cross country, why would it cause a flat spot on rear tire?You can, buy why would you? I guess if you have a car tire on the rear you won't have to worry about creating a flat spot.
I am assuming you are talking about towing it further than down to the local mechanic.
What does trailer tire wear have to do with the price of tea in China?Most trailer tires rot long before they show any treadwear.
I've done this. The HF trailer is serviceable but has its issues. First, it is only 8 feet long and rather high off the ground which makes loading the bike a bit difficult (very steep incline when you tilt the trailer) unless you have a loading ramp for on and off. Second, it is built in two pieces which means that if you hit a hard bump it can bend in the middle. Had that happen to me. Also, the stock 12 inch tires are only rated for 55 mph. I bought new 13 inch rims and tires, but that takes away from some of the savings from the cheap trailer.If I was going to tow mine that far I think I'd invest in a cheap HF trailer and haul the bike on it.
If you never use them. Same is true for bikes, cars, bicycles, wheelbarrows, etc.Most trailer tires rot long before they show any treadwear.
Ding, Ding, Ding! Give that man a kewpie doll!What does trailer tire wear have to do with the price of tea in China?
As far as a flat spot in the tire caused by towing, I believe towing across the country WILL cause a flat spot. It is much different than riding, because while being towed, the bike will never lean into corner. It will stay upright, putting all the wear in the center of the tread.
Actually there are three straps. One is around the front wheel strapping it to the frame of the tow rig.I dont believe watt am seeing.. is that road king (850lb) being tethered by two straps affixed to the 1/2"dia hiway lite bar??
Now that's a very good idea if you're going to tow it that way.1st thing you would want to do IF you trailer this way is take the Belt OFF the bike, secure it away from the rotating tire and pulley. It keeps your belt and pulley(s) and entire drive train and engine from rotation and wear lube or no lube.