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Hitch Mounted Motorcycle carrier - March 10, 2010, 10:27 AM

Anybody know where I can get one locally? I tried some of the local bike shops already nobody has them.... Perhaps a fellow member is willing to rent me one for the weekend or sell it? any input is appreciated thanks!


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March 10, 2010, 10:31 AM

call the local truck accessories shops. I know some are in Fredericksburg but i don't know of any in MD. I'm sure there are some in Fredneck MD. Maybe Tractor Supply?
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what kind of bike you plan on putting on it? i might be intrested in renting you mine....i have the same one in the pic


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March 10, 2010, 10:35 AM

I talked to a company that makes them and was told to haul my 1k I would need a class 5 tow bar.
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Some guy had a busa on it and brought it to rnr.
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March 10, 2010, 11:06 AM

i bought the alumiumn one and it says the rating is 400lbs or less....i dont know bout the steel one....so i just use mine for dirtbikes or small streetbikes like a 250 or something...


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March 10, 2010, 11:09 AM

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I talked to a company that makes them and was told to haul my 1k I would need a class 5 tow bar.
Yea, the weight is put directly on the tongue, and any bumps translate in to massive force, which smaller class hitches, and weaker frames just cant handle. People may think they got away with it but they are bending their frame.


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March 10, 2010, 11:10 AM

Also remember that when you throw 300 to 500 lbs out on the far back of your vehicle that it will brake and handle different. Also most hitches that are class 3 are rated for only 500 lbs of tongue weight. Class 2 is 300 I think. And I made my own carrier cause I can.


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March 10, 2010, 02:05 PM

wtf are you trying to do nani? you can just borrow my truck and ramp.
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I'm just trying to pick up a wr250x... from north carolina
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oh that far huh. might wanna do the wheel bearing first then....
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hahaha, yea don't wanna be liable for flipping the tacoma

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Some guy had a busa on it and brought it to rnr.
Yeah dude I remember that guy. Super nice guy. He brought his busa in the back of his Titan on one of these. He said it hadn't caused any issues. However hitches are designed to pull and not support weight in my opinion.


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Yeah dude I remember that guy. Super nice guy. He brought his busa in the back of his Titan on one of these. He said it hadn't caused any issues. However hitches are designed to pull and not support weight in my opinion.
I agree... but i have yet to see a horror story about it
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March 10, 2010, 09:48 PM

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Yeah dude I remember that guy. Super nice guy. He brought his busa in the back of his Titan on one of these. He said it hadn't caused any issues. However hitches are designed to pull and not support weight in my opinion.
you can typically expect around 10% of a trailer's gross weight as vertical load on the tongue. just as an example, my tacoma is rated for 6500 lbs, so it should be capable of accepting at least 650 lbs of vertical load on the hitch. not that i'd ever load a bike on a hitch mount with the bed right there... but you get the idea.
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