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Old 01-11-2014, 05:27 PM   #2416
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DC IMC, I'm going to go tomorrow (Sunday) morning. The plan is to head south by 9:30am, at the latest, and go to the Greenbelt Metro station. GBM to Mount Vernon Square station round trip is $6.80, cheaper than the 10-30 lots and garages near the Convention Center. I'm posting this because if anyone wants to come along tonight would be the time to pm me.
I've got comfy seating for four.

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Old 01-12-2014, 03:24 PM   #2417
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Any of you cheapo pud-pullers buy one of those harbor freight trailers? There's a 20-page thread on them in Equipment, and I am eyeballing one. But I'd love to see one in the metal or hear from someone local who's used one.
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Old 01-12-2014, 03:31 PM   #2418
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Old 01-12-2014, 04:05 PM   #2419
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Any of you cheapo pud-pullers buy one of those harbor freight trailers? There's a 20-page thread on them in Equipment, and I am eyeballing one. But I'd love to see one in the metal or hear from someone local who's used one.
Just remember you get what you pay for. Try to envision your SV or C10 bouncing down 95.
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Old 01-12-2014, 04:45 PM   #2420
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If I needed to go shopping I think I'd look at this;
http://www.portachopper.com/

I like that it can be used as an utility trailer and has suspension.
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Old 01-12-2014, 04:51 PM   #2421
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Any of you cheapo pud-pullers buy one of those harbor freight trailers? There's a 20-page thread on them in Equipment, and I am eyeballing one. But I'd love to see one in the metal or hear from someone local who's used one.
I am in looking at them too for hauling my bike to Track Day. Anotherguy is right though. I had a nightmare of a trailer that I ordered from Northern Tool. It was designed to shred mangle and maim my race bike. I had to totally reconstruct it, but in the end it went to the dump. The HF trailers really look like they are well made , as long as you go with the one's that have highway rated tires.
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Old 01-12-2014, 04:54 PM   #2422
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Any of you cheapo pud-pullers buy one of those harbor freight trailers? There's a 20-page thread on them in Equipment, and I am eyeballing one. But I'd love to see one in the metal or hear from someone local who's used one.
I've had a 4'x8' with 12" tires/wheels from Tractor Supply that has provided good service for the last ten years.

I make sure to check the tires, lights and wheel bearings before any long hauls.

Scooped up a MC from NC a while back and took Rt 95 much of the way....no problems.

I really would like 13" or 14" tires on a trailer though.
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Old 01-12-2014, 05:01 PM   #2423
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DC IMS pictures.

BOLT! With things bolted on and off.



Looked at some sporty-things.
FJR

From the seat.


F800GT

From the seat.


The new RT


And from the seat...
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Old 01-12-2014, 05:28 PM   #2424
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DC IMS pictures.

And from the seat...
And what an AMAZING color choice that is
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Old 01-12-2014, 05:32 PM   #2425
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Old 01-12-2014, 05:40 PM   #2426
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Just remember you get what you pay for. Try to envision your SV or C10 bouncing down 95.
No, no, I get that. Normally, I'd be right there with you. However, there's a 27-page thread in Equipment about these trailers, about how basically you just need to repack the bearings, and you're good for however long you wanna pull it. ADVRiders mostly have pretty good taste, especially when it comes to gear.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=123255


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I've had a 4'x8' with 12" tires/wheels from Tractor Supply that has provided good service for the last ten years.

I make sure to check the tires, lights and wheel bearings before any long hauls.

Scooped up a MC from NC a while back and took Rt 95 much of the way....no problems.

I really would like 13" or 14" tires on a trailer though.
Thank you for that, sir!

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I am in looking at them too for hauling my bike to Track Day. Anotherguy is right though. I had a nightmare of a trailer that I ordered from Northern Tool. It was designed to shred mangle and maim my race bike. I had to totally reconstruct it, but in the end it went to the dump. The HF trailers really look like they are well made , as long as you go with the one's that have highway rated tires.
I wouldn't want anything that wasn't highway rated. If you get a HF one soon, let me know and I'll come over to help you put it together/supervise .
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I am never letting you near any of my motos!

eta; who am i kidding they're all scratched beyond belief anyway.
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I went Saturday to look at the shiny hardware...things that I will never be able to afford. Not sure I'm a big fan of the exhaust location on the 1200s; there is something visually unappealing to it, for me at least.
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