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Old 12-10-2010, 09:43 AM   #41
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Hitch carriers are fine, and as long as used properly, they are safer at highway speed than a trailer. I made my own hitch carrier and have been using it for 8 or 9 years. In my longbed, I can fit two dirtbikes in the bed and a 3rd on the carrier. That definitely causes it to drag a$$ though.

The distance from the back of the truck is defined by the handlebars so switching the ramp and bike location as noted above doesnt really work on most vehicles. Might be able to get away with it on a pickup without a cap, but that's it.

If you want the bike put it in your truck, check out readyramp.com. Great product. I used one of these too, depending on the situation.
i love my hitch carrier...............i as well have been using one for 10 years or more
never had a problem

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$98 from Harbor Freight



I wouldn't use a hitch carrier but that's just me. If I needed the bed room I would buy a used old jet ski trailer and throw a side deck on it and run a piece of steel down the center for the bike tires then weld a piece of the same steel at 90 degrees for a front stop. Many of my friends do this on the cheap.







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Old 12-10-2010, 09:43 AM   #42
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Stock suspension. Handles it with no problem. That is an XT225. About 250lbs. wet. I've been doing this for 5 years.

Only problem is that I cannot drive at night because the headlights are blocked. I added external turn signal indicators which I attach to the forward facing area of the bike.

Gotta take it easy off pavement to ensure I don't drive the front carrier into the ground while driving. This setup has served me well out in Moab and the forest service roads of Colorado.

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How's it handle w/out the trailer or a loaded bed? Still amazed, haha.
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Old 12-10-2010, 09:55 AM   #43
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Sadly now just a snow blower, but I had a quad, dirtbikes, and motorcycle in the past. That's why I go tri-fold. Its good for it all and the wide spaces between rungs are great for wet and snow conditions so you don't slip on your ass.

Only pic I got of the last toy. Polaris 2wd POS quad

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How's it handle w/out the trailer or a loaded bed? Still amazed, haha.

I vaguely remember the first test drive with the bike on front and nothing in the bed or being pulled, and I don't remember any issues. I only need the front carrier when I'm pulling a trailer.

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I wouldn't use a hitch carrier but that's just me. If I needed the bed room I would buy a used old jet ski trailer and throw a side deck on it and run a piece of steel down the center for the bike tires then weld a piece of the same steel at 90 degrees for a front stop. Many of my friends do this on the cheap.
In CA, we have a reduced speed limit on the freeway when towing a trailer (55mph vs. 65mph). Additionally, the pooolice are less lenient on the trailer speed limit so lets say fair speed difference is about 59mph to about 73ish. This makes the hitch mount a lot more tolerable for a long trip.

BTW, here's a pic of my homemade unit. It is raised up because I originally made it for my F250 crew LB which was super long. Center support is still low, but everything else is raised about 8 inches.
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Old 12-12-2010, 03:18 PM   #46
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NumNutz,
I have ramps, receiver hitch carrier, and trailers.
Which one i use depends on the situation.
I have these ramps from Harbor Freight
http://www.harborfreight.com/1000-lb...amp-90799.html
I have this carrier but it's only rated for 400 LB.
http://www.harborfreight.com/400-lb-...ier-99721.html
I also have a tilt trailer (5' x 9') that is the easiest to load.
Easiest for long distance is bike in the bed or on the carrier.
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This guy makes it look easy.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCNK-Fs4jN4

And this guy makes it look hard, and expensive!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8f_AvXNmmos

Loading into a Taco too...
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Here is my motorcycle carrier.

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why tow your car when you can tow you truck with your bike.
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