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Old 02-08-2010, 09:31 AM   #21
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i used my civic for two years to pull my bike to the track. transmission issues are normal on auto civics and Ellis Performance said it def wasn't cuz of pulling my bike around fyi. honestly i couldn't even tell i was pulling anything once up to speed =) . Even went to Decatur to ride at Eagles Canyon

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Seeing you pull your bike with your civic is what gave me the idea to put a hitch on my Jetta.

I pulled the bike along all last season with no problems. Sometimes with the whole trailer packed with tents, generator, coolers, tool boxes and basically anything else I might need on track days. It never gave me one problem and pulled very well. I fully expect to be pulling the R6 right along behind the Jetta this season as well...
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Old 02-08-2010, 11:51 AM   #22
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I think thats what I might do for now and hold off on a truck
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Old 02-08-2010, 12:16 PM   #23
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I think thats what I might do for now and hold off on a truck
yep...thats what im thinking..... but now im thinking i need a different car
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Old 02-08-2010, 01:36 PM   #24
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If you can't find a use for a truck then just trailer it. There's $300 trailers that pop up now and then and U-Hual's motorcycle transporter is a great trailer and value.

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Yea I have a 2005 impala so i dont think hauling a bike from time to time would hurt it but im still up in the air about it.. I mean if I find a fair deal on a truck I may still hop on it but as for now truck prices are still crazy "to me"
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Old 02-08-2010, 03:16 PM   #26
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Old 02-08-2010, 06:53 PM   #28
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If I get a two bike trailer, can the 2009 Smart Fortwo Brabus Cabriolet (Convertible) still pull the two bikes without issue?

I am concerned about overworking the 1.0L I3, but it may not be an issue. Will acceleration be affected?
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Old 02-08-2010, 09:16 PM   #29
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Will the owner's manual state if it is OK to haul the bikes with the Fortwo? Will the extra weight affect the acceleration?

The Fortwos tend to be fairly agile little cars....
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Old 03-09-2011, 09:32 AM   #30
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Bump. Thinking of doing this with my accord v4.

Anyone else drinking this kool-aid?
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Old 03-09-2011, 10:23 AM   #31
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i think if you are pulling light, then it should be fine. cause they have cars that pull those small uhaul trailers too. and i am sure there is more than a bike's weight in it. and the box setup would have more weight than say an open flat bed trailer.

and they also invented euro ball/hitches for car applications too.
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Old 03-10-2011, 09:22 AM   #33
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^^^ haha nice!

Eugene: It would be to tow the uhaul MC trailer and my r6 for TDs. That's it. 4 door accord has enough room for my gear.
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Considering that in vietnam I've seen a dude towing a 30 foot rolled up sheet of corrorgated iron using a bicycle I think you could tow a moto with any car.. even a fortwo...

I use uhaul .. its about $15 a day for the trailer + a few bucks for insurance and for a track day it costs about $40 (too tight to just do a 24 hour rental but did it one time when a crash cut my day short) which is a bit steep... but considering I will probably do it max 3 times this year I think its alright. Jeep has the towing package.. I dont even notice its there.
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Anyone have any idea how much a 5x10 trailer with two bikes weighs? I'm figuring around 900lbs for the bikes and not sure how much the trailer weighs. I just traded in my ford f-150 for a 2011 kia sportage with a 2.5 4 banger and i'm pretty sure it will do the job but just wondering since the manual says 2000lbs max towing.
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Old 03-12-2011, 08:47 PM   #38
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bout to start pulling my TLR on horn09's 4x8 folding trailer around on my 97 civic EX 4door 5MT... ill let u know how it goes... 1.6 litres of fury. IF i can do it, most oldish/modern compacts should be able to...
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