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Old 03-06-2008, 02:03 PM   #1
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Looking to buy a hauler for my zx9 found this on ebay what do you think


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has any one had one and how do they work, my bike is extended 6 inches also
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Old 03-06-2008, 02:06 PM   #2
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i could be wrong, but i don't think that many 2" recievers are rated for a 600 pound tongue weight, most are 500 pounds... add into that the leverage of that hauler and you are exceeding what it is supposed to have on it.
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Old 03-06-2008, 02:07 PM   #4
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when i see trucks using them with just a dirt-bike on the back the truck sags so much in the back and is really unleveled. i saw save a little more and buy a used trailer. i would not trust having my bike on that thing
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Old 03-06-2008, 02:08 PM   #5
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i could be wrong, but i don't think that many 2" recievers are rated for a 600 pound tongue weight, most are 500 pounds... add into that the leverage of that hauler and you are exceeding what it is supposed to have on it.
very true i install hitches and i wouldnt recommend this kind of weight on the hitch along
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Old 03-06-2008, 02:10 PM   #6
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I've looked at them.... wouldn't trust it.
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a guy that rides with LMS has one, he seems to like it
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I wouldn't trust that! ... Think about this, your relying on a piece of steal that is what? 2"x2" sq x 8" long held in place by a 3/4" dia. pin to hold your 600lb bike in the air??? and now add all the bumps and turns on the road that will make it wobble :/::/::/:
you can probably find a used single bike trailer for not much more that what your gonna pay for that!
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Well, contrary to what yall may think about it, they work great as long as you get the one marked for "heavy" or "full size" bikes. My friend has used one for years with his YZF600, and I have used it too.

They're great and work very well. I don't know that particular brand (the one I used was "MotoTote"), but the good ones are strong and work really well.
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Old 03-06-2008, 02:46 PM   #10
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I would use one for a lighter bike but I think the busa would be a no-no on it.
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I would use one for a lighter bike but I think the busa would be a no-no on it.
Maybe not a "no-no", but definitely a "I will be very cautious and only take it on short trips down the driveway on Sundays..."

Moto-Tote claims to be able to handle the big bikes like the 'Busa, but I'd be leery of it fo sho.

Liter bikes like the GSXR and R1 type bikes I would not have a problem with though (this is for the Moto-Tote, for which I have experience, the one in the Ebay ad looks very similar to it but I've never used one).
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Old 03-06-2008, 03:00 PM   #12
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Thanks for the responses, I like the idea, I dont know how I would like it over time I found a trailer from the trailer man it is a 6 by 8 foot trailer with a wood floor, I would have to make ramps for it and it is only 600 so I think I will go that way, we will see. Just wondering if any one here has used it and how they liked it
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Old 03-06-2008, 03:23 PM   #13
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had a friend use one worked fine when he picked up my r6about 300 sumthin lbs, it oges into the truck hitch and has a small ramp you use on the side, biggest deal is making sure you strap he out of it
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They work well for sport bikes, but make sure your truck can handle the cantilered weight as well. I've only seen them on full size trucks. I would not use it on a compact like a Tacoma or Ranger, though.
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Old 03-06-2008, 04:20 PM   #15
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I have a cheap Northern Tool fold up 4x8 trailer that has hauled a ZX12 to and from the hill country without issue. Think it was $340 with wheels and tires.
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http://www.sportutilitytrailers.com/...2TA-1TS32M.htm

this maybe a lil safer and only around 100 bucks more than the one you want
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this maybe a lil safer and only around 100 bucks more than the one you want
maybe something "like" that ... but that one only holds a bike with an under 58" wheel base, and he said he had a 5" stretch on his bike already!

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I just re-did the floor, added the cabinet and some hanging brackets. Next, I need to put a light in it.
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just stap a skateboard under each wheel and bungi cord it to ur truck and pull it. i wouldnt ever trust any trailers or stuff.
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i think my bike is longer than the track......i wouldnt trust this thing for with my baby.....buy a trailer or up your insurance!
Dude, your bike is longer than lots of things. It's a couch on two wheels!

Seriously, these things are just fine. I've used it, it worked great, and I'm actually thinking of getting another one since dragging the trailer has gotten so expensive these days and I hate putting the bike in the bed.
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