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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-16-2010, 03:25 AM Thread Starter
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moto tote on a car

Will it work? Ive seen different versions from discount ramp, moto tote and the others from when G2G asked to borrow one. But i was wondering if i could slap one on my car to take my bike to trackdays. I have an 03 acura cl, same frame i believe as the accord. Im not sure if they make class 3 hitches for my car, and if they do, if the frame+hitch can handle the bike. Anybody seen it done or think its possible? What would i need and need to worry about.
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I highly doubt it. You'll be dragging the rear bumper. Now if you go with a hitch from etrailer.com and a 4x8 trailer from HarborFreight you'll be fine and it wont run you more than $400 for the whole setup. And if my Hyundai Accent can tow it all your Acura will be fine. But putting all the weight on the rear wont work.

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i figured as much. I was thinking bout getting that 4x8 foldable trailer from harbor freight. Its only 260+shipping. Just put a floor board and get a hitch installed. Thanks man. I just been lazy to do that cuz i heard its been a bitch to register.
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Class 1 ( 200/2000 ) is likely the biggest hitch you can get for the CL.

I had a TL and it was the same deal.


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If you live in Woodridge, no shipping on the trailer. Harbor Freight is less than 10 miles away from you. I have a '96 Hyundai Accent and I tow my bike just fine.
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Will it work? Ive seen different versions from discount ramp, moto tote and the others from when G2G asked to borrow one. But i was wondering if i could slap one on my car to take my bike to trackdays. I have an 03 acura cl, same frame i believe as the accord. Im not sure if they make class 3 hitches for my car, and if they do, if the frame+hitch can handle the bike. Anybody seen it done or think its possible? What would i need and need to worry about.


LOL dude the back half of that car will be ripped off if you use one of these.
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@dave: thats frekin sweet. Itl be a winter project as im ending soon. Thanks man.
@g2g: lol no kidding. Hey il be able to wheelie my car!...FWD FTL LOL
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I have used one i made on my 93 taurus. The heaviest I ever hauled on it was my 2003 ktm 200 (220lbs). that worked ok but was the limit. 1975 kx125 worked well (180 lbs)
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putting a sport bike on the back would be instant death.. lol.

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putting a sport bike on the back would be instant death.. lol.
for the bike or the car?

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old i know, but this:


or this(old too):
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i figured as much. I was thinking bout getting that 4x8 foldable trailer from harbor freight. Its only 260+shipping. Just put a floor board and get a hitch installed. Thanks man. I just been lazy to do that cuz i heard its been a bitch to register.
I have yet to see a small trailer like that registered . Hook up and go . PS , buy a spare .

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I have yet to see a small trailer like that registered . Hook up and go . PS , buy a spare .
i'm registering mine this weekend. And I need to get a spare
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I have yet to see a small trailer like that registered . Hook up and go . PS , buy a spare .
u mean i can get away with not registering it? and do u mean spare wheel? or spare trailer i roll that deep mayn. got hundo's in a rubberband...more like singles. lol
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I own one (which I will be selling because I don't need it anymore), but wouldn't use it on a car.

Works good for a light bike on a truck or long wheelbase SUV, but a bad idea for something with soft rear springs. Most unibody cars can't even get proper hitches to use it. I would only use it for something like a dirtbike or motard anyways.

btw I'd take $150 for mine. Since I have a pickup instead of a Durango, I don't need it anymore.

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id take it if i had an SUV. thanks though. but am definitley getting a trailer over winter.
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Found a photo of my setup. I'll post a proper FS ad too.

Note, only use for LIGHT bikes. Physics will own you!


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Most towbars have a static hitch load limit of 50 - 75kgs even large 4 x 4's have little more than 120kgs static load. The towball can take a lot more but when towing and braking the load is increased, doing this over a bump makes the shock load higher. I've seen overloaded towbars crack and break in the past.

Overload at your peril. Imagine seeing your SV falling off the back :oops:

Insurance void e.t.c.

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