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post #31 of 42 (permalink) Old 02-15-2011, 10:30 AM
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Those are nice, but they do have a downfall. What if you have a couple different types of bikes? I dont think those would work on a bagger. Or what if you crash during a trackday and the rear wheel is fubared?
Then you have to buy different pins. I am not worried about a bagger as I would never own a POS like that so that problem is sloved.
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They also don't work if your bike has a solid rear axle.

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So what's stopping me from making my own with a $200 MIG welder from HF (or borrow one) and some scrap steel other than looks? I could learn how to weld in the process.
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Figured I'd throw this out there and see if any of you guys who are subscribed might be able to help. I am building an equivalent of the HF trailer with two TRS plates, possibly eventually adding a third (one center, then two on either side for two bike hauling). I want to be able to put them side by each, but I've heard that the bikes might end up hitting eachother's bars if the plates are right next to eachother. Anyone had any experience with this? If hitting bars is the case, has anyone ever extended the decking of one of these trailers out a little wilder in order to accommodate the necessary width?

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how wide is your trailer?


i built mine basically from the axle up back in 09, i used a pair of front chocks rather than the TRS for flexibility, Ill get the center distance between my chocks, never have any issue with the bikes touching

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It's the standard 4x8 Harbor Freight sized one. I don't have it assembled yet (still waiting on paint to come in) so I don't have an exact width beyond that. I think they will physically fit next to eachother, but I sent the question to PitBull yesterday and got this back this morning:

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Hello Adam. The plates are 6" x 24". Keep in mind that you might want to stagger the bikes a bit to avoid handlebar-to-handlebar contact…Or at least stage them side by side first to ensure you can turn the handlebars and get the clearance you need. Please let me know if you have any other questions at any time!

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Jason - I would assume that if your chocks are 24" or under, I should be golden, right?

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my trailer is like 5x7.5 or something, I built it to what I needed not to any specific size

ill post a pic of it tonight too i got my front chocks from HF as well, they been in use since 09 and kept outside every day since purchase, they work fine but the paint has peeled and its gotten rusty in spots

http://www.harborfreight.com/motorcy...ock-69026.html

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That trailer should fit two bikes. I would measure the handlebars and see how they fit. There is a bit of play with the TRS, so the bikes can wiggle. Even if you have to stagger the bikes, they should still fit.

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This is what I am going to run with at this point (assuming the balance point is alright - may have to scoot forward or backwards a little bit). The bike on the left will have a wheel chock and it will be moved a touch closer to the edge to clear the handlebars and tie down with the D-rings. Once I get it all assembled, I will probably see if two Pit Bull plates will fit side by side, just for future reference should I decide to add a second PB location. As for now, the quick release catches will move between the two plates as they are shown here.
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I've got a couple of trailer rails with ramps for that trialer I'm not using that I could be talked out of for $40 bucks if you are interested. optionally 2 of those Chocks as well

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