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  1. Heyupluv

    Heyupluv Read Only Funster

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    Can you tow a quad like a toad

    as anybody done this and what is needed

    is there any problems towing a quad

    any internet sites with info

    thank you Mel
     
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    towing a quad you have Four choices (1)on all four wheels with an a frame or on (2)two wheels using a bolt on towbar, either way it becomes a trailer and the law requires that where brakes are fitted they must work. (3)on a trailer is your best bet or (4)on a trailed platform. Mind you if you have a motorhome with sufficient paypload and large enough garage then no problems.
     
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    roger as it right . use a trailer .because quad tyres are very soft you would soon wear them out. better to builda light weight trailer could be very basic bit like a boat trailer wheels right at the back or very close just enough forward to get the hitch wt correct.
     
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    We have 2 quads, ramquad.com sell quad trailers with lightboard for appx £350.00 you can also buy trailers to hold 2 quads.

    we have 2 CVT150e quads which are fully auto plus reverse, brought these as we were size restricted for the garage in our 5ver. Ours weigh 238 lbs
     

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    How refreshing to see that they are referred to as "quads" and NOT "quad bikes" If anything really brasses me off its the terminology, "Quad bikes" Surely Quad=4 Bi=2 Tri=3 Mono=1 So what is a quad bike? If l had an ATV 3 wheeler, would that be termed a "Quad trike"? or a "Trike bike"? Give me strength!
     
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    Would it not be more accurate or correct to call it a quad motorcycle ?

    but as most call their motorcycles 'bikes' it becomes a quad bike.. :Doh:
     
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    if thats all youve got to brass you off you must have a great life:thumb:
     
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    They call their motorcycles "Bikes" because thats exactly what they are, "Bikes", "2 wheels", Quads are called quads because they have 4 wheels! So, how on earth can they be quad bikes? Its as bad as a quadrophonic stereo!
     
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    I agree and to add to the insult is that they are taxed as PLG ours are 150cc and 6 months tax was £68.00:cry:
     
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    Oh there are plenty other things that brass me off!
    People who pronounce the letter H, Haitch, instead of Aitch. And people who say sickth, instead of sixth!
     
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    they are called quad bikes because thats exactly what they are......a 4 wheeled motorcycle.

    usually a single cylinder MOTORCYCLE engine...or based on !

    chain or shaft drive...like a bike.

    modified swing arm suspension...like a bike

    engine in frame under rider...like a bike

    handlebar controls and steering...like a bike

    single, inline driver and passenger seats (if constructed for a pillion)...like a bike.

    sound familiar......'cos its a bike. :thumb::BigGrin:
     
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    Hi Pappajohn

    from my V5

    Model/Type 150 (QUAD BIKE)
    Taxation Class Private/Light Goods (PLG)
    Wheelplan 2 Axle-Rigid Body


    May be a bike but still taxed as a car and also has to be MOT as same!:cry:
     
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    you put it far more eloquently than I did :thumb:

    if it looks like a bike, sounds like a bike ..... it probably is ......??????


    A BIKE :Laughing:
     
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    Pappajohn, do you not get the concept? A "BIKE" is so called because it has 2 WHEELS! BI meaning 2, as in BI-ped (2 legs) Bi-plane (2 wings) Bi-cycle (2 wheels).
    It does not matter a toss weather the "Quad" has frame, transmission, engine and seating configuration, like a motorbike! Its the amount of wheels that decide weather its a quad, trike, or bike! Would you call a jet ski a bike cos the seat and engine and frame is like a motorbike?
     
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    Ding! Ding! round 2:Rofl1:

    Just read my owners manual and they are called ATV's (all terrain vehicles):Wink:
     
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    So why is a car not called a quad ? it has 4 wheels and a reliant has three and is called a motor tricycle.


    Would you call a jet ski a bike cos the seat and engine and frame is like a motorbike

    Yes !!!!!
    amphibious bike. :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    and a snowmobile is a cold weather bike....:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    only kidding mate....just winding you up.:Blush:
     
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    Aaah but you do it so well. :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Quad girls

    What do you call these young ladies ?

    Quad biker girls or just quad girls ?
     

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    Personally I would call it Christmas has come early!:Blush:
     
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    or an early grave ....:Laughing: but go happy :Cool:
     

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