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05-25-2011 11:29 AM
Matt79 I dont know about the handy hauler... that looks crazy. I do have a full size truck (I live in Mississippi, everyone including my grandmother has a full size truck) but I have never tried to load it in the back. Im just afraid i will lay it over and mess the bike and truck paint up both.
05-25-2011 10:59 AM
flitecontrol Hanging all the weight of a bike on the rear of a vehicle is going to affect how it handles.
05-25-2011 02:24 AM
ksmnet
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Originally Posted by OlHossCanada View Post
The Handi Hauler is another option.
http://www.hhauler.com/services.html

Not sure how it would affect the drive train on a shaft driven bike on a long trip.
I would use it to get mine home if stranded on the side of the road though.
Can't imagine it would be a problem with the drivetrain as long as someone doesn't pop it into gear when you're parked somewhere. But, I really love that thing. I think I might actually be able to pull my VN1600 behind my S-10 with that!

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Originally Posted by baldy View Post
If you have a pickup it is cheaper and easier to buy a set of ramps and haul it in the bed.
I was able to get my VN750 in the back of my S-10 no problem, but it won't hold my 1600.
05-25-2011 02:22 AM
ksmnet
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actually found my own answer. Here is a link to a site that sells a bumper carrier for 225 bucks. has a pic of an 883 on it. http://www.motorcycle-rack.com/motorcycle_carrier1f.htm
Caption says it's a 1200. Just sayin...
05-24-2011 11:49 PM
baldy If you have a pickup it is cheaper and easier to buy a set of ramps and haul it in the bed.
05-24-2011 06:38 PM
OlHossCanada The Handi Hauler is another option.
http://www.hhauler.com/services.html

Not sure how it would affect the drive train on a shaft driven bike on a long trip.
I would use it to get mine home if stranded on the side of the road though.
05-24-2011 06:22 PM
denny6006 yeah a buddy of mine has one that was used to haul dirtbikes.It is made of aluminum and pretty lightweight,as for blocking the taillights ,i would put a couple of trailer lights on the back and plug it into the car wiring harness.



05-24-2011 04:07 PM
Matt79 hmm. thanks for the info on that. of course that may be different from state to state but its still a real concern. Plus it blocks your tail lights. Its a great idea because you dont have to worry bout the trailer.

Has anyone ever actually used one of these?
05-24-2011 03:00 PM
niterider Looks like the load is wider than the legal limits. Not really sure what the limits are.

Sec. 42-352. - Projecting loads on passenger vehicles.

No passenger-type vehicle, except motorcycles or bicycles, shall be operated on any highway with any load carried thereon extending beyond the line of the fenders on the left side of such vehicle nor extending more than six inches beyond the line of the fenders on the right side thereof.
05-24-2011 02:50 PM
Matt79 actually found my own answer. Here is a link to a site that sells a bumper carrier for 225 bucks. has a pic of an 883 on it. http://www.motorcycle-rack.com/motorcycle_carrier1f.htm
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