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Hey,

just wondering how you transport your bikes?
Streets in NYC are pretty bad and looking at some trailers, i don't trust them. besides, for the price of a good trailer i can have a used pickup


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Gabor
 

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i use my pickup truck at times and others i have a small trailer with a loading gate i found on craigslist for 800$

im from new hampshire but moving to long island soon and not looking forward to it. Where do you ride??
 

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long island can be nice. i guess it depends on the neighborhood. over the last year, i only used the bikes for my commute to manhattan. not much time for weekend or other joy rides. i hope it will be a little different this year.
going on vacation in upstate NY in a few months and want to take the bike. Winter is killing the roads here. potholes everywhere. if i get beat up in my SUV, i cannot even imagine how bad a one axle trailer must be. bike is probably just bouncing around
 

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It's been OK to take the bike(s) to the track, no issue at all.
Yeah - so much salt on the roads now, next Summer could be worse.
 

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I borrow my friend's cheap wooden trailer when I need to tow my bike. The first couple of times it was nerve wracking going through the city but have never dropped my bike. As long as you're tied down right, NYC streets shouldn't pose a problem. Living in the city unfortunately does not offer me the luxury of space or a driveway and this seems like a solution when I can't get my friend's trailer. Haven't had a chance to research further. http://trailerinabag.com/index.html
 

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yeah, looks shaky and is a lot of money. i always wonder what happens in case one tire hits a pothole.
i might just get myself a beat up pickup truck. costs the same and i can do other stuff with it.
 

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I've had a dirt bike fall off a trailer but have a ute now and the bike is firm as on there, not going anywhere. I drive 1500ks with the bike on the ute no problem. Trailers bounce around too much I think.
 

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Google Holden Maloo V8. Badass!!
Not exactly sure why GM is going to close the Australian Holden plant in a few years? Sucks!

I use a full size Chevy pickup truck and sometimes a open trailer, depends on how many bikes to haul.

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Holy smokes, that's awesome.
I saw one on top gear the other day.
A bike must look sweet on it.
Pics? :D
 

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bstar - only crappy trailer bounce :) my trailer runs true right upto 150pk/h. Problem with going with a Ute is the limited space for gear and ability to close everything in case of bad weather, and hard to ge the thing loaded. The trailer of coarse needs more room, so I suppose it really is about what you need and can spend.
Here's a Ute saftie :mouthwate , now the Ford blokes will tear their eyes out, but they don't have anything to match :jsm:.
 

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If you have a Class III or IV trailer hitch with 600 lb. tongue weight limit, the Versahaul is a great option. It weighs 80 lbs. and if your bike weighs less than 520 lbs. wet, you can carry it like this.

 

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If you have a Class III or IV trailer hitch with 600 lb. tongue weight limit, the Versahaul is a great option. It weighs 80 lbs. and if your bike weighs less than 520 lbs. wet, you can carry it like this.

I like that Kev, just for a quick run to the dyno centre ...etc.
How does it feel on the back, pretty stable ?
 

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I like that Kev, just for a quick run to the dyno centre ...etc.
How does it feel on the back, pretty stable ?
Donsy, once you get over the fact that your track bike is hanging off the back end of your truck, it's fine. :wtf:

No really, it's more mental than physical. Physically, I notice a little bit of extra rear end weight, but not nearly as much as pulling a trailer.

I've taken it to Barber, Road Atlanta ... no problem with a 200 mile journey for a track day. I would be content to take it anywhere.
 

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I've been lucky enough to be able to borrow a friend's purpose-made trailer on a few occasions. The ramp slides underneath. It's all alloy and lightweight and there are no bouncing issues.
 

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I looked at the versahaul option, even though not that brand. Didn't see 600 pounds, will check again. That would be my preferred way of transportation. Only thing is that it renders the trunk useless (in regards to quick access to stuff)

**** and Randarosa, these are really nice trailers. I would totally move into the big one :)
Bed, coffee machine and bike. Done
 
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