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Tball 05-12-2013 04:08 PM

dirt bike towing
 
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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?

ohioviper 05-12-2013 04:27 PM

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.

Tweak 05-12-2013 04:41 PM

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.

WatchThis! 05-12-2013 04:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Tweak (Post 3747889)
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.

Tball 05-12-2013 05:00 PM

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

jkjeeper06 05-12-2013 05:09 PM

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


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