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Old 06-13-2012, 10:19 PM   #1
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hauling a dirt bike

Hi guys i just recently got into dirt bikes and am unable to transport my bike to the areas that i want to ride.

My question is do any of you use a hitch on your "cars" with a little trailer, use a pick up truck, ask a friend, etc

I have a 2004 malibu and a 2005 gto and am hesitant to put a hitch on either one to carry my dirt bike. We have a trailer that weighs about 700lbs at the house, but just thinking of towing that much weight scares the heck out of me.

Any ideas? Sell the malibu and buy a truck?

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Hi guys i just recently got into dirt bikes and am unable to transport my bike to the areas that i want to ride.

My question is do any of you use a hitch on your "cars" with a little trailer, use a pick up truck, ask a friend, etc

I have a 2004 malibu and a 2005 gto and am hesitant to put a hitch on either one to carry my dirt bike. We have a trailer that weighs about 700lbs at the house, but just thinking of towing that much weight scares the heck out of me.

Any ideas? Sell the malibu and buy a truck?

Thanks
i put a hitch on my VW rabbit, and i got a little one bike trailer. i haul the dirtbike, and race bike around with no issues.

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Old 06-13-2012, 10:50 PM   #3
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^^^^^ if i only saw this earlier lol..i just inquired about a 2006 gmc colorado and trading in my malibu...i saw a little trailer like this on craiglistsm but for 3 bikes.

do you need it registered, blinkers, the whole deal?
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Old 06-13-2012, 10:51 PM   #4
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I pull a badass 5x10 trailer with my g35 sedan. Ive pulled 1500 lbs worth of two sportbikes and track gear... and yes, my dirtbikes too lol
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Old 06-13-2012, 10:59 PM   #5
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Sell the Malibu, buy a truck! Then you can charge ppl when they ask to haul their ! Lol.

On a side note, there is plenty of people who tow multiple bikes using a hitch they installed on their cars...
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Old 06-13-2012, 11:00 PM   #6
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i actually saw a picture of a dude with his dirt bike in the trunk of his car.. man tempting but dear lord embarrassing..i think im going to go with the route of the picture the gentleman posted on #2, that looks like some ideal shiznit if you ask me
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Old 06-13-2012, 11:01 PM   #7
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check this out dude..good deal???

http://houston.craigslist.org/mcy/3040127885.html
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check this out dude..good deal???

http://houston.craigslist.org/mcy/3040127885.html
I used to have a trailer like that. Not a bad deal there.
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I'd get a regular trailer. Way more uses!
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I have a trailer and a pickup. depends on the mood im in. much easier to put the bike on a trailer when your wore out plus i can use the trailer to haul street bike or other thing as needed.
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http://www.etrailer.com/comparison.a...C1&pc2=AMC6002

I have a truck but it's a pain loading it soviet use one of these. Got it for $100 on Craigslist, will work on any class 2 hitch and hold a bike up to #500 lbs. you can ever get them to carry 2 bikes.

A lot cheaper and lighter than a trailer
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Oops, posted the wrong link. Don't look at the one that lowers, just look at the picture or google motorcycle carrier hitch etc
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I use the mototote. It is the best I have ever found. Makes trailers obsolete for single bike hauling.

http://www.mototote.com
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I use the mototote. It is the best I have ever found. Makes trailers obsolete for single bike hauling.

http://www.mototote.com
, over double the price of justhitchit.com product and serves the same exact purpose.
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Hmm would one of those hitchits Work on my rabbit? Id be afraid bike would hit the glass on the hatch back.
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Hmm would one of those hitchits Work on my rabbit? Id be afraid bike would hit the glass on the hatch back.
website says it extends 18"...I usually use a fork saver and compress the front with tie downs, then lightly compress rear the rear and hook a tie down from the center of hauler (there is a place to run a tie down hook) up to the right foot peg....then use a short strap around the rear rim to keep it from bouncing off....it works really well and doesn't move much. Haven't lost a bike yet.
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You can tow with either of those all day long. I used to haul a small box trailer around with a '99 4 cylinder camry. A little tiny dirt bike trailer will go fine behind that Malibu.
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I use the mototote. It is the best I have ever found. Makes trailers obsolete for single bike hauling.

http://www.mototote.com
Does anybody have any first hand experience using a mototote on a car? Suv's have a higher ride height.
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My 03 Mazda seis gets the job done (4cyl)

I was going to save and buy a truck, purchased a hitch instead.

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