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Fisher Bill

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Posted: 01/10/18 08:44am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The Bike I ended up with is a 2011 Kawasaki KLR so a little more dirt than street but I plan on having a welder friend look over my frame to see what might be the best option for enforcing the mount.

The bike is 432 lbs. wet so not too weight much compared to the other bikes I was looking over.

Keeping an eye on this thread and hoping to see some good results.

Bill

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Posted: 01/10/18 12:41pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Fisher Bill wrote:

The Bike I ended up with is a 2011 Kawasaki KLR so a little more dirt than street but I plan on having a welder friend look over my frame to see what might be the best option for enforcing the mount.

The bike is 432 lbs. wet so not too weight much compared to the other bikes I was looking over.

Keeping an eye on this thread and hoping to see some good results.

Bill


I was considering a KLR a few years ago. It's going to be interesting to see whether or not my trailer can handle the 180 lb hitch I'm building plus the 250 lb carrier plus the 850 lb bike. Maybe buying a 432 lb bike for camping is something I will be looking into.


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Posted: 01/10/18 02:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Not only could be interesting, could be pretty expensive if the hitch or carrier gives up while traveling. [emoticon]


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fj12ryder wrote:

Not only could be interesting, could be pretty expensive if the hitch or carrier gives up while traveling. [emoticon]


You're right it would be expensive if the hitch or carrier were to give out while traveling ... but that is not going to happen. My concern is the way the truck will handle after removing nine hundred pounds from the hitch. I wrestle with it because although it seems logical to me that with 10% of the trailer weight on the pin the truck/trailer combo should handle fine, yet I have heard stories of people who put boxes on the back of their fiver and found it adversely affected the truck's handling characteristics.

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Personally I think having only 10 percent hitch weight is going to give you very squirrelly handling and serious problems with sway. Most hitch weights are over 2 and 1/2 times what you're proposing.

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fj12ryder wrote:

Personally I think having only 10 percent hitch weight is going to give you very squirrelly handling and serious problems with sway. Most hitch weights are over 2 and 1/2 times what you're proposing.


It's kind of too bad that my trailer is designed with a light pin of 17% to begin with. If it had been designed with a pin weight of 25% then adding the lift and bike would have reduced it to 18% and all would have been great. As it is I might have to either add a third axle or move my existing axles back a bit.

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I finally opted for a front receiver hitch on my 1 ton Duramax to haul my WR250R Yamaha. It weighs about 280 lbs. I bought an aluminum single channel carrier that pins into the hitch rated for 500 lbs..

I can keep an eye on the bike and straps plus it doesn't unload the trailer hitch weight.


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I too went with the front m/c rack on my Ram 3500. Traded out tow hooks for 2/2" receivers, had a welder make up the rack. Very solid and removeable. Works super for my t/c and 5th wheel, 1000's of miles of use.
On the road now but do have more pic's if interested. Sending this from iPad....missing my laptop, hope pic shows. Safe travels Brian

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Hey Travel Ram, that is a nice set up for carrying your bike! Looks like a fun, do it all bike too. My CRF is off road only, but works great for single track forest riding. I haul several bikes, when going to a destination to camp and ride, so I double tow.

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Travel Ram wrote:

I too went with the front m/c rack on my Ram 3500. Traded out tow hooks for 2/2" receivers, had a welder make up the rack. Very solid and removeable. Works super for my t/c and 5th wheel, 1000's of miles of use.
On the road now but do have more pic's if interested. Sending this from iPad....missing my laptop, hope pic shows. Safe travels Brian

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The engineers that design trucks for work go to great lengths to optimize things like cooling. Seems like this set up would make those engineers cringe :-)

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