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Old 08-14-2012, 08:00 AM   #346
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There is only support on one side of the swing arm... The shaft drive doesn't have much oil... subjecting it to additional stress isn't something I would choose to do... YMMV, it would be interesting to see the results but I am not willing to take the risk. I love my GS but I keep a close eye on the final drive and change the fluid often. I don't want any additional stress on it.

The bracket that Mike made me is supported by the brackets for my Jesse cans. It is stout and rigid to the frame.
Valid points, I suspect. Thanks for the response. The bushing mounting system wouldn't do anything one way or another to the oil level. I suspect that the additional stresses would also be a non-issue. If the final drive can handle the torque of the drive system, it should be up to towing the trailer. However, given the cost of final drive replacement, your caution is warranted.
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Old 08-14-2012, 08:07 AM   #347
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T-bushing. Use at your own risk. I am not a BMW engineer, nor have I played one on television.
But have you slept in a Holiday Inn?
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Old 08-14-2012, 10:16 AM   #348
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The bracket that Mike made me is supported by the brackets for my Jesse cans. It is stout and rigid to the frame.
Can you take a picture of it?
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Old 08-14-2012, 12:24 PM   #349
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Any particular reason why you would not recommend it?
That big hole in the final drive is also there for cooling of the oil, bearing and gears. Not sure I would be interested in plugging it up.
I have seen to many of the new style finals weeping oil past the seal to want to add stress of over heating.
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Old 08-14-2012, 02:15 PM   #350
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That big hole in the final drive is also there for cooling of the oil, bearing and gears. Not sure I would be interested in plugging it up.
I have seen to many of the new style finals weeping oil past the seal to want to add stress of over heating.
Not particularly the place for this discussion, but I've owned five shaft-drive bikes by three different manufacturers: 3 BMWs, a Suzuki, and a Honda. It does not appear that the new BMW final drive is a strong selling point.

Edit: Miscounted. Make that four BMW, 2 Honda, and a Suzuki.
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Old 08-14-2012, 03:22 PM   #351
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If the final drive can handle the torque of the drive system, it should be up to towing the trailer.
That's a big IF with those bikes.
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Old 08-15-2012, 09:46 PM   #352
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Thanks Mike! Sold the trailer to a Canadian who plans to tow it behind his Husaberg 390 on some tight single track with plans to hunt. Awesome!

Thanks again,

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Hey Alex,

I got your email and wrote you one back. Has your email address changed?? You wrote me through here and I wrote you back through the email function here on ADV, check to make sure your email on here is correct.

Anyways, I encouraged you to put a link on this thread. It should sell quickly as I am behind in building new ones! Alex's trailer is ready to roll right now, no waiting!! Snatch it up now!

Alex, I wish you well in your travels! I have a feeling you'll be getting yourself another adventure setup when you get back home... it's in your blood
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Old 08-19-2012, 01:59 PM   #353
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Any chance you could list the Rotopax brackets as an individual item for purchase on the website?
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Old 08-19-2012, 09:51 PM   #354
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Can you take a picture of it?
It may take me a few days... but I can do this so long as Mr. Bracket is ok with it...
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Old 08-20-2012, 08:38 AM   #355
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Any chance you could list the Rotopax brackets as an individual item for purchase on the website?

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Old 08-20-2012, 08:38 AM   #356
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It may take me a few days... but I can do this so long as Mr. Bracket is ok with it...

Post Away! Get the ideas flowing
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Old 08-20-2012, 12:07 PM   #357
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It may take me a few days... but I can do this so long as Mr. Bracket is ok with it...

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Old 08-27-2012, 11:56 PM   #358
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Mike shipped mine today! I got everything! I'll post Pics Soon.
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Old 08-28-2012, 06:38 AM   #359
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CONGRATULATIONS GSA Girl !!!!!

That was a long week for me waiting on it getting here. But hay your closer to mike than I was so hopefully a shorter wait.

I need to take some pictures my self and add to the thread. Call mine "Crap you carry in your Moto-Mule"
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Old 08-29-2012, 08:02 AM   #360
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RotoPax Brackets

I see these are now up on the site. Does anyone know if they will fit the new 1.75 gal Rotopax cans? The only pictures I can find are with the 1 gallon cans.

Thanks.
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