why use a bike trailer.

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  1. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    Can of worms time John :Laughing:

    is it legal ?

    I'm thinking, trailer regs, brakes etc .. can it conform ?
     
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    Gotcha !!!!!! :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    I have seen similar products in the States. They call them Tow Dollies.
     

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    Nothing new about this, Easylifter have made one for years.
    Someone on this forum has one tows a harley behind a day van.
    I've looked at it a couple of times, don't fancy it myself too much wear on the back tyre and chain.
    Yanks like em see quite a few in the states.
     
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    I don't like the idea of the back wheel creating a pendulum effect. The steering lock won't hold it rigid for long.

    The resulting square back tyre will do nothing for the handling....Okay for Harleys then:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    I may be wrong, but the one pappa pointed to looks rigid, not mounted on the tow ball, so the bike would steer with the steering lock off..
     
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    Seems fine for trikes.
     
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    But so are large hammers, slurry pits and vehicle crushers :Rofl1:
     
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    If you want to read about towing two wheeled vehicles, read Rosie Swale Pope's fantastic book, "Just a little run around the world" (paperback from Asda)

    5 years, 3 packs of wolves, 53 pairs of shoes, starting on her 57th birthday. Practically non-stop ( "at this point I broke my hip , so I had to wait a week"). Through Europe, Asia (including Siberia), Alaska, Canada, Greenland Iceland, Britain.

    Her "trailers" were towed from shoulder harness, except whnever she broke ribs and they were pulled from her belt. They ran on two wheels, three wheels and skis.
    Although she was stopped by police no-one suggested it was illegal, except in NY, where she couldn't camp in public car-parks as her vehicle didn't have an engine or licence plates, so they booked her into a hotel at City expense.

    A great stocking filler for Christmas,

    See also http://www.rosiearoundtheworld.co.uk/
     
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    Similar item, but looks both neater and lighter.
    See EBay item No. 180430855856.
    Thinking of getting one for towing my trike. Just a bit concerned about stress on the headstock.
    Cheers
     
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