Hi Everybody. This has probably been asked before. Is towing a motorbike legal in the uk? (1 Viewer)

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I bought one of these some years ago but have only used it once for a very local trip. It would be useful if I could still use it.
 

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not legal as all trailers being towed if brakes are fitted they must be operable.
mind ok for recovery .
i have one athome . i did vehicle and m,bike recovery.
mind i also used it for towing trikes etc .
chances are you will never be stopped . have covered thousands of miles with mine and my unbraked aframe . but prefered the harvey frost towboy for towing cars .
but be aware you could be stopped reported .

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Only if you have the irresponsible one; who gives all of the others a bad name...

Tethered around the neck???
 
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That is very sad.
Hi Brian, I don't know what happened but 3 1/2 years ago I was walking my dog and something triggered in my head that I was finished with biking. I had a new Rocket 3 tourer which I'd had for exactly 12 months, I came home and put it straight on ebay and sold it, this was after 45 years of biking. I donated part of my biking gear and memorabilia to the bike club that I was a member and the rest to Duggy Mac, and to be honest I've not missed biking one bit. I've even got to the point where Motor bikes are parked up or I here a nice bike approaching I don't even Look and Like you say it's possibly sad.

Hope you have many more years riding Bri.
Regards.
John.
 

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Hi Brian, I don't know what happened..............
John.

Rocket 3, you like 'em BIG and then some.

Sounds similar to old-mo.

But for now I need my fix. As a concession to age I've moved from sporty riding position to bolt upright and that has been really enjoyable.
 

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must say i cant imagine not having a m, bike . i take a chinese dax in the fiver. but also have other bigger bikes at home . well in a mates storage at moment .
doesnt matter if its a big or a small bike . its like being 16yr old again .
have a suzuki tu grasstracker at home single cykinder, it sounds just like a c15 when on the road .
possibly my favourite ride in the last few years .
i do find the big kawasaki drifter is getting heavy . this summer might be the last for it and me . but i said that last year.
never mind john so long as your happy .
time for a ride on the coast .
have fun .

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Similar thing happened to me, must be five years ago now I had gone from sports bikes to cruisers because of a bad back then one day after being out on a run with the lads came home parked it up and never rode it again. Couple of months later a guy asked me about my bike and I said if you want it then have it and that was the end of that. Still don’t know why. Last year I got a little Honda 110 scooter, I love it I call it my time machine as mentally it takes me back 40 years.
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Oh dear that is sad.

I've been motorcycling since I was 16 and have always owned a motorcycle, big, small, fast, slow, touring, 'head down and arse-up', I've had the lot.

Indeed, it is a nice crisp dry day up here with dry roads and no salt, so I took my Suzuki Burgman AN400 out for its first run of 2015. Fantastic! Snow capped mountains, blue sky with fluffy white clouds, open roads with almost no traffic.

I would not be without a motorcycle (or scooter) of some sort.

Keith Hart
 
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Thanks for the replies. I think I might see about converting the one I've got to carry the bike sideways. Again many thanks.
Martin

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Would hate to not have a bike,always take it with us.Got 2 at the Mo one for chillin and one for going places.
 

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Hello Bilbat

What is the scooter that you are towing in the picture? My Suzuki Burgman has the variomatic gearbox. I don't think you would be able to towit like that.

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I was warned that bike tyres do not have the longevity of car tyres and you could find yourself replacing them without doing much riding - Gordon

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