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Old 03-05-2012, 11:57 AM   #1
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Motorcycle Carrier

In our effort to not deal with a toad we have purchased a small 70CC Honda C70 Passport. It's one of those things that is always on eBay for $900-1800 but we found one for far less. It needed a little work but is fine now. My question is for those who are hauling motorcycles what are you using for a carrier? This bike only weighs about 180 LBS so I don't need anything that will haul a big touring bike. As always price plays a part in my decision but more importantly, the reviews and your opinions are more valuable. I did find one on Amazon but some said it was a three man job to get the bike off the rack. I feel pretty manly most of the time but my sweet bride doesn't always have the same attitude.
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versahaul would be your best bet for that.
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I had one on my MH that you could haul a wheelchair, it pushed into the trailer hitch. They had added two more hitches to make three, came with a nice ramp that you could lock to the carrier. I felt it could handle three hundred # or more. Had my 350# brother in law jump up and down on it. No problem.
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Old 03-05-2012, 07:19 PM   #4
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I had one on my MH that you could haul a wheelchair, it pushed into the trailer hitch. They had added two more hitches to make three, came with a nice ramp that you could lock to the carrier. I felt it could handle three hundred # or more. Had my 350# brother in law jump up and down on it. No problem.
Not really what I'm looking for. I've got a little bitty scooter/bike that weighs a massive 180 LBS. Just need a motorcycle carrier and I'm soliciting name brands that are reasonably priced. Preferably ones that others have already used so they can give a thumbs up or down.
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Have you thought of a small two wheel trailer 4x4 or 4x6 from Tractor Supply or some other such place, also has added benefit of being able to carry extra stuff.
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Have you thought of a small two wheel trailer 4x4 or 4x6 from Tractor Supply or some other such place, also has added benefit of being able to carry extra stuff.
Thought about it but we want a motorcycle carrier. We have no desire to tow a trailer. The trailer would be yet another item to register and insure. With the bike weighing less than 200 LBS I can only imagine how much jumping around a trailer might do. For me the carrier is the only option. Just looking for brands that others have used and the pros and cons to them.
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I have this one:

Blue Ox Motorcycle/Dirt Bike Hitch Carrier II for SUV - $629.99

But i bought it used on craigslist for about $100. It hauls my 240-lb dirt bike everywhere on rough roads with no probs. But i dont think you have to spend that much (if you can't find a used one) for your small bike.
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look on craigslist ; theres a million kinds for sale. Just find one that suits your needs and budget. One brand has a platform you put the scooter on and then crank it up with a winch. Very reasonable! Google motorcycle carrier.
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I have also been looking however I need something a little heavier.

I have no experience with any of these but would think any would work for you and your weight.

One Here

A BUNCH OF EM HERE

Sorry, I know you asked for first hand experience... I hope this helps to give you a few idea's.
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Here is one at harbor freight


Hitch Mounted Motorcycle Carrier - 400Lb. Capacity
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I have one that fits into the hitch reciever and holds the ront tire of the bike. You just roll it in, strap it down, and crank it up.
Bike's back wheel stays on the ground and follows along.
I haven't used it yet, but the plan is to drag my honda 750 behind my flat towed wrangler.
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LSC9901, I highly recommend the VersaHaul as previously mentioned. I have used their class 3 hitch mount carrier for 3 or 4 years now carrying my 1977 Kawasaki KZ1000 (with 6400 original miles now!) which weighs 526 lbs. When I bought mine online they had two models, a regular and a heavy duty. Regular was rated up to 500 lbs. and HD to 600 lbs. I bought a scratch and dent model that did not have a single one of either for I believe around $335 with free shipping. This thing is built like a tank with double walled tubing, comes with its own self storing ramp. Only thing extra I did was add a light kit for like $20 which I realized I needed after I got the rack home, put my bike on, saw that my bike blocked the rear lights of my class A. Can't go wrong with the VersaHaul!
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I am also looking for one to put my BMW Sport Bike on the Back of my A Class Coachman Mirada. Have it narrowed down to the Blue Ox SC2000. Good for up to 1,000 pounds and gets welded to the frame so you can still tow up to 5,000 lbs behind it. Over-kill but good for use in the future for a few hundred more.... so far...this is what I am thinking...
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Go on line and check out Overbilt lift out of new York best one I have ever seen. Carries my harley ultra on the back of my motor home and flat tows my Tahoe no problem.
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