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Old 07-30-2021, 11:36 AM   #1
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Cruiselift for Harley on 5er

Probably been discussed before, but I have a 2017 38í Montana and was wondering if itís doable to install a cruiselift on the back to take my Harley. Beef up suspension and frame, etc. Probably can be done but cost prohibitive I would guess?
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Toy hauler is the way to go. Most 5ver's are not designed for that kind of weight on the frame or hanging off the back.
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Not a good idea. he Montana does not have near the frame to support that much load on the rear end even with "beefed-up" suspension. Next issue is that much weigh on the rear will unload the pin (think see-saw) and cause ride and handling problems.

I look at this as a mechanical engineer. I would never swing that much weigh around on the back end.

If you want to go the route of a 5er, you need to look at New Horizon and have one special built with the lift that has the frame to handle it.

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New horizons stopped advertising the rear lift option several years ago, right after Brian became ceo.
Spoke to him about it at the Tampa super show several years back. Too many complaints regarding damages to the motorcycle . They get shaken to pieces according to him. Toyhauler or swivel wheel platform trailer is what they now offer.
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I would suggest a freedom hauler. Montana dont have a over built frame to support that kind of weight.
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