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Was hoping to get some info on the bikes that guys have put trailer hitches on, I've seen a few on here but haven't come up with the info how to go about such a mod. Tried searching with no luck but I'm a bone head with computers (they are just a passing fad after all!) looking to move stuff a very short ways as we unload a horse trailer. Any thoughts? Thanks

I think tw2007 had one on in a photo?
 

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I'm also curious about this: I was considering building a small lightweight cargo trailer that would do double-duty pulling my 7ft kayak to some really remote fishing spots. I'd really like to have it road legal, if anyone has information on the procedure.. Similar to a regular "homemade" trailer, maybe?



Besides all that, it'd be GREAT to have to pull along on trail cleanups to toss all of the darn garbage in that inconsiderate folks leave behind.
 

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Here is what I want to build in some combination. Still working out the drawings and will connect the trailer to the swing arm. I want to haul a a deer or two on a trailer.

















 

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You might be interested in this: Unitrack Trailer. Doesn't look like they make this trailer anymore though, although you could call Dauntless and see.



 

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Here is what I want to build in some combination. Still working out the drawings and will connect the trailer to the swing arm. I want to haul a a deer or two on a trailer.


Why the Swingarm? I'd be worried about that affecting unsprung weight...Especially if you plan high speed towing...Might be better to attach to the frame and adjust the spring rate for proper balance and handling...although I suppose if you're just hauling a deer to the trailhead, It might not be that big a deal
 

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Why the Swingarm? I'd be worried about that affecting unsprung weight...Especially if you plan high speed towing...Might be better to attach to the frame and adjust the spring rate for proper balance and handling...although I suppose if you're just hauling a deer to the trailhead, It might not be that big a deal


Thanks for the imput, more to think about.



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U-shaped bracket bolted to the front and rear foot peg mounts, a couple vertical pieces to the rear turn mounts. Weld a flate plate to the aft end for a standard trailer coupler ball. DOT tires and a LED trailer light kit. Done and legal.
 

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Do you need to register a trailer thats towed by a motorcycle? (in any state, not necessarily one in particular)
 

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Do you need to register a trailer thats towed by a motorcycle? (in any state, not necessarily one in particular)
Not in Tennessee. I don't think I'd be going out of state without a tag, though, and to get a tag, the trailer must be registered.



Also, some states ban the use of single-wheel trailers. Check into that before you build or buy one.
 

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I need all the input !



talked to Don at Cycleracks about modifying a Cyclerack for a trailer hitch (guess I am his biggest customer since I have bought 6 complete racks for the TW so far !!!)



YIKEES !



honestly without the rack the bike is , just a bike !



with the Cyclerack, you have hauling capacity, and protection from falling over !!



Don and I discussed attaching to the rear axle to be the BEST solution !



then a simple attachment to the rack above ..



what about welding a bolt right to the swing arm 2" in front of the rear axle ?



actually need to weld the nut to the swing arm, so you can back out the bolt to remove the hitch assemble ? The simple "U" shaped hitch with a flat plate welded to the back center ?



or just bend some steel stock and weld right to the rear swing arm just in front of axle ?



thoughts ?



suggestions ??



I would appreciate any input ...



this simple bike is , without a doubt, such a workhorse ! I just need to figure out how to utilize it ..



here where gas is $5.00 a gallon (when available) and going up !



em
 

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ps seat hold down bolts



what about welding a penny to each of those two bolts



then you have the penny to hold onto to undo those two bolts !



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after doing research, I have decided to attach my new dog-carrier trailer to the rear footpeg mounts !



removed both pegs, as well as the mounting tabs and the safety tab, I am having a "U" shaped piece of galvanized steel welded directly onto the horizontal area of both brackets.



going back about 30" gives me enough room to clear the rear wheel, and still remain as close as possible to reduce any steering/balance issues which I think will compound as you get farther away from the axle.



I have also ordered this fancy ball mount gizmo, which allows the trailer to roll left or right without actually sliding on the ball/cup surface..another great Chineese invention !



trailer should arrive next week, should be hauling dogs to the beach soon !



em



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after doing research, I have decided to attach my new dog-carrier trailer to the rear footpeg mounts !



removed both pegs, as well as the mounting tabs and the safety tab, I am having a "U" shaped piece of galvanized steel welded directly onto the horizontal area of both brackets.



going back about 30" gives me enough room to clear the rear wheel, and still remain as close as possible to reduce any steering/balance issues which I think will compound as you get farther away from the axle.



I have also ordered this fancy ball mount gizmo, which allows the trailer to roll left or right without actually sliding on the ball/cup surface..another great Chineese invention !



trailer should arrive next week, should be hauling dogs to the beach soon !



em



St John, USVI


Can't wait to see some photo's of the finished project. I'd like to haul my dogs that way too!
 

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after doing research, I have decided to attach my new dog-carrier trailer to the rear footpeg mounts !



removed both pegs, as well as the mounting tabs and the safety tab, I am having a "U" shaped piece of galvanized steel welded directly onto the horizontal area of both brackets.



going back about 30" gives me enough room to clear the rear wheel, and still remain as close as possible to reduce any steering/balance issues which I think will compound as you get farther away from the axle.



I have also ordered this fancy ball mount gizmo, which allows the trailer to roll left or right without actually sliding on the ball/cup surface..another great Chineese invention !



trailer should arrive next week, should be hauling dogs to the beach soon !



em



St John, USVI
Any update photos Carib?
 

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I have also ordered this fancy ball mount gizmo, which allows the trailer to roll left or right without actually sliding on the ball/cup surface..another great Chineese invention !



em



St John, USVI


Do you have a link for this mount
 
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