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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-23-2008, 11:59 AM Thread Starter
 
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pulling a cargo trailer

Hello everyone, I would like to ask if anyone pulls a trailer with there 750 ?
Also does the 750 have enough power to pull a small trailer behind it, would like to build my own maybe a one wheel trailer or by using a harbor freight trailer?
please let me know what you think , thanks
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I would think it has plenty of power, depending on if you're riding two up and/or how much the trailer will be hauling.

We've got a couple members here with sidecars, and they don't seem to have a problem. That's basically just a trailer on the side of the bike.

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I was thinking about a small trailer too. I saw a home made trailer using a car top luggage carrier on a aluminum frame with eight or ten inch wheels. Looked real good and easy to make. The hitch mount might be tricky on our bikes. I think a trailer could be lighter than a side car if not overloaded.

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I advise against a one wheel trailer. Two is much better
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I advise against a one wheel trailer. Two is much better
Good point. With a one wheeled trailer, you'd have to be sure the load was very evenly distributed. And if the load shifted while riding, well, I don't think that would be good.
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I saw a home made trailer using a car top luggage carrier on a aluminum frame with eight or ten inch wheels.
There is a local trailer shop around here that always has a bunch of those for sale. Certainly looks easy enough to make.
But remember, with any homemade trailer (atleast here in PA) you need to go thru all the paperwork/pictures and such of getting the trailer registered and street legal.
Same goes with most of the trailers available from Harbor Freight.


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yea guys I appreciate all your advise on this one I had seen a one wheeled trailer on the internet called a UNIGO they looked neat! but they start off at $2,000 or more, I have been told that we mayhave to change out our 1156, and 1157 bulbs replace with LEDs so we can have brake and turn signals on the trailer without creating more load on the stator.I also am looking into those Harbor Freight trailers etc. just before i turn it into a cargo trailer i'll go get the trailer tags! then put a car topper or something neat to carry my stuff. the only hard part i see is creating a bracket for the hitch?
here is a link to see how to build one http://www.gadgetjq.com/trailer.htm

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Everyone to their own thing, but I don't think I would be happy pulling a trailer with a bike, even a bigger bike, I would rather do it the other way around, trailer the bike... That said, I think the lower gearing of the VN 750 would be well suited for a bit of a load, but wonder about the size & weight of the bike (VN 750) with a even a small trailer... Also those small Dia. wheels (8-10") on a trailer would be turning something more than double the RPM as the ones on the bike and would have to have their bearings kept well lubed I think...
The other folks posting know much more than I do about bikes and trailering, the above is just my opinion, and ain't worth squat...lol...
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I would like one for camping trips, not around town stuff. If I posted picts of how I overloaded some of my bikes for camping, you would LOL and wait for a crash and burn.

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