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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-30-2009, 04:59 PM Thread Starter
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Think I can tow a bike with my Hyundai?

I am being serious. I have a '96 Hyundai Accent with a 5 speed manual transmission. My car is suppost to be rated for 200 lbs tongue, 2000 lbs tow. There is a hitch made for my car. I was thinking of using an open trailer and towing the SV. Most of the towing will be to Gus's place and back (less than 100 miles round trip), and if all is well, an occasional ride to BHF or another local track. I plan on getting a truck, but cannot afford right now. Fwiw, the Hyundai is in perfect mechanical order and it has 87k miles on it. What do you think?
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Dave, I tow single bikes on my trailer with my honda prelude with the 2.3 in it and like 140k on the clock

I could probably do 2 bikes but havent tried it yet

you buyin a trailer? ill be building a single place for sale in the coming weeks

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My neighbor is suppost to be giving me a free trailer. It is small, and crappy. It will get cleaned up, I will wire new lights to it, and grease the bearings. I have not seen it yet, but the PO stepped up to a larger trailer, so I am guessing this is pretty small.
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It will get the job done dave. You've got about 13k miles to break the tranny under warranty.

Pilot. What is this trailer building you speak of? I'm looking for an open trailer.
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I got a single place jet ski trailer

Ill be converting it to a single place moto trailer then selling it since i already have a 2 place trailer

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Crap. I need one big enough for 3 dirtbikes.
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itd be single place for a street bike

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You should be fine Dave. If it's rated to tow 2000 lbs, you will only be pulling a bit <1000 with a small trailer+bike.

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i'll do it no problem. if it feels like its struggling, keep it in 4th.

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You should be fine Dave. If it's rated to tow 2000 lbs, you will only be pulling a bit <1000 with a small trailer+bike.
id wager its closer to about 500 with a single place trailer and bike
but yea no problems pullin it

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Jason you have a text.
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Crap. I need one big enough for 3 dirtbikes.
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Dave my 4x8 aluminum trailer only weighs 220 lbs. I'm sure you'd be fine with any light trailer.

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Similar thread on NESBA where a few of us posted about towing and 4cyl passenger cars. From what I have read it seems most cars are fine towing a small trailer and one bike. Just make sure your brakes are not end of life.

http://tracktalk.nesba.com/showthrea...ighlight=acura
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My Civic (1.6L 5speed manual) has towed a crappy flat trailer with a stunt bike and 3 fiddies in it. That was with ~100k on the clock.

DO IT.

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here is my 3 series puling small 4x8 with 560 lbs bmw gs on it.
also with the same car i pul 7x12 open aluminium trailer with my 05 tiger and a friend gs1100, both bikes are 500+ lbs on a 1000 mile trip one way.


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i got 5x8 trailer under construction at the moment to replace the 4x8 ,will fit 2 sport bikes or 3 dirt bikes.if somone is interested i can build a second one.i use square toubing so trailer is rigid,not like some of those cheassy trailers and cost me less.

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