Thank you. I must say building a hitch to fit in the fender is a pain in the rear. Next project is a trailer for the new hitch. I'm debating on designs and materials for it right now. Anyone have input or suggestions?
I made this one using a Harbor Freight kit and a aluminum truck box . Luggage rack came off of a wrecked SUV at a salvage yard that I cut down to fit my needs.
Made it where the ice chest rack could be mounted front or back.
Here is what I tug around now
No Powerball here but I did sale a PWC to pay for it.
Yeah the tent trailer set me back about 5 grand after all the extra crap I had them add but it sure is nice not sleeping on the ground.
Torsion axels ? They are great! I have them on the camper above and they beat springs hands down.
Yea they are torsion axles in the picture. How much does the tent trailer weigh empty vs loaded? How wise is it? I have plans figured up for the trailer, and best estimate is it's going to be about 240lbs.
You can find all the specs on the trailer here > http://www.trailmasterinc.com/sentry/photos.html
Except for the weight and if I remember correctly its about 350lbs empty . Loaded just depends on how much junk you think you need to take with you LOL
I have been as heavy as guessing 550-600. The V2K had no problem pulling it but stopping it in a hurry is not gonna happen. I had the trailer brake option put on mine but have never hooked them up ,just make sure you leave plenty of distance between you and the guy in front of you.
Since your building your own think light weight in what ever you do.
Well I'm thinking it will be around 240 empty actually. Changed the design a bit. The tire,wheel, and axle weigh 38 lbs each side. (76lbs for the pair. The I would love to build it out of aluminum, but price is expensive, and it would be about 40lbs lighter. Kinda hard to justify $ 300 increase in materials for 40lbs lighter.
I purchased a denray hitch from a forum member hockeyref. Its all stainless and is invisible except for the ball. Works well but was difficult to fit.
I haven't won the lottery yet either so i bought the harbor freight tag along trailer. I removed one leaf from the springs, changed to LED lighting kit. I added some tie downs and a rotating coupler. So far I have $425 invested and it works really well. Its suprising how much stuff you can cram into it.
So I have a 2004 VN2000 and I decided to do an oil change with some 20w50 mobil1 and a K&N filter. About 400 miles after the change, I developed a LOUD tick in the front cylinder head (I could hear it over the engine and wind noise on the highway doing 75, with full-face helmet and earplugs)...
So, now that I have my VN2KLT, I'm looking to do what I did on my old VN900LT and replace the tail light and turn signals with LEDs.
Is there a replacement LED board for the tail light, that uses the existing housing, and does NOT have integrated turn signals in it? Just a bunch of red LEDs...
So I bought a Saddlemen profiler and the directions say I need the bracket from stock passenger seat. The bike came with a mustang. I’ve looked at the parts diagram and went to local kawai dealer and can’t get just the bracket. Saddlemen isn’t being much help either. Internet searches haven’t...
Having my morning coffee in a snowstorm.....trying really hard to remember why I moved out here lol! I had my V2K out yesterday in the cold for about 8 hours. Fired it up to bring it back into the garage after moving all my saws (woodworking project) and it started to "clack" on the low left...
I have seen a bunch of threads of people looking for specific OEM parts. Just wanted to post this link of where I have purchased parts in the past.
Hope it helps.:serious::frown2::surprise::wink2::grin2:
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