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Old 05-31-2009, 10:45 PM   #1
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Anyone running a motorcycle carrier?

Im going to hold off on the trailer for a bit and I have been looking at 2 place motorcycle carriers like the Versa Haul or like this one on ebay:

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Im a little worried about the total weight though. My receiver says 400lb max tonque weight and the carrier with 2 bikes will be 480lbs, and I also have no idea what the TJ can take weight wise in the rear, I've looked for tongue weight specs and have found nothing. Can the Jeep handle this much tongue weight? If anyone is running a carrier I would love some pics!

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Old 06-01-2009, 03:17 PM   #2
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you might get more responses if you include a link, rather than [im assuming] an auction/listing number. Just a thought. Seems like it would probably be okay, but thats nothing more than a gut feel.
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I wouldn't do it, at least not with that much weight. I made up a carrier for my son's small motor cycle years ago and while I made a couple 75 mile trips like that, I could tell it just wasn't a good safe thing to do. 480 lbs. of tongue weight is a LOT and I wouldn't trust the receiver hitch and I wouldn't like how the weight was hanging off the rear of the Jeep. Not to mention it will make your front end real light for steering purposes and if you drove it like that at night, your headlights would be either hitting the eyes of oncoming drivers or lighting up the sky.

I'd go get a small used trailer to haul them around with. Heck, if you're in SOCAL, buy my small folding HFT trailer which is compact and would easily haul them.
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what kind of motorcycles do you have that weigh 200# each?

get a trailer. those carrier things are ghetto.
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Old 06-01-2009, 07:37 PM   #6
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x2 use a trailer or get
a pick up
I would never use a rear carrier for that much weight
my tengai 650 is heavy ,380lb
Think of what could go wrong
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Old 06-02-2009, 09:48 AM   #7
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what kind of motorcycles do you have that weigh 200# each?

get a trailer. those carrier things are ghetto.
It would be for 2 dirtbikes, a YZ250 (224lbs) and a TTR125 (174lbs)
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It would be for 2 dirtbikes, a YZ250 (224lbs) and a TTR125 (174lbs)
oh, ok. If bikes were that important to me ide try seeing if theres was a way to make tailgate drop down rather than out and load bikes in the back.

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