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Old 06-13-2007, 01:38 PM   #1
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Any real life reviews or personal experiences with a mototote anyone?
the sportbike version is what im interested in.
I'm on a pretty tight budjet so im looking for the best solution but if these things suck id rather save up some more coin for a trailer.

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Old endurance teammate had one, but used it for a mini... never for a full size street bike. Seemed to work okay.
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i've used them for dirtbikes, they are nice to have, easy to load on, and hold the bike well, even on very very rough trails.

i don't know how confident i'd feel with my sportbike on one though. i'd have to see that first hand for comfort.
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Old endurance teammate had one, but used it for a mini... never for a full size street bike. Seemed to work okay.
appreciate the response but i need feedback on the sportbike setup.
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how much are those new? (i'm assuming you are buying new)
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how much are those new? (i'm assuming you are buying new)
a little under 5 hundred.
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portability is also a big factor being limited on storage space.
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portability is also a big factor being limited on storage space.
now that would be a problem. i was gonna say you can probably find a used trailer for cheap....but if you have no storage for it, bad idea. people will steal it.
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is the mototoe the rig that holds your bike against the rear of a truck/suv? the one that just plugs into the trailor hitch?
If so, they LOOK allright to me, no personal experience though, but the storability seems like a plus. I would think as long as its a reputable company that you'd be cool. Theyve been around awhile, and if there were any significant problems they would probably have been aired out by now.
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is the mototoe the rig that holds your bike against the rear of a truck/suv? the one that just plugs into the trailor hitch?
If so, they LOOK allright to me, no personal experience though, but the storability seems like a plus. I would think as long as its a reputable company that you'd be cool. Theyve been around awhile, and if there were any significant problems they would probably have been aired out by now.
Just my .02
yup...thats the one...valid points as well.
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well, GL if you do get it, and we'll be waiting for the review!
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I had one, didn't feel too comfortable with it (it wobbled an awful lot with my R6 in the back). I sold it after a few months and got a trailer.
It would be better (if you have the space) to get a cheap trailer from Sam's, Costco, Home depot, etc. They cost about the same as the mototote.
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Solution = Trailer+Lowjack?
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I wanna get one too for Saturday but I dont know if its easy on a truck with 6" lift.
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ever thought about something like this?

http://www.redtrailers.com/ShowTrailer.asp?id=1
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ever thought about something like this?

http://www.redtrailers.com/ShowTrailer.asp?id=1
Wow, I think im gonna get one of those. Thanks!
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Wow, I think im gonna get one of those. Thanks!

If you do, post a review!
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I had one, didn't feel too comfortable with it (it wobbled an awful lot with my R6 in the back). I sold it after a few months and got a trailer.
It would be better (if you have the space) to get a cheap trailer from Sam's, Costco, Home depot, etc. They cost about the same as the mototote.
were you using a class 3 or 4 hitch?
dang...now im not so sure...but thanks for the feedback.
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ever thought about something like this?

http://www.redtrailers.com/ShowTrailer.asp?id=1
yeah, that might be the route i go...unless i run into a better deal.
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Might not be too bad.......
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