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I was considering purchasing a unit that would fit into my trucks receiver hitch, to pull my Goldwing on some trips, instead of getting a trailer to haul it on. My question is: can a wing be pulled by putting the front wheel into the cradle unit and allowing the rear tire to be on the ground, without damage? Will this cause any kind of problem with the drive shaft, transmission, etc? Thanks, WingCommanderCJ
 

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no you cannot for one you'll be buying new rear tires a lot and two there is the fact that the trans is lubed by engine oil
 

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I would be afraid it would put too much stress on the steering head and forks. That and the rear tire and oil issue.
 

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Responding to a now, months old post!
Anyway - Hope the decision was not to tow that way!
Tranny needs oil pressure to be lubed(motor running)
 

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:eek: Gawd no, don't do it! Trailer or back of a truck if you can't ride the bike, any bike! Given the OP time frame, I hope the decision was made for an alternative method.
 

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I have seen this trailer at the bike show but never seen it on the road. I love the fact it does not take a lot of space when not needed.
I would consider it if I felt need to get a trailer. I am lucky that I have a couple of people in the club that would lend me theirs if needed.

http://www.stingertrailer.ca/
 

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I'm not sure an 1800 would fit on it. The usable length is only 104"
 

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This thread is blasphemy! We ride our bikes to trailer week. :D Not a much sadder sight to see a wing in a truck or on a trailer.
If you are moving and have to drive the truck then ok or get someone else to drive the truck. Good luck hope you find what fits your needs :cool:
 

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I'm not sure an 1800 would fit on it. The usable length is only 104"
When I talked to the rep at the show he said no problem, he ride's an 1800.

This thread is blasphemy! We ride our bikes to trailer week. :D Not a much sadder sight to see a wing in a truck or on a trailer.
If you are moving and have to drive the truck then ok or get someone else to drive the truck. Good luck hope you find what fits your needs :cool:
I deal with a GW mechanic that is 1 1/2 hours north of me. When I have to leave it the odd time its a pain. I'll get my wife or a friend to follow me up, or to take my car home. I will on occasion borrow a trailer from a buddy in the club so I can do it myself.
 

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This thread is blasphemy! We ride our bikes to trailer week. :D Not a much sadder sight to see a wing in a truck or on a trailer.
If you are moving and have to drive the truck then ok or get someone else to drive the truck. Good luck hope you find what fits your needs :cool:
I trailer my bike...... alot. Just depends on the situation. None of my bikes are trailer queens, but there are times I need to haul things that can't tie onto my motorcycle.
 

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I'm not sure an 1800 would fit on it. The usable length is only 104"

As said before, I've seen the trailer at the bike show but never seen it on the road.
 
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