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Towing my Hayabusa

Discussion in 'Towing' started by Rmodel65, Oct 7, 2010.

  1. Oct 7, 2010 at 7:31 PM
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    Rmodel65

    Rmodel65 [OP] Yukon Cornelius

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    so im thinking about coming up with some way to transport the 'Busa if need be of if i go visit friends in Philly or NYC id like to be able to take the bike in tow...so what do you guys use to transport bikes?? a trailer or just use ramps to get it up in the bed?
     
  2. Oct 7, 2010 at 8:04 PM
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    look on craiglist. you can get a flatbed for 7 hundo to a grand. They also make motorcycle trailers. pretty much just 3 rails for three bikes. costs 400 to 800. I swear by trailers for bikes. easier to load and unload plus if you get a flatbed trailer useful for so much more. I just bought and enclosed trailer, pricy but awsome. I can store/ship and work on the bikes in there and on long roadtrips I sleep in the back.
     
  3. Oct 7, 2010 at 8:20 PM
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    Rmodel65 [OP] Yukon Cornelius

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    a Busa is big but it doesnt weigh 1k pounds they are about 560 pounds with fluids

    i found this but the rear tires on the busa is about 7 1/2 inches wide iirc and the channel is 6 on the trailer http://jacksonville.craigslist.org/mcy/1987419156.html
     
  4. Oct 7, 2010 at 8:26 PM
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    if you go for a rail trailer it depends on the trailer. They make ones for dirt bikes (way to small) sport bikes (for a busa still to small) and for cruisers and touring bikes just gotta research but very good point on the rail size. I recommend splitting the bill and either a 5x8 or 5x10 flatbed or enclosed. itd be 800-4000 used but good condition depending on options and flat vs enclosed but they are so versitile where as a rail trailer is only good for bikes
     
  5. Oct 7, 2010 at 8:34 PM
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    Speedo is off or the bikes govenor is removed, not a simple task. All bikes, right after the busa came out were limited to 198mph. whole afraid bike wars between manufacturers would produce off the lot bikes that were to fast and england pitching a fit. bikes speedos are notorisuly (Im drinkin and dont care about spelling) off by 5-20 mph depending on aftermarket parts, sprokets ect. Not that any of this matters I have gone 160 its fast, if he reads 220 i would say prob 195ish insane, fun ride not to mention is front wheel was up to 135ish, sick
     
  8. Oct 8, 2010 at 6:44 AM
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    if only they werent 5 hours away:D
     
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    I'd trailer it if you have access to one. If not, I'd put a piece of plywood in the bed to help support the weight of the back tire on the tailgate. The weight of that bike isn't as much of an issue as the length. I'd be worried about the back tire over the gate but, like I said, throw a piece of plywood in there to distribute the weight and you should be fine. I haul a Katana 750 in a DCSB, it weighs a little over 400# but is a shorter frame I believe. No issues so far.
     
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