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Hey all, I'm a newbie here and would like to introduce myself. My name is David and I live in so. Nevada. I recently pick up a very clean 86 GL1200 and decided to build a trailer for it. Having many years experience as a custom fabricator I went for the aluminum and stainless steel approach. It is 4' long and 28'' wide on the box. Made from .125 alum. and is all tig welded. The draw bar is 304 polished stainless steel with a custom swivel hitch using a brass bushing. All lights are LED as well ass the cargo light inside. The lid is made from .125 tredbrite and has a luggage rack built from chromoly aero strut as is the front cooler rack. It weighs about 110 lbs. and tows very well. I got the idea from reading threads on this site and it has paid off. My wife and I just returned from a 1100 mile trip and the extra room make a big difference. We also do our shopping and the looks you get loading an entire shopping cart into it with a 50 lb. bag of dog food on top. Here are a few pics.
 

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Welcome from Ontario Canada earthpig. Interesting handle and trailer :). You are a talented individual and I'm sure you'll solicit a few comments from this knowledgeable site. I just put my Wing to bed for the winter :(
Ride safe,
Strat
 

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Thanks for kind complements strat. Sorry to hear your down for the winter. I'm sure I'll have a few trips to share with you while your waiting out the next few months. earthpig.............
 

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Welcome David from NC.

I do some projects in my garage as well and pretty comfortable welding steel. I am envious that others know how to weld aluminum. Not an easy thing to master. Congrats on the trailer, it looks awesome.
 

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Real nice job!! Not much different than my Aluma,,,,,,,,,looks just as good. I hope you get out there and use it. We're also just about done for this year, maybe we'll see you on the road next summer. Hope so..........
 

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Welcome to the forum from Pa and congrats on your 86 Wing. You did a great job on the trailer. You may get some calls from guys wanting one like it. Ride safe and enjoy the forum..
 

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Welcome ! Great to have a fabricator on board. No joke earth, as I'm typing this the banner ad above is advertising Aluma Mct Trailer for Motorcycle. I click on the ad and eventually end up on E-bay . Someone has one for sale for $1,750.00 and except for the wheels it looks like a copy of yours.
 

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Welcome from Down Under. You have done a great job of your trailer. It's something that you can stand back and say I made this. Not everyone can do things like that.
 

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Thanks guys. I have been blessed with this talent but it took a lot of years to get there. Some of the crap I built 30 years ago looked pretty scary :eek: I have already built two more for others, so if someone is in need of help let me know. Here's a few more pics.
 

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Awesome looking trailer!! Welcome from Vermont!! Makes me wonder how on earth I can live without one now!!
 

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Awesome looking trailer!! Welcome from Vermont!! Makes me wonder how on earth I can live without one now!!
Thanks ray, never thought I'd be pullin one but it opens a lot of new doors. It's my new light truck :D
 

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Hey Rex, it really is a way to use your bike to a larger capacity. I have it on my bike all the time just running around town. I build custom fuel tanks also and I have delivered two out of state on top of the trailer. The fuel savings is a good reason to ride the bike as well as the main one, it's just fun. I cleaned out the trailer today and took some pics on the bike. Here they are.
 

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That's a nice trailer for Home Grown. I stopped @ one of the Stealers in Vegas and the guy wanted 2600+ for a fiberglass one. Maybe I'll see yours one Day tooling around Southern NV.
 

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Earthpig:

Your trailer is awesome! Good job.

I bought one similar to yours a couple of month's ago and we recently loaded it up and took a trip through the mountains of East Tennessee to visit the grandkids and great-grandson. My wife drives a Can Am Spyder but I hauled all the luggage and other stuff (she sure takes a lot of stuff) in the trailer on my GL 1800. Towed like a dream all through the mountains.

It is a Towblazer made in Easely, NC and weighs just 170 pounds (unloaded of course). Bought it here in Georgia for $1,200 from a local trike shop.

Rickrae
 

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Earthpig:

Your trailer is awesome! Good job.

I bought one similar to yours a couple of month's ago and we recently loaded it up and took a trip through the mountains of East Tennessee to visit the grandkids and great-grandson. My wife drives a Can Am Spyder but I hauled all the luggage and other stuff (she sure takes a lot of stuff) in the trailer on my GL 1800. Towed like a dream all through the mountains.

It is a Towblazer made in Easely, NC and weighs just 170 pounds (unloaded of course). Bought it here in Georgia for $1,200 from a local trike shop.

Rickrae

Hey thanks Rickrae. You never know how much you need it untill you get one. Nice trike and trailer set up. earthpig.......
 
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