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PostSubject: TW Transport and hardware- Trailers, carriers, straps, etc.   Wed Dec 24, 2008 4:36 pm

How do you haul yours? What works and what doesn't?

I have a car trailer, but that is over kill for one bike. If I were to haul four it is a good option.

I needed something simple to haul just one bike, so I bought the Discount Ramps Aluminum hitch mounted carrier
It looks good and the bike seems to fit it nicely. I have yet to actually load it while mounted to the truck. Well worth the purchase price. The construction is good and the cost less than I would have in one building it. I am not sure how they are managing to keep costs down. My time is worth something and they really are offering quite a lot for the price.

Rumor is that some additional securing or bracing may be a good idea. I plan to use a couple of my recover hooks as additional points to strap to.

Straps. It really is harder than it used to be to find straps with reasonable webbing. Lots of cheap stuff out there. I needed a pair in a hurry last week so I picked up a pair that are safety orange from Kmart. I will likely grab another set since they seem reasonable. I have some webbing and cam buckles around that I may turn into straps for the tires.

Any suggestions or advice?

I don't yet have pictures to offer. That may change when the snow quits flying.
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PostSubject: looks good   Wed Dec 24, 2008 7:26 pm

I gotta get one at that price ! Its cheaper than I can build one for sure. It is quite narrow though , either way still useable for sure.....Thanks for posting this.
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PostSubject: Re: TW Transport and hardware- Trailers, carriers, straps, etc.   Wed Dec 24, 2008 8:53 pm

Actually fits very nicely. I found pictures of a TW200 on one after I already bought mine. That was very comforting.

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I though I might be up against the sides with the rear tire, but it clears and fits just fine. Like it was made for it.
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PostSubject: Re: TW Transport and hardware- Trailers, carriers, straps, etc.   Wed Dec 24, 2008 9:15 pm







Works great. PO gave me it when I bought the bike. It's very heavy, he made it after buying one and thought it was not built very well. So he took the measurements and built a beefier one.

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PostSubject: hitch rack features   Fri Dec 26, 2008 8:29 am

I have a joehauler version of the rack that goes in my trailer hitch. One word of caution is whether your vehicles tail and turn lights are obscured by the bike when it is in place. Its a simple issue to add aftermarket trailer lights to the rack and plug it into your trailer light recepticle. There are all kinds of options available but something is needed for most vehicles. tom
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PostSubject: Reciever carrier wanted   Mon Dec 29, 2008 11:23 am

That carrier is a thing of beauty I would like one of those but for the front of my truck so I can still take the camper!
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PostSubject: Re: TW Transport and hardware- Trailers, carriers, straps, etc.   Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:01 am

I'm using the versalhauler with the optional lighting kit. I don't need anyone slamming into the back of my truck and wrecking it and the bike. You can't really see my turn/brake lights with the bike on my ranger & escape.

Plus the cops in my area will ticket for obscured tail lights.

http://www.versahaul.com/products/Single-Motorcycle-Carrier/Single-Motorcycle-Carrier-Ramp.jpg



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PostSubject: Re: TW Transport and hardware- Trailers, carriers, straps, etc.   Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:43 pm

WOW, you sure modified your TW. By the looks of the tires, you don't do 'much' offroad. :-)

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