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Old 12-09-2011, 02:32 PM   #91
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I've got the bracket (to raise the license plate and support new LED tail light) and cover plate (for the hole left by missing tail light in the fender) ready to go for the DR650 license plate lift and tuck. The guys at ProCycle are working hard on the wiring harness for both this and a trailer light, I should have pricing ready and be able to ship out kits next week.
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Old 12-09-2011, 02:34 PM   #92
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I've got the bracket (to raise the license plate and support new LED tail light) and cover plate (for the hole left by missing tail light in the fender) ready to go for the DR650 license plate lift and tuck. The guys at ProCycle are working hard on the wiring harness for both this and a trailer light, I should have pricing ready and be able to ship out kits next week.
Dammit your fast! PM when done. Be down right away. John
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Old 12-09-2011, 03:57 PM   #93
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kickstand

I too have found mounting the trailer a little tricky with only 2 hands. I was thinking of some adjustable prop stands. so you can adjust the height of both sides to line the hitch up with the axle of the bike while leaning on the kickstand for those bikes without a center stand.
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Old 12-09-2011, 08:28 PM   #94
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I too have found mounting the trailer a little tricky with only 2 hands. I was thinking of some adjustable prop stands. so you can adjust the height of both sides to line the hitch up with the axle of the bike while leaning on the kickstand for those bikes without a center stand.
Hi John,
I'm working on a kickstand for the trailer too. If you come up with something slick show it off here, perhaps other users could benefit from what you come up with.

How does the trailer work with your modified axle? Post up some pics, I'd love to see the trailer behind your XR!!!

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Old 12-09-2011, 08:49 PM   #95
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Another moto-mule project

To see another Mr. Bracket product, look at this...

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Old 12-10-2011, 04:13 PM   #96
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To see another Mr. Bracket product, look at this...

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Hi Jim! Glad to hear you are happy with your hitch carrier Thanks for posting your comments.

We'll have to get you a trailer soon they really work well too!
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Old 12-10-2011, 04:40 PM   #97
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[QUOTE=MrBracket;17485494]Hi John,
I'm working on a kickstand for the trailer too. If you come up with something slick show it off here, perhaps other users could benefit from what you come up with.Quote]

Not my idea but go to Goodwill and get 2 aluminum crutches with the adjustable legs. $3.50 last time I bought a pair. Use the bottom part with the adjustment holes and make a way to attach them to Mule. One of the guys here in WW made some. Shown here from another thread holding up bike, improvise for Mule. rj


"It's made from the adjustable part of an aluminum crutch. I just drilled out the rivets from the crutch and left it full length. I installed a hook on the top end. In the stored postion it's 15 inches long and at full length it's 23 inches. but I don't think I would try and use it that long. I left the rubber tip on to help keep it from sinking into the ground.

The easiest way to install it for the back tire is to stand on the side stand side of the bike. Pull the bike towards you onto the side stand and lean over the bike and place the hook under or some place around the front foot peg area. For the front tire I stand on the opposite side and just lift up on my engine guard. I place it in a hole on the front of my skid plate.

You will have to find the sweet spot on the bike for the jack. But it will be close to the spots I have mentioned.

It's a very inexpensive jack to make. And it beats looking for a rock or stick the right size. Plus if you don't want to build it. You can buy one already made on line. But building it yourself is more fun." Walla Walla Bob's invention





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Old 12-11-2011, 12:24 PM   #98
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Evan,
Try putting some glue on that spacer so it stays in place. It only needs to be removeable if you are wanting the trailer to fit more than one bike. Hopefully that will take one hand out of the equation when it comes to mounting the the trailer. If glue doesn't work, let me know, I'll send you another set of spacers that have a tighter tolerance and stay in better for you.

A kickstand is one of the accessories I am working on. Not only will it make it easier to mount/dismount the loaded trailer, it will also make the trailer a better table when you are at your camp spot.

I also picked up a set of Wolfman saddle bags today and ordered a pelican side case mounting system. I'm working on other storage solutions in place of the ActionPacker tub. For some people, having a bag or hard case that is easy to remove makes it much easier to haul their stuff into a hotel room or cabin. Not to mention, many people already have saddle bags or hard cases...

Stay tuned....
Just a thought, why not some sort of soft bag that fits the ActionPacker? Like a hard saddle bag liner. If you're hoteling it, you simply open the Packer, pull out your liner bag, which could easily be made fairly watertight, and off you go. You'd get an easier way to unpack and better water protection for the contents of the packer. For that matter, have you thought about adding a kit of bungee hooks for the lid of the packer?

I use liners with my R1100/RS when I travel, leave the saddle and top case on the bike and just bring the liner bags into the room with me.

Disregard the above, should have read the entire thread before commenting.
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Old 12-11-2011, 09:50 PM   #99
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I love that cruch kickstand, it is genius!!
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Old 12-15-2011, 08:46 AM   #100
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Talked to the boys over at ProCycle yesterday, they should have some wiring harnesses for me tomorrow Will have the wiring harness for the DR650 to move the license plate up with a new LED tail light. And I'll have a trailer light with harness!!!! Look for pictures soon!
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Old 12-15-2011, 11:06 AM   #101
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Talked to the boys over at ProCycle yesterday, they should have some wiring harnesses for me tomorrow Will have the wiring harness for the DR650 to move the license plate up with a new LED tail light. And I'll have a trailer light with harness!!!! Look for pictures soon!
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Old 12-15-2011, 12:39 PM   #102
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Crutch Kick Stand...

If you like the crutch kick stand, then you need one of Enduro Star's Portable Trail Stands. No exceptions.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=538235\

Here is why I am so adamant...

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So, I'll be emailing you soon, Mr. Bracket, with more information as to what I will be planning on doing with my trailer! Thanks!

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Old 12-15-2011, 04:05 PM   #103
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So, I'll be emailing you soon, Mr. Bracket, with more information as to what I will be planning on doing with my trailer! Thanks!

--Alex
I've gathered you want me to ship it to your new bike.... no big secret, read your ride report

What I do want to know is what of your gear you kept off of your old bike. Did you keep your Pelican cases? If so, I'm working on a mounting system for hard cases like that for mounting to the trailer instead of the ActionPacker.... Just a thought. Also, how do you plan to carry the extra set of wheels on your new bike?? I guess, just let me know what you need to carry with the trailer and we can come up with a good plan..

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Old 12-15-2011, 10:20 PM   #104
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Guys at our Charlotte ADV meetup loved the trailer man! They all thought it was great!
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Old 12-16-2011, 08:01 AM   #105
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Guys at our Charlotte ADV meetup loved the trailer man! They all thought it was great!
Cool!!! Yes, it's looking like I will be a very busy guy this spring!! I hope I can build up some inventory over the next couple months so when spring rolls around I can do some riding myself and not be stuck in the shop!!!
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