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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-27-2010, 08:01 PM Thread Starter
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Does anyone have experience with one of these?
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The SMC-600R motorcycle carrier has all the benefits of a trailer without taking up the space! The carrier has the ability to hold any style motorcycle up to 600 lbs. right on your vehicles class III or greater 2" x 2" hitch receiver. Giving the hauler its 600 lb capacity is a heavy duty black steel frame with a rust proof aluminum track. The aluminum track is 78.75" long and 8" wide with raised sides for guiding tires on the carrier. Featured at the end of the track is an integrated wheel chock to assist in stabilizing the motorcycle when securing with tie-down straps and during transport. The wheel chock has (2) adjustable sections for length customization to your specific transport application. The front tire stop section of the wheel chock is a steel tubular bar with (2) individual settings, and the rear section with (6) settings, pivots to lock the front tire in place. (4) tie down points on the frame allow for simple and quick motorcycle securement with tie-down straps. Tie down straps are sold separately. We have a full selection of quality tie down straps for motorcycle carriers below. We recommend using a basic strap kit and a wheel tie kit to secure your motorcycle.

Included with the SMC-600R is an extra long 72" loading ramp that stores right on the carrier for quick and easy access when loading or unloading your bike. The loading ramp is 7.5" wide for accommodating wider sport bike tires and attaches to the carrier track via a steel pin on the end of the ramp. The ramp is placed on the passenger side of the carrier for safety from oncoming traffic. Also included with the SMC-600R motorcycle hauler is an anti-tilt locking bracket which reduces carrier wobble from play in the hitch receiver. The carrier includes a 5/8" hitch pin for securing the motorcycle hauler to your receiver hitch. (optional silent hitch pins available) Includes a 1 year warranty!


















What I'd like to know is how good of a quality this thing really is (weld points, etc). It sucks I don't have room for a trailer (can't afford it anyway) but I think I'll be more upset if this thing falls apart and my bike goes flying in the middle of freeway

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i put my dirtbike on one and drove to Texas and back.. i dunno if i would trust a sportbike on the back of that thing.

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I wouldnt put a street bike on it. To much money to have come crashing to the ground because of a weld or broken bolt. Wont fit in your bed?

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I wouldnt put a street bike on it. To much money to have come crashing to the ground because of a weld or broken bolt. Wont fit in your bed?
Nah, pics aren't mine, I drive a 4Runner.

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I would never ever put a street bike on it!!!

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This has been discussed before. G2G has this style of bike hauler and hauls his sportbike on it with no problems.
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id find out which one g2g uses

just looking at this one i see a few issuse with the construction i dont like, the primary of which is the face that is seems there are only 2 bolts in the rail that hole it to the hitch tube, theres no spreader or stabilizer outboard of the center that I can see

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Buddy of mine uses one (not sure on brand) for a sportbike w/ no problems. I'd do it.

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id find out which one g2g uses

just looking at this one i see a few issuse with the construction i dont like, the primary of which is the face that is seems there are only 2 bolts in the rail that hole it to the hitch tube, theres no spreader or stabilizer outboard of the center that I can see

I bought one of those cargo carriers that you can put on the hitch. And its rated for 500lbs. It just doesn't seem stable because its a "loose fit" in the hitch.

i would feel safer if there were outside arms that connected to the hitch frame .






I've seen those hitch things where you put the front wheel of the bike and you tow it. I'm wondering if anyone has one of those? Like to get one if the bike breaks down, and i can just do it on my own instead of trying to find someone last minute to push it on a ramp.
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that bike thing has a 'clamp' that tightens it to the hitch to eliminate the slop

theres someone on here that went damn near cross contrty witht eh front wheel tow holder thing, for that purpose i dont like it but as a breakdown pickup use it makes sense, ill just stay with my trailer though, its easy enough to push the bike up the ramp even alone.

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I've had a mototote for some years and used it for 600 sport bikes and dirt bikes with no issue.

may have to beef up the rear suspension with some air bags or helper springs

for the loose fit thing , one extra strap from the carrier to the hitch loop fixes that.

sometimes I put a strap from the bars to the roof carrier if it is available.

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very nice for a sport bike
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