Valkyrie Boat Tow

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by longrider999, Jun 15, 2008.

  1. longrider999

    longrider999 Long timer

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    my dad is selling me his 14' aluminum boat,20HP motor and trailer.anybody ever tow a boat behind their cycle?my 1500cc motor wont have a problem with it.im thinking of an outrigger wheel parallel with my rear wheel for stability.i was thinking of another cycle wheel to the right of my rear wheel and afew steel bars..what do you hack pros think?
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  2. tugboat

    tugboat MicroTourer (tm)

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    Just pull the boat. Your Valk will haul it just fine. PIA to launch and retrieve it.
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  3. norham

    norham flagrant bozo

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    Have you ever driven a combo before now? :rofl
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  4. TouringDave

    TouringDave Tri Moto Veritas

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    If my mates Valk can haul a 1 & 1/2 chair and caravan, it'll haul anything!

    Dunno about the fuel economy though. :lol3

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  5. norham

    norham flagrant bozo

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    Another trailer and would one need a 'road train' sign on it?
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  6. Unclerock

    Unclerock UncleRock

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    The one thing I regret with pulling a rig, is (CHEAP ASS BMW RIDER) saving that $100 dollars by not getting the trailer brakes.
    As I recovered the trailer from the brink of a washed away mountain roads 100' drop (trip home from the dragon right after Ivan) 1/16th inch per click with a rachet tie-down strap hooked to my K1200LT lying on its side as an anchor.
    Hey thats why they call it adventure:D
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  7. vortexau

    vortexau Outside the Pod-bay

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    They make Goldwing car-towing rigs!
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    The towing rig does use a dolly-wheel to prevent excessive drawbar loading.


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    When towing a boat, it helps to use a trailer!
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  8. claude

    claude Sidecar Jockey

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  9. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    Hey I have seen a Valk pulling one of them A line pop up trailers..
    From behind you couldn't see the Valk..
    LOL just two helmets that looked like they where coming from the top of the trailer !!! :lol3 :poser

    I think as long as your on flat land No mountains .. It might be OK....
    Other wise the push down hills could be a challenge...

    The heaviest either one of us has pulled behind our Valks...
    Mate had at least 600 lbs behind his Valk.. (two wheel)

    I have pulled around 780lbs behind mine .. But I have a trike...

    But lets face it as long as nothing goes wrong... All will be fine...
    If something could go wrong ~ The trailer makes it hard to recover from a mishap.....
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  10. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    Hey TD... What is the set up on the forks???
    It looks beefed up pretty good...
    Do tell ...

    Tracy
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  11. TouringDave

    TouringDave Tri Moto Veritas

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    Tracy, from memory Craigs outfits leading links were made by a local engineer Phil Duffy.

    It's amazing the difference a set of well set up l/links makes to a bikes handling, just like power steering.

    TDave
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  12. pcnorton

    pcnorton Adventurer

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    Can you imagine trying to slow down that car with the goldwing and its tires?

    Paul
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  13. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    I bet ... My Trikes are just 4* rakes.... And they are a whole lot different then with out... That is one fine Looking Valk Rig :thumb ya have there !!! :beer

    Don't ya just love the power !!!! :thumb :ricky
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  14. TouringDave

    TouringDave Tri Moto Veritas

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    Any pics of your trike?
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  15. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    This one is my baby.... It has 122k.. and I'm rebuilding the clutch...
    Life and riding keep getting in the way buttoning it back up..:huh
    It have 15k on it when I bought it 5 yrs ago...
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    This one I built this past year and have put 18 k on it so far....
    Dang I just figured out, since Jan to now I have put 13k on !!!:ricky
    LOL... Now you know why I haven't put my other one back together !!:lol3
    I have been thinking of changing the looks a little on this one again...
    With some of that black chip stuff (Rhino.. bed liner)..
    And some big Piaa lights.... I do a lot of night riding....
    I think I want it to look Big Bad n Mean.....
    Also the lever covers are no gone...

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    Funny both are Valks with the same rear-ends and both ride completely different !!!

    My mate also has many Valks all two's... LOL I have been thinking of hacking one of them... Shhhhhhhhhh I haven't told him yet :poser :lol3 ....
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  16. longrider999

    longrider999 Long timer

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    norham,i pulled a pod (2 wheel camping style trailer)behind my 69 BMWR/60 in the late 70s.never cared for it though.after getting the boat home,i towed it with my 99 TOYOTA RAV4, and looking at it compared to my valk.the only way ill tow it is if i convert my valk into lady dracos 3 wheeler.thank you for all the advice and photos.
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  17. TouringDave

    TouringDave Tri Moto Veritas

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    Tracy, very nice Trikes! :clap
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  18. longrider999

    longrider999 Long timer

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    touring dave,nice paint on youre valk.did you paint it yourself?ive never seen that color before.what kind of hack is that?looks nice a great combo.
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  19. TouringDave

    TouringDave Tri Moto Veritas

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    Hi Longrider, the outfit isn't mine, it belongs to a mate of mine, Craig.

    The body is one made in New South Wales called HRD by Ron Hurdis ( an Australian legend in sidecar circles)
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  20. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    The 98 Blue/Cream with Orange piping is a stock colour..
    Had one ...
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