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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 07-28-2010, 08:51 PM Thread Starter
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Does anyone Tow a trailer with their 750?

I was wondering if anyone tows a trailer and how they hooked the trailer hitch to their bike? Can you hook it to the rear wheel shaft and bottom shock bolts instead of hooking to the frame? I am planning on making the hitch and trailer myself. If anyone has picks of their hitch and trailer it would be greatly appreciated.

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You have to come off of the frame.
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gcextreme does he has pics of the hitch he made either on his website or in the gallery


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gcextreme does he has pics of the hitch he made either on his website or in the gallery
It is in his public profile.
https://www.vn750.com/forum/album.php?albumid=211
pictures #5, 6, 7 and 8 show where the hitch is attached to the frame.

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Now here is something I feel the same way about that all those ATGATT riders do about all that gear. I never have and never will pull a trailer with a motorcycle. IMO, it is simply not acceptably safe. The handling dynamics of a single track vehicle (motorcycle) simply do not work with a double track vehicle (trailer).

I know people have ridden millions of miles while pulling a trailer without any issues. People have also ridden millions of miles with no gear, and never got a scratch.

I ride around here in the summer quite often with no gear but a helmet. So far my luck has held out. But I wouldn't pull a trailer with a motorcycle no matter how much gear I was wearing. This is of course MY OWN PERSONAL OPINION. Jerry.

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X2 on what Jerry said... Although my son has a trailer he throws his golf clubs in and pulls with a Road King, I couldn't talk him out of pulling it, but he's 50 yrs. old and can make up his own mind...
But on the other hand, I wouldn't ride a big ole Road King either...lol...
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They do make single wheel trailers:http://www.n-line.com/

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Thanks guys for all opinions.

I am just tossing the idea around but feel that it would be just as safe with a trailer then if I had a ton of gear/luggage loaded on the bike plus a passenger. Making the bike very top heavy and overloading the suspension. With a trailer I can keep the load low and still have comfortable control of the bike. I have 3 or 4 long trips with a passenger next year and think a trailer would be easier.

I for one can pack light for a week or more, but my passenger....well.....she ....likes to pack a lot. nuff said. lol

As far as the 1 wheel trailers I don't have the cha ching for one of those. Hence why I am making my own or finding a faily cheap one that needs TLC.

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Modified seat and backrest
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Crash bar with Kyriakin pegs and extensions
Kumho 758 165/80-15 CT rear Dunlop 404 110/90-19 front
Coastered and air/fuel screws at 2.5 turns
Spline lube

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Decals and mirrors
Coastered and air/fuel screws at 2.5 turns
ACCTs to MCCTs
Degoated with Harley mufflers
Duro 110-90-19 front 150-90-15 rear
Pick-up coils at .020
Spline lube

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These might make interesting reading:

http://www.uni-go.com/ http://www.tinytears.cc/Scans/Uni.pdf
http://www.freepatentsonline.com/D477797.html
http://www.biketrailers.20m.com/MAIN.htm
http://www.instructables.com/id/Sing...-Bike-Trailer/
http://www.motorcycletrailer.com/
http://www.singlewheel.com/

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As far as the 1 wheel trailers I don't have the cha ching for one of those. Hence why I am making my own
If you plan in making your own any why not research the design of the single wheels? Jerry makes a good point as far as single track vs. dual track. I would think with one degree of movement removed, a safe hitch could be made simpler...

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