carrying the TW on a front mounted rack?
Close
    
    
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12
Like Tree29Likes

Thread: carrying the TW on a front mounted rack?

  1. #1
    Junior Member moab mike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Location
    Moab Utah USA
    Posts
    3

    carrying the TW on a front mounted rack?

    I love to pull my tiny [email protected] trailer behind my 1994 Toyota Land Cruiser--no way I can put a motorcycle rack on the back of the little trailer.
    Does anyone have any experience with a front bumper mounted rack on a Cruiser? Trying to figure out a way to bring both on road trips...

    thanks
    littletommy and jtomelliott49 like this.

  2. #2
    Senior Member BillMichaels's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    SF Bay Area
    Posts
    277
    Mike- Way back in 1972 I used to have a 1972 FJ40 with the hoop carriers on the front bumper. I used it for a Trail 90 and even a 250 AJS. No ramp, just pure strength. My only complaint was the bike blocked some of the FJ's headlights at night.
    littletommy and jtomelliott49 like this.
    1998 HD FLHTC

    2004 TW200

    2004 TW200

  3. #3
    Senior Member TW-Brian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Pleasanton, CA
    Posts
    5,747
    I think that most guys get a frame mounted 2" receiver installed in the front. Then there are a variety of rail type carriers that you could use. I believe that the TW would be a bit more than a bumper mounted carrier could handle.

  4. Remove Advertisements
    TW200Forum.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    Senior Member old w/??'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Posts
    985
    You say a "tiny" trailer. Depending on how tiny; Versa-Hauler M/C carrier has a receiver hitch on the back allowing you to pull a trailer behind your M/C. Look at the VH Sport specs.

    "The VH-SPORT has a Class III hitch on the end of the carrier. It is limited to light-duty applications. The max towing weight, regardless of your vehicle, is 3000 lbs."

  6. #5
    Banned Reddog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Location
    BAJA Arizona
    Posts
    441
    This is the part for my 2017 Tundra only problem is I have to remove to change the oil. https://www.amazon.com/CURT-31198-Fr...t+2+inch+hitch

  7. #6
    Junior Member Nootka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Posts
    18
    Quote Originally Posted by moab mike View Post
    I love to pull my tiny [email protected] trailer behind my 1994 Toyota Land Cruiser--no way I can put a motorcycle rack on the back of the little trailer.
    Does anyone have any experience with a front bumper mounted rack on a Cruiser? Trying to figure out a way to bring both on road trips...

    thanks
    I tow my travel trailer and front mount my bike on my tundra. 2" receiver. No problem.
    jtomelliott49 and littletommy like this.

  8. #7
    Junior Member moab mike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Location
    Moab Utah USA
    Posts
    3
    the versahaul sport: that's the ticket!
    the little trailer weighs less than a ton.

  9. #8
    Senior Member RockyTFS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Hailey, ID
    Posts
    3,377
    Quote Originally Posted by moab mike View Post
    the versahaul sport: that's the ticket!
    the little trailer weighs less than a ton.
    Yeah, I have used that behind my Tundra pulling an Aliner at about 1500 lbs. for 7 years now. I did have to install air bags or I would have been on the axle. About 55 lbs in them does the ticket. It handles very nicely, but on an FJ40 you might experience twitchiness above 55-60 due to the shorter wheelbase.
    Rocky
    2018 TW200
    2014 BMW R1200GS LC

  10. #9
    Member lowrider's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Idaho Panhandle
    Posts
    31
    Maybe I'm missing something but a narrow flange 8" wide channel 6' long oughta make one of those pretty quick. Add the tie downs on each end and some 2" square tube and you're done for probably under $100. Of course you gotta be able to weld too.

    I have one of the HF brand that's suppose to handle 300 lbs but it sure is shaky with the TW on it. Been thinking about beefing it up some.
    littletommy likes this.
    Somewhere along the way I've lost the ability to act politically correct. Should you find it, please feel free to keep it.

  11. #10
    Senior Member Rockit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Location
    Sacramento
    Posts
    158
    I've been happy with the B-Dawg motorcycle carrier with towing option. I had to get air suspension installed on my SUV to handle the weight of the motorcycle, but that was fairly inexpensive especially since I opted to not use an onboard air compressor. I have two schrader valves mounted under the rear bumper and it's easy to use those to pump up the suspension when I need it. I towed a TW200 on the carrier and a small trailer loaded with a large ATV (Polaris Sportsman Touring) from Sacramento, CA to St. George, UT without any problem. In UT I cruised at 70 mph since they don't have a speed restriction when towing and everything stayed smooth and easy to handle.

    IMG_0705.JPG
    littletommy likes this.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Sponosred Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Be honest...who USES their front rack?
    By JasonTX in forum Performance and Customization
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 01-19-2016, 06:33 PM
  2. Manracks rear rack. Mounted mine today.....Silly post.
    By Werloc in forum Performance and Customization
    Replies: 27
    Last Post: 03-21-2015, 05:43 PM
  3. DIY side boxes on a budget mounted to my Cycle Rack
    By selbmn in forum Performance and Customization
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 05-22-2013, 07:03 PM
  4. Front rack
    By digger988 in forum Performance and Customization
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 05-04-2012, 08:13 AM
  5. Front Rack
    By lonedave in forum Performance and Customization
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 01-29-2011, 07:58 PM