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Old 05-25-2012, 11:10 PM   #16
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There is another mob that advertised in MC trader a few issues back that make one rated at 250kg,based out of Sidney,website showed him loading a 1198 onto it, fucked if I can remember the brand. Around $800.
Here it's

nicerack.com.au
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Old 05-26-2012, 12:22 AM   #17
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Also, what is your vehicle rated to carry in a downward weight? My Landcruiser has a towing capacity of 3500kg and a 350kg downward limit. These lifts aren't light and if you then add 150kg of bike, my guess is they would exceed most cars recommended hitch weights.
Good point. The tongue (i.e. the tow ball piece that slides into the 2 inch square section of tow bar) on my Kluger's genuine Toyota tow bar says "Max downward weight 150kgs" and "Max braked 1500kgs and Max unbraked 700kgs."

As my TE has a dry weight of 149kgs it'd be well over 150kgs wet, plus the weight of the carrier. Am I reading it right that 150kgs is the limit and I'm outta luck? Or is that limit just for the tow ball section and do I need to look elsewhere on the tow bar itself? I couldn't see any clear markings on it.

The tow bar cost $537 with wiring when I bought the car new in 2004, part no. PZQ64-48020, tongue part no. PZQ63-48020, and I wasn't asked at the time whether I wanted a specific towing capacity. Perhaps they fitted a cheapie.

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Old 05-26-2012, 12:22 AM   #18
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There is another mob that advertised in MC trader a few issues back that make one rated at 250kg,based out of Sidney,website showed him loading a 1198 onto it, fucked if I can remember the brand. Around $800.
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nicerack.com.au
http://www.nicerack.com.au/

$800! just get a trailer...
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Old 05-26-2012, 01:02 AM   #19
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Has anyone used one of these?



Are they any good & is there any brand that's better than another?

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http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/140759776214

check this unit out.
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Old 05-26-2012, 01:48 AM   #20
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$800! just get a trailer...
Yeh but takes up lot less room.
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Old 05-26-2012, 03:32 PM   #21
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Downward weight will be your limiting factor. The newlite has a 250 kg limit from memory, but the towbar on my hilux 4x4 has a 220 kg limit.
I took the gamble, and use the carrier for my tenere. Just try to keep the tank near empty.
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Old 05-26-2012, 03:45 PM   #22
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I bought this from an inmate years ago and never had any issues.

http://winghamweldingworks.com.au/in...index&cPath=26
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Old 05-26-2012, 06:28 PM   #23
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Thanks RRG, just had a look on google & ebay, and it looks good. The 181kg (400lb) limit may be pushing it, but would be close...



Could you tell me if it is very "wobbly" in the rear view mirror?

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Nope Boneman, no noticable wobble, even on a drive to Mallacoota which was around 7 hours and on that crap, pot-holed road that's our major Hwy - Princess Hwy!
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Old 05-26-2012, 06:39 PM   #24
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I bought this from an inmate years ago and never had any issues.

http://winghamweldingworks.com.au/in...index&cPath=26
When I was in the market, I very nearly got one of these, but ended up with the new lite due to the anti wobble locking mechanism
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Old 05-26-2012, 09:37 PM   #25
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Question Does not a welder make...

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You have a welder so just get the steel and make one.

You could get a mate to help you out i'm sure and also build it to take the weight of a fat bike.
Shane-o,

Just coz I have a welder doesn't mean I can weld. I have a bike, and as you've seen, doesn't mean I can ride.

Reckon I could practice on a mate's shelves before I fuck up my own job!

Thanks for the offer, we'll see how it pans out. When can I pick up the carrier after you make it?
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Old 05-27-2012, 07:23 PM   #26
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Question Hitch limit 250kg

Guys, thanks for all your help so far. I have learnt heaps thanks to you all.

The load on the hitch says 2500kg weight limit (I gather weight of the trailer & contents)

The downward weight limit is 250kg. So if the bike weights 180kg, and the carrier is say 40kg, that would fall within specs with a bit of a buffer.

I'm liking the Newlite at this point. I can have it delivered for just over $500, it's a little more that the others but it looks like a good solid unit.

Hopefully this thread will be of use to others in the future, so unless there are any objections or suggestions I reckon I'll go with the Newlite...

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Old 05-28-2012, 02:47 AM   #27
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Question Here's a flash one..

Anyone know anything about these. They are called "Scootboot" and have a locking mechanism for the front wheel.



Look flash, but pricey (at about $700 including LED lights).

Made just down the road at Murwilimbah.
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Old 05-28-2012, 03:04 AM   #28
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Eh? Nice rack "Moto-tote" $700

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$800! just get a trailer...


Yikes! This are $700 not including the lights! Look super flash though. Not sure if the budget would stretch that far.
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Old 05-28-2012, 03:41 AM   #29
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Anyone know anything about these. They are called "Scootboot" and have a locking mechanism for the front wheel.



Look flash, but pricey (at about $700 including LED lights).

Made just down the road at Murwilimbah.
The wheel holder is a nice touch, but is it really necessary.. I know with my carrier I can wheel the bike up and it will just sit there, giving me plenty of time to strap it down.

I reckon once you start getting up to that price range, your looking at money for a 2nd hand trailer.
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Old 05-28-2012, 03:41 AM   #30
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Mate probably less than $200 in steel and paint to make one, but the time factor is a different thing .

Will look into it for you if you want.
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