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Old 09-05-2012, 05:33 AM   #6406
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Hitch mounted carrier

Any of you guys ever try putting your KLR on a hitch mounted motorcycle carrier? Long weekend Friday and Monday nights on the slab aren't a lot of fun but the backroads still are!
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Old 09-05-2012, 05:52 AM   #6407
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I thought about it before and after talking to the trailer people, they don't recommend it, unless it's a dirt bike which is lighter than a KLR.
If you need, I have a trailer you can borrow.

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Any of you guys ever try putting your KLR on a hitch mounted motorcycle carrier? Long weekend Friday and Monday nights on the slab aren't a lot of fun but the backroads still are!
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Old 09-05-2012, 06:03 AM   #6408
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Old 09-05-2012, 06:12 AM   #6409
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Any of you guys ever try putting your KLR on a hitch mounted motorcycle carrier? Long weekend Friday and Monday nights on the slab aren't a lot of fun but the backroads still are!
Think of it this way - usually recommended tongue weight on the hitch is 10% of the weight of the trailer. KLR weighs 400-ish pounds. So that's like a 4000 pound trailer. So you need a very heavy duty hitch with some kind of stabilizer to take the sway loads.

How about a tow dolly?

http://www.hitchcarriers.com/index.p...emart&Itemid=1



They have big hitch carriers too - they need a huge hitch though:

http://www.hitchcarriers.com/index.p...emart&Itemid=1

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Old 09-05-2012, 07:00 AM   #6410
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Hitch carrier

Thanks for the offer of the trailer Silencejinn......I have a couple to choose from but was thinking of just something I could slide into the back of my truck for "unplanned useage". I wasn't too worried about the weight on the truck since the hitch is rated for 10,000 lbs. towing and 1,000 lbs. tongue weight. Maybe I'll just try one and report back
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Old 09-05-2012, 07:15 AM   #6411
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Old 09-05-2012, 08:26 AM   #6412
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hitches

I have carried my KLR for two years down to
Arizona with a hitch carrier. You should have no
problem with your hitch rated at 10000 lbs. I have
always found the hardist part was the loading
and unloading because the bike sits so high on
my 4x4.


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Old 09-05-2012, 08:56 AM   #6413
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I have carried my KLR for two years down to
Arizona with a hitch carrier. You should have no
problem with your hitch rated at 10000 lbs. I have
always found the hardist part was the loading
and unloading because the bike sits so high on
my 4x4.


Jack

Thanks Jack......I figured someone around here would have used one! I had originally planned on putting it in the back of my pickup from time to time but I've been afraid of coming to a sudden stop as the front wheel hits the front of the box and launching myself over the cab
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Old 09-05-2012, 10:38 AM   #6414
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at princess auto, we sell a hitch carrier with a weight cap of 500lbs.
http://www.princessauto.com/pal/prod...rtbike-Carrier
goes on sale from time to time, usually for 119.99 but i have seen it go as low as 89.99
i was tempted to buy one for myself, but then i realized i drive a neon :p
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Old 09-05-2012, 03:53 PM   #6415
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Camp at Manakos Lake about 1/2 way between pickle and windigo. No bear bins
On the way back from Windigo we went past Pickle Lake and stayed at a campsite we had checked out on the way up. Not sure, but I think it was Medcalf Lake.

http://goo.gl/maps/q4NNI

The couple in the next campsite told us that the dogs across the road keep the bears away, so we slept pretty well.
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Old 09-05-2012, 04:19 PM   #6416
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On the way back from Windigo we went past Pickle Lake and stayed at a campsite we had checked out on the way up. Not sure, but I think it was Medcalf Lake.

http://goo.gl/maps/q4NNI

The couple in the next campsite told us that the dogs across the road keep the bears away, so we slept pretty well.

Not quite, it was Fitchie Lake, http://goo.gl/maps/Vr8BV
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Old 09-05-2012, 04:54 PM   #6417
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weekend ride

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Old 09-05-2012, 04:58 PM   #6418
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Can not get the text to be in the same reply.(i am not good with computers). was on a trip to west man on the weekend. sunshine, rain, gravel, blacktop, heat from everything a bit
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Old 09-05-2012, 05:05 PM   #6419
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Old 09-05-2012, 05:07 PM   #6420
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Not quite, it was Fitchie Lake, http://goo.gl/maps/Vr8BV
Ah. Whats 42 kms? I'll have to bring my GPS next time.
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