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    Cool Motorcycle Trailer (tow behind bike)

    I'm looking for one to pull behind bike---NOT to put bike on! Anyone have any suggestions as to make, etc. Which one pulls better and what to watch out for!
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    Re: Motorcycle Trailer (tow behind bike)

    How about Both? One to pull behind that pulls a bike?





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    Re: Motorcycle Trailer (tow behind bike)

    Quote Originally Posted by Outlaws Justice View Post
    How about Both? One to pull behind that pulls a bike?





    These pictures just have too much win for words.... What's the trailer and where do I get it and the hitch for an en500 (LTD)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DSevigny View Post
    These pictures just have too much win for words.... What's the trailer and where do I get it and the hitch for an en500 (LTD)?
    Hitch is modified from a Honda GL500 (GL650) silverwing, no one makes a hitch for a vmax

    The trailer is custom build, I designed and a local shop did the welding for me.





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    Seriously consider a single wheel trailer.
    4 wheels move the body, 2 wheels move my trailer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Outlaws Justice View Post
    Hitch is modified from a Honda GL500 (GL650) silverwing, no one makes a hitch for a vmax

    The trailer is custom build, I designed and a local shop did the welding for me.
    Wheres the shop? I am building a single wheel trailer but I need the frame work. And also where did you get the hitch?

    Quote Originally Posted by dirtbag View Post
    Seriously consider a single wheel trailer.
    Make one? So far I am out $100 in materials for the body. Just need the frame. Figure I'll have spent $500 by the time I am done and still cheaper than the $1500 starting costs most places want.
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    There's a guy in Scarborough who rides a Goldwing with a cargo (not bike) trailer that looks like a mini yellow Ford Mustang. Used to always see it parked at a factory near Kennedy/Progress. Don't know if it was a custom job or if you can buy them like that somewhere, but it was pretty cool looking, while also kinda gay... lol
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    This is interesting.Would make good winter project.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kcWE...eature=related

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    there are lots of trailers around. i find the most difficult part is to find a way to mount it to the bike.
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    I rock mine all over the place. I looked into trailers from June of 2000 when I saw my first Uni-Go trailer at Deals Gap, and finally after much research and debate, setteled on ThidWheelTrailers in July of 2009....and I don't regret it one bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cat13 View Post
    Wheres the shop? I am building a single wheel trailer but I need the frame work. And also where did you get the hitch?.
    The Shop I used is local to me (Watertown, New York) I provided technical drawings and required materials and they welded it up. As for the Hitch for the bike. I ordered it from Denray in Canada http://www.produits-denray.com/
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    Third wheels require no hitch on the bike at all. The latch to either end of a hardened rod passed thru the bike's hollow rear axle. The bike's suspension has absolutely no tongue weight to deal with at all.
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    Cool, I am hoping to make a hitch and save money. Everyone wants $200 plus for a hitch and I dont see how its that difficult just a matter of seeing how you want to hook it up. Gilligan is helping me with the whole process and I've sent him a dimensioned drawings of the framework. I am already working on the fibreglass body. Wiring seems easy enough until it gets to the point of hooking it up to the bike.
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    Re: Motorcycle Trailer (tow behind bike)

    Quote Originally Posted by omnivore View Post
    Third wheels require no hitch on the bike at all. The latch to either end of a hardened rod passed thru the bike's hollow rear axle. The bike's suspension has absolutely no tongue weight to deal with at all.
    I looked into them and they can't do my touring bike. it is not a hollow axle


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cat13 View Post
    Cool, I am hoping to make a hitch and save money. Everyone wants $200 plus for a hitch and I dont see how its that difficult just a matter of seeing how you want to hook it up. Gilligan is helping me with the whole process and I've sent him a dimensioned drawings of the framework. I am already working on the fibreglass body. Wiring seems easy enough until it gets to the point of hooking it up to the bike.
    You will need a wiring converter, since the brakee lights and signals are seperate on the bike but not on the trailer. I installed mine under the rear seat.
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    Re: Motorcycle Trailer (tow behind bike)

    I would love this type of trailer...now if only it wasn't a $2200 base price...maybe one day when I do longer trips.


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    Quote Originally Posted by chiller View Post
    I looked into them and they can't do my touring bike. it is not a hollow axle [IMG]file:///C:\Users\CATHER~1\AppData\Local\Temp\msohtmlclip1\ 02\clip_image001.gif[/IMG]
    How do you know if your bike has a hollow axle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Outlaws Justice View Post
    You will need a wiring converter, since the brakee lights and signals are seperate on the bike but not on the trailer. I installed mine under the rear seat.
    Can I get one at Canadian tire or Princess Auto? I looked online and places want $100 or more.

    Quote Originally Posted by mimico_polak View Post
    I would love this type of trailer...now if only it wasn't a $2200 base price...maybe one day when I do longer trips.
    Make one? I’m $50 bucks in and all I need is the frame hitch and wiring. Frame I figured I can make for cost of materials and wiring it depends on the converter. Otherwise I have all the wires so maybe $20 on lights and good to roll. Hitch we are discussing ideas now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cat13 View Post
    How do you know if your bike has a hollow axle?
    if you look thru the axle and you see sunlight :P


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    Quote Originally Posted by chiller View Post
    if you look thru the axle and you see sunlight :P
    LMAO I didnt know if there would be a cap on it or something.

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