trailer hitch

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by zipper421, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. zipper421

    zipper421 Been here awhile

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    Dose anyone have pics of there trailer hitches on there rigs.
    I am in the process of building my sidecar frame and want to have a hitch.
    thanks for your help
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  2. claude

    claude Sidecar Jockey

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    I like to place the hitch receiver in such a way that the left trailer wheel tracks behind the rear motorcycle wheel.
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  3. DirtyDR

    DirtyDR Dana

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  4. DirtyDR

    DirtyDR Dana

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    For the hitch on my GS I just bought a section of receiver tubing, http://www.humphreystrailerhitch.com/BIZyCart.ASP, and welded U brackets underneath so that it sets on the sidecar frame. The U brackets take all of the lateral force and I use steel plates and shackle bolts to keep it on. Comes off real easy if I want to remove it.

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    I offset the tounge on my trailer so that both wheels track in the sidecar wheel tracks. I am like Claude and I do not like the trailer sticking out the left side of the rig.

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  5. zipper421

    zipper421 Been here awhile

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    thanks for the info
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