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post #1 of 37 Old 06-11-2013, 11:43 AM Thread Starter
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I am going to be purchasing a trailer soon and am trying to figure out if a 49" x 40" Harbor Freight trailer with a motorcycle trailer rail mounted to it would work. Here is the trailer I am talking about, anyone use this thing?

Heavy Duty Utility Trailer - 870 Lb. Capacity

Here are my thoughts. So the wheelbase of my 06 ZX6R is listed at 55.1" which I assume is the end to end measurement. That means that there will be about 3" of overhang on each end of the trailer. Since the weight of the bike will be over the centerpoint of each wheel, and the radius of each wheel exceeds 3", the way I see it, the weight of the bike should remain over the trailer and the small bit of overhang will be totally unweighted.

Do you guys agree? Any thoughts, suggestions, recommendations?
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I believe motorcycle wheelbase is measured center axle to center axle.

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I believe motorcycle wheelbase is measured center axle to center axle.
Fuck..I was concerned about that and wasnt sure. I actually made another thread prior to this one asking that exct question but noone responded yet.
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You could always load it at an angle if it's not long enough.
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Seems super sketchy man, drop a couple more bucks and invest in a good one, your bike will thank you for it! Have you tried C-List? People are selling trailers all the time, only thing you would probably have to add is a wheel chock
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I have the folding trailer from Harbor Freight (48"x96"), and the bike takes a good amount of length. A trailer that is half the length does not sound very promising.
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Seems super sketchy man, drop a couple more bucks and invest in a good one, your bike will thank you for it! Have you tried C-List? People are selling trailers all the time, only thing you would probably have to add is a wheel chock
Yea, I have had an eye out for used ones. Seen a few enticing adds but nothing I wanted to jump on yet.

Another concern for me is space. I live in Manhattan and this trailer would have to live in my parents garage. I dont want to inconvenince them too badly with a big bulky trailer.
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You could always load it at an angle if it's not long enough.
That would be a major pita. You'd need to get the ramps at an angle, since if you put them on straight, the bike will be unable to turn early enough to get into the angled position.
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the folding one stands up on its end.
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Yes, the folding 4'x8' Harbor Freight models is the other one I am looking at.
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Thats not a trailer

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Thats not a trailer
And he wants to "kaufen", not "mieten".
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Get the folding one from HF. People use those all the time as track toy haulers.

You can buy my STS unit for it as well. No straps and goes great with the HF joint

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I used an open trailer for a long time. Once you step through the opening and have the bike fall on you, it doesn't feel good...haha. Now I went to a 4x7 with mesh floor. Enough room for the bike, ez up, both stands, chair, fuel and a few small things. Also it tows great and doesn't bounce around. I would spend the extra cash, just my opinion.

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