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Post  4runner on Wed Dec 31, 2008 6:19 am

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I am in need of an advice about the Motorcycle Caddy. Has anyone on here used it on a VTX? Since the VTX has a shaft drive. Is it a bad idea to have the rear tire dragging in Neutral? I am trying to find an alternative to a trailer, since I dont have a room for a trailer in my garage.

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Post  Badmoon on Wed Dec 31, 2008 10:59 am

I am curious as well. Backing up could prove to be a beach. I actually though about building one of my own. Did you post this on the other board?

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Post  cerooth on Wed Dec 31, 2008 11:14 am

I don't think for short hauls it'd be an issue other then a good possibility to drag your pipes. The main concern I'd have would be how to comtroll the swinging motion from the tripple trees. I use an 8 foot trailer with a chalk like that one and tie it down.
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Post  4runner on Wed Dec 31, 2008 11:26 am

Badmoon wrote:I am curious as well. Backing up could prove to be a beach. I actually though about building one of my own. Did you post this on the other board?

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This is the only place I posted it. I did not take into consideration the backing up part. Normally when I am pulling a boat I avoid backing up at all cost. Very Happy
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Post  4runner on Wed Dec 31, 2008 11:30 am

cerooth wrote:I don't think for short hauls it'd be an issue other then a good possibility to drag your pipes. The main concern I'd have would be how to comtroll the swinging motion from the tripple trees. I use an 8 foot trailer with a chalk like that one and tie it down.


I have never pulled a bike, so not sure. I saw this contraption online, and thought I would run it by you guys first.
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Post  4runner on Wed Dec 31, 2008 11:33 am

my main concerns was the drive shaft, but like you guys pointed out, the backing up part and swinging motion are major issues. Hmm
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Post  Badmoon on Wed Dec 31, 2008 11:46 am

cerooth wrote:I don't think for short hauls it'd be an issue other then a good possibility to drag your pipes. The main concern I'd have would be how to comtroll the swinging motion from the tripple trees. I use an 8 foot trailer with a chalk like that one and tie it down.

Good piont. My reply to this would actually run straps to your handle bars or a canyon dancer strap to your safety chain points on your hitch. This would give you the stability and you would not have to worry about the handle bars turning as the bike would still pivot.

Just thinking.
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Post  4runner on Wed Dec 31, 2008 12:10 pm

What about the drive shaft? is that an issue, since it is dragging the rear wheel on the road.
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Post  Badmoon on Wed Dec 31, 2008 12:22 pm

I dont think that would be actually an issue as long as your werent going cross country. How far were you thinking about dragging the bike?
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Post  4runner on Wed Dec 31, 2008 12:29 pm

Is 700 miles too much?
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Post  Badmoon on Wed Dec 31, 2008 12:46 pm

I would not think so. Depending on the roads. I would feel comfortable anyway. My thing is I would prolly forget to put it in neu. ha ha.

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Post  cerooth on Wed Dec 31, 2008 4:21 pm

Just remember that the drive shaft will still be turning if ya do it like that. That will work but would be favorable with a belt or chain.
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