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I need to tow my 749 about 250 miles. I am located in the northeast. I would like to use an enclosed trailer (due to weather conditions). I can't find anyone who rents trailers specific to motorcycles. Uhaul does rent enclosed trailers, but I'm not sure if I trust the four rings to hold the tie down hooks. Has anyone towed a bike using the Uhaul trailer?
 
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Re: Towing Issues (RI749)

yep, the uhaul motorcycle specific trailer. but i towed the honda so if the thing fell off, oh well. the moto-specific ones uhaul rents have max speed rating of 55 or something due to wheel/bearing size. not the way to go.
 
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Re: Towing Issues (RI749)

Ever think of renting a cargo van? You know the plan white looking ones. I used to rent one from Enterprise in NYC to go to the track in, worked out great. Room for 2 bikes and plenty of gear, and they actually drive pretty nice. They used to give me unlimited miles so it worked out well. The only problem is you have to get creative with the placement of the tiedowns, but its no big deal.
 
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I looked into it. I would have to rent it on Fri. night so I could leave early on Sat. They are not open on Sat. night or Sun. They said that they would have to whack me for three days. $200.00
 
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I’d say go for it…one of my track day/race buddies rented one of those trailers several times last season for his SV. I can give you his email address if you want to ask him specifics about how he tied it down using the four rings? When we’d camp out before track days last year he would set up a bed in the trailer and sleep there. Just watch the max speed with the trailer.

-Tifosi
 
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Re: Towing Issues (RI749)

I rented a uhaul enclosed trailer. With a baxley and 4 tie downs I had no problems. YMMV
 
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I just bought one of the Trailer in a Bag systems because I have no place to store one.
http://www.trailerinabag.com
Very robust and assembles in like 3 minutes. Complete kit and good quality. And the bearings are rated to 360mph so I think your good with the speed. They are also coming out with a kit this month or next to make the standard kit a 2 bike trailer. A good investment. And the 1 bike trailer only weighs 140 lbs! Great on the gas mileage.
 
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I think I solved the isse with the Uhaul trailer. I removed a star key bolt which holds the dinky metal D-Ring. The bolt is 3/8 in. I purchased a stainless steel closed end hook bolt, two large washers, a lock washer, and a nut. I put this set-up in place of the star key bolt. It appears that it will hold the tow strap hooks with ease. I will also be using locktight (blue) just in case.
 
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TIFOSI......What is your buddies email address. I'd like compare notes with him.
 
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Hey RI dude,I use my pick-up with a Baxley "sport chock". BTW you don't work in Lincoln do you ? I see a bike like yours during summer near my machine shop.Got my bike from Razee.
 
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I would use a pick-up, but I'm concerned with the weather in N.H. I've never riden through Lincoln. What do you ride?
 
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'00 996 Bip.I'll meet you in Anthony at the PNA for a beer
Or two.Good luck towing
 
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The Anthony PNA!!!!!!!!!!!! I didnt think anyone knew about that unless you lived in W.W or Cov. My brother also rides (99 748 S). We should get together and head over to the Vanilla Bean in eastern Conn. We have a great ride mapped out.
 
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Sounds like great plan
.My buddies father lives next door to the Polish National Alliance .I'm sure we'll keep in touch here. Hey,are you getting your bike worked on at BCM?
 
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Have fun,very personable people there.Downtown Laconia is a little tricky with one way streets and such.But not too hard to find.Getting general service? Or cool hot rod mods. ?
 
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