Sv1000 with trailer

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by revken, Jun 11, 2013.

  1. revken

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  2. kwb377

    kwb377 Non-Professional Rider On A Not-So-Closed Course

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    Izzat your's?
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  3. revken

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    Yes she is. Trailer chassis and hitch built by a friend in Melbourne. Tows well although could do with being a bit more aerodynamic. Corners well. Attaches to bike through the hollow rear axle.

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  4. dickensheets

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    Sweet.
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  5. kwb377

    kwb377 Non-Professional Rider On A Not-So-Closed Course

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    +1 :thumb
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  6. DFH

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    Trailers legal on bikes in SA?
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  7. revken

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    Sure are. Passed no problems
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  8. revken

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    Rode it to a conference last week in the Barossa Valley which is where the pic was taken. Small suitcase fitted in nicely, just like having a boot! (Trunk for American members)
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  9. Vertical C

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    Love to have something like that. Without the box even for carrying pushbikes.

    How many hours in that? Does it have suspension.
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  10. revken

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    Not sure how long it took, but its the second one he built. Suspension is a mountain bike (bicycle) shock. Very basic. Could do with a slightly stiffer spring when loaded up.
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  11. WAP

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    That's a pretty sweet rig. Mind taking some close-up pics of the attachment to the swingarm?
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  12. revken

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    Will post some in a few days
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  13. DFH

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    Menglers Hill lookout. Bethany Wines just down the hill. Bet you got the funniest looks along the Chain of Ponds Road on the way out. I'm originally from Sydney & trailers are forbidden in NSW, hence the question
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  14. revken

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    I think you are allowed to tow in NSW, just not on L and P plates


    http://www.rendrag.net/tag/trailer-regulations-nsw-rta-motorcycle
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  15. dirtydeeds

    dirtydeeds I'm alive.

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    I've always been fascinated with trailers behind motorcycles. Never done it though. I was really close to building a trailer to haul my dirt bike on. I went with a different solution.

    I might still push a friend of mine to try it. He'll try anything... :norton
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  16. revken

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    Here are some pics of the hitch. There is a spacer on e right side which goes into the end of the axle, then the yoke is brought up to the axle and the long "pin" is pushed through. There is a washer on this left between the yoke and the axle, then a washer on the outside and a R clip to secure. I've got the spacer tethered to the yoke because I keep forgetting to remove it and losing the bloody thing!

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  17. jules083

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    Nice trailer. I keep kicking around building one. Seems like there would be slop in the axle mount, or is that not a problem?
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  18. revken

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    A small amount, a millimetre or less. Not a problem as such, more slop could be. Unless you were to use bearings it would be difficult to eliminate all movement. The alternative perhaps is a conventional towbar with a purpose built fitting incorporating a universal joint for the up-down and sideways movement. Since I have a two wheeled trailer awaiting a fix up I may end up going down that path anyway. At present though, this means I can tow without making big changes to the bike.

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