Motorcycle carrier - Trailer ?

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  1. Lucky13

    Lucky13 Active Member

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    Hi Guys

    Bit of a random question but has anybody used something like this to move their blade around?

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MOTORCYCL...hash=item465c681b64:m:mn5GIySP1rboYpvfery_Fyw

    I didn't want to buy a large one that the whole bike sits on as storage is an issue, also renting one is just a hassle. This seemed pretty handy, small to store and pretty cheap all things considered.

    I'm not a fan of one wheel being dragged everywhere but as this would be for very rare use, perhaps once a year if that.

    Wasn't sure if the front wheel on a blade would fit in there without hitting the fairing, that's why I was hoping someone might have some experience ?

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  2. TheMickster

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    Don't Honda put a bit in the manual saying do not tow as it can damage the transmission?

    Not sure if it does or not or if it's just Honda covering themselves.

    Those Motolug trailers look ok and pack down quite small, but they're pretty expensive. I've seen them pop up secondhand on eBay now and again.

    Not used either though so can't really give any meaningful advice :)
     
  3. Muffking

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    +1 on the collapsable trailer option, Motolug or otherwise.
     
  4. SimonRR

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    Yes Motolug are great, they pack up real easy to stow away when not in use
    I reckon quite a few are selling trailors these days judging by all the "Sea of Vans" you now see at track days, there must be a few on ebay I reckon ;)
    I dont need a van though as only do 5-7 track days a year and dont need a bloody great big van stuck on my drive doin nowt :eek:


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  5. r1monkey

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    A mate of mine had the one wheel contraption on the back of his car . When the car took a sharp turn it looked like the bike was falling over as it really leant to the side .It can't have done the bike much good as it looked like it looked to be really putting stress on the headstock area in my opinion.
     
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  6. cronester

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    Towing with the rear wheel on the ground can indeed damage the transmission as the gearbox shafts and bearings don't get oil without the engine / oil pump running. Older bikes used to have the gears running in an oil bath so would not have the same issue but the oil level in a modern blade is well below the level of the gearbox shafts.
     
  7. Blade runner 1

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    I personally wouldn't tow a motorcycle with the rear wheel on the ground, recipe for disaster in my opinion on so many levels. That Motolug looks pretty good though.
     
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  8. SimonRR

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    Been towing my bikes on trailers for many years without any problems :D a van would be safer but damn sight more expensive for just a few days use a year.
    Now if I change my job to one that needs a van then I would be sorted :eek:;) until then I will keep on towing, it's fully insured
     
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  9. Lucky13

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    Thanks Guys, SimmonRR do you mean you have been towing them with the back wheel rotating ?
     
  10. Muffking

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    No, he means on his Motolug trailer :D
     
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    Hence why he say's, and I quote!

    "Been towing them on trailors for years with no problems" :rolleyes:

    (Even though he spelled Trailer wrong lol) :D
     
  12. SimonRR

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    hey spelling was never my strong point :D
     
  13. Gary Britton

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    Depending what vehicle you have you could get something like this Screenshot_2017-02-03-08-26-52.png
     
  14. Lucky13

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    thanks my tow bar only has a downward weight limit of 85kg so it would be well over the limit :(

    SimonRR how long does it take you to put your Motolug together, do you have to take the while thing apart for storage or can quite a bit of it stay assembled?

    Anyone want to sell me there bike trailOR :D
     
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    There's a 2+1 trailer for sale on race/track bike's for sale page on Facebook.
    It looks to have shielded lights so that it can be stood up against a wall. Hope this helps
     
  16. SimonRR

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    Never timed it but it's only a few mins, very clever design, easy to load bike too as the trailer tilts back so no ramp needed.
    Very easy to take apart and store in very small space
    You can find videos in youtube showing you alk you need to know :D
     
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  18. Lucky13

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    Thanks exuptoy, funnily enough I was already looking at this earlier today, very tempting although it doesn't fold as well as the Motolug, the owner did say you can remove the wheel assembly from the main body with 9 bolts, so it splits into two parts.

    Not sure how big these two parts are but if it splits in two that means I might be able to fit it inside my car rather then towing an empty trailer, also it means I might be able to store it under my stairs at home.

    Not sure 100% if that's possible has anyone had one of these Bikelug F300's ?
     
  19. exuptoy

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    Looks like it has the break neck at the hitch for ease of loading just like the motolug.
    That's a steal at £350 I reckon.
     

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