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Old 09-27-2005, 08:52 AM   #1
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Recently I saw a PU towing a motorcycle by the front wheel. The front wheel was raised up & attached some how to the hitch reciever. It had already passed me before I realized that it was attached this way so couldn't get a look at it. Maybe one of you mechanical genius can figure how to do this. It may be an answer for people that want to take their motorcycle but can't stand the weight on the back of MH, PU W/slide-in or 5er.
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Old 09-27-2005, 08:52 AM   #2
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Recently I saw a PU towing a motorcycle by the front wheel. The front wheel was raised up & attached some how to the hitch reciever. It had already passed me before I realized that it was attached this way so couldn't get a look at it. Maybe one of you mechanical genius can figure how to do this. It may be an answer for people that want to take their motorcycle but can't stand the weight on the back of MH, PU W/slide-in or 5er.
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Old 09-27-2005, 04:38 PM   #3
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I built a hitch mounted carrier for my son once. It was a piece of channel wide enough to just get the front tire in. it had a hole at the front to put the trailer ball through (1") and I also hooked two chains with hooks on the end to the opposite end to hook to his back bumper to help support it. strap on the front wheel and go. The down side is that it can tend to wear the back tire down if it has dirt tires. If this is confusing e-mail me and i'll draw a picture and send it to you. tinkercb_63@hotmail.com
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Old 09-27-2005, 05:16 PM   #4
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Try this link for a cycle hitch. Northern Tool Cycle hitch
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Old 09-27-2005, 07:39 PM   #5
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Thanks guys but I wasn't looking for it for myself. (I don't have a MC) I saw it and thought it might help someone else. I've read a number of posts regarding trying to haul a MC on the back and the weight issues.
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Old 09-30-2005, 01:54 PM   #6
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Those MC tow hitches have been around for over 30 years that I know of. One thing that makes them less popular then they use to be is the advent of shaft drive. Running your bike tranny in neutral is how they're towed. The shaft still turns with the rear wheel. Some of the early GoldWings had real problems with that. My '80 Suzuki GS850L doesn't like its shaft driven by the rear wheel either. For short trips they're OK though. Didn't bother my chain drive '75 Honda CB-750 "fulldress" one little bit - never a problem!
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