Trailering

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by ausfahrt, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    :huh

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  2. def

    def Ginger th wonder dog

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    You'll fit right in in Vermont....Eeeeeyuppppp.
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  3. lkchris

    lkchris Albuquerque

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    No problem, but I still think the bike floating is a bad idea and it's the trailer's suspension that should be doing that sort of work. And, I'm all for innovation but can't see much engineering in this one. And, I'd suspect Humvees are well secured and don't "float" much when tied down inside C5s and C17s and imagine the pilots are happy for that.
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  4. WindSailor

    WindSailor Been here awhile

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    I have seen more small trailers here that simply don't have -any- suspension at all. To flip that - I could probably count the number of small trailers that had suspension (in the last twenty years or so) on one hand.

    The roads around here locally are simply not pristine; if it was all interstate roads - then that's a different story.
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  5. Gompie

    Gompie Been here awhile

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    flew F104's, was T38 instructor, understand the g-forces :beer
    Martin
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  6. ausfahrt

    ausfahrt mach schnell

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    Absolutely!:evil

    I can't wait to ride some New England roads that are not flat and straight.:ricky
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  7. WindSailor

    WindSailor Been here awhile

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    This is what you'll see in Oregon riding around the rim on Crater Lake (yep - it's a little blurry). No trailering in Oregon unless your broken down.:D

    [​IMG]

    And Crater Lake: You have to see it on a sunny day to see the deep blue colors.:D

    [​IMG]

    Ride safe.
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  8. ausfahrt

    ausfahrt mach schnell

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    Beautiful scenery, I am envious.

    This is what Florida backroad riding usually looks like:
    [​IMG]
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  9. miro9

    miro9 Been here awhile

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    I bought it used. It came with the long wheel rail that didn't work well with my F800ST. I ended up buying Baxley Sport Wheel chock which has rubber stops preventing the chock from sliding. Very easy to use on a trailer or in a garage (my bike didn't have a centre stand). I brought my GS from MI where I bought it on the same trailer but unfortunately I couldn't use the chock since it's not designed for GS's bigger wheel so I used that long rail instead and tied it down as good as I could. Oh, and before anybody suggest that I should've flown there and ride it back, it was in the middle of nowhere, well at least not very convenient location to travel to.

    The best part about MC10 trailer - 390 lbs only (aluminium). You could pull it with just about anything.:D

    I also believe that covering bike with a tarp or even a bike cover is not a good idea as bike's paint might get scratched due to "flapping in the wind".
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  10. def

    def Ginger th wonder dog

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    I have trailered many a motorcycle, mower, boat and other stuff with painted finishes and never incurred any paint damage. Common sense dictates proper securing of any cover. Even reasonably priced covers are made with soft inner liners to prevent marring paint. I have had a magnetic tank bag attached to my GS for 10 years and no scratches. The tank bag is a cheap $30 product that is now rotted and ready for replacement.

    Covers prevent stone chips and prying eyes especially if you overnight in a ghetto or campground.
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  11. WVhillbilly

    WVhillbilly Long timer

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    An enclosed trailer isn't really that much more.
    Found mine on CL. :D
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