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Uh oh, there goes another reason why the interstate travel to get to a track day wasn't going to happen. Hmmm, perhaps now I can justify that beat SV at the dealers, track bike!
 

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Just can't bring myself...

I just can't bring myself to putting one of my bikes on an open trailer, espeicaly one like this.

An enclosed trailer may cost more and take up more space but the bike isn't exposed to the elements.
 

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Re: Just can't bring myself...

What happens to it when you ride it?

I've got a lightWeight 5'x10' box trailer I occasionally tow at high velocities through Mass., behind my pickup. It could be Equated as an impromptu "tent" with but a little effort.

Personally; my reason for preferring an enclosed is security, as many of my bikes look as if they've a lot of Kinetic Energy just sitting still - and I don't want to tempt thieves.
 

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Actually, I thought the crucial first step was the Suzuki Dealer teaching you how to operate your brand-new GSXR1000; "Brakes and Gas on the right, Clutch and Shift on the left, nowget out there and Give 'Er Hell........"
 

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WHAT MOTORCYCLES ARE FOR

Reader gbrummet is wise in never transporting his bike on an open trailer, exposed to the elements.

Exposure to the UV rays of the sun can adversely affect the longevity of the expensive wax protecting the paint.

It's best to keep a motorcycle in a dark, hermetically sealed chamber.

Don't even look at it.
 

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Re: Just can't bring myself...

"as many of my bikes look as if they've a lot of Kinetic Energy just sitting still "

That's called Potential energy...
 

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Excellent Review Gabe. Just what I want for Christmas. I hate conning the wife to follow me down to the dealership whenever I need to get maintenance. She is always grumpy about it and *****es about how much tires and valve adjustments cost. Plus I plan to do some track time just to tune up before the big race with longride.
 

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Yea I have a lot of bikes I bought over the internet from affrica that came in protective crates.. I was told not to open them because of that very reason.

Yep.. I have a 999R, a V8 guzzi.. and just for fun I bought an enzo.. oddly enough the enzo crate isn't any bigger..

I of course can't look at them but I enjoy them all the same ;)
 

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How come no pics of what it looks like folded up? C'mon, guys, I have to go their site to do so?

Those extra two mouse clicks are tiring!

Still, looks good but still would not be suitable for my one-car garage. Can you stand it up against the wall?

I think I'll try the trailer in a bag.
 

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Apparently the manufacturer's of this trailer don't understand the marketplace.



Gen X and Gen Y will never buy this. This is the kind of trailer the GPTB *** Weasels**** will use when I wuss out on meeting them anywhere to race.



I've got until summer of '07 now to think of another lame excuse or blame my momma.



My scanner is still broken or else I'd post my handsome face and rippped body right next to my picture of my outdated and worthless UJM.



Bio rules. Bio Chrysler stock!
 

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Problem solved!

All you gots to do to get GenX or Y to buy them is simply paint "Xtreme Trailer" on it in bright flourescent letters. Then they'll line up like robots.

They should also offer a fringed version for the GPTB.
 

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While it may be handier and sturdier, this trailer comes in second in the KPPI rating behind the $200 Harbor Freight model. It will be purchased only by GPTB'ers who have money to burn from the profits they're getting from their Halliburton buddies from the post-election $4-per-gallon gas. The Grating Monomaniacal Pedant predicts that he will buy a trailer to take his Triumph Buell Choco-Thunder 675 to Freddie Spencer Track School just as soon as the dinette set is paid off.
 

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Re: Just can't bring myself...

Yet another, over your head.
 

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KPaul:



vwOOOOoom!!
 

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there are also cases where your motorcycle quits on you and you don't happen to be self-taught mechanic so you need to take it in. Every scratch, ding and bit of broken plastic on my KLR 650 has occurred at just such times, in trying to keep it secured to this carrier that mounts crosswise just out from the trailer hitch. And if you get it secured, theres the issue of compressing the suspension too much, in which case, when you loosen one strap, its liable to spring up and do a little flip before landing on the asphalt.
 
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