have seen a swivel on the piggybacker but it was discontinued.I have never pulled a trailer...
For some reason I assumed a trailer to pull behind a bike, had a hitch that would rotate to allow for leans.
Can you pull any type of trailer as long as you have a ball and hitch???
Doesn't sound right You would think it would create tensionhave seen a swivel on the piggybacker but it was discontinued.
I have scrapped my pegs and never felt a wiggle behind me.
I think the clearance between the ball to the receiver is more than enough to keep it clear.
I have never had a situation where I felt the trailer pulling me in a different direction. Then again, my trailer does not weight that much and I don't load it with bricks either. The max. load limit for motorcycles states 200 lbs on this trailer and my cargo is half of that. (600 lbs being pulled behind a vehicle.)Doesn't sound right You would think it would create tension
That would be nice to know...I have never had a situation where I felt the trailer pulling me in a different direction. Then again, my trailer does not weight that much and I don't load it with bricks either. The max. load limit for motorcycles states 200 lbs on this trailer and my cargo is half of that. (600 lbs being pulled behind a vehicle.)
When I put the bike on the side stand and take a look from the back side of the trailer and then inspect how much room there is yet on the ball and hitch, It does not change all that much.
I would like to try slowly lowering the bike with help from another guy once and see how far over the bike could go before I felt any friction from the hitch/ball.
I suppose the first time my bike falls over with the trailer attached, I will know a bit more about that.
Hey Jack, what color will it be?Darn I just bought the 1096 lb trailer from them for the 12 inch wheels. I found a car top carrier (Sears) for 60 dollars. Trying to figure out how to paint it. Went to Sherman Paint, they talked me into some paint for plastic. Hope it works. Will end up having $250 in the whole thing when done. Hope this paint works.
The 55 mph is a "cover their butt" rating. I have pulled my trailer at 75 and had no sway or anything. In California, all trailer rigs are restricted to 55. There are many bike riders using this trailer. Google TagAlong and see how they are mentioned in many of the motorcycle forums. I know two other bikers personally that use this same trailer.Larry, the HF site lists the specs for the trailer max towing speed at 55mph. You had one before, how fast did you ride with it? Is there a tire upgrade?
I have around 300 # of gear in my HF and i ride at speeds of 75 and 80 mph. without any problem . I have a 1996 1500SE and the wife is 140 # and i am 350 # , so that should give you an idea of the load and trailering weight . I wouldn't want any other kind of trailer , add some reflectors to the sides and back , mount the spare tire and i have less then $375 in the trailer .Larry, the HF site lists the specs for the trailer max towing speed at 55mph. You had one before, how fast did you ride with it? Is there a tire upgrade?
Nice looking setup. The solar system and batteries feeds an inverter then? What size inverter do you use with the two deep cycle batteries? Do the solar panels require any kind of a special controller?Here is the Harbor Freight trailer I built up. Boxes from Tractor Supply, Solar Panels from HF with 2 Optima batteries and 2k/4k inverter. Pulls pretty good. I am going to replace the cheezy 2 ply tires that came with it with 6 ply Carlisle's. A little over $1000 invested in total. So far I have pulled it up to 75mph or so but I won't go over that with these tires. Only reason to go over that would be an emergency pass. Since these pics were taken, I have moved one of the batteries to the front box for balance. The whole rig is designed for self sufficient camping or whatever my heart desires. Isaac