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Old 06-29-2009, 08:22 PM   #1
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General trailer question for single hauling

Im looking into my options. I gave up the SUVs a few years ago so all we have now are four imports.

A single-bike hauler, nothing fancy; how much tongue weight would that add to a vehicle? I'd prefer to have it on the Tiburon but it's already lowered as is the mbz.

W everyone continuing track and the need for accident relief as summer approaches it may be a wise investment.

Does anyone have a suggestion for trailers that would locate more of the weight(axle position) to the back but remain stable?

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If you buy a light weight trailer, say something like a 4' X 6', it will weigh at most in the 300 to 400 lb. range. Add another 450 to 500 for the bike and gear. Put 10% on the hitch and you have 75 to 90 lbs. of tongue weight.

Most sport bikes are within a couple percentage points of 50/50 weight distribution front and rear. You can adjust the tongue weight with the placement of the front wheel chock. Start by centering the bike over the axle and adjust from there.
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I expect mainly 600s etc that ride and wreck on the Northside.

Rarely maybe a short trip w something no heavier then a busa at 520lbs.

So that does sound very doable. I may see what my clearances are and weight down my car at work to see how it sits.

Thanks Carl for the very informative post

btw, I need the name of the jetski harness again for SpringR1...
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I built him a trailer (I didn't take pix, but he has). He pulls his RSVR with a S4 to the track with no problems.

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Googeling motorcycle caddy I found this.

http://www.motorcycletrailer.com/mag1/caddy1.html

Ok it is to the light weight extreme and looks expensive for what you get, but also looks like something you could fabricate.

No experiance with this and it might be a bad idea but it adds very little weight.

Now stop laughing

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I've got a 4x8 foldup that seems to work fine with a single bike. You are more than welcome to try it out and see how it pulls. Advantage is it folds and stands up out of the way when not in use so takes up little space. I use a good wheel chock as well.
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I have a similar setup as BigZona and Dave. Just do it Cali, a nice 4x6 should work without putting a lot of weight into the car

PM me your e-mail address if you want pics of my set up.
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I pull a 4x8 folding trailer with my I4 accord no prob. Enough room for one bike and throw all your gear and stuff into the trunk.

Just in case you're wondering I got a really primo deal on a hitch from Chase, he's here on the forum.
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