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Old 09-14-2011, 02:42 PM   #1
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Motorcycle tow hitch

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Old 09-14-2011, 02:57 PM   #2
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I've seen em at trackdays. Better for dirtbikes, but I've seen nothing but trackbikes on em.
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Old 09-14-2011, 02:58 PM   #3
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Old 09-14-2011, 02:58 PM   #4
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specs says max capacity of 400#. i think most sport bikes weigh more than that. would suck if the hitch broke (especially on a bumpy road or highway like i45 above downtown) and your bike went flying off your hitch causing mayhem and destruction.
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Old 09-14-2011, 02:59 PM   #6
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specs says max capacity of 400#. i think most sport bikes weigh more than that.
Yeah but I've seen 500 lbs on bike/ on one..

Also make sure your vehicle can have that weight on the hitch.
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im sure there's some kind of safety factor built into the 400# limit.

i'm a bike newb, but i would imagine quality of material and construction would impact different hitch mounts even if they look similar

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Old 09-14-2011, 03:11 PM   #8
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I've seen a guy with a gsxr1000 on one come from wisconsin to mississippi in an Xterra with no issues and also waiyaman puts his SV on one. I would stick with a name brand version and not some cheap eBay ...
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http://www.versahaul.com/products.php

There's a ton of them, some rated upwards of 700-1000lbs.

Edit: on a side note, most 1500 trucks are rated for ~600lbs on the tongue.

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Old 09-14-2011, 03:40 PM   #10
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I think I will buy this instead:

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Edit: on a side note, most 1500 trucks are rated for ~600lbs on the tongue.
For those that wonder, hitch on most cars is rated for 200lbs vertical load. Don't use them on a car...
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Like Byrdman said, I use one for both my motard and my SV. Its a bit sketchy loading and unloading, but ok overall. The one I have will not allow the 160 rear to drop inside, so I have to bungee the back wheel just to be safe.

When I had a CRF250R, it was perfect.

Oh and by the way, mine is a cheap $99 shipped model.
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eh...what are you pulling it with?

I dont like that last otpion only because your rear wheel spins the whole time....
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For those that wonder, hitch on most cars is rated for 200lbs vertical load. Don't use them on a car...
True. most pickups will except 500 lbs of tongue weight.
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I don't recommend the hitch carriers. I have one. It was fine with my XT-225, but with my Versys it's a . It's easier to just use a trailer, plus you aren't paranoid about it all the time... Harborfreight trailers are as cheap as some of the better hitch carriers, and IMO are safer. That said, I don't have a harborfreight trailer, I have an 5x8 from TSC, that was made of diamond plate steel and 1.5x1.5x.25 angle iron.
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eh...what are you pulling it with?

I dont like that last otpion only because your rear wheel spins the whole time....
word. esp w/ sticky SS tires. one long trip and you wont even be able to ride after the transport.
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man that second options where the back tire is on ground being pulled looks scary to me.
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Seen one of these not too long ago at a trackday.. Took all 3 guys that was with the rider to get it on.. Looked like a PITA, and a good chance of damageing the tailgate/paint.. Rather just have a hitch, or load it in the truck.
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Like Byrdman said, I use one for both my motard and my SV. Its a bit sketchy loading and unloading, but ok overall. The one I have will not allow the 160 rear to drop inside, so I have to bungee the back wheel just to be safe.

When I had a CRF250R, it was perfect.

Oh and by the way, mine is a cheap $99 shipped model.

Where was the $99 shipped one ?
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