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Old 08-07-2012, 08:37 AM   #15
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The only towable cover I know of:
Geza Gear TOWABLE and Daily Use Motorcycle Covers. Use
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Old 08-07-2012, 10:39 AM   #16
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Just be careful which states you travel in. Some require trailer brakes on < 3,000 lbs. For example NY is 1,000 lbs. Roadmaster Inc. - Tow Bars, Braking Systems & RV Accessories
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:04 PM   #17
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I wouldn't worry about the brakes because you won't have that much weight back there but I would worry about the tire size. Anything less than 15" wheels will throw bearings fast at 60 mph. Ask me how I know....
Tire size, Hooey...
I have a bijillion miles (at least!) towing boat, bike, and snowmobile trailers with 8"-13" tires at freeway speeds - over the last 40+ years. I'm probably condemning myself for saying this, but I've never had so much as a flat tire. Yes, they do spin a lot faster - which means only that they need regular maintenance. Nothing else, and nothing exotic. Air pressure set for the load on the trailer checked prior to every trip, and packing the wheel bearings annually is about it. If you ignore either of those on a trailer with 14"-15" and you're nearly as likely to have trouble anyway!

Regarding the OP's question, if it's any comfort, should you have the need for brakes after you buy it, adding elec. brakes to most late model trailers not an expensive proposition. Axle, tires, wheels, and hubs used over again. All you need are brake and backing plate combos, brake drums to match your hubs, and the wiring/brake controller. Good do it yourself project, can be done easily for 500 or maybe a lot less (1/2?) if you're resourceful enough!
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Old 08-08-2012, 05:20 AM   #18
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The fellow towing the Goldwing with the landscaping trailer is doing exactly what I'll be doing. That looks like a good, quality cover there. Some have warned that by covering your bike the wind would abrade the fininsh leaving marks. I can't imagine that happening with the Geza. It looks like it fits like a glove, very tight.

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Just be careful which states you travel in. Some require trailer brakes on < 3,000 lbs. For example NY is 1,000 lbs. Roadmaster Inc. - Tow Bars, Braking Systems & RV Accessories
Have I interpreted this correctly? In my state-Massachusetts, I can tow up to 10,000 max but need trailer brakes regardless of towable cargo?
That is a very useful chart from Roadmaster. Thanks!
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Old 08-08-2012, 07:30 AM   #19
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I tow a 14 ft enclosed trailer with 2 Harleys inside and have done so for six years, no brakes, no problems.

Since the trailer is 8 ft wide, it only has 12" tires. I did add a 2nd axel at the onset. The tires are carrying about half their rated weight. Of course I never leave without greasing the bearings, no problems in about 30,000 miles.
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I tow a 14 ft enclosed trailer with 2 Harleys inside and have done so for six years, no brakes, no problems.

Since the trailer is 8 ft wide, it only has 12" tires. I did add a 2nd axel at the onset. The tires are carrying about half their rated weight. Of course I never leave without greasing the bearings, no problems in about 30,000 miles.
Great to hear Clyon! I guess I shouldn't have any problems then.
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I wouldn't give it a second thought.
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Old 08-13-2012, 03:26 PM   #22
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C) Seeing that the 2008 154 HP engine has been known to be underpowerd I am wondering if I am going about this the wrong way?
Please tell me all is not lost otherwise I'm afraid I will have to return the landscaping trailer because I wanted it primarily for towing the bike. I really don't need it for landscaping.
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LOL.... who told you that it's under powered? Spend some time on our Yahoo group and you will be amazed at what folks pull with these rigs...

As far as a trailer your best bet is a 6X10 enclosed with a ramp door. That way no one will be tempted to help themselves to parts.. That's what I use for my 850 Lb GW.

Don't ever cover your bike on a trailer, unless its a "rat bike" and you don't care about the paint finish.

I towed two touring bikes on an open Kendon trailer from NY to AZ. The tow went well but I spent a whole W/E cleaning them. Not something that you want to do in a Campground..
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I towed two touring bikes on an open Kendon trailer from NY to AZ. The tow went well but I spent a whole W/E cleaning them. Not something that you want to do in a Campground..
I tow our Ural on a Kendon trailer, and the road grime just adds to the whole "Ural" experience! It gets cleaned off when it's time for service, or if it rains!
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You'll be just fine. Keep bearings greased and always have a spare tire
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Old 08-17-2012, 03:10 PM   #25
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I tow our Ural on a Kendon trailer, and the road grime just adds to the whole "Ural" experience! It gets cleaned off when it's time for service, or if it rains!
Yeah, I think if I had a Ural I would lean towards your way of thinking....LOL
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