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Old 03-04-2008, 10:23 AM   #1
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Anybody ever pull a trailer?

Never thought I would even consider this(pulling a trailer), but I was thinking of making a long road trip this year, over a week. To do that I will need more gear than I can cram in saddle bags. I want to be able to carry what I want and need to make it a comfortable trip. ie. clean clothes everyday and basic repair items.

I have never rode with saddle bags or pulled a trailer. The extra weight will impact braking, but dont think it will affect riding to much since the bike will lean independent of the trailer.

Saddle bags will, it seems to me, have more influence on the bike when leaning such since the weight is on the bike, but I guess no more than a passenger would.

You guys that have gone long distance how have you done it.

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Old 03-04-2008, 10:32 AM   #2
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I hvae done my share of long hauls from 3 days up to 10 days on the harley i used to ride i hade 2 saddle bags a little duffle bag strapped to the back seat and my back pack if push comes to shove you can wear the same jeans for a couple of days just take plenty of shirts or swing by a lundry matt and wash your clothes
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Old 03-04-2008, 10:56 AM   #3
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The trailer could push in turns. I think the weight of saddle bags would be capricous. Much less bothersome than a passenger because of the weight's location.
Grab up a trailer and do some country road riding, loaded. This will help you decide if it's worthwhile for a long trip.
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Old 03-04-2008, 11:25 AM   #4
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The owner of the 109 board I visit has one and there are a couple of threads regarding trailers for bikes on the site.

Here is one of the threads. http://www.m109riders.com/forum/inde...c,24125.0.html
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Another trailer thread.

http://www.m109riders.com/forum/inde...ic,3153.0.html
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[QUOTE=07SLVRCBR;1056318]The trailer could push in turns. QUOTE]

Yeah I was thinking that also, but maybe only while braking, it would want to push the rear, thus making the bike want to stand up, provided the traction is there and the rear is not being forced to slide, I think sliding would be worst case though.


Thanks for the link, going to read those now IAHKAT
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this is a bud of mine's bike and trailer. he had the trailer made to pull his wind surfer boards but as u see it can carry about anything.
http://travel.webshots.com/photo/266...47010532CMPyIR
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