Motor bike trailers

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  1. Nirvanauk

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    Can anyone recommend a manufacturer of the above please? At present I carry my honda 125 cc on a rack on the back which is proving a real pain, so any suggestions?
     
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    I was thinking of carrying my Honda 125 on a rack to the rear of my Sussex duo
    Why did you find it a pain ?
    If you are thinking of selling the bike rack pm me
    Chris
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    I used to have a Erde PM360 single motorbike trailer, light , easy to load and towed very well.
    Sorry got the number wrong it's a PM310.
     
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    Bike trailer

    http://www.cmf-engineering.com/t-home/

    I bought one last year for my Yamaha 80 and it works a treat. Buy the optional castors if you want to store it upright to save space. Somewhat cheaper than the Armitage trailers version, and very similar.

    It tows a treat but:

    1. Loading ramp could do with channels instead of just being an aluminium "plank" as the wheels are not guided up onto the trailer - and down again; and yes, the bike did fall off as the back wheel slipped off unloading!

    2. Without a reversing camera, you cannot see it to reverse it!

    3. No sloppy tying down as, because it is loaded sideways, braking and accelerating moves the bike more than if loaded "in line". I took several attempts to find the best way of securing the bike!

    4. It is light and easy to manoeuvre but needs care on slopes as there are no brakes!

    5. Would I recommend? Oh yes; beats the scooter rack as I know I am not exceeding the payload with the rack + bike on the back and the "tail wagging the dog"

    Hope it helps - and if anyone wants a scooter rack and fittings, just PM me!
     
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    I looked all over and came to the conclusion that the Phoenix big bike trailer was the best bet. Extremely well built , and well thought out. I tow a goldwing 1500 or a vulcan 1500 , trailer is extremely stable..

    Good luck with your decision

    Steve
     
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    Hi all,
    I have gone from a PCX125 on my side loading Armitage to a BMW G650GS, which is a tall bike and i am short. I have seen historically someone fitted a winch (great idea) to pull a bigger bike on, has anyone got any pics? The BMW gets bloody hot and has to have the engine running unless there are three or four of you.
    Obviously a low load trailer is an option and with Armitage quoting three months delivery again for the side loader I think I could sell it.

    Cheers

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    I have a relatively small motorhome a Hymer 584 on a 2.8 Fiat Ducato base. I am looking at racks but am told the weight limit will restrict me to 125cc or less (I would like a 200cc scooter) and also at the Hydra Trail a twin wheeled trailer. I am told the Hydra tail can be reversed without jack-knifing - any comments on either of the above options would be appreciated.
     
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    Jay,
    I have picked up my Armitage deive on trailer. I can ride my BMW onto it and then put the side standmdown. Fastening on is then easy and the ramp comes back up to vertical. It woll also easily carry two push bikes as well.
    Phil
     
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    I carry my 125 on the back of my B544 weight upgraded, towed a caravan for 15 years not going back to towing again.
     
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    I have just ordered a Hydratrail after seeing one on a funsters van and think they are a good bit of kit. I know all about the negative comments about them but to be fair that was when they was first developed.
     
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    If anyone is interested I will soon be putting my Pheonix trailer on ebay, fantastic trailer but I no longer need it, braked so 1300kg gross, will take any bike or possibly small car I've been told. If this contravenes forum etiquette please delete & I'll put an ad in the appropriate section.

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    I cant comment on towing a bike trailer behind a MH

    Done plenty of it with a car and i would avoid it now at all costs

    Pain to reverse, pain to store, pain if it gets nicked, generally just a pain

    Hope i haven't put you off getting one :)
     
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    I saw someone in France with an easylifter. What I liked about it was that 80% of the weight was taken by it wheels but it's not a trailers so easy to reverse as it's it fixed in position on the towbar. I decided that was the way to go. (y)
     
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    Tried an easylifter.. probably great for small bikes and peds but not much more.. It actually TWISTED the 3 x 3 box section ( length wise ) exactly as Bill at TowTal said it would..

    Erde are fantastic with a top notch back up service ( even has tyre pressures on their web site ) but Phoenix are also very good quality

    I sold my Erde when I bought the Phoenix Smart Car trailer as it can double up as bike trailer too :)
     
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    Just put mine in the garage, but do have to take off the mirrors first. I made a heel rack at the far end and two metal straps, never moves. One advantage to an oddessee. pity the beds on top of the high garage.
     
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