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need a trailer for a motorcycle

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Cutter_, Nov 20, 2018.

  1. Nov 20, 2018 at 10:22 PM
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    Cutter_

    Cutter_ [OP] I probably could have googled this

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  2. Nov 21, 2018 at 6:46 AM
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    I don't think the trailer you linked is real. It looks to be 1/10th scale for RC cars, man. Two of the tires on my dual axle trailer are more than the cost of that trailer. And why do you want a dual axle for towing a motorcycle? Dual axle is for loads over 3000lbs and will probably require you to install a brake controller. You can get a cheap, single axle trailer at Harbor Freight for under $500. Put some plywood down and call it a day. You don't need brakes on a trailer that is just hauling a motorcycle. https://www.harborfreight.com/1720-lbs-capacity-48-in-x-96-in-super-duty-folding-trailer-62647.html
     
  3. Nov 21, 2018 at 6:56 AM
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    Why not use the bed of your truck?
     
  4. Nov 21, 2018 at 6:57 AM
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    (ps: A Harley would be a nightmare to load, i'd watch Craigslist for a nice trailer with atleast 14" tires, plan on spending around $600-800.

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  5. Nov 21, 2018 at 6:59 AM
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    That poor tailgate looks like it's hyper-extending.
     
  6. Nov 21, 2018 at 7:01 AM
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    its not mangled! the bed is a little twisted from flexin on dem hoes (offroading) so the tailgate looks goofy. it really isnt though
     
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  8. Nov 21, 2018 at 8:43 AM
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    Cutter_ [OP] I probably could have googled this

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    Someone on another forum said to get dual axle so the suspension is easier on the bike? Not sure if that’s true or not?
     
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    No, you don't need dual axle. The bike won't get hurt at all. The only reason for dual axle is to haul more weight.
     
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  10. Nov 21, 2018 at 11:14 AM
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    Cutter_ [OP] I probably could have googled this

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    A tandem trailer under 500$ does not exist that will be road worthy. Find a single axle utility trailer, range from 800-1500. Trailers dont really depreciate like trucks so unless it's a steal I would buy a new one.

    You do not need a tandem trailer and you wont typically find them under 12 feet. Most tandems are 14 and 16 foot.
     
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  12. Nov 22, 2018 at 5:40 PM
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    If you don't need it long term, rent one from uhaul. They have dedicated bike trailers and are low cost unless doing a one way. I used on for my Duc from New Orleans to Florida and was very happy.

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  13. Nov 22, 2018 at 6:15 PM
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    Nah bro!
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  14. Nov 22, 2018 at 6:25 PM
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    A lot of guys prefer a tandem trailer because of safety issues, meaning if you blow a tire on a single axle, good luck hanging onto it, and you’ve got your pride and joy in the trailer. I understand a single axle would be fine, but if your gonna tow your bike around a lot, step up and get a tandem, never know what else you might wanna haul.
     
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    I have a Shoreland'r 3 rail dirt bike trailer, I've seen hauling 2 sport bikes, but I wouldn't put a Harley on it. That said, the Uhaul trailers are great.
     

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