Got to tow my bike back home in Sept from NJ to WA and I put Single Motorcycle Trailer in google and saw a trailer that just hooks up the front wheel anyone use that kind of trailer? would it be safe to travel 2500 miles?
i know the trailer type your thinking of, as i have seen it many of times when i was on the highways in nevada, but they are mainly designed for the Harley type crowd that already have square tyres, think about it the cost of a new rear tyre vs the cost of a trailer alone??
I too am shopping around for a single bike trailer as well.
I am familiar with the one you're looking at where you "tow" the bike. As others have mentioned above, I don't think it's a good idea because you do put that many miles of wear on your rear tire, as well as your chain and sprockets.
"Phatmitzu" sells trailers on this forum. You could also check out your local home depot if they sell small landscaping trailers.
Well, after reading the motorcycle tow dolly descriptions, if you remove the chain off the rear sprocket, the only thing moving would be the rear tire and suspension.
So the only thing wearing down is the rear tire. They also mention that it would be reduced wear because:
1. Less weight due to no passengers.
2. The motorcycle would only be rolling. (Not accelerating, turning, or stopping.) So tire wear wouldn't be too terrible.
However, it would still be open to damage from potholes, road kill, nails, etc. http://www.prohoists.com/Shopping.idc?ProductID=35
It may be a decent option if you don't plan on transporting your bike a lot.
Hi all, apologies in advance for the negative 1st post but i have a 2003 RR which wouldn't start although fuel pump was ok etc just span really fast on the button but wouldn't fire. Turns out cylinders 1 and 4 had 40 psi and 2 and 3 20 psi so engine pretty well toast although was running fine...