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Old 03-19-2013, 11:46 AM   #1
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Motorcycle Trailer is swaying, any experts on trailers here?

I mean its just a little bit of swaying back there, sometimes it does it and then sometimes its like perfectly still. I played with the air pressure tire, it was at like 32 psi 35 psi and then i just put a ton in and it didnt affect the swaying at all because the tire wall said 90psi max so I know im far from that. Should I worry about it or nah? Like Ive driven probably 14+ hours total so far like that on it and nothing has happend. I keep it at 60-65mph, if I go up to 70-80mph you'll notice it a little more and it happens a little more often so I stay at 60mph.

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Old 03-19-2013, 11:52 AM   #2
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If trailers are to heavy at the rear and not enough in the front they can sway.
I've had it happen to me.
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2 reasons this will happen.

1st already stated. if the rear has to much weight on it, it will sway and if you have enough on the rear it can cause enough sway to result in a major accident.

2nd reason if the trailer was homemade. The axle may need to be moved further back. Probably no more than 6 inches. I've experienced this with a trailer that I built. Moved the axle back and now it pulls like a charm.

Try loading it heavy on the front nexttime. If it still sways then it's most likely the 2nd reason.
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I'd be running at least 65+psi in those tires...
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it is caused by my heavy a$$ license plate....
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Old 03-19-2013, 12:33 PM   #6
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it is caused by my heavy a$$ license plate....
Lmao, could be.

but that makes sense, I have a 6 inch drop I'm using. the trailer is still elevated at the front a couple-few inches , I guess I need to go buy a 8-10 inch drop for the ball. where do I find that? harbor freight only had 6 inch as the most drop
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try just moving the bike forward some. May back some if that that doesnt help. I would go far like it is
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likely not enough tongue weight like mentioned. I had that happen once. Was pulling my recently paid off Chevy Blazer with a neighbor and his brand new 2003 F150 extended cab. Fish tailed from left to right across I-80 in Dekalb, IL before slamming into a guardrail and we went for 3 barrel rolls. Totaled both vehicles, but both of us walked away without a scratch.... was nuts. I tow like a now.
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i can help you with that problem!



Just give me the trailer!



BOOM! CLOSE THE THREAD AND STICKY THIS !
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wtf^ ? glad you're good bro. sounds crazy. just towing a few hundred pounds and then bam everything just exploded. (not literally)

but yeah, I do have more weight in the rear. because the front of trailer is higher than the rear a little bit. where do I buy a trailer hitch with a larger drop? I need something that is like a 8" drop or 10" drop
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looks like this will be my best bet to help the trailer be at a 180* angle, be even on the front and rear. (front of trailer is sitting a little higher right now)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/10-Adjustabl...#ht_1352wt_721
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It is the height, Umayr. When I had the trailer it never had any issues, but then again I pulled it with my car.

Check that first, I am sure that will fix it.
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i can help you with that problem!



Just give me the trailer!



BOOM! CLOSE THE THREAD AND STICKY THIS !
I can just give you rides to msrh for a nominal fee.



starting at $3000 cash.
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It is the height, Umayr. When I had the trailer it never had any issues, but then again I pulled it with my car.

Check that first, I am sure that will fix it.
yeah its probably the height, im like 99.9% sure its the height now because you pulled it with a car and had no issues, my 06' pathfinder has much higher ground clearance and much higher tow point so yeah for sure. its a nice trailer btw man, easy to load/unload. and it can squeeze two bikes on there without issues.
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I can just give you rides to msrh for a nominal fee.



starting at $3000 cash.

umm...................




thats a big fat NO
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thats a big fat NO

Its OBO though. what about 2975?

jk idk where you stay at but next time I go to the track and if you need a lift let me know, i can scoop you up for free for sure.
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Its OBO though. what about 2975?

jk idk where you stay at but next time I go to the track and if you need a lift let me know, i can scoop you up for free for sure.
I have a truck lol

Just need to find some parts for it. and make my lazy fix the truck
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Get that fixed dude. The whole trip to MSRH our bikes were doing the Harlem shake.
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