I wonder if anyone hauls their bike on a front hitch...I have a 3/4 ton Silverado with a camper on the back that overhangs the tailgate by about 20 inches. To haul the bike on a motorcycle ramp on the back would require too long of an extension and I would have 2 joints unless I got a special weld and still it would be too long. It seems more logical to put a hitch up front but I was wondering if this would restrict headlights and get me in trouble with the Highway Patrol. Any thoughts.
A very very wise man once said “it’s more fun to ride a slow bike fast, than a fast bike slow”.
"Now then get your weapons... and go out to the open country to hunt some wild game for me"
“I've noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born.”
Probably depends on the cop.... we got stopped by officer Richard Cranium of the washington state patrol a few years back for having a couple spokes "obstructing" the tail lights. being on the front might restrict air flow to the radiator.
1993 Shadow 1100 with Ural sidecar
2008 H-D Ultra Classic
2009 Zuma 125
2004 Zuma 50
Waeigh your front axle with the camper on it, loaded for travel, and with your normal complement of crew members in the cab. Do you have 400 pounds additional axle capacity left?
Qwerty is spot on. Keep in mind the front hitch will weigh 100lbs, the carrier will weigh 100lbs (mine does) and the bike weighs 300lbs. I carry a CT70 on the front of my 1 ton dodge, but its setup to carry a snowplow so it can handle the weight. Check the GAWR (gross axle weight rating) for the front and the curb weight (front). Subtract the two and you will see how much you can put on your front axle. You might be pushing the GVWR for your truck with another 500lbs on it, even if you are within the axle rating...
Have you thought of pulling a small utility trailer?
In the Stable: 73 Honda CT90,81 Honda CT110,81 Honda CT70,04 Yamaha TW200,07 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500
If the bike was on a front or rear bumper rack and you got hit by another car (or you hit another) would the bike be covered by insurance? If not, it is kind of an expensive aftermarket bumper wouldn't you think?
Not for or against...just something to keep in mind if you did want to.