dirt bike towing - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 05-12-2013, 04:08 PM   #1
Jeeper
 
Tball's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Flint TX
Posts: 139
dirt bike towing

I have a honda crf250r that I occasionally will need to tow. I currently use a small trailer that we use on our farm for trash and what not (this is the attached pic), but am looking for something a little nicer. I am looking at getting thisLightweight Aluminum Motorcycle Carrier - The AMC-400

I have a 2009 JKU. Has anyone used this or something simular to this? I have only found one thread on here and he seemed pretty happy with his. Any other suggestions?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0549.jpg
Views:	72
Size:	223.7 KB
ID:	248321  

Tball is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-12-2013, 04:27 PM   #2
Supporting Member

WF Supporting Member
 
ohioviper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Chillicothe, Ohio
Posts: 1,614
It will probably work ok but that will be a lot of weight on the rear It will probably make it squat. I have a trailer like yours and I like that I can haul mowers atv dirt bikes ect and still have room for gas cans and gear not in the Jeep.

__________________

2013 JK mine
2000 TJ son's
ohioviper is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-12-2013, 04:41 PM   #3
Jeeper
 
Tweak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Keller, TX
Posts: 1,865
meh a dirtbike weighs what, 300-400lbs. another 100 ish for the carrier. it will be like having 2 really hefty people sitting on your tailgate. should be manageable.
Tweak is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-12-2013, 04:46 PM   #4
Jeeper
 
WatchThis!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: East Texas
Posts: 3,800
Images: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tweak View Post
meh a dirtbike weighs what, 300-400lbs. another 100 ish for the carrier. it will be like having 2 really hefty people sitting on your tailgate. should be manageable.
I bet it would not be noticeable at all.
__________________
I'm here to participate. I didnt come all this way just to watch.

My jeep's thread http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/che...st-111461.html
WatchThis! is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-12-2013, 05:00 PM   #5
Jeeper
 
Tball's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Flint TX
Posts: 139
The bike weighs 204 lbs and the carrier is aluminum so it is 37lbs. I have read that the hitch receiver can hold up to 400 lbs (if I remember correctly but i could be wrong). The only thing with the trailer I have now is since the photo it has been run over, half burried, driven onto a pool and is not in the best of shape so I am looking for an alternative
Tball is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-12-2013, 05:09 PM   #6
Moderator

WF Supporting Member
::WF Moderator::
 
jkjeeper06's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 3,279
At 260 pounds total(I'm probably overestimating the weight of your gas and oil) you are absolutely fine. That's not much weight at all

jkjeeper06 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:24 PM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC