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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-02-2011, 10:53 PM Thread Starter
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It seems like this might be a cheap alternative to buying, registering, and storing a trailer. Assuming the welds are fine, why is this a bad idea?

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youre driving the trans and rear wheel without the engine running could cause some lubrication issues

imaging what happens if it clicks into gear on a bump

those blue straps are the only thing between you and disaster, if one loosens its gonna be a bad day

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youre driving the trans and rear wheel without the engine running could cause some lubrication issues

imaging what happens if it clicks into gear on a bump

those blue straps are the only thing between you and disaster, if one loosens its gonna be a bad day
I would guess that they recommend you remove the chain when towing like this for the reasons Jason pointed out. Gonna put unnecessary wear on the rear wheel bearings and the tire.

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I think the picture speaks for itself.
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check out the side ramp hitch thingy


it goes onto your hitch and it lets you put your entire bike on it but sideways, both wheels off the ground. I think you need a certain class hitch to be able to use it.
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^^^^
Needs at least a class lll or lV to use something like a Mototote. I towed with the Hyundai. It pulled a single bike on an open trailer without any problem.
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How do you load it, pop a wheelie?

Seriously, how would you like to get hit from behind?

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I am not worried about the chain wear or anything else. I just can't stop thinking about dragging my bike down the street sideways. Chris that is halfway to a trailer. If your buying that A) we can make it or B) Ill pay the other half and store the HF trailer.

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How do you load it, pop a wheelie?

Seriously, how would you like to get hit from behind?
2x6. Its on the site.

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that looks fine, if you hate your bike and are a cheap ass muther fugger
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...and are a cheap ass muther fugger
Well that describes me, but I still kind of like my bike.

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Well that describes me, but I still kind of like my bike.
outside of an emergency pickup of a broken down bike i wouldnt use it
and even then id rather push it home

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