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Just a question. If I get one of those trailer hitch gizmos that hold and secure the front tire, do you see any problem towing it on the rear wheel in neutral?
I want to be able to haul it behind my Vette without a trailer.
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Been very busy at the VA. But I am back. I going to have one built to handle the weight. I want to be able to tow it to El Mirage and race it. Then if something breaks I can tow it home. Was glad to see your bike in the mag.
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Not sure the gears spinning all the way there would be a good thing. I'm thinking something to do with the oil pressure system while the engine is running. Wonder if everything would get oiled proper being towed like that. If i was going to do something like that I would figure a way of securing the frontend from turning side to side and put the rear tire in the carrier. That's just me though.
 

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I can't think of a way where I'd feel good with this. How about one of those small fold-up type trailers? They're pretty light and fold up like a treadmill when not in use.
 

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I can't think of a way where I'd feel good with this. How about one of those small fold-up type trailers? They're pretty light and fold up like a treadmill when not in use.
That sounds a lot safer. I had one of these till 6 months ago, Why I sold it i will never know LOL. I put a piece of 3/4" pressure treated plywood floor and made a rail/sides for it. Worked very well.

http://www.harborfreight.com/automo...-12-inch-five-lug-wheels-and-tires-94564.html

Edit, This is the one i had it folds up and $100 cheaper.....

http://www.harborfreight.com/automo...tility-trailer-with-12-inch-wheels-90154.html
 

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That sounds a lot safer. I had one of these till 6 months ago, Why I sold it i will never know LOL. I put a piece of 3/4" pressure treated plywood floor and made a rail/sides for it. Worked very well.

http://www.harborfreight.com/automo...-12-inch-five-lug-wheels-and-tires-94564.html

Edit, This is the one i had it folds up and $100 cheaper.....

http://www.harborfreight.com/automo...tility-trailer-with-12-inch-wheels-90154.html
i have one folded in the garage now, it takes up very little space and comes in handy, then you just lift it up on its rollers to store it.
 

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Hey Bob:bigthumbsup:
:agree: with Nemo & Pasco Pete on this one...towing with the front wheel down would eliminate any gear box or other potential problems but I don't think that would be good on the bike either +U need 2 have a license plate displayed 4 the:cop:.
If I were U, I would go with something like Weems 109 has in his garage...perhaps something smaller U could design. Your Corvette should be able to handle it alright...???
Good hearing from U brother.
 

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That sounds a lot safer. I had one of these till 6 months ago, Why I sold it i will never know LOL. I put a piece of 3/4" pressure treated plywood floor and made a rail/sides for it. Worked very well.

http://www.harborfreight.com/automo...-12-inch-five-lug-wheels-and-tires-94564.html

Edit, This is the one i had it folds up and $100 cheaper.....

http://www.harborfreight.com/automo...tility-trailer-with-12-inch-wheels-90154.html
This sounds like a good deal. Don't forget to check out a cycle world and use their 20% off coupon. The coupons for harbor freight have more than paid for the subscription:bigthumbsup:.
 

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That sounds a lot safer. I had one of these till 6 months ago, Why I sold it i will never know LOL. I put a piece of 3/4" pressure treated plywood floor and made a rail/sides for it. Worked very well.

http://www.harborfreight.com/automo...-12-inch-five-lug-wheels-and-tires-94564.html

Edit, This is the one i had it folds up and $100 cheaper.....

http://www.harborfreight.com/automo...tility-trailer-with-12-inch-wheels-90154.html
I did a lot of research in trailers before I bought one and I ended up buying one of these:

http://trailerinabag.com/index.html

It's built much sturdier than the Harbor Freight trailers, it's lighter, it disassembles and reassmebles very easily, and as long as you keep the wheel bearings greased, it should last many years. They're a bit on the expensive side if you buy one new, but they're fairly easy to find used. I only paid $500 for mine, and it tows beautifully behind my Corolla. I would not recommend towing the 9 in its rear wheel.
 

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I agree with the above, also you want to remember that what will break on the bike will most likely be a drive line part, possibly making it impossible to flat tow.
 

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Question I have about the trailor in a bag is, can you use it for long distance hauling or is it better for just around town?

Saw someone from Indiana hauling a bagger thru town on a nice looking steel/aluminum trailor with a fold up ramp/tailgate. Couldn't get close enough to find out what brand it was. It also had full size auto tires. Wish I knew where to get one.

