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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Jurgen, Mar 2, 2010.
Inside pics road rash?
Anyone know of a comparable but much cheaper version of a little stove like this Kimberly? (post1712/1713)
It looks like a fancy version of a "rocket" stove
You gots yer own bunk
Hmm...............not a bad idea
I'll post more pics when I get her back from the fab shop, but here is a link for the trailer, click on the pics, not the video.
Made a visit to the Fab shop yesterday to check on the progress.
The center channel tubing runs all the way to the back of the trailer that will have a receiver hitch attached to it for carrying a bicycle rack or maybe TG's Ruckus if it doesn't affect the handling.
I am also upgrading the wheels and tires to 14in to handle the added weight.
Oh heck yeah! That'll do the job.
BTW, if you could fit 15" wheels and tires on there you'd have a lot more tire options.
The axles will give up long before the wheels and tires. I'd upgrade the entire thing if I were going to go all the way to 15".
Shouldnt be too hard to adapt this for motorcycle use.
Neat idea, but apparently the quality is a problem:
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I would probably be simple to replace the problem part with something better, but it should not be necessary.
Why do manufacturers allow their products to fail for cost cutting 50c parts?
And that $330 is just for the lower piece - the tentcot is sold separately, though shown in the trailer product. That's another $170-$190. $520 is a lot for something with cheap parts. I'd rather get an old Burley and fab it up myself.
There's no way I'd want to drag all that shit behind me on a bicycle, and I'm pretty doubtful it would hold up behind a motorcycle. Seems like a solution looking for a problem.
Had the tongue extended 3ft with expanded metal on the deck, a receiver hitch on the rear, attached to the square tubing which runs from the tongue to the rear of the trailer, up graded to to 14" wheels w/tires rated for 3,600 lbs, axle checked to make sure it will handle the added weight (180lbs in material), weight distributions bars added with a heavy duty hitch.
I'm going to do a couple of shake down runs before I add the bike to the tongue (I will bolt on a aluminum rail for my bike), just to make sure the Colorado will be OK with the added weight (I'll be close to 3k lbs loaded w/o the bike).
Tranny cooler is next on the list.
The Fabshopz http://www.fabshopz.com/ did a excellent job fabing the trailer to my needs.
I'll post some pics of the inside soon.
It is probably perspective, but the tongue looks like it has significant deflection from this photo!
Hey Tom, nice rig. Can you put your TE610 on the back hitch of the trailer?
The tongue is straight, what you are seeing is the combination of the angle of the driveway, and the hitch being slightly higher then the tongue, which I may adjust down a notch.
The 610 or the DRZ will go on the front, and the back might be used for Sue's Ruckus depending on where I'll be with weight once the trailer is loaded. The Colorado is rated for 5K lbs, but I want to keep it under 3.5K. If I get to close to my weight goal, I'll just use the rear receiver for something light like a bicycle rack or small generator.
Interesting trailer build