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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 11-10-2011, 12:30 PM Thread Starter
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Trailering the 750

So, I am looking at options for trailers to transport my bike for one of any potential reason that may occur.

Does anyone have an option on the usability of one of the Harbor Freight trailers and if they would be suitable to use for our bikes?

The one I am currently looking at is:
http://www.harborfreight.com/1195-lb...els-90154.html

once decking is put down, the bed would be 48"x96"
With as close as this is to the overall length of the bike, s this enough room to get it up and secured to move it safely?

......I'd rather wake up in the middle of nowhere then in any city on earth.

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I got one like that one from tractor supply. It does the job for me.
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post #3 of 29 (permalink) Old 11-10-2011, 02:02 PM
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Rated for 1200 lbs so no prob. Nice unit. I had a piece o crap that i trailered my 1100 with. Bike was a 900 lb pig and the trailer did ok with it. You won't have any trouble with this set up.

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Sweet thanks.

Wheel choke, good idea. Hadn't thought of that...

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I got one like that one from tractor supply. It does the job for me.
By the way, that bike was like new before he hauled it on that trailer! Just kidding!

It is good to add the front wheel chock like niterider did and tie the bike down with the side stand up and let the bike's suspension absorb all the shocks of the road. I usually cinch the straps up to where the shocks are compressed a tiny bit which helps keep the bike from skipping around on the trailer.

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By the way, that bike was like new before he hauled it on that trailer! Just kidding!

It is good to add the front wheel chock like niterider did and tie the bike down with the side stand up and let the bike's suspension absorb all the shocks of the road. I usually cinch the straps up to where the shocks are compressed a tiny bit which helps keep the bike from skipping around on the trailer.
LOL best thing I heard today. Ace Ventura Motorcycle Hauling, ha ha!

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Converted ACCT's to manual (thanks wib714)
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Added stuff:
Customized hard bags w/ lights
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Hellcat windscreen
LED running lights
Home made 'Vita-Volt' meter
Foot rests on engine guard
Tunes

Hmm....she was on the back when we left.... ??
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im glad i own a truck lol
Lol, I do too now, but I liked putting the bike on the trailer better than he higher bed of the truck. There's always this 'woozey' point for me in the process , probably cause the boards flex under the weight of the bike.

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Home made under-tank single filter
Converted ACCT's to manual (thanks wib714)
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LED tail/plate lights
Relocated helmet lock to license plate

Added stuff:
Customized hard bags w/ lights
Chrome levers
Hellcat windscreen
LED running lights
Home made 'Vita-Volt' meter
Foot rests on engine guard
Tunes

Hmm....she was on the back when we left.... ??
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How would ya get that bike into the truck bed? How would you unload it? Never done that before. Toss some ideas my way. Would ya load it up in the truck evil knievel daredevil style Have Loaded small dirt bikes with the help of 3 or 4 peoples.


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Harbor Freight also has a few options for wheel chocks. Only trouble is you need to take them off if you're going to take advantage of the folding feature of the trailer.

My father-in-law has that same trailer, and he has used it quite a bit for hauling wood (he does custom woodworking/furniture building in his off hours). It's held up well over the 2 years he's had it.

Like most things Harbor Freight, if you're not planning to use the crap out of it, it's probably a good buy.

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