.....I wouldn't dare !!! but I can't see much pink in here.......
that HAS to be the PINKEST bike I ever did see ! OH...and err....JUDY ??????
No offence taken...... it just amuses me again and again when people think you can hang 160KGS off the back end of a car and it'll be ok..
Old Git Ray wrote
While I was thinking of making a trailer I came upon this.http://www.sportutilitytrailers.com/Magneta/RHMC1.htm(I dont know how to do the internet link thing so - cut and paste)Its far too big for SM's but it coluld be redesigned a lot more simple and bolt onto a tow bar and would put less than 50 kg on the ball.Tyre wear would be virtually nil as there are no forces acting on the rear wheel.
me dogs whining for his new lurrve......MZPOG!!
Racing Alice wrote
Simply put.....towing ANYTHING is for idiots.Stuart.
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Planning to use the horse trailer for next year,have you ever done the same.P/S,hope to have a better car as well.
My earlier post may or may not be biased due to the fact that my darling wife that i love deeply managed to turn the reasuringly expensive internal parts of a Jeep V8 auto gearbox to a grey coloured fish paste type material ( its still warm 3 weeks later) by towing a horse trailer through deep mud with all the temp warning guages bending their needles.The fact that it wasn't one of our horses at the time did not help matters.
Been carrying my XR 400 on a rack on back of a C max for past 5 years. Two jorneys a year (at least) through France; must have saved price of bike in tolls and cheaper ferry price. No problems at all. Handling is ok..Think Porsche and VW had engine behind back axle for years.(Have a look at a 911).Dont really think weight distribution is an issue;car weighs nearly 2 tonnes when loaded. I drive car carefully but maintain 80mph on toll roads.Thinking of removing front wheel (of bike !)and attaching fork bottoms to rack;think it would help with wind resistance ;ie shorten bike)
I do fasten ends of rack to mounts indside car (to stop twisting) ; strap bike from tail gate hinges and have spacer between rack and car to stop bike going toward car under braking.Bike is rock solid if you do it correctly. Stopped by french police who examined rack ,pulled and pushed bike; smiled and disappeared . Personally think its safer than a trailer..
Thought about trailing bike on a front wheel carrier.. Not sure about the mounts on those.. What happens to straps when bike goes up/down realative to car..And dont fancy taking chain off/changing wheel. But seen quite a few recently going through france so ???
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