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trailer

Postby toanogreen » Sat Jul 14, 2012 3:36 pm



I'm considering getting a trailer. I don't plan to use it much, just around town, maybe a trip or two.
I ride a 1500 se. I installed a hitch and need to install the wiring.
I've looked at a few trailers. Many types and some were more expensive than I want to consider.
Thoughts and ideas. Thanks



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Re: trailer

Postby zamboni920 » Sat Jul 14, 2012 8:23 pm

What ballpark dollars are you looking at? Are you only looking at new...or also used? Cargo I assume....any requirements as to size?

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Re: trailer

Postby Bamaeagle » Sun Jul 15, 2012 4:33 am

It all depends on what you want to spend on a trailer. We use ours on trips and also to run the the grocery store at times....lol.
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Re: trailer

Postby dingdong » Sun Jul 15, 2012 7:13 am

On sale right now. $399. For what you want to do this would be my choice. Beats the heck out of 2 grand for a (real) motorcycle trailer.
http://www.harborfreight.com/automotive ... ories.html
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Re: trailer

Postby toanogreen » Sun Jul 15, 2012 2:59 pm

$500-$1000 is the range I'd consider. The kit from Harbor Frieght looks interesting, maybe all I need. How do they pull?

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Re: trailer

Postby RoadRogue » Sun Jul 15, 2012 3:15 pm

Many people use the Harbor Frieght trailers behind their bikes, either as a flat deck or by mounting a cartopper pod on it to keep their gear clean and dry. Some people like to modify the kit by narrowing the trailer and or lengthening the tounge. All in all a good choice for a general purpose trailer. 8-)
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Re: trailer

Postby zamboni920 » Sun Jul 15, 2012 4:14 pm

Those trailers are good for some short trip hauling (in my opinion). They are very light weight, and tend to bounce a little.....especially with very little cargo weight. A longer tounge will help to not feel it as much.
Maybe plenty good enough for your use.

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Re: trailer

Postby dingdong » Mon Jul 16, 2012 7:15 am

In reality they pull very well as is. Not often will you be pulling it empty.
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Re: trailer

Postby RoadRogue » Mon Jul 16, 2012 7:02 pm

Alot of guys remove the two leaf springs and just run the main spring to take the bounce out of it, still leaves enough spring to take the weight most people would pullwith their bikes. 8-)
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Re: trailer

Postby dingdong » Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:03 am

Yeah! Removing two of the springs is a necessity. Rides much better.
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Re: trailer

Postby twostrokes48 » Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:21 am

I have pulled the Harbor Freight model for over 10k miles...never even know its there.....it is a pain to back up though, quickly wants to jackknife if you're not careful....otherwise I like it. I have one of the large Sears car toppers on it for storage space.




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