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Post by toanogreen »



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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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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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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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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$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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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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Post by zamboni920 »

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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In reality they pull very well as is. Not often will you be pulling it empty.
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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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Yeah! Removing two of the springs is a necessity. Rides much better.
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Post by twostrokes48 »

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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