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Old 09-02-2011, 03:25 PM   #21
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Depending on the ride, you might come out on top in gas money pulling with the car lol.
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Old 09-02-2011, 03:29 PM   #22
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Oh yeah, I understand. My friend rents a trailer (after he installed a hitch himself) from UHaul for like freakin $20/day or something. It's pretty cheap.
That U-Haul trailer is perfect, especially for the price! I'm just lazy and would rather have one at home to save time... if the price is right.

I already have my excuse ready for the wife "we can use it to buy stuff to make the yard look nice (trees, mulch, etc.)"
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safety would be a concern for me...

I know that after a full TD in the Texas heat. I am absolutely BEAT! i can hardly keep my eyes open and pay attention when i load the bike back up. and this is WITH eating and staying hydrated. TDs are a full day workout!
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Old 09-02-2011, 03:32 PM   #24
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Depending on the ride, you might come out on top in gas money pulling with the car lol.
I'm definitely looking for a non-gas-hog SUV. I burn enough gas with my aggressive driving.
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Old 09-02-2011, 03:35 PM   #25
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safety would be a concern for me...

I know that after a full TD in the Texas heat. I am absolutely BEAT! i can hardly keep my eyes open and pay attention when i load the bike back up. and this is WITH eating and staying hydrated. TDs are a full day workout!
True, I don't know how in the heck I made it back from GSS to Katy last JULY with no shade the whole day. I rode every session and all I had with me was two wrenches, tire gauge, tape and gatorade.
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True, I don't know how in the heck I made it back from GSS to Katy last JULY with no shade the whole day. I rode every session and all I had with me was two wrenches, tire gauge, tape and gatorade.
Sent you a PM.
This should not happen. I think the last track day I was still radiating so much heat after driving more than an hour with the A/C on full blast.
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Sent you a PM.
This should not happen. I think the last track day I was still radiating so much heat after driving more than an hour with the A/C on full blast.
Replied. Thank you sir!
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You can rent a motorcycle trailer from U-Haul for $15/day.
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You will be supprised how much stuff you end up taking to the track.
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Ya I would definitely look into hitching a ride, or renting something. I would think it would be pretty sketchy riding after a trackday.

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True, I don't know how in the heck I made it back from GSS to Katy last JULY with no shade the whole day. I rode every session and all I had with me was two wrenches, tire gauge, tape and gatorade.
You're talking about last year not the 7-17-11 td, right?
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Old 09-02-2011, 06:44 PM   #32
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ok. can someone please post or find where you got your towing hitch for you CAR (not a truck) but your car.. Audi... nissan.. Subaru.. anything for small vehicles.

I am looking to do this. better then buying a truck.
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I rent a truck for every track day.. call a week in advance and for 36 buxx I get a 1500 Ram
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Old 09-02-2011, 06:46 PM   #34
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It is super nice to have your own and just go home and pass the FK out.. having all the things you will need at the track its the key!
Warmers.. cooler... food...cary your gear..water.. you know.. the usual.
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Old 09-02-2011, 06:51 PM   #35
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ok. can someone please post or find where you got your towing hitch for you CAR (not a truck) but your car.. Audi... nissan.. Subaru.. anything for small vehicles.

I am looking to do this. better then buying a truck.
I got mine (Curt Hitch) at discount hitch in pasadena. You can do ebay tho...

What car do you need it for?
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You're talking about last year not the 7-17-11 td, right?
Yes last year, I think it was 7-24-10 at GSS, that was my first track day. It was so hot most people went home early and those of us that stayed got the track to ourselves in the afternoon
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Old 09-02-2011, 07:48 PM   #37
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It is super nice to have your own and just go home and pass the FK out.. having all the things you will need at the track its the key!
Warmers.. cooler... food...cary your gear..water.. you know.. the usual.
I did this the my last track day at MSRH (the one where you and your bike had a "disagreement") and it was nice having a place to sit down and relax between sessions. It was just a pain having to load and unload 4 bikes on a trailer.

The bike looks awesome after the re-build, btw.
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Old 09-02-2011, 08:39 PM   #38
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ok. can someone please post or find where you got your towing hitch for you CAR (not a truck) but your car.. Audi... nissan.. Subaru.. anything for small vehicles.

I am looking to do this. better then buying a truck.
I used www.hitchweb.com for the hitch and wiring harness on my 2001 acura (now installed on my 2003 acura), but I used www.amazon.com for the hitch and wiring harness on my wife's highlander.

but with a harbor freight trailer or a kendon, you can haul at least one bike behind most modern cars:

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this was back when I still had the harbor freight 4x8 folding trailer. I've since upgraded to a kendon 2 bike which is lower and easier to load, but considerably more expensive (HF was ~$400 built, vs $1200 for my used kendon).

I've hauled 2 bikes with my kendon behind my acura a few times, but mostly I just pull 1 bike with it and switch to the highlander if I need to haul 2 at a time.
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Old 09-02-2011, 08:52 PM   #39
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i got the one fpr my element from uhaul.
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but with a harbor freight trailer or a kendon, you can haul at least one bike behind most modern cars:

Riding to Track Days
Is that this one?:
http://www.harborfreight.com/950-lb-...res-42709.html

For less than $300 I may have to jump on this one. Especially if it's foldable, I don't much room for storage.
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