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Old 03-09-2009, 06:26 PM   #1
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iv seen those on cars but they just dont look safe IMO
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Old 03-09-2009, 06:54 PM   #3
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honestly, It looks like 300 bux worth of damage...gj!
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Old 03-09-2009, 06:56 PM   #4
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Old 03-09-2009, 07:08 PM   #5
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Super easy to make to that is impressive it stayed on but it could have been a slow roll didn't look like it though
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Super easy to make to that is impressive it stayed on but it could have been a slow roll didn't look like it though
Still it was completely upside down haha
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Old 03-09-2009, 08:30 PM   #7
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I'd be more concerned with the stresses it places on your truck's frame, than the product itself. That's cantilevered weight, and everytime that vehicle hits a bump, it'll be alot more than just the weight of the bike applying stress to the frame.

In off-roading, some trucks rigged with rear tire carriers, need to have their frames reinforced for this reason. The carrier is stronger than the frame.
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Old 03-09-2009, 08:32 PM   #8
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I would think that much weight behind the axle would cause issues.
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It's no problem for the frames. A bike weighs about 450 lbs wet with the 70 lbs carrier or so. Class III hitches are rated for 500 lbs tongue load. Trailers do more than these will.
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It's no problem for the frames. A bike weighs about 450 lbs wet with the 70 lbs carrier or so. Class III hitches are rated for 500 lbs tongue load. Trailers do more than these will.
There's alot more force when that weight is cantilevered, and when hitting bumps, that weight is amplified. Full size trucks = no problem.
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So your saying you think this carrier would cause frame issues on a compact truck?
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Old 03-09-2009, 09:35 PM   #14
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So your saying you think this carrier would cause frame issues on a compact truck?
I would agree unless your receiver hitch is rated for the load. None of the compact trucks I know of can handle that kind of tongue weight.
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i'd rather my bike fallover on/in the trailer than onto the road when one of the straps gives out.
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i would trust this for a sport bike. i helped mo (blackwidow) load some of his minis on here and i dont feel confident in how secure it is for a full size bike.
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why not just load the bike into the back of your truck?
Because my gear, tools, ice chest ,etc, is in the bed. Not enough room and still be able to keep the tail gate up. Plus my bed has a cover so all my stuff can stay dry or not have to worry about something blowing out.

If you don't have the money for a trailer, place to store it, and want to pay for tags, it's a pretty cheap way to get the bike to the track or where ever.
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That carrier is sweet. I have seen them used and up close. You just push the bike up and on. It is way easier for one person than the bed.
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