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Dirtbike Hitch rack -- safe?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by JHNguyen89, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. Dec 19, 2009 at 2:38 PM
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    JHNguyen89

    JHNguyen89 [OP] Member

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    Very interested in getting an MXhauler for my dirtbike to haul my bike around. Will the hitch be able to handle this type of load? It's not super heavy, but the load is all on the rear axle, which has me a little concerned.

    My bike is ~240 lbs and I'm guessing the hitch is less than 100 lbs. What do you guys think?

    Here's a link to the product:
    http://www.cyclegear.com/spgm.cfm?L1=&L2=&L3=&L4=&item=UMX_104-BLK
     
  2. Dec 19, 2009 at 2:55 PM
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    dlthunder

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    I bought one from Cabelas.com and it works just fine, seems to be secure enough.
     
  3. Dec 19, 2009 at 2:59 PM
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    NitroCircus177

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    Im not exactly sure but I would think it would work.
    But why dont you put the bike into the bed? Just as easy and doesnt cost $400+.
     
  4. Dec 19, 2009 at 2:59 PM
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    kevhogaz

    kevhogaz Low Speed, High Drag

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    I see 'em all the time on the back of SUV's at the track, so they must be fairly safe. With our freeway speeds averaging about 80 mph most of the time, I'm sure I would have heard of one falling off by now.
     
  5. Dec 19, 2009 at 6:04 PM
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    dlthunder

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    The Cabela's one costs a lot less, may not be as good of quality but it is good enough for my use.
     
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