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post #1 of 6 Old 10-25-2009, 8:11 AM Thread Starter
 
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Build a trailer? Motorcycle caddy?

Hey

wanted to get some opinions about building a trailer myself. Anyone have some links or info on where to get plans? I'd love any input that you have, thanks. Also I've seen something called a motorcycle caddy but I'm wondering if I'd damage my trans by towing it with the rear wheel down for 1000 miles.
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Re: Build a trailer? Motorcycle caddy?

Dude, stay away from those rolling 1 wheel bike dolleys that let the rear wheel stay on the ground. Other than wearing down the back tire, you will also destroy your constant mesh trans because you don't oil it when the bike is off. Also there will be excess chain wear, and a host of other stuff, sounds like a great idea, but it isn't.

Also don't bother building your own trailer, you can buy a somewhat decent one from harbor freight for a few hundred.

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I had one of these a while back, I needed it for one trip and sold it for more than I paid for it. All I did was add 2 1/2" pieces of plywood on top, and two of the front wheel chocks. I also went the extra step and added some supportes to the frame with some 1x1" steel tube. I also replaced the bearings as they looked fairly cheap, I think it cost me $50 for a decent pair. All in all it was a great trailer and did more than I asked it to. Plus building your own trailer would be just about the same price, a ton of extra trouble, and possibly more expensive if you cant get it to roll straight



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Re: Build a trailer? Motorcycle caddy?

Thanks a lot! That's exactly what I've been looking for. I owe you one. Every other site I looked on was 800-1000 for a similar looking rig.
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Re: Build a trailer? Motorcycle caddy?

Also, I noticed you're central NJ...I'm in Washington NJ.
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Just south of bordentown
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Re: Build a trailer? Motorcycle caddy?

And if you are just interested in a local trailer cheap

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