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PostSubject: Re: Modernman's trailer hitch   Sat 04 Mar 2017, 09:38

Another great shot Modernman1953!
Please tell us what you can about your trailer hitch. What is the tongue-weight of what you tow?
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PostSubject: Re: Modernman's trailer hitch   Mon 06 Mar 2017, 22:50

Mike from NS wrote:
Another great shot Modernman1953!
Please tell us what you can about your trailer hitch.  What is the tongue-weight of what you tow?
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Mike,

Thank you for your kind words.  

I am not sure what the tongue weight would be.  Since I own a Goldwing, if I am towing a trailer, I am using the 1800 Goldwing.  However, I do use the hitch using a hitch rack at times and I either have a cooler on the rack or a rack bag.



This is the rack that I use:

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PostSubject: Modernman's trailer hitch   Tue 07 Mar 2017, 08:26

Thanks for the reply, Modernman.

I've been thinking of adding a hitch for towing a light trailer with a canoe or small (light) 8' row boat a short distance. Now, wouldn't that look funny (aka: strange) to see a bike chased by a canoe down the street.

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PostSubject: Re: Modernman's trailer hitch   Thu 09 Mar 2017, 02:37

There is plenty of power to pull and I believe enough braking to stop a cargo trailer. If the Silverwing was my only bike, I would tow the trailer with it.

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PostSubject: Re: Modernman's trailer hitch   Thu 09 Mar 2017, 07:36

Modernman1953 wrote:
There is plenty of power to pull and I believe enough braking to stop a cargo trailer.  If the Silverwing was my only bike, I would tow the trailer with it.


Just because one can, doesn't mean one should. Plenty of power yes. Braking power or should I say emergency braking, doubtful. What happens if a tire blows on the trailer doing 55 MPH and the trailer starts to wobble. Just sounds like an accident waiting to happen. And finally, Honda does not endorse pulling trailers period. I've found it in my GWing and also Silverwing manuals. With that being said, I do have a hitch on my GWing and have pulled a light Harbor Freight trailer loaded lightly.
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PostSubject: Re: Modernman's trailer hitch   Thu 09 Mar 2017, 13:59

The Silverwing is quite capable of pulling a trailer and the braking is sufficient even in an emergency. I tow mine regularly during the summer months with no problem. I keep the nose weight quite low and within the max permitted MGW and have never had any problems pulling off either on either level or hill start and I do ride to the British speed limit which is 60MPH max. I am sure that there are very little or no manuals that say that a particular manufacturer or model is suitable for towing and I am insured through my scooter insurance to do so. With regards to blowing a trailer tyre I have not had any experience of this, I keep the tyres and a spare in good condition and at the right pressure on the  trailer and I would assume that is not a lot different from having a blow out on  one of the scooter tyres especially the front which I have only had experience of once (not very nice). As I have said before riding with a trailer is different and not every ones cup of tea but I quite enjoy towing but more care has to be taken. I might add I have also made I rack for it too, now the tent sits on top and I can adjust the position forward and back to adjust the extra nose weight to compensate for the wife's air dryer, make up and straightener's etc., it also travels more securely now . There are several photos in my album if any one is interested showing the scoot and trailer before the rack was made with me and the wife on a camping weekend at Skegness.   Pud.
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PostSubject: Re: Modernman's trailer hitch   Thu 09 Mar 2017, 17:49

vmaximus wrote:
There are several photos in my album if any one is interested showing the scoot and trailer before the rack was made with me and the wife on a camping weekend at Skegness.   Pud.

I'd be interested in viewing those pics. I clicked on your posting name, but nothing comes up for an album. Is this something you would need to post a URL to, and is independent of this particular site?
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PostSubject: Re: Modernman's trailer hitch   Fri 10 Mar 2017, 04:29

Dekare, just look in vmaximus photo's, they were there last night I just couldn't figure out how to post them with my reply. Pud.
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PostSubject: Re: Modernman's trailer hitch   Fri 10 Mar 2017, 14:02

Click on 'Album' in the blue strip under the Forum Picture at the top of the page.

Then click on 'Users Personal Albums'.

Go to Page 5 and you will see 'vmaximus'.

Click on the name and all will be revealed!
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PostSubject: Re: Modernman's trailer hitch   Sat 06 May 2017, 18:02

I have my hitch for sale in the for sale section.
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