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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-10-2012, 05:56 PM Thread Starter
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Towing a trailer

Just wondering how many of you tow a trail with your scoot?I purchased some plans for a small tear drop trailer and thinking of building one to tow behind my strat. Would like some input, pros, cons and if I'm just plain loony. Thanks

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You are just plain looney

On a less serious note...i notice a lot of people using them for long haul trips. Your 113 cubic inches shouldn't have any problem pulling it unless you plan on hauling bricks home from the Home Depot

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Would like some input, pros, cons and if I'm just plain loony. Thanks
This won't provide much insight (shocker, eh?) but a few factors that I learned with my Goldwing.

1. OEM warranties (yep, even on Wings) go away when you rig them and haul trailers. And yes, lots of folks do it, but Honda reserves the right to give you a "Sorry, Charlie" if you suffer any vehicle failures that might be attributable to hauling. Probably not a factor with your '07 unless you are still under an extended warranty (as mine is)

2. Ensure you install a trailer hitch/ball that is designed for motorcycle use. Your two-wheeler heels over in turns, whereas a trike bike does not (nor a standard 4 wheel towing vehicle unless you do something terribly wrong). You need to ensure that the trailer's inability to heel with the bike will not affect the bike's stability by hanging up/reaching the design limits of the ball.

3. Ensure the tongue weight of the trailer (ideally no more than 10% of the GVW of the loaded trailer) in combination with the operator and any passenger weight does not grossly exceed the GVWR of the bike.

4. Practice with the loaded trailer/passenger before you leap joyfully out into rush hour traffic

Enjoy the ride...

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-11-2012, 05:02 PM
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From Springer's info and pic() maybe a feller would be better off packin his bags and strappin em on

Does anyone sides me wonder what them mexican lookin words at the end of that post mean
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Sugar, I think Springer is having delusions of grandeur. It is an old saying that reads like this: "Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad".

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Thanks for the input. As for what I would be hauling would only be a couple of hds lol.

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Roadhouse slip on exhaust
K&N air filter with lid mod
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200 tire on the rear
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