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    Has anyone used the Ultimate MX Hauler for hauling motorcross and dirt bikes from Discount Ramps or one similar to it to haul their TW200? If so, do you need to modify or add anything to the bike to make it work?

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    Hi Dirt Dog,



    I have used both the Moto-Jack Rack and the Ultimate MX Hauler for hauling dozens of different dirt bikes and dual sports. I prefer the Moto-Jack Rack because it is lighter, easier and faster to load and unload than the MX Hauler. Unfortunately, I don't think the Moto-Jack Rack is available anymore. They still come up on craigslist occasionally. These racks are great if you only need to carry one bike but they do have some downsides. It can be a lot of weight hanging off the rear of your vehicle and that tends lighten up the front end of your vehicle which can get kinda squirrelly at highway speeds. The bike can also block most of your rear lights and signals and also your license plate.



    For carrying a TW with one of these racks you will need two mods. First you will need a real skid plate like the Ricochet model. Otherwise the entire weight of the bike will be resting on the engine cases. The other mod you will need will be larger footpegs so the tiedown clamps will fit through the pegs. Here are few pictures of my TW on an MX Hauler. These do not show the straps that I also use to secure the front and rear of the bike to prevent wobbling.



    Let me know if you have any questions or need additional information.



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    Thanks for the reply. Any recommendations on the type of pegs and where to get them and the skid plate?





    Hi Dirt Dog,



    I have used both the Moto-Jack Rack and the Ultimate MX Hauler for hauling dozens of different dirt bikes and dual sports. I prefer the Moto-Jack Rack because it is lighter, easier and faster to load and unload than the MX Hauler. Unfortunately, I don't think the Moto-Jack Rack is available anymore. They still come up on craigslist occasionally. These racks are great if you only need to carry one bike but they do have some downsides. It can be a lot of weight hanging off the rear of your vehicle and that tends lighten up the front end of your vehicle which can get kinda squirrelly at highway speeds. The bike can also block most of your rear lights and signals and also your license plate.



    For carrying a TW with one of these racks you will need two mods. First you will need a real skid plate like the Ricochet model. Otherwise the entire weight of the bike will be resting on the engine cases. The other mod you will need will be larger footpegs so the tiedown clamps will fit through the pegs. Here are few pictures of my TW on an MX Hauler. These do not show the straps that I also use to secure the front and rear of the bike to prevent wobbling.



    Let me know if you have any questions or need additional information.



    Brian

















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    Thanks for the reply. Any recommendations on the type of pegs and where to get them and the skid plate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Senior Dirt Dog View Post
    Thanks for the reply. Any recommendations on the type of pegs and where to get them and the skid plate?
    Do searches on the Performance and Customization Forum for Ricochet, skidplate, large footpegs, larger footpegs, etc. You will find plenty of information and discussion on these common mods. I got my skidplate from Ricochet Off-Road. There used to be a promo code somewhere on this site for 10% off. I got my footpegs on Ebay. Again, check recent discussions. You want to be sure that the pegs are steel and not aluminum.

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    I have one of the generic hitch-mount carriers that are obviously designed for MX and dirt bikes with narrower tire profiles. It's one of those troughs you roll the bike up into and then strap it down with ratchets.



    I'm sure that the added side-tread wear shortens the life of the rear tire, but the purchase price was so low that I couldn't resist.



    I have a pretty new T-dub, so I don't have much use for the hitch mount anyway though.



    I'd much rather ride to the trailhead than drive, park, unload, and then repeat the process in reverse after the ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TW-Brian View Post
    Do searches on the Performance and Customization Forum for Ricochet, skidplate, large footpegs, larger footpegs, etc. You will find plenty of information and discussion on these common mods. I got my skidplate from Ricochet Off-Road. There used to be a promo code somewhere on this site for 10% off. I got my footpegs on Ebay. Again, check recent discussions. You want to be sure that the pegs are steel and not aluminum.

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    Would I be correct to assume the two clamp tie downs that come with the lift tie down on the foot pegs? What are the two tubes on your rack used for?

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    Yes, the bike is secured by two 5/8" posts that go through the footpegs and are then tightened to secure the bike to the platform.



    Those tubes are the Famous Storage Tubes that are detailed here:



    https://tw200forum.com/index.php?/top...-storage-tube/



    I have used them to carry extra fuel, water, tools, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TW-Brian View Post
    Do searches on the Performance and Customization Forum for Ricochet, skidplate, large footpegs, larger footpegs, etc. You will find plenty of information and discussion on these common mods. I got my skidplate from Ricochet Off-Road. There used to be a promo code somewhere on this site for 10% off. I got my footpegs on Ebay. Again, check recent discussions. You want to be sure that the pegs are steel and not aluminum.

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