Advice needed for hauling my GL1100


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russ71
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Advice needed for hauling my GL1100

Postby russ71 » Sun May 26, 2013 9:43 pm



Hello everyone. I need some advice. My wife and I are going to Gatlinberg (from Ohio 375 + miles) this August with friends. Normally when we go we haul my sportbike and while she goes shopping I go to ride the dragon. At the end of last year I finished restoring my dads GL1100. We got it home on my buddys 3 rail trailer that I ended up buying. We want to take both bikes but I am unsure it will haul our sportbike and GL1100 safely. It has coil springs and has a max weight of 1600 LBS. This is well above the combined weight of our bikes by 300 - 400 LBS. My worry is having the 700 + LB GL1100 on one side and the 400 LB sportbike on the other. Will it still ride ok? Should I add some extra weight to the light side? Any help would be GREATLY appriciated!!!



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Re: Advice needed for hauling my GL1100

Postby crock4 » Mon May 27, 2013 9:48 am

If its a good trailer it shouldn't be a problem. I hauled my GL1800 1000 miles on a Kendon two rail with the bike on one side. I did not have any issues. I have a lighter ALUMA single rail trailer now which works great for just the one bike. Try it local first, that is what I did. Load them, look at it. See if there is too much sag on one side. Ride it around a little, and see what it feels like. Have fun on your trip. I will be towing mine up to Middlefield Ohio next month to visit my daughter. I would prefer to ride, but the wife does not like long distance stuff so we will do a lot of day trips while up there.
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Re: Advice needed for hauling my GL1100

Postby russ71 » Mon May 27, 2013 10:44 am

Thanks for the Information! I appriciate the suggestions Have fun on your trip. I know where you are headed. I lived in Chagrin Falls for 2 years.

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Re: Advice needed for hauling my GL1100

Postby tfdeputydawg » Mon May 27, 2013 11:31 am

If the trailer is in good shape there should be no problem!
I would suggest to teial run. Don't wait until it's time to leave on the trip to laod both bikes!!!
Load 'em up and do a short pull test.

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Re: Advice needed for hauling my GL1100

Postby redial » Tue May 28, 2013 8:30 pm

After you are happy with it, have your wife drive the loaded trailer down the street, not far, but enough to see how it rides from the rear, and see if you can find some bumps and gutters to see how it handles in those circumstances. I am sure that the road to Ohio is not going to be that smooth.
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Re: Advice needed for hauling my GL1100

Postby crock4 » Wed May 29, 2013 12:08 pm

russ71 wrote:Thanks for the Information! I appriciate the suggestions Have fun on your trip. I know where you are headed. I lived in Chagrin Falls for 2 years.

Your welcome... I go over there every time I go up. There are usually a lot of bikes in the area, also a great ice cream shop...
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Re: Advice needed for hauling my GL1100

Postby trashtruck » Thu May 30, 2013 4:58 pm

why not ride the wing there and back? isn't that why you got it?
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Re: Advice needed for hauling my GL1100

Postby russ71 » Thu May 30, 2013 8:22 pm

As I said in my post I will be riding the Dragon while I am down there on my sportbike. Cant ride the Gold wing and take the sportbike. My wife and I want BOTH bikes while we are down there so we need to haul them both.




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