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Old 02-04-2013, 12:32 PM   #436
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How about some leg attachments for the center piece to make a camping chair/stool.
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Old 02-04-2013, 01:39 PM   #437
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nothing for an F650GS?.
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:41 PM   #438
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Got a shipping notice!

Very respectable lead time for such a labor intensive product.
Will post pictures!
Thanks for building these.
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:11 AM   #439
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nothing for an F650GS?.
I might be able to make one for the F650GS. Can you give me some information on it's rear axle? I'd need to know the overall length of the rear axle. Also, need to know if a 5/16" or 3/8" rod can slide clear through the axle. Perhaps a couple side view photos of the rear of the bike too. Thanks!
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:39 AM   #440
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I might be able to make one for the F650GS. Can you give me some information on it's rear axle? I'd need to know the overall length of the rear axle. Also, need to know if a 5/16" or 3/8" rod can slide clear through the axle. Perhaps a couple side view photos of the rear of the bike too. Thanks!
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Old 02-10-2013, 11:38 AM   #441
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Gen I KLR 650 Brackets ..

Got an offer/opportunity to buy one of your trailers used, but need a set of the mounts/brackets and hardware for an '06 KLR 650 (Gen I) ..

.. sent you a PM and my PayPal/shipping info as well .. looking forward to hearing from you soon .. really looking to getting the trailer set up with a cargo box large enough to hold my Turnout Gear .. lol ..

.. also .. couple of requests .. might speed up the ordering ..

1. Could you add a "parts" section to your .com site?
2. Could you also include tires/tubes on your "parts" section?

*and you night want to start referring to your trailers as "Gen I" and "Gen II" so "folks" can get the right parts when the time comes to order the replacements .. I might be needing a DOT tire as well ..

Thanks for all you do man ..
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Old 02-15-2013, 04:10 PM   #442
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Wheel travel

Need to determine the Moto-Mule's wheel travel.
Having seen mud packed fenders lock-up and act like reverse thrusters, I'm entertaining converting to a static fender which would be attached to the Moto-Mule Rotopax hoops. Have a donor fender cut and ready to mount, just need to know how high to mount it.
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:13 PM   #443
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I'm looking at the "no cargo area" version and can easily see a milk crate sitting in there... just needs a couple of U-bolts! Assuming it's long enough.

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Old 02-21-2013, 09:06 PM   #444
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I'm looking at the "no cargo area" version and can easily see a milk crate sitting in there... just needs a couple of U-bolts! Assuming it's long enough.

Chad
Looking at mine it seems the milk crate would stand a bad chance of hitting your rear fender when negotiating a steep dip, narrow gulch, ditch, or any terrain that caused it to raise sharply around the pivot point. Maybe if it was the shortest style crate and remained on level ground it could work.
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And your turning radius might be dismal with any cargo hold on the stubby configuration.
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:32 AM   #445
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Using the 1-3/4 gallon rotopax cans puts them down so low they almost touch the ground under full shock compression. Flipped the hoops and swung them bottoms towards the bike by relocating the lower mounting hole so the tanks are essentially level, while sharing the same underbelly plane as the tub's main tube.

Would hate to have a stump miss my foot pegs and trailer load only to rip off the lower hanging up-sized Rotopax.

CG is higher, but then again so is the entire bike on a dual sport like the WR, so UP went the tanks to match. Will post photos as able.
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Old 03-03-2013, 10:10 AM   #446
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A moto-mule trailer is definitely on my list of items to get this year (once I build up my backup cash reserves after buying a house). I really like that you are listening to feedback and improving the product.

Here is a thought/question/suggestion/etc.:

I want to have a "pusher trailer" for a bicycle (MTB) - i.e., a trailer that can be used with an internal combustion engine or an electric motor (and battery) to propel a bicycle.

There are a lot of homemade pusher trailers out there, most of them fairly crude but they work.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwgGECnhsPs

Although the Moto-mule might be a bit heavy for a bicycle (some of the homemade pusher trailers are huge monstrosities), I think it would work well for this purpose. Two modifications would be needed; a sprocket on the trailer wheel with a driven hub so that the user to put an engine/motor on the trailer, and a hitch that would work with a bicycle. I am guessing that neither modification would be rocket science.

Of course the engine would cut into the space for hauling things on the trailer when installed, but I think there would still be a good amount of space left.

I would rather have one trailer for both my motorcycle and my bicycle than two separate trailers.
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Old 03-03-2013, 12:46 PM   #447
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Thanks mike ..

Thanks Mike .. got the parts and should have some pics to share soon .. though, funny enough, the guy I got mine from also had a toxic-green Gen 1 KLR also ..

.. question though .. are there supposed to be some mounting brackets for the rear rack you guys sell?? .. or is it meant to be a deck that bolts onto the bottom of the trailer?? .. I'm not clear on that part .. (edit) .. playing around with some roto-pax cans I figured out why some of those cut-outs exist .. for some reason I thought this rack might have mounted up top (serious top-heavier) over the shock/rear tire .. I was wrong .. (end edit)

.. I'm also still playing around with the racks for the Roto-Pax .. I'm using the 3 gallon ones and trying out reversing the racks to keep some ground clearance also .. (edit) .. mounted the brackets right-side-up and upside-down and discovered with the 1.75-gallon and 3-gallon roto-pax cans you definitely want the brackets in the upside-down configuration to avoid ground/clearance conflicts .. (end edit)

.. fun stuff .. really looking forward to running away from home with the Moto-Mule and not having to use a tail box and panniers to haul all my crap (and man I carry a ton) ..

.. Great Trailer btw (I'm sure you've heard that before) .. now that I've had my hands on it and messed around with it I can say you spent some time and engineering energy to make an awesome manufacture/build on these .. the adaptable mounting system is brilliant ..
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:57 AM   #448
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Moto mule in Colorado?

Hello all,
I am considering buying a moto mule, but would like to see one up-close to see if it will fit my needs. Is there anyone near Denver who owns a moto mule and would be willing to let me stop by?
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Old 03-25-2013, 03:41 PM   #449
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Yo!! Mr Bracket !!
Are you still coming out to the Crooked River Campout this next weekend?
I'll bring my Moto-Mule so you can see/hear the awesome TUNES I customized into it
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Old 03-28-2013, 06:32 PM   #450
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It has been brought to my attention that I should post the specs of the container I recommend using with the trailer.

It is a Rubbermaid ActionPacker, model 1172, 24gal, 90.8L, 26.5x19.3x17.4in, or 67.3x49x44.2cm

I get them at my local Lowes Hardware store for about $30 new.

Other containers may work too, that is just the one I recommend.

I am excited to see what others come up with for tubs or flat decks.
You should put the dimensions of what will fit into your FAQ on the website too.

I just saw several "job boxes" today at Home Depot that might fit. The nice thing about those is they were lockable and had their own wheels.
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