As far as dragging the rear tire, don't think I'd try it unless that's my only choice.
 

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I have seen hitches that hold the motorcycle parallel to the car/truck bumper, not sure your vette would like the 800 pounds hanging off the back end though.

if something was to break at the track involving the trans, or powertrain then a tow system that drags the rear on the ground wouldnt get you back home anyways.

a small trailer like grampi posted would probably work best
 

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Question I have about the trailor in a bag is, can you use it for long distance hauling or is it better for just around town?

Saw someone from Indiana hauling a bagger thru town on a nice looking steel/aluminum trailor with a fold up ramp/tailgate. Couldn't get close enough to find out what brand it was. It also had full size auto tires. Wish I knew where to get one.

As far as dragging the rear tire, don't think I'd try it unless that's my only choice.
The bearings on the trailer in a bag are rated for a continuous 7500 RPM. With 8" tires that equates out to 360 MPH! So that means it can be used for long distances, and you don't have to worry about tire size. The 8" tires it comes with do just fine. I normally tow mine at 75 MPH with no problems. I've talked with the company owner and he has one with over 200K miles on it with all the original parts....including the bearings. This trailer will handle a 2000 lb load, so the 9 doesn't even make it break a sweat!
 

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I agree with the others about possibly damaging the transmission dragging the rear wheel. I know when they tow big trucks they remove either an axle or the driveshaft to keep the transmission from getting burned up. :justsayin:


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I did a lot of research in trailers before I bought one and I ended up buying one of these:

http://trailerinabag.com/index.html
Seen these a few years ago and was interested. That was before I saw the price tag for what you get. :eek: Your talking $1,400.00 for a single rail trailer with wheel chok new. (You were fortunate to find one so cheap used)

Or you can get a standard 4' x 8' utility trailer with gate/ramp, throw a Wheel Chock on there and be under $600 new. Then you can actually use the trailer for other stuff besides just only a motorcycle like hauling firewood, landscaping, riding lawn mower, 4-wheelers, lumber...whatever. You'll get alot more use out of a trailer like this.

That's what I do (have since added a wheel chock to it for my bike) and it works great and my little V6 car pulls it easily.

http://www.equipmenttraderonline.com/find/listing/-P--and--T-4-X-8-TRAILER-95724324

 

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Seen these a few years ago and was interested. That was before I saw the price tag for what you get. :eek: Your talking $1,400.00 for a single rail trailer with wheel chok new. (You were fortunate to find one so cheap used)

Or you can get a standard 4' x 8' utility trailer with gate/ramp, throw a Wheel Chock on there and be under $600 new. Then you can actually use the trailer for other stuff besides just only a motorcycle like hauling firewood, landscaping, riding lawn mower, 4-wheelers, lumber...whatever. You'll get alot more use out of a trailer like this.

That's what I do (have since added a wheel chock to it for my bike) and it works great and my little V6 car pulls it easily.

http://www.equipmenttraderonline.com/find/listing/-P--and--T-4-X-8-TRAILER-95724324

Either option is much better than towing the bike on its rear wheel! Also, be very careful strapping the 9 down in the front by its handlebars. That's a lot of stress on the bars. I strap mine down by the front footpeg mounts. They are heavy duty cast iron and will never get over-stressed by strapping to them.
 

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I did a lot of research in trailers before I bought one and I ended up buying one of these:

http://trailerinabag.com/index.html

It's built much sturdier than the Harbor Freight trailers, it's lighter, it disassembles and reassmebles very easily, and as long as you keep the wheel bearings greased, it should last many years. They're a bit on the expensive side if you buy one new, but they're fairly easy to find used. I only paid $500 for mine, and it tows beautifully behind my Corolla. I would not recommend towing the 9 in its rear wheel.
Nice looking BIKE trailer. Doesn't look like one could do much else with it. I used my harbor freight one for all kinds of things. It is a little light weight so I welded in a cross member on the front frame part. Stiffened it right up
 

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Nice looking BIKE trailer. Doesn't look like one could do much else with it. I used my harbor freight one for all kinds of things. It is a little light weight so I welded in a cross member on the front frame part. Stiffened it right up
I've heard of people doing that with HF trailers to beef them up. The TIAB is a bike only trailer. I don't have a need to haul anything except a bike.
 
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