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Old 11-28-2010, 12:46 PM   #1
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Motohoustonians, What's the smallest trailer that you use for your bike? 4X6, 4X8? Feedback is appreciated.
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Old 11-28-2010, 01:54 PM   #2
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For a single street bike, I wouldn't use much smaller than a 4 x 8. 6 ft won't leave enough room for a chock.
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depends what you want to haul, my trailer inside only measures about 44"x56" and can haul 2 sport bikes and gear, i hauled a wreck bike and a cruiser last weekend, cruiser had highway bars and foot boards, it wasn't pretty but it worked without damaging either bike, bigger would be best, the only reason my trailer is so small is that when i built it i only had a honda station wagon and that was the width of it was
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I planning only hauling 1 street bike. I'm wanting to tow it with a car.

TXlurch- it is possible to use a 4X6 for my bike?
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Has someone show up in my house with one of these. Actually could fold it up and put it in his Mercedes. Pulled a Hypermotard on it with no problems and it seemed well built.

Seemed to tow just fine and took up very little room when stored.

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These are really nice as well...little bit of a drive, but might be worth it.

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Thanks Tojo- I have to check the one the folds in to a small block.
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cheapest and easiest is one of the 4x8 fold ups from Harbor Freight. Folds and stands up out of the way.
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I used something like this to goto TWS (Texas World Speedway) twice. It's light enough that you can move it around easily and pretty versatile. For the bike, we just dropped a peice of plywood and tied up the bike like normal - I strongly suggest Cycle Cynch

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I am in the same predicament where I want to tow 1 bike with a 4cyl fwd accord. I have been looking at Kendon trailers - they are 400lbs and fold away nicely. 1 MC trailer is $2000 and 2 are $2500 I believe...plenty of people use them at the track and you can find them on CL occasionally. Personally I am waiting for a good sale at the end of the year for a brand new one

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Initially I wanted a boxed trailer, but they seem to have there own inherent pros and cons. I think for TDs an open trailer is sufficient.
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I used something like this to goto TWS (Texas World Speedway) twice. It's light enough that you can move it around easily and pretty versatile. For the bike, we just dropped a peice of plywood and tied up the bike like normal - I strongly suggest Cycle Cynch

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I am in the same predicament where I want to tow 1 bike with a 4cyl fwd accord. I have been looking at Kendon trailers - they are 400lbs and fold away nicely. 1 MC trailer is $2000 and 2 are $2500 I believe...plenty of people use them at the track and you can find them on CL occasionally. Personally I am waiting for a good sale at the end of the year for a brand new one

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Initially I wanted a boxed trailer, but they seem to have there own inherent pros and cons. I think for TDs an open trailer is sufficient.
im looking for the same thing Ormand. What about Cycle Cynch?
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im looking for the same thing Ormand. What about Cycle Cynch?
Cycle cynch is an easy way yo to down tube front end of the bike...well worth the 30 or 40$ it costs. It allows you to quickly and easily tie down with only 1 person
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I bought a 4 by 4 utility trailer for $275 and added a $75 cycle rail to it. Worked great, weighed only 200 lbs, and hauled my Busa 1000 miles on it with no issues. I traded it for a joe hauler receiver hitch rack if I recall.
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Here was my setup for TWS (Texas World Speedway)...

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Here was my setup for TWS (Texas World Speedway)...

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what size trailer is that Ormand?
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what size trailer is that Ormand?
I don't know lol. We use it for our lawn mower. I think we paid $300 for it brand new at Trailer Tractor Supply a few years back...very simple, light trailer and versatile to use for just about anything really. But it's a bit too ghetto for a bike.
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