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Old 19-11-2012, 18:14   #1 (permalink)
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Done a search but cannot really find what I want.

Want to tow a bike, either a 1200GS or a Triumph Rocket, both about 260kg wet. I need a trailer and am looking either to get a a Brian James micro max with the centre filled and put the bike on a removable rack in the middle or something like the Phoenix Big 1 trailer which has the top filled.

Need a flat base as these are heavy bikes and want to reload safely.

Would also like a wide ramp to make it easy to get on.

BJT is braked and has the benefit of allowing a Smart car to be used as and when we may get one.

Phoenix is unbraked and lighter to manoeuvre and takes less space on a pitch.

Do I need brakes at that weight?

Any other suggestions gratefully received.
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Old 19-11-2012, 18:23   #2 (permalink)
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We recently purchased a Phoeniix Big Bike trailer, For a BMW 1200 LT approx 350kg.
Wide ramp to get on the trailer, checker plate floor, the front wheel lock will not hold the bike upright so you need to have straps etc prepared prior to rolling on to the trailer.
We used it to go to Cornwall recently and had no real problems in towing, the only issue is the practical aspect of moving the trailer & bike when you need to hand shift it on grass or a bit of a slope, I did ask Phoenix about caravan movers on the wheels but the chap had never heard of them before.
Overall quite pleased with the trailer.

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Towed a F6C no brakes no Problem
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Old 19-11-2012, 18:31   #4 (permalink)
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We recently purchased a Phoeniix Big Bike trailer, For a BMW 1200 LT approx 350kg.
Wide ramp to get on the trailer, checker plate floor, the front wheel lock will not hold the bike upright so you need to have straps etc prepared prior to rolling on to the trailer.
We used it to go to Cornwall recently and had no real problems in towing, the only issue is the practical aspect of moving the trailer & bike when you need to hand shift it on grass or a bit of a slope, I did ask Phoenix about caravan movers on the wheels but the chap had never heard of them before.
Overall quite pleased with the trailer.

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Thanks Arthur. Had a couple of LT's fantastic bike and just sold one to get the rocket.

Is the loading ramp good and stable.. Guess it must be with that big bike on it..

Like the Phoenix but they are a long away away so cannot see one beforehand so good to hear feedback..
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I have a Trailer Tek 3 bike trailer http://www.trailertek.com/category/motorcycle-trailers/ I have removed the outer 2 wheel blocks and tow my Harley on it. Had it for some years now with no problems. You can tow a total weight of 750kg un-braked. I also use the it as a general trailer, as it is a flatbed.
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Old 19-11-2012, 18:34   #6 (permalink)
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We have sold the TOAD and bought a box trailer for a new PCX and other bits and pieces. Although it is unbraked and only 750 Kg I have fitted a cheap motor mover - works wonders getting the trailer up 12 inches on short ramps from where we store it to the drive. Also works as a brake to stop it moving if we have to leave it on a slope!
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A concern I would have is that a trailer that is suitable for a Smart (780kg) may "bounce" on uneven roads when laden with a 260kg or so bike.

Others will have more experience than I and may be able to comment.

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Old 19-11-2012, 18:49   #8 (permalink)
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We recently purchased a Phoeniix Big Bike trailer, For a BMW 1200 LT approx 350kg.
Wide ramp to get on the trailer, checker plate floor, the front wheel lock will not hold the bike upright so you need to have straps etc prepared prior to rolling on to the trailer.
We used it to go to Cornwall recently and had no real problems in towing, the only issue is the practical aspect of moving the trailer & bike when you need to hand shift it on grass or a bit of a slope, I did ask Phoenix about caravan movers on the wheels but the chap had never heard of them before.
Overall quite pleased with the trailer.

regards

Arthur
Have looked at these online and for a change they are only about 30 miles from me. Concerned about the size and storage/moving when on a site though.

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