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Discussion in 'Motorcycle Setup' started by Don Jasper, May 6, 2017.

  1. Don Jasper

    Don Jasper ODSC Executive

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    Has anyone used this kind of trailer? Thinking of one as i do not have storage for a full sized trailer.
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    If you can back it into a parking spot in one try, you can have it :)
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    Never seen one of these before, seems like an interesting concept!

    I'm wondering if there are any negative issues with the rear wheel and drive chain rotating at high speeds while the bike is in neutral being towed?
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    A lot of tire wear on the rear :)
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    ...So if you let the kids ride on the bike while under tow, do they have to wear a helmet?:D I assume they wouldn't need a motorcycle license.
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    Ha yes, but they will need seat belts! Lol
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    Never seen that before.
    Be sure to tie the clutch down firmly just in case it hits a bump and jumps from neutral into gear.
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    http://www.htstrailers.com/
    Address: Clark Blvd, Milton, ON L9T 6L1
    Phone: (416) 912-8413
    They operate out of their home to cut costs down and pass those savings to their customers.
    I bought mine just before the Bethany ride. Love it. I'm able to fold it up, stand it up and wheel it around like a cart. No complaints.
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    Are these trailers any different than the Harbour Freight Trailers one can get out of the US (I will come in 2-3 boxes from china?)?
    The instructions and components look almost identical to the 4 I've have over the last decade from HH.
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    For a minimal price they will assemble the trailer for you. That's what I went with so I could just show up, hook it up and drive away.
    My Jeep JKU needed an 8 inch dropped hitch receiver though to have the trailer connect level.
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    Don Jasper ODSC Executive

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    Many thanks All. I should say that i rarely need a trailer. Specifically needing one to get an event. likely u haul will be my best solution. Much appreciate all inputs.
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    y2ktm ODSC Executive

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    I have seen a few of these trailer rigs before. Not recommended and really puts a lo of strain on bike. I have a cheap little CT trailer with a single rail on it. Its only 6 feet long and stands up against my shed when not in use. Trailers are always handy. There is always somthing that needs to be moved that you can not or do not want in the back of your truck!!
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    Regarding the construction of the HTS trailer in comparison to HH, unfortunately I don't know the grade of metal used although it is described as steel construction. There are many levels of strength and heat treatment and I don't have this info. You'd be better off calling the folks at HTS to find out.

    What I am pleased about is the attention to detail for these HTS trailers. Nilon nuts for instance, nice touch, they don't vibrate off. LED lighting to avoid bulb replacements and has a lower current draw, all wiring is protected by plastic corrugation and the splicing is protected with heat shrink wrap.

    The hardest part for me is deciding the material for the deck. I went cheap and bought 5/8 inch thick pressure treated plywood from home depot cut in 4 by 5 pieces. Fit perfectly and still folds. 3/4 inch thick would not fold properly and be too heavy anyway making folding it a real chore.

    My next decking attempt will be with the 5/16 diamond aluminum plating that will cost me about $400 for the size I'm looking for. Anyway, it's a toy for me to play with. So many options.