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Motorcycle Trailer?

Discussion in 'Towing' started by sbeau1960, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. Mar 22, 2009 at 5:54 AM
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    sbeau1960

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    Now that I have a truck capable of towing a decent load (no offense to my 22RE '94), I'm in the market for a two bike motorcycle trailer. Anyone have one?

    I like this one because it folds up for easy storage....

    http://www.discount-trailers.com/kendon-dual-trailers.htm

    Would rather not spend $2200 though, for that price I can buy a full size trailer. Haven't looked locally yet, just wanted to get some advice from you guys if anyone's using one.
     
  2. Mar 22, 2009 at 6:03 AM
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    They are handy if you are limited on space and have to store it in a garage because of HOA rules or you don't have a back yard or whatever.
    If you've got the space, I like an enclosed trailer personally...you'll spend a lil more to get it...but it gives you a place to keep extra tools, extra storage when not trailering, etc etc.

    All depends on your needs tho.
     
  3. Mar 22, 2009 at 6:09 AM
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    Enclosed trailer would be nice if I could find a good used one for a reasonable price.
     
  4. Mar 22, 2009 at 6:14 AM
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    Tried craigslist?? I've seen them pop up around down here now and again. Search for motorcycle forums in your area too. They usually have a Buy/Sell/Trade section like we do here.

    Good luck!!
     
  5. Mar 22, 2009 at 6:27 AM
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  6. Mar 22, 2009 at 6:30 AM
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    That is pretty good man. Depending on the bikes you could prolly fit two in there...
     
  7. Mar 22, 2009 at 6:37 AM
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    Yeah, I defintely want to be able to haul two bikes, my wife rides too, might be a bit tight at 5x8. We have a couple of naked bikes, Honda 919 and 599, think they'd fit ok. I also have a full dress touring bike, Yamaha FJR1300, it probably would take up all the space by itself.

    I want something that we can haul bikes to events in, also have a couple of vintage bikes that I'd like to trailer over to Mid-Ohio for the meets there.
     
  8. Mar 23, 2009 at 1:46 PM
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    The naked bikes would fit in the 5x8 but you would have to stagger and reverse one of them.

    I have a 6x12, and with my 93 cb750 nighthawk, and my father's Ultra Classic, it is really tight.

    But my advice would be to look for atleast a 6x10.

    Regards,
     
  9. Mar 23, 2009 at 2:06 PM
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    Thanks, after doing some research and talking it over with my motorcycle buddies, it sounds like 6x10 is exactly what I need. If anybody within a reasonable distance of Indy has one for sale I'm definitely interested.

    Gotta have something to haul the two wheel fleet around in...

    [​IMG]

    and this vintage machine...

    [​IMG]

    and this one too...

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Mar 23, 2009 at 2:20 PM
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    I like that last on sbeau- That looks like my kinda project/bike...I'll admit it...I'm jealous.
     
  11. Mar 23, 2009 at 2:32 PM
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    That's a 1969 BSA Thunderbolt 650, admittedly the roughest one in my collection. It's a "someday" project, the '73 Honda 350-Four comes first, but definitely a cool old bike.
     
  12. Mar 31, 2009 at 12:39 PM
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    No you don't You I fit an R6 and GSXR on my open 5x8 N/P side by side.
     
  13. Mar 31, 2009 at 12:42 PM
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    I'm still thinking enclosed trailer, in no particular hurry so I'm just watching craigslist and local ads until I find the right deal.
     
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    You could go all out and get a toy Hauler. We have had our eye on the KZ MXT20 Perfect fit for the Tacoma. Nice inside and a place to put your toys.
     
  15. Mar 31, 2009 at 1:08 PM
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    Wow, just looked those up... http://www.kz-rv.com/mxt/index.html

    Pretty awesome but a bit more than what I need. At least until I sell my company and hit the road with my motorcycles, then I'd have a place to live!
     
  16. Mar 31, 2009 at 1:22 PM
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    Yeah man keep you Eye On craigs list. and don't jump at the first deal you see. I got my hands on a 6x12 enclosed Haulmark trailer with torsion axles and brakes, Side door and reamp rear door with a pretty expensive motorcycle chalk already installed for 2,000.00 just a few weeks ago. I got such a good deal on it that I plan on installing a generator on the tongue and a roof mount airconditioner on it so I can drive anywhere I want and camp in the back:D.
     
  17. Mar 31, 2009 at 1:31 PM
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    That's pretty much what I'm looking for, maybe 6x10 with rear ramp door and side door, fairly new.
     
  18. Apr 14, 2009 at 1:45 PM
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    Listen to Adam. I have a 6X12 and I have gotten the Ultra and the FX in the trailer both facing forward but had inches to spare. I did stop and check straps often that one trip!!! I usually trailer only the dresser with camping equipment and it still fills up pretty quick. A 6X10 would be the very minimum to consider for two bikes. IMO. Also with a single axle like mine, loading for proper tongue weight becomes an issue.

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  19. Apr 14, 2009 at 1:48 PM
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    Thanks, that helps me make up my mind, definitely want a 6x10 or 6x12.
     
  20. Apr 14, 2009 at 5:41 PM
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    Can't help with the trailer, but I must say, that's a sweet little 350 you've got there. Looks to be in pretty good condition. Here's my 73' 750:

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