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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-11-2010, 01:59 AM Thread Starter
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any info on towing a bike trailer

Hi all. I have a '07 650 V-Star classic and am considering purchasing a suitable trailer for it later on. Any experiences and advice from others who have 500 to 750 size bikes would be greatly appreciated.

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Spend your money on chrome and road trips, not a trailer. thats my advice.

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Sissy bar bag

Aussie,

It does seem like a lot for a smaller engine. Would a pair of bags and a sissy bar bag or trunk do the trick for you? I have only seen trailers on bigger bikes.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-11-2010, 09:48 PM
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Sugar Bear does think your ride is a bit small for that, more so if you are ridin 2 up, rethink maybe? Just a thought. Ride Safe.

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I don't see any reason why you can't pull a trailer with the 650. I've seen 500's pulling trailers all over the place. I wouldn't pull a trailer constantly with the 650, but it can be done. If it weren't possible, they wouldn't sell a trailer hitch for the 650. You can pick up a small trailer from Harbor Freight pretty cheap and one of those plastic clam shell roof top cargo carriers.

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I had a '06 V-Star 650 Classic and had no problems pulling a trailer. There is not a lot of power with a small bike but, as long as you don't try jack rabbit starts, you should be fine. Don't think I would pull riding two-up though.
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