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Old 05-03-2011, 07:41 PM   #1
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Trailer?

Anybody used a trail tail or mono-go or something like that on their 800gs?

http://www.monogo.com/

http://www.trailtail.com/wordpress/
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Old 05-03-2011, 08:50 PM   #2
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I gotta admit, getting my hound out and about would be worth it. Many of the places I ride would make great hunting locations, but riding weather and hunting weather usually don't coincide... But think about it, a dog with the decision to stick his out the window riding in a car like that.... He would be like Leonardo DiCaprio in Titanic, and Odin would be "Look Pa, top of the world".... as his tail is waving in the wind

When you get one for a dog, let me know.
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Old 05-03-2011, 08:51 PM   #3
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damnit... something else I wanna build now!!!
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Old 05-03-2011, 09:07 PM   #4
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Do you guys know the inside diameter of the rear axle?
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Old 05-06-2011, 04:12 PM   #5
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I just wish I could wake up the people behind this idea and inform me if it's going into production or not.



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Old 05-07-2011, 12:07 AM   #6
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I just wish I could wake up the people behind this idea and inform me if it's going into production or not.



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That is pretty sweet. I sent an email to trail tail about a week ago asking if it your work on the 800gs, but have not heard back yet.
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Old 05-07-2011, 05:47 PM   #7
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That is way cool!
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Old 05-07-2011, 07:05 PM   #8
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Just not sure how to build a hitch, you would have to add a lot of steel coming from the frame in several points, i just the through-the-axle approach would be very strong and add as little weight as possible. Also, i measured hole through the axle. It is a little over 3/8in on the drivers side, but a little under 3/8in on the passenger side. I believe its is because of the threads, they had to make it a little thicker. (probably could be drilled out, a very very small amount would need to be removed.)

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Old 05-07-2011, 10:32 PM   #9
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I measured width of the axle, too long. It seems they have overcome this with the KLR. I would think they could probably do it for the 800 as well.
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Old 05-12-2011, 12:55 PM   #10
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I got an email back from Terry Cox from Trail Tail. He thinks that they would be able to make this work. I'm not really in the market at the moment, but for anyone who is, just thought id let ya know

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Hmmm.... no. IMHO if I need to carry that much stuff, I'd just get a jeep. Motorcycles are about travelling light.

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Agreed

I agree with you MTrider, but I've been looking for a long time to find a way to bring my dog with me on the biking adventures. She comes with for just about everything else. Anybody got any dog specific ideas or methods they've seen?
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Old 05-13-2011, 11:43 PM   #13
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I agree with you MTrider, but I've been looking for a long time to find a way to bring my dog with me on the biking adventures. She comes with for just about everything else. Anybody got any dog specific ideas or methods they've seen?
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A guy I know trained his Blue Heeler to just hang on to a shag-pile carpet he glued to some marine ply and bolted to the rear rack. Worked for 18 years, new dog (a Kelpie) is getting trained the same way. But those are cattle dogs, when they're not holding on to motorcycles they're clambering over stock in the yards.
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Old 05-14-2011, 07:18 AM   #14
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A cheap Ural and side car would be the best mode for dog carrying. Any trailer is going to keep you on asphalt. I would be surprised if and inexpensive trailers have enough suspension to keep your dog trailer from bouncing all over the place on a gravel road. Not to mention dust and exhaust from the bike in the dogs face.

Dog sitter, Shag carpet, Ural side car, or Jeep/pickup/SUV/car. IMHO, those are your options for trying to travel while owning a dog. Sometimes one vehicle cannot do everything.

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Hmmm.... no. IMHO if I need to carry that much stuff, I'd just get a jeep. Motorcycles are about travelling light.
Perhaps, but have you looked at an R1200GS ADV lately? That trailer is a natural extension of the excess.

I was considering a Unigo for the R1150R I used to own, before I reminded myself of MT's point. If I needed a trailer, something's seriously wrong with my ride planning.

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