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Old 07-17-2008, 04:57 PM   #21
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ive been using my car for the last 2 years to tow around my trackbike, 02 acura rsx maunal tranny. No problems yet and over 100k on the car
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Going to be trailering my bike to Tn. I have a F150 and a 4x8 trailer to tow my 650lb cruiser. But I was wondering what your experence has been pulling something similar with a car. I have a 2.4L Accord with auto trans that that can tow 1000lbs. Just wondering if it is worth it or advised. Thanks for any comments. I do know that my truck is best bet, but gas
I towed my bike (2002 Yamaha R1) down from Tulsa, Oklahoma with a two-door 2003 Honda Civic. No problems...but I have a standard and the mechanic I referenced before attempting this said that was an important factor to consider. He warned against trying it with automatics...
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ive been using my car for the last 2 years to tow around my trackbike, 02 acura rsx maunal tranny. No problems yet and over 100k on the car
my car is a manual as well. Also, I have a single rail trailer that only weighs 200 lb. The bike is 410 lbs wet. I had about 160 lbs of tounge weight. That was like one normal adult in the back seat and the drag from my trailer was nothing. My boost gauge never went positive, even on the hills. Auto crossing is harder on my car/engine than trailering my bike.
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my car is a manual as well. Also, I have a single rail trailer that only weighs 200 lb. The bike is 410 lbs wet. I had about 160 lbs of tounge weight. That was like one normal adult in the back seat and the drag from my trailer was nothing. My boost gauge never went positive, even on the hills. Auto crossing is harder on my car/engine than trailering my bike.
I haven't auto-crossed in a while.
I like track days better, you don't have to work to run

what do you drive? do you do the events at GGP?
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I haven't auto-crossed in a while.
I like track days better, you don't have to work to run

what do you drive? do you do the events at GGP?
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I've done 3 at GGP, but I haven't gone in about a year. I drive a supercharged '04 civic si in STO. "Where the cars are serious and the drivers are not" as they say. I always place dead last in my class, because the other drivers and cars are much more serious than me, ha ha. I have a good time, but the other drivers are much better than me. I think my car is capable of hanging in with the others, I am definately the limiting factor in my performance. I really need more seat time.

I would love to track my car, but I am really concerned about the brakes. They are really undersized and are not vented well. I was thinking about using a more agresive pad and some brembo/stoptech blanks for better cooling. Possibly even making my own cooling ducts.
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I've done 3 at GGP, but I haven't gone in about a year. I drive a supercharged '04 civic si in STO. "Where the cars are serious and the drivers are not" as they say. I always place dead last in my class, because the other drivers and cars are much more serious than me, ha ha. I have a good time, but the other drivers are much better than me. I think my car is capable of hanging in with the others, I am definately the limiting factor in my performance. I really need more seat time.

I would love to track my car, but I am really concerned about the brakes. They are really undersized and are not vented well. I was thinking about using a more agresive pad and some brembo/stoptech blanks for better cooling. Possibly even making my own cooling ducts.
I ran out at GGP a few times, but like you I haven't done it in over a year. I ran my WRX in STX, and I too was the limiting factor on my car. It didn't help that I was on stock suspension other than stiffer sway bars front and rear, and medicore tires. I usually came in near last. Had one of the fast Subie guys drive my cat and he beat my time by 4 or 5 seconds or something. I never got that good at it and decided I'd rather buy a bike than sink tons of money into suspension and wheels and tires and stuff

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Going to be trailering my bike to Tn. I have a F150 and a 4x8 trailer to tow my 650lb cruiser. But I was wondering what your experence has been pulling something similar with a car. I have a 2.4L Accord with auto trans that that can tow 1000lbs. Just wondering if it is worth it or advised. Thanks for any comments. I do know that my truck is best bet, but gas
if its just one bike throw the bike in the bed of the truck and boggie! forget that trailer! unless you need to haul stuff that takes up a great deal of room...cause you can always put your extra chairs and stuff beside the bike
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^^^^ True

Given the OP's options of an auto Honda + trailer, or truck + trailer, or just truck, I think the choice is obvious.

Never mind my earlier posts, if you have the room in the truck, forget the trailer.
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well my truck bed is a good 3 feet off the ground, and my bike is 650+ pounds. I am not going to try to unload and load it by myself using a ramp.

Yeah people do it everyday, but people also drop them everyday doing that.
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well my truck bed is a good 3 feet off the ground, and my bike is 650+ pounds. I am not going to try to unload and load it by myself using a ramp.

Yeah people do it everyday, but people also drop them everyday doing that.
ditches or inclines are your friend..
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