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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-26-2008, 10:58 PM Thread Starter
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My New Trailer

I got this so I could try trackdays this year. It is a Long Chin that was purchased through a vendor on another forum. Works well, folds into a tidy package, and did not cost a fortune.



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Nice trailer. Time to put some decking on the top so that you put some gear on there instead of cramming it all in the car.
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Nice trailer. Time to put some decking on the top so that you put some gear on there instead of cramming it all in the car.
Except for gas, I would want everything in the car. I would hate to have my gear on the trailer and it rain on the way to the track.

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SHOULD ADD ANOTHER SET OF TIE-DOWNS.

I see a front tie-downs and the rear-wheel strap.

That is PLENTY to secure the bike UNLESS something fails !!!

IF one of your front tie-downs give out, think she may tip !!!

btw - Nice Trailer

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nice setup!

how much was the trailer?

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$745 shipped. I can PM you the link to the other forum where I found the vendor, not sure if I can post it?

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SHOULD ADD ANOTHER SET OF TIE-DOWNS.

I see a front tie-downs and the rear-wheel strap.

That is PLENTY to secure the bike UNLESS something fails !!!

IF one of your front tie-downs give out, think she may tip !!!

btw - Nice Trailer
Good point. I should grab another set just in case.

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what size wheels are on the trailer?

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$745 shipped. I can PM you the link to the other forum where I found the vendor, not sure if I can post it?
sure, post away
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The shipping was the biggest part. The front tie downs and the front stand were also extras. Wheels are 20"

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When I am on the tollway with this, do I need to stop at the booths now?

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no, ipass will cover it the tolls still, the OD of the tire is 20?

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Sorry, I misread, the wheels are 8". It was listed as 8"x20" and I said the wrong number.

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isn't the transmission on the TT a little on the small side to be towing anything?
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isn't the transmission on the TT a little on the small side to be towing anything?
Absolutely not. People have made massively powered TTs run reliably with the stock transmission. That is with the Quattro system not allowing the tires to slip either. I have no worries about the car. 1st gear is way low and the car pulls fine in almost any gear. The weak point is the towing system is the hitch. Only a class I. The trailer weight less than 400lbs and the bike about the same. I have no worries with one bike, a second would bother me.

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Sorry, I misread, the wheels are 8". It was listed as 8"x20" and I said the wrong number.
This did not seem right so I measured them. They seem more like 10", but the outer diameter of the wheel/tire combo is around 20".

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SHOULD ADD ANOTHER SET OF TIE-DOWNS.

I see a front tie-downs and the rear-wheel strap.

That is PLENTY to secure the bike UNLESS something fails !!!

IF one of your front tie-downs give out, think she may tip !!!

btw - Nice Trailer
From personal experience you should consider the soft ties that attach to the forks and add another set of tie downs to the rear. If you continue to use "canyon dancers" or something similar add more stress to the rear tie downs then the front. over loading the front can result in a broken or bent bar. There are some alternate methods of securing the bike without dancers or soft ties. It partially depends on the bike. The next time you are at the track (maybe Road Amer. June 9/10 with STT or ACC June 23) get with me and we'll talk.

BTW, I have the older version of the same trailer and it's still going strong. It's mainly a decorative piece at our farm, but I won't sell it!

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If you are interested, Condor made up a version of their stand that bols up to the from of the rail. I have a pair of them on my Kondor, and it truley makes it a 1 man job ot load and tie down. Also, since it captures the front wheel, you only need 2 tie down straps.

http://www.condor-lift.com/products.asp

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