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Hitch Mount Carrier Recommendations - March 21, 2014, 07:01 AM

Looking to get a hitch mount carrier.

Use: Dirtbikes (250 or smaller)
Receiver is 2"


Looking at the Cycle Gear one: TRACKSIDE - Motorcycle Carrier - Carriers & Haulers - Transport & Storage - Accessories - CycleGear - Cycle Gear

Not sure if anyone has any positive/negative feedback?


Are there any "features" I should look for in a carrier?


Also found this one on ebay
Havey Duty Motorcycle Dirtbike Scooter Steel Carrier Hauler Hitch Rack Ramp Anti | eBay


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March 21, 2014, 08:06 AM

look at discountramps.com I have had mine for years now with regular use and has held up great plus its alum(main support is steel) and is easy to remove and carry.


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March 21, 2014, 08:59 AM

I also have a discount ramps one, this one here:
Motorcycle Dirt Bike Carrier Trailer Hauler Rack Ramp AMC 400 | eBay

It is awesome.
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Same here. Bought mine from Summit racing (free shipping over $100)


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Same here. Bought mine from Summit racing (free shipping over $100)
Thanks! That will save some $$$


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I might need to get one of these as I sold my pickup and got a 4Runner. I don't always feel like pulling a trailer for just one bike either.
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I've always had a hard time trusting these... for youse that have them: would you put a street bike on it, or do you only use it for ~200cc dirtbikes?
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I've always had a hard time trusting these... for youse that have them: would you put a street bike on it, or do you only use it for ~200cc dirtbikes?
Build one then. I built mine like 12 years ago and have put my zrx1200 on it. Made it out of .093 wall 2x2 tubing steel. Then mounted alum channel. Solid as a rock. I would bet you could pick my truck up by it.


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I hauled my old bmw on it (about 340 lbs) without issue. They make heavier duty ones than the AMC one.

My only complaints are the short ass ramp and no forward tie down points (don't really care for how it pulls backwards on the forks. I ended up making my own tie down points more inline with the forks)

I bought it to use on the back of the pictured Xterra so I wanted an aluminum one. I pretty much only haul dirt bikes, but if I was hauling street bikes I would have gone with an all steel model.



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I've always had a hard time trusting these... for youse that have them: would you put a street bike on it, or do you only use it for ~200cc dirtbikes?
I don't have a big truck so a dirt bike is about all I can do regardless (even there I really should put some air lifts in to keep the rear end up when the bike is loaded). The discount ramps amc400 is rated to 400 lbs so my street bikes are too heavy for it. As dodge says you could always build your own or buy one of the higher rated models.
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March 21, 2014, 08:55 PM

I have had one of the heavy duty Versahauler units in use since 2008... have hauled my 06 GSXR600 and 08 GSXR750 all over the east coast and have had zero issues with it...

All steel construction, and is rated for 600 pounds (bike weight)... plus it has a class III receiver at the back so if your truck has enough tongue weight you can put a hitch in and haul a trailer behind it.

Only addition I put on it was the add-on lights (a bit extra) so the brake and turn lights can be seen (bike blocks the lights while being hauled)...

It is a bit pricier than the one you are looking at, but it is built like a tank...


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