Trial's rigs to get to the event

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  1. Norman Foley

    Norman Foley Devotee of the Husqvarna Supporter

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  3. Norman Foley

    Norman Foley Devotee of the Husqvarna Supporter

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    Brewtus Buffoonery, Inc.

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    I've towed thousands of miles with Trials bikes in the back of various trailers. Never had problem one with bolts backing out. YMMV.
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  5. lineaway

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    And I have pulled his trailer home. Luckily he loads them well.:imaposer
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  7. jonnyc21

    jonnyc21 Trials Ninja

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    For years I have been using a small trailer for our bikes, not a bolt loose yet. Thou I will echo lineaway with be good about the straps, have had a strap come loose once and the bikes where rubbing against each other.
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    riabma77 Been here awhile

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  9. North ride

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    Nope every time I go to a event I do 5000 km return in this trailer no issues. But for the long hauls I put the bikes on stands and turn buckle the foot pegs to the floor as I don't like the idea of the suspension cycling up and down for all those hours.
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  10. Junglejeff1

    Junglejeff1 Long timer

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    Can you give me some info on the hitch set up.I would like to set my Africa twin up to tow my trials bike.So far have not found a hitch kit for AT.
  11. jonnyc21

    jonnyc21 Trials Ninja

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    Well, this isn't my bike or setup, however... I had a custom hitch and trailer I built with my brother for my 04 BMW R1100S. It was quite a bit of work to get it well sorted...

    On that note, I doubt you will find a hitch setup for an Africa Twin as most bike hitch's for anything but large touring bikes (Think Honda Goldwing) are usually custom built... I also wouldn't suggest towing much of a load without a very custom trailer with some kind of brakes as anything more than backpack type camping gear on a smaller bike will push you around something dreadful in an emergency braking situation.

    Though I admit I would be willing to do it again on a large BMW R1200GS or the like to be able to get a setup like this. Though it would be quite a change over what I had with my R1100S.
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  12. markbxr400

    markbxr400 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Norman - tell us about the front wheel chock in this pic. Sure would come in handy in my toy hauler, and when I have a 3rd trials bike backwards in my truck bed. Thx
  13. Norman Foley

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    It's the wheel chock that came with my Sprinter. I use that or a 2X4 I cut to fit across the back door opening.
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  14. Norman Foley

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    Trials transport, 1936 style. Photo: C.H. Wood (David Wood Archive Bradford, England)
    I found this in the Scott Trial section of the Trials Guru website.
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  16. jonnyc21

    jonnyc21 Trials Ninja

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    I know someone that used one for a time on a Gas Gas trials bike.

    Short version would be maybe a 3 out of 5 star rating.

    What he thought: His comment to me was that it is a great concept but for trials bike they end up being to tall and don't put enough pressure on the suspension to really lock it in place well. I remember him wrapping a tie down over the bike every time he loaded it and cinch it up over the center of the bike to give it more security for travel.

    I don't remember him ever saying it came loose without the strap, but then again I don't think he ever used it on a trials bike of any brand without the extra strap.

    My two cents would be that if I was to do something like this, I would make my own stand and use a set of turnbuckles or something else attached to some adjustable mounting rails.
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  17. Brewtus

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    Sooo... Maybe sorta Trials related, but here goes.

    I've missed my rusty, leaking Abductor Van over the years. It burned up (down) a head gasket 2 weeks before we moved to Hooterville, and took out the cylinder head/engine block with it. :bluduh I figured that I would get it fixed right after the move was done.

    That was 3 years ago.

    I recently acquired a running 360, just had "a blown head gasket". Yeah right, the blown head gasket turned out to be a broken #8 exhaust pushrod, jammed tightly into it's broken lifter -

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    With the corresponding #8 intake pushrod jammed into it's rocker arm....

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    Yet.... The pistons are all tight in their standard bores, and all the valves are sitting happily on top of their seats. I'm thinking a ring/bearing/gasket refresh, along with a new camshaft will have Brewtus' Abductor on the road again! :D
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  18. Paul7

    Paul7 Been here awhile

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    No bent valve?
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  19. Brewtus

    Brewtus Buffoonery, Inc.

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    I was expecting one (or worse), but nope! The pushrods/rocker arm took the bullet. :thumb
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    Usually it's the expensive parts that fail protecting the cheap ones...
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