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Old 03-05-2013, 10:09 PM   #1
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What do you guys think? I'm looking for something smaller than my 12' trailer to haul my bike. It just seems this would be a little easier to store when we travel out of town. I can just throw this in a family member's garage or something without taking up too much room.
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24" x 63" when it is folded
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I've seen sport bikes on rack like that, so it must work ok.
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saw a guy at the forest that had one with a dirtbike on it and a hitch with a trailer, so i assume they are pretty sturdy.
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do a search on austin CL and there is a shop that sells them 189 for a 500 lbs cap
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I would be leery of carrying anything over a 250 on one of those. Even if you have a body-on-frame truck/SUV, most class III/IV hitches have tongue weight rating of 500 lbs. 600cc SS can wight up to 450 lbs loaded with fuel. the rack itself is at least 50 lbs. With the carrier cantilevered out like that, it puts even more stress on the hitch when you hit a bump or pothole on the road.

IMO, those things are really only good for dirt bikes.
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Ive had 600# on my 300# rated hitch, cargo carrier....

not saying , just saying....
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Ive had 600# on my 300# rated hitch, cargo carrier....

not saying , just saying....
I was just about to say i have seen people do it on sedans lmao
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Like all ratings (weight, pressure, etc.), there is always a safety margin factored into it. For a lot of engineering specs, it is 2X the actual rating. Could be more or less. Sometimes it doesn't mean it was proven to fail at 2X the rated spec, it just means it was tested at that rating.

Yes there is a reason Captain Kirk kept pushing Scotty to go 150%. He knows even Klingon engineers follow the safety factor protocols.

I don't bang three-titted green babes, so I try not to push the limits.
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Like all ratings (weight, pressure, etc.), there is always a safety margin factored into it. For a lot of engineering specs, it is 2X the actual rating. Could be more or less. Sometimes it doesn't mean it was proven to fail at 2X the rated spec, it just means it was tested at that rating.

Yes there is a reason Captain Kirk kept pushing Scotty to go 150%. He knows even Klingon engineers follow the safety factor protocols.

I don't bang three-titted green babes, so I try not to push the limits.
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Yes there is a reason Captain Kirk kept pushing Scotty to go 150%. He knows even Klingon engineers follow the safety factor protocols.

I don't bang three-titted green babes, so I try not to push the limits.
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Well i bang three titted green babes on a daily bases
Well, cap'n... sounds like you are the type that's not afraid to go where no man has gone before. Answer Neon Samurai's call in his go-gay thread then.

Oh, wait... You already did.
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Well, cap'n... sounds like you are the type that's not afraid to go where no man has gone before. Answer Neon Samurai's call in his go-gay thread then.

Oh, wait... You already did.
Lmao!! I wonder why it got closed
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I have a similar rack that I made... as long as your receiver hitch will hold the weight it works fine...

*(not that I EVER recommend it- but I had to haul my Goldwing about 20 miles on the back of my old jeep lol.... I thought I was going to blow the suspension)
but the rack held up fine
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I've got the non-folding heavy duty version of the Harborfreight 4x8. Cannot ask for a better low-budge do-it-all utility trailer. This thing works better than a pickup truck. Only downside is that you need a space to store it. I just dump mine in my back yard, when I'm not towing bikes or making home depot runs.
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I've got one of those. Mostly carry training bikes (300ish lbs) on it just fine.

I have however, carried the ZX12r on it across town and the ZX10r to Austin once. It did just fine, but you can definitely feel the weight back there.

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