SherpaX Dual Sport Tow-Behind Trailer

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  1. chriswh86

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    Hello Inmates! KIP Moto is excited to announce a new addition to the Dual Sport tow-behind trailer market dubbed the SherpaX. Our introductory pricing is over but we are still offering our SherpaX trailers at a great price! Check out http://www.kipmoto.com for more information.

    The SherpaX is a lightweight all aluminum trailer designed to be a dream to tow behind your bike while it hauls all the gear you need for your ride! With an assembled weight of just 30LBS (13.6kg) and a suggested cargo weight limit of 60LBS, you’ll be hard pressed to feel this trailer behind you.

    We’ve designed the SherpaX around a Rubbermaid 90 Litre Action Packer cargo system. However, the main basket of the SherpaX measures in at 25”L x 17”W x 9”D allowing you to fit numerous other container systems or even your saddle bags.

    The trailer features a tool-less skewer system allowing you to drop your trailer with ease! Each trailer comes equipped with a 14” rear wheel and a single coil-over shock absorber. Included on every SherpaX trailer is 2 spots to mount 1-Gallon RotopaX systems externally on the trailer keeping maximum cargo capacity while hauling extra fuel.





    *Rubbermaid Action-Packer and RotopaX not included.
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    Shown with optional Rubbermaid Action Packer and RotopaX



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    Pricing:

    Starting at $995.00USD - International orders, please contact us before placing your order. [contact@kipmoto.com]

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    Check out our recently completed website, you're able to place your order directly on our website, http://www.kipmoto.com


    Thanks for having a look Inmates! If you have further questions feel free to send a PM or post a reply. Thanks for your time!

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  2. OneTireFryer

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    Looks nice! How about some close up pics of the axel attachment, and a video of it in action?
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  3. chriswh86

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    Thanks OneTireFryer! We'll looking into getting a hitch photo up, also have some video shorts in the works :)
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    chriswh86 250 Explorer

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    OneTireFryer, as per your earlier request here are a couple Hitch photos!
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  5. suprbst

    suprbst Did you see the size of that CHICKEN?!

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    Would it make any sense to put a conical urethane bushing on each side of the axle before lining up the hitch & running the rod through? Not having seen/heard it in action, I don't know if either the rod or the hitch horseshoe would rattle against the bike's rear axle or shift for & aft during braking/acceleration.
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  6. goforth

    goforth Been here awhile Super Supporter

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    Sure would! That is the exact set up we use and each unit would come with the necessary hardware to mount to the bike. This pic was to show the simple tool free method we came up with to run the skewer bolt through the axle and hold it securely. I didn't slide the loose nylon bushings on like I would when attaching it to the bike.
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  7. chriswh86

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    We've put together some video of our SherpaX system! Have a watch as Joel starts with the loading of the SherpaX trailer and we continue on to some footage of the SherpaX in action!
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  8. Migolito

    Migolito Prognosticator and MotoYogi

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    This is just plain ole Bad Ass! What a great idea. I wish you guys were closer to Death Valley, I'd have you do a presentation @ the NooBs Rally.
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  9. chriswh86

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    NooBs Rally looks awesome migilito. Maybe one year we can get ourselves down to Death Valley for it!

    Cheers!
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    We've got a hitch for a true Mule! Introducing our GEN2 Kawasaki KLR hitch system for the SherpaX trailer!

    Yes its cold here and we've had to resort to riding in the snow but that doesn't stop us. We've had multiple inquiries into a KLR mount system for our trailers. We reacted to your messages and brought in a GEN2 KLR shortly after. We put together hitch tabs and sent out a SherpaX trailer on the back of this KLR!

    Don't worry about addition pricing, Your SherpaX trailer will ship with these tabs at no addition charge at this time! We are still shipping to the United States at 950USD and 1250CAD within Canada.

    Check us out on Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/kipmotocompany send us a message or reach us via Private Message here on ADV Rider to learn more about our KLR tabs and how you can order a SherpaX trailer!

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  11. chriswh86

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    We've released some more footage of our trailer in action. We rode some ATV trails and single track to show you what our trailer is capable of. Have a look!

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  12. chriswh86

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    We've recently wrapped up our introductory pricing on the SherpaX trailer. Have a look at the main post for more information on how ADV Rider Inmates can still save 5% off your order until January 31, 2017.

    KIP Moto,
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  13. mcrider18

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    Can you show a pic or two of the front of the trailer?

    (1) It's difficult to tell from the videos, but does the trailer have a rotating pivot point/vertical tube (in the X-Y plane) between the front of the cargo and the hitch portion attachment to the bike? That'd especially help with slow-speed turns. Otherwise, it seems the rear tire would have to skid/slide to enable slow-speed turns. That'd place additional loads into the bike's rear axle even if there was loose terrain for less lateral traction from the contact patch of the trailer tire.

    (2) If there is a vertically-oriented pivot point at the front of the trailer, what type of bearings, bushings, and/or seals does it have there?

    (3) Can one trailer be used with a WR250R and swapped over to a KLR650 Gen 2? How difficult is that to do?
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  14. mcrider18

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    How much vertical travel does the rear swingarm of the trailer's wheel have? It looks like there's only a couple of inches of travel available before the rear swingarm contacts the rear edge/underside of the ActionPacker. How much travel does the trailer's shock have?
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    Hi mcrider18,

    As per your requests. Here is a photo of an earlier prototype showing the front pivot. There is in fact a rotating pivot in the front of the trailer with oil impregnated bushings. As for trailer attachment options, we could make an option for you to allow you to run it on your wr250 and KLR650 if needed. You'd have tabs to put on your KLR and your WRR would use a skewer system. 1-2 minutes to swap between bikes.



    Also, for the Facebook question, there are no bolts holding the Rubbermaid tote into the trailer, it's best to use a Rok Strap or something similar over the top of the bin to keep it in place. You don't need much. A single strap will work well.
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    The shock has about 2.5" of travel and it has a bump stop on it. The rear swing arm has a few inches of travel. The shock will hit the bump rubber well before the swing arm comes close to the action packer. Hope that helps.
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  17. Nimec

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    Will this work with the Africa Twin?
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    chriswh86 250 Explorer

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    Thanks for the question Nimec. We don't yet have a mount option for the Africa Twin but we would be willing to work with you on an attachment system if interested. It appears to be a hollow axle bike and so a kit shouldn't be to difficult.
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    How about a mount for a 1200gs.
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  20. goforth

    goforth Been here awhile Super Supporter

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    The 1200gs has a large hollow axle so in theory we could machine larger delrin cones and make a lager hitch hoop to go around the rear tire. I would much rather do this sort of R&D with a local customer then a long distance one. I will see if we can find a GS here locally, I am sure we will have a option for the 1200gs in the future.
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