Easylifter Bike racks-Help Please

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  1. wiljoy

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    I am thinking of purchasing an Easylifter rack to transport my 210kgs scooter. The model I am interested in is the hydraulic type with twin wheels.
    The ease of loading and unloading appeals to me very much. Have any of you knowledegable funsters have experience of these racks and can give me the good and bad points before I part with my money.
    Total honesty would be appreciated.
    Many Thanks, Wilf
     
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    Rake & Roll scooter rack far better:Wink:
     
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    The ones with the castor type wheels have Been known in the past to have bearing problems and I think someone on here has fixed the swivel part on one or more occasions.
     
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    With thanks to MMM and I quote:-
    Weight distribution formulae
    If you have an accurate figure for the weight you are adding to your rear panel, you can calculate it's effect on both front and rear axles
    New front axle weight (Fn) = F - (L(O/W))
    Where F is the existing load on your front axle, L is the extra load from the new accessory, O is the rear overhang and W is the wheelbase.
    New rear axle weight (Rn) = R + L + (F - FN)
    Where R is the existing weight on the rear axle, L is the additional load from the new accessory, F is the existing weight on the front axle and Fn is the new front axle weight
    To illustrate, with a rear overhang of 1.60m:
    Fn - 1646 - (150(1.60/4.04) making 1,587Kg and Rn = 1780 +150 + (1646 - 1587) = 1989Kg
    Alternatively, if the rear overhang was 2.00m then:
    Fn = 1646 - (150(2.0/4.04))= 1572Kg and Rn = 1780 +150 (1646 - 1572) = 2,004Kg

    All of these are a direct cut and paste from August edition of MMM ( hopefully without any typos)
     
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    I think you may be better off with a decent trailer as they are more versatile especially the enclosed box types.
     
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    Had one.. returned it.. not fit for purpose.. Scotties had one as well, went the same way.
    Both had been specially built for us to take the extra weight of a 1200 and an 1150 GS ( both at around 230 kg )

    Mine actually managed to TWIST my steel 3 X 3 steel tow bar ..

    Dont get me wrong, the chap who owns the company and builds them could not have been more helpful .. and on bikes up to say 130kg or so would probably be fine.

    I ended up going for a RoRo trailer and have not regretted it for one minute
     
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