feel I need electric brakes or anything.
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  5. nevgriff64

    nevgriff64 Spelt with 2 ffs Super Moderator

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    I think for the majority of the time you wouldn`t need trailer brakes Auto.. Its only when you need to brake in a hurry while cornering or in wet conditions that it could turn pear shaped..

    Would hate to see you drop it for the sake of an extra few hundred dollars in setup costs.. :thumb
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    lukachuki Been here awhile

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    Thanks for that link.
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  7. Autostream

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    Things go Pear shaped if you brake suddenly in a cormer anyway Nev, having a trailer would just make a bad move worse....
    You can avoid more without brakes once in a corner, than you can stop for.
    Same applies in wet conditions.

    This particular project is very much a fair weather local use project at this point, just to get the bike to the Club Grounds or local forest over summer. If I do actually start to get the inclination to go farther afield I may well add the electric brakes later.

    But if you start to search around all the trailer makers in Aus (there are a few), none of the common ones come with brakes and it is not very often mentioned either.
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  8. BikePilot

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    Great work, I love it! :clap:clap:clap
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  9. nevgriff64

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    Yes, very true on all points Auto.. :thumb

    Well, now that we have determined that your not fitting electric brakes anytime soon, no need to rush out and fit an electric brake unit to my bike then..


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    Any chance of borrowing your trailer best buddie, mate, pal?? :lol3
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  10. Autostream

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    Your set up is somewhat different....
    If I brake hard the weight and force of the trailer is centered behind my two braking wheels, can feel it squirm a little, but nothing more than braking hard off road.

    If you brake hard, you have this lump hanging off the side that wants to turn the bike right, into oncoming traffic.... Add a trailer with 12" of leverage to the mix and rather you than me Bud... I reckon I would be looking at electric brakes on that set up if towing...

    .... but I have not ridden it, I don't know what it rides like or what it will tow like. I got to admit, once I got mine set up with the axle further back I was suprised at how light and easily towed it is.
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  11. troy safari carpente

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    This post is useless without youtube footage... Calling Nevcrashtest sidecar dummy to the batphone please... :evil
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