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I have an 09 900LT and I plan to spend some time on the road this summer. I am looking at adding a trailer hitch and building a trailer for it. I see Denray makes a couple of different hitches. Anyone experienced with these units?
Also, has anyone built a light weight trailer of this variety? I have built numerous trailers (tow by cars) but not for a MC.
 

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I am very impressed. It is a nice looking and (it seems) a very functional unit. I don't think I could build one for that price.
Thank you for the heads up!

Now I can concentrate on getting information on a trailer hitch.
 

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quote=lazyboy9902;102360]I have an 09 900LT and I plan to spend some time on the road this summer. I am looking at adding a trailer hitch and building a trailer for it. I see Denray makes a couple of different hitches. Anyone experienced with these units?
Also, has anyone built a light weight trailer of this variety? I have built numerous trailers (tow by cars) but not for a MC.[/quote]

Do search on this site, cant find what you need ... pm me. I use a denray.

Sorry about that, i was useing my phone, now on my computer. This is a copy of a PM that i sent to some one ... covers most stuff.


hey there, i have got a link for you, its from the forum and gives youa load of information regarding the hitches available, trailers and wiring plus photos of the trailers that Mr Clean and i use.


http://www.vulcanforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12698

Having a trailer is great, as you can see by the photos, mine was loaded to the hilt, the bike dynamics do not change greatly, the major effects are required braking distances loaded up vs not havving a trailer at all, the 900 can handle the pull quite easily, last years trip was 6000 plus miles from Ontario Canada to Phoenix, Monument valley, Vegas , back to Phoenix and then home, 2 up loaded as per the photos. The wiring i had done at the local Napa store, the hitch i installed myself,( i have limited mechanical ability) and a local paintshop did the paint.

My hitch was from Denray, cost $325, the wiring was $100, trailer $699 and the paint was $700, Harbor freight sells the trailer (Mr Cleans model) same trailer, no spare, no LED lights, No Cooler Basket or jack stand for a little less.

www.denray.com

harbor frieght trailer at this link

http://www.harborfreight.com/600-lb-capacity-78-inch-tag-along-trailer-66771.html

My trailer with the 8" wheels / spring suspension is no longer available but this one is


http://piggybacker.com/

The are very safe, i tour at 65 mph, and have had no issues in regards to safety, corners can be taken at posted speeds, you just need longer braking distances. I have included 2 links below to the wiring and hitch set up and various trailer pics. Any questions,just send me an PM.

hitch and wiring link

http://s945.photobucket.com/albums/ad292/whiting57/hitch and wiring for trailers/

trailer and gear

http://s945.photobucket.com/albums/ad292/whiting57/Bustin Bugs 2010 Grand Circle Tour/

Cheers Maurice[/QUOTE]


as i said earlier, any questions PM me, Im on the road (pulling into Cheyenne WY and doind a drivers change, i will be home tomorrow evening and be able to get back to you then.
 

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I had no idea there were so many options. I only ever saw the big touring bikes with trailers. I am glad I asked. Thanks.
I really like the piggybacker but the price is premium. The harbour freight is very affordable but I noticed that it has a recommended top speed of 55mph.
I have to admit, I am still thinking of fabricating my own... but I don't really want ANOTHER project!
 

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Check out these guys. I just saw their booth at the Minneapolis bike show. http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=273284&id=636238555&l=142c8408a6

Pretty cool. Not sure about price. I didn't care too much. I don't camp.
Nah, i dont camp either, it is an interesting concept and i have seen simular "camper" trailers .. not for me, they always seem cramped,

If you were on Viagra, everytime you woke up in the morning they would have to call 911 to bring the "Jaws of LIfe" to cut you out.:eek:
 

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I had no idea there were so many options. I only ever saw the big touring bikes with trailers. I am glad I asked. Thanks.
I really like the piggybacker but the price is premium. The harbour freight is very affordable but I noticed that it has a recommended top speed of 55mph.
I have to admit, I am still thinking of fabricating my own... but I don't really want ANOTHER project!
Mr Clean has a Harbor Freight and has pulled his trailer to speed of up 80mph, so have i at times (not many), it is very stable, the secret is in the loading and tongue weight. I would say liabilities and the cheap tires play a part in the 55mph rating, I cruise 2 up at 65mph all day long and never had issues.
 

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Actually, the one BIG advantage of the Tagalong (Harbour Freight) is that they have an outlet in Bellingham, about 1 hr drive from me. I could even go down with my utility trailer and "carry" it home... no shipping, no US permits or trailer licensing!

I do have to admit though that the extra features from the Piggybacker (and probably many others) will likely become their own projects anyway!
I am a confirmed "2 foot fever" sufferer!
I am madly trying to get all my main mods done (handlebars, engine guards, hiway pegs, trailer/hitch, driver backrest, etc) by the start of riding season (3 months away!).
 

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Actually, the one BIG advantage of the Tagalong (Harbour Freight) is that they have an outlet in Bellingham, about 1 hr drive from me. I could even go down with my utility trailer and "carry" it home... no shipping, no US permits or trailer licensing!

I do have to admit though that the extra features from the Piggybacker (and probably many others) will likely become their own projects anyway!
I am a confirmed "2 foot fever" sufferer!
I am madly trying to get all my main mods done (handlebars, engine guards, hiway pegs, trailer/hitch, driver backrest, etc) by the start of riding season (3 months away!).
here is one (piggybacker) on ebay $600

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2009-Piggy-Backer-Motorcycle-Trailer-/180621112714?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item2a0ddb758a
 
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